Past Meetup

The State of Manufacturing: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

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Each year, Enterprise Minnesota conducts the State of Manufacturing® survey to ask the state’s manufacturing executives for their economic outlook and top issues.

At this event, Enterprise Minnesota will roll out findings from its fifth annual State of Manufacturing poll, a statewide research project that includes hundreds of phone surveys and several focus groups with manufacturing executives across the state. Register today for this Meetup to attend the Poll event and receive a book containing results, cross tabulations, analysis and transcripts of the focus groups. Meet leaders of manufacturing operations who might make your product or buy your services. Free admission with RSVP, refreshments and food. Registration and networking, 4-5:00 pm, program 5-6:00 pm, food and networking 6-7 pm.

About the Meetup Group: Join us to meet other entrepreneurs and independent product developers. Bring your questions and "group-source" the answers. Hear from specialized experts willing to share their insights. Get energized and stay motivated to pursue your goals. Relax and have a beer and interesting conversations. Participants have found clients and collaborators through this Meetup.

Software, electronics, life sciences, med tech, services, products, materials, designs--innovators of a wide variety of value propositions participate. Both for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurs participate. Many are starting their second or third business. A partner in McKinsey & Company (NYC) turned up one evening. We have enjoyed meeting people from China, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Italy, India, Bangladesh and other countries. Many are newcomers to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Multi-generational, our age range has been 20 to 70+. Several investors make periodic visits for those of you looking for capital.

RSVPs on the Meetup website don't include participants from our hosts personal email list and LinkedIn groups. Many regulars just show up. We don't cancel a meeting due to low RSVPs on Meetup. Our largest attendance was about 45 people, but I've enjoyed smaller groups where I get to hear more from each person.

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