City welcomes Techstars startup accelerator program participants for networking, Saints game

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2016                                                                                                                                   

Contact:
Mollie Scozzari, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
City of Saint Paul - Department of Planning & Economic Development                                                                    
mollie.scozzari@ci.stpaul.mn.us
651-266-6575 (o)
651-387-9045 (c)

City welcomes Techstars startup accelerator program participants for networking, Saints game

The group will hear from growing Saint Paul business Three Deep Marketing

SAINT PAUL – On Friday, August 5, Mayor Coleman will welcome more than 20 entrepreneurs from 11 startup companies from around the globe for a networking event in Saint Paul. The group is participating in a 14-week retail startup accelerator program—a partnership between Techstars, a global startup ecosystem, and locally-based retail company Target.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to welcome this exceptional group of innovators to our city and introduce them to a company showing sustained success in Saint Paul,” said Mayor Chris Coleman. “We have a strong business environment, supported in part by great companies like Three Deep Marketing who have chosen to invest in creative office space and grow here."

The group will join for a private gathering at Three Deep Marketing’s creative office space in Lowertown, where Vice President Dan Derosier will speak about their company’s growth in Saint Paul and lead a tour of their newly renovated office space in the Market House building.

“Entrepreneurs care about growing business and creating opportunities,” said Dan Derosier, Cofounder of Three Deep. “We’ve grown our digital marketing agency from a basement office to a staff of 48 people. Saint Paul is a business-friendly city for thriving firms and we look forward to welcoming more entrepreneurs to our neighborhood.”

Following the event, the Saint Paul Saints will host the cohort at CHS Field for the game against the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks.

"Beyond providing mentorship, workshops and other great experiences for our startups, Techstars Retail wants its founders to fall in love with the Twin Cities. We're honored to have Mayor Coleman host us in St. Paul,” said Ryan Broshar, Managing Director of Techstars Retail.

WHO:
Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman
Dan Derosier, Cofounder, Three Deep Marketing
Ryan Broshar, Managing Director, Techstars Retail

WHAT:
Mayoral Welcome and introduction to growing a business in Saint Paul from Three Deep Marketing.

WHEN:
Friday, August 5 at 6 p.m.

WHERE:
Three Deep Marketing, 289 5th St. E, St Paul, MN 55101
Credentialed media please RSVP to mollie.scozzari@ci.stpaul.mn.us to attend.

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