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John Moroney, MESA Mentor since 2017

Tell us a bit about your background, John. I often say that I’ve had two careers. I have an electrical engineering degree and worked as a process engineer for Texas Instruments when I first got out of college. I did spend quite a bit of time in manufacturing and was [...]

2023-05-30T15:02:24-05:00May 30, 2023|

MESA Adds Two Mentors to Team

MESA is excited to welcome Mark Casey and George Hadjiyanis to the mentor team. Mark joins us from Tact.ai, where he's a successful sales VP with expertise in AI, SaaS, cloud computing, software, mobile, analytics and consulting. George joins us from i.e. network, and brings over 20 years of business development [...]

2018-05-25T19:52:58-05:00May 25, 2018|

MESA adds three new mentee companies

Rapid growth at MESA continues with the addition of three new companies to the MESA portfolio: Sansoro Health, Sezzle, and CaptureLife. Sansoro Health offers software that allows digital health applications and EMRs to seamlessly exchange data in real-time. The software removes integration barriers, enables smoother workflows, reduces licensing and maintenance [...]

2017-09-11T15:32:32-05:00September 11, 2017|

MESA welcomes Bob Tuttle to mentor team

MESA is pleased to welcome Bob Tuttle as the newest member of our mentor team. Bob is the current president of Agile Frameworks, a rapidly growing SaaS company based in the Twin Cities. He is a technology veteran with a passion for digital transformation and the Internet of Things. We [...]

2017-09-11T15:17:45-05:00September 11, 2017|

SalesForce.com CEO: Who needs emerging markets when you have Minneapolis?

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal by Katharine Grayson, Staff reporter Date: Monday, February 27, 2012, 1:15pm CST Katharine GraysonStaff reporter - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Why bother with Brazil when you can expand into Minneapolis instead? That’s the question SalesForce.com   Inc. CEO Marc Benioff offered up in response to a [...]

2012-03-02T07:47:43-06:00March 2, 2012|

Confessions from a Silicon Prairie Start-up Founder

By Christina DesMarais |  @salubriousdish   | Dec 5, 2011 Launching a tech start-up outside the VC-obsessed Silicon Valley and New York City comes with a catch-22. On the one hand, in quieter places it’s easier to focus on building an actual business and frankly, not everyone wants to move to the coasts. Yet [...]

2011-12-12T20:07:21-06:00December 12, 2011|

Focus On The Three T’s!

Start-ups and fundraising are synonymous and I find myself once again in the middle of a fundraising process. No matter how many times you do it, raising venture capital always feels like a daunting, if not mysterious, process. As I reflect on my own efforts, I'm reminded that -- in good [...]

2011-11-17T10:34:16-06:00November 17, 2011|

MN IPO watch: BioAmber files, Bluestem to Start Trading

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal by Katharine Grayson, Staff reporter BioAmber Inc. on Monday became the third Minnesota company to file an initial public offering this year. What became of the other two? Bluestem Brands Inc. appears to be well on its way to becoming public. The company will [...]

2011-11-17T09:28:34-06:00November 17, 2011|

Startups Not In Cash Crunch After All?

LOOT by Kirsten Grind on Portfolio.com You might recall all the hand-wringing that took place last month over whether startups were facing a serious cash crunch, a debate sparked by a Wall Street Journal article and then continued over numerous other online venues. TechCrunch naturally followed the debate as well, [...]

2011-11-17T09:15:23-06:00November 17, 2011|

Why Software is Eating the World

By MARC ANDREESSEN This week, Hewlett-Packard (where I am on the board) announced that it is exploring jettisoning its struggling PC business in favor of investing more heavily in software, where it sees better potential for growth. Meanwhile, Google plans to buy up the cellphone handset maker Motorola Mobility. Both [...]

2011-08-29T09:08:35-05:00August 29, 2011|

Seasoned Minnesota Tech Execs Form New Advisory Group

June 16, 2011 | by Jeff Pesek A humble group of Minnesota Software / IT CEOs have come together to reconstitute the local software industry and ‘spark a movement to make Minnesota’s software economy rank among the most vibrant and respected in the nation.’ Click here to read article... http://bit.ly/muhjSF

2011-06-16T20:34:54-05:00June 16, 2011|