Fellowship Provides Growth and Mentoring to Minority Entrepreneurs

In 2016, COCO launched a new Fellowship program, in which local Minneapolis-St. Paul companies sponsor a startup founder, providing them with a six-month COCO membership, mentoring, resources and connections in the business community. Here’s a look at how that actually plays out in real life. Sarah Moe, founder of Sleep Health Specialists, was one of …

AIGA UX Meetup Recap: Software for Good

With a summer heatwave underway, it was the perfect day to head indoors for AIGA’s July UX Meetup at COCO, Uptown. The morning featured a presentation by Kyle Werstein and Ryan Bridge of Software for Good. Kyle, a designer, and Ryan, a developer, shared how Lean UX helps their team communicate more effectively and build …

Camp COCO: A Weekend of Moments

It’s been COCO’s job for almost 6 years to get doers and dreamers to the same party. At our first Camp COCO, that party involved a monk, a ropes course, and lasted for two days straight. Figuratively, but perhaps slightly literally—who’s idea was it to park the craft beer truck outside the dorms? (Seriously though, …