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


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


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


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

Camp COCO 2016

October 7—9, 2016


It’s back! And it’s bigger, badder…and campier!

Camp COCO is a weekend retreat for members and friends of COCO. It’s a slightly wild experience on the North Shore of Lake Superior, where you can wear plaid and flannel without any sense of irony.

Don’t miss this year’s Camp COCO! Speakers include:
Dessa – rapper, singer and member of Doomtree
Nora McInerny Purmort – author of “It’s Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too)”
Robert Stephens – founder of Geek Squad and co-founder of Assist
Patrick Rhone – blogger and author


Bunker Brews October

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Bunker Brews is a happy hour event for military veteran entrepreneurs / innovators / intrapreneurs in the Minneapolis / St Paul Community — hosted by Bunker Labs Minneapolis at COCO Minneapolis.

We (Bunker Labs Minneapolis) are thrilled grow this veteran-led organization here in Minneapolis. Please extend an invite to other military veteran entrepreneurs at all stages of business — from back of the napkin to crushing it!

Timeline of the Event
4:30: Introductions
4:40: Pain, Gain & Ask (Small Groups)
5:15: 15 Min w/ a Founder
5:30: Closing Remarks / Networking
5:45: End

Ideas & Abilities: Travel Hacking 101

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Packing up your life and traveling the world. A dream for when you retire, right? Not if you put your mind to it and employ a handy set of skills known as “travel hacking”.

Come join us to hear from Jeff Sauer, a Minnesota native and digital marketer who has spent the past 15 months on the road, living and working out of 5 star hotels, campervans and everything in between. Learn how Jeff and his wife are able to afford such a lifestyle, his best tips for getting started, and the nitty gritty details behind how he has been able to pack $100,000 worth of travel into a budget of less than a quarter of the retail price.

About the Instructor

Jeff Sauer is a Digital Marketing Consultant, Speaker and Educator. Jeff is an expert in Google Analytics and Google AdWords and provides thought leadership at

As an adjunct instructor at the University of St. Thomas, Jeff created a digital marketing certificate program that offers a complete picture of digital marketing, from acquisition of customers to measurement of results. In 2016, PPC Hero named Jeff a top 25 most influential PPC Expert. In 2015, Jeff launched, an online course that teaches Google AdWords. In 2016 he launched Analytics Course, which helps individuals become Google Analytics certified.

Brand names such as Gerber, James Hardie, Berkshire Hathaway, Medtronic and Nestlé have relied on Jeff’s advice to guide their online marketing programs. As a digital nomad, Jeff resides in hotels and AirBNBs around the world and shares his experiences at

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Startup Grind – Carson Kipfer

Monday, October 24, 2016


Carson Kipfer, Principal Designer, Sport Ngin, which he co-founded in 2008. Carson leads the product design vision and inspires holistic design alignment across the organization. He is a passionate advocate of user-centered design. He evangelizes the Sport Ngin cause and core values through communication, events, and experiences and works tirelessly to to preserve and enhance Sport Ngin culture.

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Unretirement with Chris Farrell

Thursday, October 27, 2016


Join us for an evening with Minnesota Public Radio’s Chris Farrell as he discussed the topic of his book “Unretirement: How Baby Boomers are changing the Way We Think About Work, Community, and the Good Life.” Hear a new vision of the elder years, less a model of disengagement from work and neighborhood, to one of continuing engagement in work and community.

Chris Farrell is senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and economic programs. He is economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio and host of its series, Conversations on the Creative Economy. An award-winning journalist, Chris is a columnist for Next Avenue and the Star Tribune and a contributor to the New York Times.

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