Twin Cities Unisex Skirt Kickstarter Reaches Funding GoalTwin Cities company Skirtcraft surpassed its fundraising goal and will soon launch their brand of unisex skirts. Skirtcraft manufactures modern, rugged unisex skirts with large pockets, something the founder says many women's skirts are missing.
'U' Grads Hope Golfers Will Trade Shoes For SandalsThree local entrepreneurs hope to convince golfers to trade in the traditional golf shoe for a more laid-back option. The University of Minnesota grads started "Swannies." Their main product is a soft spike golf sandal they call comfortable, casual and practical.
U Of M Students Develop Smart Water BottleThere's smartphones, smartwatches, smart TVs, so why not a smart water bottle? Well, a group of University of Minnesota students have created just that. It's called 'Hidrate Me.'
Bite Of Minnesota: Gyst Fermentation BarThere are times when a restaurant opens and upon first visit, I vow to eat my way through the menu. Over the past year, there have been several restaurants that had me singing their praises from day one. While I typically write about recipes here on Bite of Minnesota, truth is, I eat out just as much as I cook at home, so why not highlight a few local eateries?
New Watch Helps Those Who Wear It Find LoveNow-a-days you can use a watch to monitor your movement, calories and heart rate. So, why not use a watch to monitor love?
Lawmakers Want Crowdfunding Service For EntrepreneursMinnesota legislators want to set up an online service to link young businesses with capital. MNvest would work like the crowdfunding website Kickstarter. But instead of getting a CD or T-shirt for donating to a project, investors would own a piece of the company they support.
Mpls. Siblings Raising Money To Open First Vegan Butcher ShopA pair of siblings who began a vegan butcher shop at the Minneapolis Farmers Market is raising money to open their own kitchen. Kale and Aubrey Walch, the Herbivorous Butchers, began selling vegan meats at the Minneapolis Farmers Market in June and sold out every week.
Twin Cities Dog Trainer Simplifies Teaching Our PetsA Twin Cities dog trainer is out to change the way we train our dogs. Her company, DogSense Unleashed, promises easy step-by-step training anytime, anywhere.
Mpls. Man Creates Hand Crafted Watches In Northeast BasementThere is a small, but growing, movement of Americans who are making their own crafts and goods again. J. W. Hulme, the St. Paul leather-goods company whose gained attention in fashion magazines ad Hollywood for their makers handcrafted handbags and briefcases.
Good Question: What Is Crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is used for weddings, funerals and medical care, even college tuition. Relatives of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 are the latest group to turn to crowd-funding to help solve the mystery. They launched a crowd-funding campaign in hopes of raising $5 million as a reward for a whistle-blower for information on the missing plane, and to start their own investigation.
Travail Restaurant's Kickstart Campaign Blows By GoalA restaurant that tries to bring fine dining to the masses got a lot of help from those masses on Tuesday night. Travail in Robbinsdale closed down in April to change locations to a bigger space. On Tuesday it started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to help build it with the goal of $75,000 in the next 30 days.
Best Friends Kickstart Northern Lifestyle Clothing LineBest friends Spencer Barrett and David Burke are trying to capture the "northern lifestyle" with a new Minnesota based clothing company, Great Lakes Apparel. With a blue loon as their logo, the guys hope to take the lake living Minnesotans love to the masses.