Fortune 500 companies like U.S. Bank, Securian, Ameriprise and Thrivent are headquartered in MSP, as are Allianz Life and Piper Sandler. Innovation teams from many of these companies worked together to create the Future Finance Forum to connect with fintech and insurtech companies from around the world.
Target, Best Buy, and Sleep Number are just a few of the nation-leading retailers headquartered in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. Fast growing technology companies like Minneapolis-based SPS Commerce provide supply chain cloud software for other top retailers.
Some are surprised to learn that Minneapolis-Saint Paul is home to one of the country’s largest tech workforces, with more than 140,000 tech jobs and scores of tech community groups. Much of this talent is working directly for large enterprises or powering the companies that power their tech solutions
Early-stage accelerators like MN Cup, BETA, Lunar Startups, Gener8tor, and Discovery Launchpad are directly supported by globally leading MSP-based enterprises like 3M.These programs work to connect entrepreneurs to prospective enterprise customers and partners.
The region’s growing community of venture capital firms, including some of the most active dealmakers, are making early stage investments in enterprise tech startups. For example, X. For example, Y. Corporate venture capital is also on the rise in MSP.