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People meet and ideas collide at COCO. Join us for one of our regular educational or social events. You can also take advantage of our energetic environment by holding your next meeting at one of our locations.

Why meet at COCO?

Inspirational Spaces

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Our members are doing the work of their dreams. So, we’ve selected and designed our spaces to be worthy of their ambitions. Stop by any of our COCO spaces.

Energy to Spare

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Our spaces are overflowing with the energy of dreamers and doers. So, forget the hotel conference room – COCO is the kind environment where you and your colleagues can do your best thinking. See what it takes to become a member.

Innovation-Friendly Rooms

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We believe in the power of collaboration and visual thinking, so at COCO you’re never far from a whiteboard or a flat-panel display. Want to book your next meeting at COCO? Let us know how we can help.

Cool Events Coming Soon

Love Your Workday: Cultivating Healthy Company Culture

Tuesday, September 8

12:00 pm—1:00 pm

Josh Seaver has learned quite a bit about company culture from the startup he was recently part of and from Pixar. He’ll pass on some of his hard-earned lessons (so you can make different mistakes than the ones he did)! Take advantage of this awesome opportunity to learn from Josh, grab some lunch, and help build a thriving, healthy company culture for your own team.

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Prioritize, Position & Promote: Tips & Tricks for Branding & Marketing on a Tight Budget

Wednesday, September 9

12:00 pm—1:00 pm

You’ve got a great product. You’ve done your research, and you know your product can help solve people’s problems. But how do you position it to stand out from the crowd? In this brief session, Lindsi Gish & Liz Wawrzonek will walk you through DIY strategic positioning and marketing planning exercises that you can take back and implement now, without paying a fancy firm. Let us help you make your idea known!

Lunch provided!

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Best (Solo) Practices: Getting Contract Work

Wednesday, September 9

6:00 pm—8:00 pm

Part 1 of a Three-part Series

Want to snag the next great client, plum project, or creative challenge? This event is for you. A panel of industry leaders will discuss what they look for when hiring creative talent. Panelists will include:

  • Reid Peifer, Partner, Modern Tribe
  • Jenn Mundahl Morgan, Independent Project Management
  • Ryan Libby, Director of Studio Services, Martin Williams
  • Rick Dupre, Senior Art Director and Brand Manager, Allianz Life

Meet fellow creatives, swap business stories, and participate in a Q&A with the experts.

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Don't F**k up Your Startup: some lessons to avoiding legal headaches

Thursday, September 10

12:00 pm—1:00 pm

Many startups learn about common legal headaches the hard way – they do them and feel the pain. This session, presented by Davis Senseman, aims to clue you in to easy ways to avoid the most common things startups do wrong, and to present some ways to prevent them from hopefully ever happening. Learn from someone else’s headache and avoid your own!

Lunch provided!

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Trademark Law and Branding for Startups

Friday, September 11

12:00 pm—1:00 pm

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that “well-known companies including Facebook, Inc. are increasingly bringing trademark-infringement claims in their efforts to block startups and others from using similar names.”  (Simon, Ruth). “Facebook Fights Startups Over Names.” (The Wall Street Journal 10 June 2015: B5).   This Lunch ‘n Learn will focus on how to choose a name with maximum potential as a brand and trademark for your startup company.  The speaker for this event is Draeke Weseman, of Weseman Law Office, PLLC (www.wesemanlaw.com).  Draeke is a COCO member and  Minneapolis attorney with more than five years of experience helping startups with trademarks and other legal matters.  Lunch provided!

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Power-Point-oke @ COCO Uptown

Thursday, September 17

5:00 pm—8:00 pm

Join us for a fun and FREE night of food, drink, entrepreneurial spirits, and some presentations that make at least a little bit of sense…

Power-Point-oke! 

10 Presenters. 10 Power Point Presentations. 7 slides each.

Here’s the catch: The presenters have never seen the Power Point before. They just gotta make it work!

**FOOD AND BEER/WINE/COCKTAILS PROVIDED BY CREATE CATERING!**

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Camp COCO - A retreat to the North Shore

Friday, October 9

All day

Camp COCO is the first-ever weekend retreat for members (and friends) of COCO!

It’s a slightly wild experience on the North Shore of Lake Superior, where you can take stock of your life’s situation, indulge your imagination and thoughtfully plot your next moves. Amazing keynotes, outdoor excursions and insight awaits.

Sign up

Camp COCO - A retreat to the North Shore

Friday, October 9

All day

Camp COCO is the first-ever weekend retreat for members (and friends) of COCO!

It’s a slightly wild experience on the North Shore of Lake Superior, where you can take stock of your life’s situation, indulge your imagination and thoughtfully plot your next moves. Amazing keynotes, outdoor excursions and insight awaits.

Sign up

Camp COCO - A retreat to the North Shore

Friday, October 9

All day

Camp COCO is the first-ever weekend retreat for members (and friends) of COCO!

It’s a slightly wild experience on the North Shore of Lake Superior, where you can take stock of your life’s situation, indulge your imagination and thoughtfully plot your next moves. Amazing keynotes, outdoor excursions and insight awaits.

Sign up

Camp COCO - A retreat to the North Shore

Friday, October 9

All day

Camp COCO is the first-ever weekend retreat for members (and friends) of COCO!

It’s a slightly wild experience on the North Shore of Lake Superior, where you can take stock of your life’s situation, indulge your imagination and thoughtfully plot your next moves. Amazing keynotes, outdoor excursions and insight awaits.

Sign up

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