The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) strives to be a nationally recognized model for university-community engagement. CURA is founded on the belief that partnership between the university and the community is mutually beneficial. Communities determine issues important to them, and provide an understanding of the context of these issues and the wisdom to shape how they can best be addressed to create vital places to live and work. The university contributes extensive knowledge and expertise to understand community issues and discover new approaches to address them. This model of engaged research leads to outcomes that strengthen the community and enrich academic research.
We are a passionate group of technology enthusiasts on a mission to serve Minnesota's high tech ecosystem and the early stage ventures within it. Through a mix of unique audio / video features and written word, we create original Minnesota high tech news and curate relevant local news from outside sources. When combined with Minnesota's most comprehensive calendar of high tech/entrepreneur events, the deepest database of Minnesota high tech companies (including 200 +/- startups) and industry employment opportunities — the result is an exhaustive resource for those who care about what's happening in Minnesota's high tech community on a regular basis.
TECHdotMN is a for-profit social venture, whereas a large percentage of gross revenues are donated to initiatives that aim to bridge the urban digital divide in Minnesota through BRIDGEdotMN.