101 Top Minnesota Social Companies and Startups of 2021

July 6, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Minnesota based Social companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Social industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Minnesota Social Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

FlipGrid

FlipGrid

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Flipgrid is a video platform promoting active, social learning in classrooms and enterprises around the world.

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

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Kaleidoscope designs, administers, and hosts branded scholarship and grant programs on a cloud-based marketplace.

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Jingit

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Jingit is a real-time events based payment platform, bringing marketing dollars into consumer transactions as managed currencies.

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Hive – Bringing Social Back

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Hive is a social network that connects people with others nearby that share their same interests.

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Outsell

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Outsell offers a ridiculously easy-to-use customer engagement platform that allows automobile manufacturers.

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BringMeTheNews

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BringMeTheNews offers a network of online and social media sites providing news on events in Minnesota.

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Evolve Labs LLC

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Evolve makes it easy for gamers to connect, coordinate, and play games with friends online.

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Tomoson

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Tomoson is promotion management software that manages and matches influencers with brands.

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Home for Life

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Home for Life is an expression of a new kind of animal shelter the long-term animal sanctuary.

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Thrill On

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Thrill On is a social tagboard for action sports, extreme sports and outdoors enthusiasts that creates, shares and organizes their pictures.

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powerslyde

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Powerslyde provides personal app recommendations while letting you see apps your friends download, as well as share apps yourself.

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TightKnit Inc

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Capturing, sharing and preserving a family’s stories !

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Opnia

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Opnia maker Advos brings the power of e-commerce to the physical store, allowing marketers to build campaigns based on in-store behavior.

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XOXO Kitchen

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XOXO Kitchen is a home-based family site that encourages users to invite friends who are welcome in their kitchen.

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Giftster

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Giftster is a free, private, web, and mobile gift registry that connects family and close friends.

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Bluespire, a GlynnDevins Company

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Bluespire is a full-service digital marketing agency focused exclusively on healthcare, financial services and senior living industries.

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Haworth Marketing Media

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Haworth Marketing + Media is an idea company – our innovation and independence have positioned us as one of the best in the industry

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Capstone Publishing

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Capstone Publishing is the seller of children’s books and interactive media.

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Jobs2Web

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Jobs2Web offers an e-recruiting management platform that streamlines the identifying, screening, selecting and hiring of job applicants.

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TopRank Marketing

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TopRank Marketing is a specialist digital marketing agency focused on helping companies attract, engage & convert more customers online.

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Padilla

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At Padilla we build brands, protect reputations and create high-impact communication strategies.

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Read Naturally

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Read Naturally’s innovative, research-proven reading programs provide high-quality interventions and differentiated instruction.

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Snap Agency

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People helping people achieve digital success. We’re a full service digital agency focused on improving operations and growing revenue.

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HAP

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HAP specializes in the workforce, economic and community development, health and wellness, prevention and social enterprise services.

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Sparrow Marketing

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Sparrow Marketing offers productivity tools designed to help users keep track of their social presence.

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Modern Climate

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Modern Climate is an independent brand+technology company.

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AirVuz

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AirVūz is an aerial video and photography sharing platform and global community for drone pilots and aerial media enthusiasts.

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Red Circle Agency

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Red Circle Agency is a marketing and advertising company specializing in media planning and buying services.

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Rocket55

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R55 specializes in website design, SEO, mobile media and online/social media marketing.

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AA-ISP

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American Association of Inside Sales Professionals

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Fallon Group

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Fallon Group operates as an advertising agency.

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Kinkstr

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Kinkstr: Sex Positive Dating For Kinksters Kinkstr is an IOS and Android app that allows users to find others with the kinks that they’re

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The Bergquist Company

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Innovation, performance and customer satisfaction are Bergquist’s guiding principles.

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Beingful

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Empowering humanity to create and share civic challenges

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E Virtual Services LLC, Best Company for Virtual Assistant

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EVS was establish in 2006 with the intent to assist small and large scale entrepreneurs with development of website, at affordable rates.

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broadhead.

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broadhead is a marketing and advertising company offering content marketing and media planning services.

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Business Impact Group

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Business Impact Group is a marketing and advertising company that provides branding and media services.

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SocialBundle.com

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SocialBundle.com is a a social media consulting agency that focuses on building and maintaining professional social media presences for

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Mora Global

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Mora Global is developing their flagship social media app, designed to enrich and electrify human relationships worldwide.

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JoynMe

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A mobile app that makes it easier for you to meet up with friends spontaneously without the need to plan.

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The Social Lights

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The Social Lights is a social media and digital marketing agency that assists its customers to create social media strategies and content.

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SparqTV

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Social viewing experience for quality independent television content.

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Enlightened Equipment

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Enlightened Equipment Offers Ultralight camping quilts for backpacking, bikepacking, and paddling adventures.

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AOI Marketing Group

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AOI Marketing Group is a marketing company providing marketing services for all categories.

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Optimize Social Media

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Optimize Social Media is a social media marketing and reputation management company.

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Groves Academy

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Groves Academy is a non-profit organization that helps and supports students with attention disorders and learning disabilities.

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Monkey Pickles

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Monkey Pickles is a fun online community being a goofball and enjoying everyday humor.

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Range Digital Marketing

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Range Digital Marketing provides a wide range of creative automation, media, digital marketing, web design and UI/UX optimization services.

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City Pages

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The News & Arts weekly of the Twin Cities brings you the best of our editorial content, ticket giveaways, and prizes. Be a dear.

