Minneapolis – Uptown

In the heart of one of the city’s most bustling neighborhoods, COCO Uptown is located at the intersection of Lake and Lagoon, along the Greenway bike route – close to the lakes, shops, unique restaurants and nightlife. With a vintage industrial feel and unique meeting spaces, COCO Uptown has a productive and upbeat vibe that caters to small businesses and individuals alike. 

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Local Legends with Lili Hall

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Lili Hall founded KNOCK in 2001 after 14 years in brand-building and business development. Throughout those years, Lili dreamed of starting a branding and design firm that would fulfill her vision of a more perfect union of amazing design talent and insightful business acumen. In 2001, she made KNOCK a reality. As KNOCK’s founder and president, Lili has grown KNOCK into a successful enterprise that continually achieves proven results for clients.


  • 6-6:30 – Check-in & networking
  • 6:30-7:30 – Program
  • 7:30-8 – Networking

About the Local Legends speaker series
Startups are nothing new in Minnesota. Many of the products and services we take for granted were started by a lone entrepreneur at some time. Target, General Mills, Medtronic, 3M, Best Buy? All founded by someone with a big idea. We want to sit down with the founders of well-known and much-loved local businesses and projects and simply ask them, “how’d you do it?”

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AIGA UX Meetup: From Traditional to Digital - Making the Transition to UX/UI Design

Friday, August 25, 2017


The transition from graphic design to UX/UI design can be challenging. In this presentation, Michelle Hagen will share the lessons she learned transitioning from her early career in graphic design to her current role leading a UX/UI team and developing business operations for a Sports app startup, Bleachr.


Michelle Hagen, Lead UX/UI designer at Bleachr

Michelle is a UX/UI designer who is passionate about how design and technology work together to provide the best solution for businesses and users. A Rochester native, she studied traditional graphic design at UW-Stout before moving to the Twin Cities where she established her design career. Curious by nature, she is constantly on the go, enjoying life’s pleasures and taking on challenges head first.

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Tech Inclusion Minneapolis

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Join us in driving an inclusive future for everyone. Come discuss jobs, access and opportunity, empathy and allyship, inclusive and accessible design, creating inclusive teams and much more!

Now more than ever we must come together to drive solutions to diversity and inclusion: as executives, hiring managers, human resources, data scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and diversity and inclusion advocates. Get involved and be a part of the solution; find out more here.

Tech Inclusion events are a safe and innovative space for people across every gender, race, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, visible and invisible ability, and age, as well as veterans and people formerly incarcerated. Please take a look at our Tech Inclusion San Francisco event last year as an example of content, speakers and partners: sf16.techinclusion.co.

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Meet some of our awesome members

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Web Developer

What inspires you?

Artisans—no matter in what capacity or role. Anyone who has made a conscious decision to dedicate their life to becoming the best at something, anything.


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Where will your dreams take you?

Building a complete life for myself that challenges my thinking, keeps me learning, and keeps me happy!

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What’s your next big thing?

Partnering with the Twin Cities Geekettes and Gr8Ladies on Hack the Gap was my last ‘big thing’ and now that that is mostly wrapped up, I’m off looking for my next big adventure.

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What’s your why?

I’m working on building the life I want to live. I choose the clients and partners I want to work with. I decide how much sleep I need, and how to get it. I set up shop wherever it makes sense for me, and wherever I’ll be most productive. I decide when to turn off, and when to turn on. I don’t want a life of spending an arbitrary number of hours in an arbitrary 10×10’ space. I want a life that includes me having ample time to stay healthy and happy, to be with the people I love, and to work on things that matter to me personally.

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Deputy Campaign Manager

What inspires you?
Nature, wildlife, gardening, parenting, cooking, traveling.


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