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Twin Cities
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We are an association of member alumni clubs that facilitate inter-club events, networking, and, through our member clubs, participate in social, cultural, business, educational and community service activities.

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March 17, 2021

CEO Series: The Twin Cities Startup Scene & Investing in Early Stage Companies

A conversation with Brett Brohl and Mary Grove, General Partners at Bread and Butter Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund based in the...

CEO Series: The Twin Cities Startup Scene & Investing in Early Stage Companies

March 17, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zoom
free

A conversation with Brett Brohl and Mary Grove, General Partners at Bread and Butter Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund based in the Twin Cities.

There is a reason more institutions are diversifying their portfolios with early stage venture capital - the potential for outsized returns. But how do you add this asset class to your own portfolio as an individual investor? Brett Brohl and Mary Grove, a pair of experienced investors and the General Partners at Bread and Butter Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund based in the Twin Cities with investments across the country, will talk through the two sides of investing in venture capital: how to evaluate investing directly in a startup and how to evaluate investing in a venture fund.

Brett and Mary will also share a closer look at the startup ecosystem here in the Twin Cities, sharing opportunities to get involved as a mentor, investor and general community participant. They'll also give some specific examples and recommendations of where to plug in based on your personal goals.

Prior to Bread & Butter, Mary spent 15 years at Google where she was the founding director of Google for Startups before she joined Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund as a partner. Brett, a lifelong entrepreneur launched and runs Techstars Farm-to-Fork Accelerator and has made more than 40 seed investments since 2017.

Our Mission

Twin Cities Alumni Network (TCAN) is a collaborative network of bona fide local alumni organizations affiliated with select small and midsize colleges and universities located outside the Midwest. Its mission is to facilitate social interaction and professional networking among members through the coordination, communication and sponsorship of special events.

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Become a TCAN Member

Interested alumni organizations must meet each of the requirements listed below to qualify for membership in TCAN. All new applications are reviewed by the TCAN membership board. To learn more about our association or to request affiliation, please contact us.

New to the area? We invite interested alumni to contact their local affiliated clubs for membership and to receive upcoming TCAN event notifications. You're also invited to join our TCAN LinkedIn Group.

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Nationally Ranked

We believe that the overall ranking number is a sufficient surrogate for a measure of quality. Therefore the college or university must have been nationally ranked as a top‐50 college or university, according to U.S. News and World Report, within each of the last three years.

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Located Outside of Minnesota

TCAN was founded as a support group for university alumni organizations from colleges located primarily outside the Midwest. A geographical eligibility criterion ensures that alumni groups with a significant membership base will not dominate TCAN events.

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Undergrad Population of Less than 10,000

We believe that the size of a college's undergraduate program offers a surrogate measure of not only the quality of the school, but also the type of cultural experience that embodies a program of liberal arts education and instills a love of learning.

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Alumni Org. must be a Bona Fide Club

We feel it is important that all member clubs are sanctioned, well‐established, and able to contribute to the Network upon admission. Therefore all organizations seeking membership must typically have at least 10 members and 2 years of operating history.

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Contact Us

We welcome all ideas for events or initiatives and appreciate any and all help! Please contact us at info@twincitiesalumninetwork.org. We'll try to answer your message within 24 hours.

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