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CLMI Saftey Training

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CLMI Safety Training makes OSHA compliant training videos in varied subjects for assorted companies.

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Keyhubs

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Keyhubs is a software that is useful for real-time awareness and hidden workplace solutions for corporates.

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FanChatter

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FanChatter helps sports franchises and other businesses create profitable levels of fan involvement through real-time content sharing.

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Creative Arc

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Creative Arc specializes in website design, web development, branding, graphic design, SEO, web hosting and social media management.

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Pilot Web Solutions

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Pilot Web Solutions specializes in graphic design, printing, e-mail services, SEO tools and social media management.

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Zomax

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Zomax is a Provider of media and supply chain services.

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Imagine Deliver

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Imagine Deliver is a consulting firm that helps clients dream up new ways of working that benefit everyone.

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St Cloud TIMES

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St.Cloud TIMES is a multi-media company with St. Cloud Times, sctimes.com and Shopping News as key brands.

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Schermer

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Schermer is a globally-focused B2B Marketing, applying hybrid capabilities in research & analytics, brand & GTM, UX & UI, and digital.

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Ancor Communications

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Provided fiber channel switching solutions for storage area networks

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JGist

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JGist is the developer of a mobile application intended to connect consumers and companies respectfully .

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TRIA Orthopaedic Center

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Comprehensive orthopaedic care at one convenient location.

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East Side Neighborhood Services

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East Side Neighborhood Services is a nonprofit organization that conducts youth, childcare, food shelf programs and social services.

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Fountane

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Fountane is a digital firm that offers online marketing solutions, website creation, ecommerce and mobile application development services.

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Magnetic Productions

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Magnetic Productions is a media production company specializing in TV production services.

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Minnesota Renaissance Festival

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Minnesota Renaissance Festival is an entertainment company providing live entertainment services.

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Novusmedia

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Novusmedia is a social network and a media duplication service for business professionals, enterprises, entrepreneurs, and more.

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Social Impact Branding – SoPac, Inc.

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A digital co-working platform providing unlimited access to social technology education & ondemand match making services in IoT.

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The National Theatre for Children

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The National Theatre for Children is a performing art company specializing in live theatre and video production services.

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Evans Larson

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Evans Larson is a provider of social media, communications and analytics services.

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Tap A Phone

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Tap-A-Phone provides a revolutionary line of products, changing the way people interact with businesses

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Facecrooks

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Monitors the seedy side of social media

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CommonBond Communities

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CommonBond Communities is a non-profit organization that offers resident, housing development and property management services.

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Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge

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Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge is a nonprofit organization that helps men, women and teens find freedom from drug and alcohol addiction.

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Plymouth Rock Foundation

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Plymouth Rock Foundation is an NGO that provides charity, pilgrim teaching, events and online bookstore services.

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Parents In Community Action

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Parents In Community Action provides childhood development and parent training services.

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SparkStarter

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Singles get introduced by trusted connections. Friends play matchmaker and recommend dates.

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Tunheim

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Tunheim is a PR company providing public relations and strategic communication systems.

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Lola Red Public Relations

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Lola Red is a dynamic public relations agency with the spirit and the strategy to help our clients make an impact.

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Russell Herder

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Russell Herder provides digital advertising, branding, marketing, public relations, content development, social media and SEO services.

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Blandin Foundation

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Blandin Foundation is a non-profit firm that offers education, fund and donations as well as conducts programs for skill development.

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Firebrand

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Firebrand is a full service digital advertising and marketing agency.

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Everyday Living

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Everyday Living deals with assistance, support and healthcare for individuals with mental disorders and brain injuries.

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JRiver

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JRiver builds networked media solutions for end users and corporate partners.

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Ampley

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Ampley is a seed stage, stealth mode consumer internet startup backed by Ad Infinitum Investment, LLC.

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Monkey Island

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Monkey Island Inc. offers services in SEO, Social Media, and Paid Advertising. They have also bootstrapped four successful software

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Creative Memories

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Creative Memories is a photography company that provides scrapbook albums, papers, and tools.

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Knights Software Solution

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Knights Software Solution is an IT firm that specializes in home inspection software solutions, mobile websites & social media integration.

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Kohnstamm Communications

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Kohnstamm Communications is a food public relations agency.

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AugmentedReality.Org

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A non profit with a mission to advance Augmented Reality to advance humanity

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Golden Shovel Agency

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Web solutions for community development

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Velolet

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Velolet is the Orbitz of bike rental created specifically for the bike industry.

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Blue Star Media

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A leading event, media, and entertainment company

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Sievers Creative

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Sievers Creative is a creative agency that specializes in web design, branding, SEO, social media management, photography and advertising.

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Elite Web Designs

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Elite Web Designs offers comprehensive web services that include custom website designs, SEO, SEM and social media marketing.

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PH Digital Labs

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PH Digital Labs is a design and digital solutions provider that specializes in branding, web development, and online marketing.

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JEC Miller

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JEC Miller provides Supported Living Services to individuals with disabilities who require daily staff presence to support them.

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RoomPoll

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Location based surveys and voting for events

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Readex Research

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Readex Research conducts publication and media research designed to help support sales, marketing, and editorial initiatives.

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Grouplens Research

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GroupLens is a research lab in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

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Avallo Creative & Web Development

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Avallo Creative & Web Development has been creating visually stunning and effective websites and apps.

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Arcustech

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Arcustech is a new company, branching off of a company primary focus rather than being an afterthought.

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