Who are we
The Twin Cities Innovation Alliance (TCIA) is a social venture, intended to spark, resource and guide entrepreneurs as they grow and scale their businesses across the Twin Cities, operating out of the need for greater diversity, inclusion and equity in technology and entrepreneurship. After 15 years of self funded initiatives from programing and volunteering in Saint Paul we launched TCIA with initial seed investment from Jai and the Knight Foundation.
Twin Cities Innovation Alliance (TCIA) is a coalition of stakeholders representing a cross sector of public, private and community organizations, corporations and institutions lead by visionaries, academics, thought leaders and individuals who are invested in the Twin Cities’ continued evolution as a forward‐thinking, innovative, ‘Smart’ global city.
Our mission is to build and develop a critical mass of diverse, highly-engaged residents, policy makers, and entrepreneurs, made up of minorities and people of color traditionally identified as the end users and consumers of innovation and design and transforming them into the purveyors and beneficiaries. This will benefit all communities across the nation and world as we exchange our learnings around the world. Adapting and improving the collective work.
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