The List: Startup Founders with Corporate Training

Friday, December 10, 2021

Name a startup medtech company in Minnesota, and there’s a good chance its founder gained experience at Medtronic, Mayo Clinic, or Boston Scientific. A new packaged food item or consumer product? Look for Target or General Mills on the founder’s LinkedIn profile.

Minnesota’s Fortune 500s and other large companies are magnets for talent and, often, are launch pads for future entrepreneurs. The Minnesota startups listed here were founded by entrepreneurs who began their careers at large companies in the Twin Cities; the businesses range from new ventures on the fast track to well-established brands with big potential. And as impressive as this list is, it’s only a sampling of the local entrepreneurs with roots in large companies.

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