startup

Technology helps improve balance and walking speed
Eden Prairie–based medical-startup RxFunction Inc., a wearable technology company, is preparing for FDA registration and market launch — as well as another round of clinical trials — of its product, walkasins, the first wearable sensory prosthesis (WSP). Read More
Commercial construction online inspiration center opens for business
Albert Lea–based Mortarr has launched an imagery-driven and search-based online community for brands and professionals — such as architects, builders, designers and contractors — in the commercial construction and design industry. Read More
For Chris Pulling, Roy Martin and Dr. J. David Brown, glaucoma is personal. Pulling’s grandmother went blind because of glaucoma, and Martin’s aunt had the eye disease, while Brown, an ophthalmologist, is a leading eye surgeon Read More


Health experts agree: Drinking plenty of water is good for you. Coffee, not so much. But a glass of water in the morning — or when you start to drag midday — doesn’t have the same energy punch as a cup of Joe or a can of soda. Until now, that is. Read More
MN Cup is the largest, statewide, startup competition in the country and hosts an entire division dedicated to support entrepreneurs who have the next big idea related to energy, clean technology and water. This division has received significant attention over the last few years with the 2014 grand prize winner, 75F, advancing from this category. Read More