BETA Sep 2, 2020 12:07:33 PM 8 min read

What's New at the Fall 2020 BETA Showcase

Join us on September 16th from 2pm-5pm CST for the BETA Fall 2020 Showcase — a science fair for startups, where tech enthusiasts, reporters, investors, and the general public meet with founders from 20 of the top emerging companies in Minnesota.

Showcase allows founders to hone their pitch, build awareness, raise funding, find technical support, mentors, expert advice, customers, and keep a forward momentum during what has been an unpredictable year.



Virtual Experience

For the second time, we are taking Showcase virtual using the online events platform Hopin. It will still be the event you know and love (just BYOB this time using our brewery partners below) featuring 14 tech startups currently in the BETA Fall Cohort and seven startups from across the state. 

Learn more about the ins and outs of Hopin in our Fall Showcase Guide.


Decide which startup will win the Fall Showcase! 

Every BETA Showcase, startups compete for pride and their company’s name on the coveted Golden iPod trophy. As a Showcase attendee, you determine the winning team by visiting the startup booths and using your vote to “invest” in your favorite startup(s). 

To place your vote, enter the startup booth you would like to cast a vote for and click the big orange button that says VOTE — voting closes at 4:15 pm CST and the Showcase winner will be announced at 4:30 pm CST.


How to cast a vote for your favorite Startup


Support local breweries!

Great craft beverages are a big part of what makes BETA Showcase great. We’ve teamed up with the breweries below to get you some of the best beer/cider in Minnesota during this Fall’s BETA Showcase. Visit the Fall Showcase Emamo page for more information!


Minneapolis Cider Company 

Minneapolis Cider Company 


BevSource’s THE LAB

BevSource’s THE LAB


Give us your feedback! 


This is BETA’s first year of virtual events on Hopin, and we anticipate overcoming some bumps in the road. Help us improve your experience for next time by sharing your insights with the BETA team by emailing


Have fun! 


This is the time for our community to come together to celebrate Minnesota innovations and connect with the brilliant teams behind them. 


Get your Showcase Tickets Now




Showcase is a science fair for startups, where tech enthusiasts, reporters, investors, and the general public meet with founders from a dozen of the top emerging Minnesota companies. We have an all-star lineup of startups ready to tell you about their innovations and eager to secure your vote to become the next winner of BETA Showcase.

The 2020 Summer BETA Showcase would not be possible without the sponsorship of our strategic partners at J.P. Morgan Chance



BETA is a 501(c)(3) organization that develops Minnesota’s next generation of business leaders by inspiring and educating first-time founders. The BETA Group nurtures startups and small businesses with great scalability potential, so that they can grow to become our next Fortune 100s. Learn more.

For more information about BETA Showcase, please contact Kelly Buhl, Operations Lead at

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