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58 Top Minnesota Media and Entertainment Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Minnesota based Media and Entertainment companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Media and Entertainment 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

Top Minnesota Media and Entertainment Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Lemonada Media

Lemonada Media

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Lemonada Media is a podcast network that shares the unfiltered version of the human experience.

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B2B SaaS infotainment Software for Ridesharing and Autonomous Cars.

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Buzz360

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Entrepreneurs don’t start a business because they love marketing; they start a business because of a passion.

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SportsHub Technologies

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SportsHub Technologies is owns and operates real money gaming sites and is on a mission to level the playing field.

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Naviga

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Naviga is a provider of software and services powering media-rich industries.

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Taylor

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Taylor Corporation is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States providing business and personal communications

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iBAKATV

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iBAKATV is the world’s largest online catalogue of Nollywood movies, with over 15,000 hours of incredible movie and TV.

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Valleyfair

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Valleyfair is an amusement and water park that offers thrilling rides and shows for entertainment with online reservation services.

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VStar Entertainment Group

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VStar Entertainment Group is a producer of family-friendly consumer shows and events.

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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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Alt F4 Gaming

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Online Entertainment

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Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

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Mystic Lake Casino Hotel is a casino that offers nonstop gaming action, dining, drinks and entertainment services.

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TCP cloud, LLC

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TCP cloud is a digital company that provides products and services to help customers step into the digital era.

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Imaginary Productions

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Imaginary Productions is a media production company that produces short films and web series as well as photography.

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Grand Casino Mille Lacs Hinckley

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Grand Casino Mille Lacs Hinckley is a gaming and entertainment destination resorts, with comfortable hotels.

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Starting Up North

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Publication covering startups and innovation in Minnesota and surrounding regions

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The ADS Group

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The ADS Group is a media production company offering multi-media development services.

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Class Act

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Class Act is a professional party consultant and event management company.

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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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FOX 47

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FOX 47 is a broadcasting company located in Rochester.

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MusiClock

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Revolutionizing the way how people learn and become amazing musicians @MusiClock.

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The Fitzgerald Theater

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The Fitzgerald Theater is committed to programming that reflects the audience and mission of Minnesota Public Radio®.

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U.S. Bank Stadium

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U.S. Bank Stadium is a Stadium, arena & sports venue platform.

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First Avenue & the 7th St. Entry

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First Avenue & the 7th St. Entry is an entertainment company offering music and entertainment services.

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SWnewsmedia

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SWnewsmedia offers information, advertising, multi-media news, and digital marketing services.

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Twin Ports Outdoor Movies

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Twin ports Outdoor movie is a media and entertainment company that provides outdoor movies, media production, media editing and AV services

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10 Missions Media

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10 Missions Media is a media firm that publishes print & digital content covering news, information & strategies in the automotive market.

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AlivePromo

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AlivePromo provides professional grade, innovative and highly creative digital signage and directory systems for educational properties.

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World Poker Store Inc

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World Poker Store Inc is an international poker entertainment company that runs and manages poker tournaments.

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Brave New Media

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Brave New Media is a content development and new media agency.

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Evergreen Music Network

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Evergreen Music Network is a full service entertainment business specializing in booking and managing national acts.

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Unityworks

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Intelligent Data-Driven Video Solutions.

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The Southern Theater

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The Southern Theater is a silent films with occasional evening of live drama, vaudeville, and amaeur variety shows located in Minneapolis.

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Animated Trivia

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Augmented Reality Entertainment Educational Syndicated Content, A.R. Software, Animated Trivia

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Greenspring Media LLC

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Greenspring Media LLC is a multi-platform, communications company offering digital marketing, publishing & event management services.

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School Space Media

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School Space Media is an advertising firm that provides broadcasting services such as media production, OOH media boards and sportscasting.

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RCA Group

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RCA Group offers on-site brand placement strategies, event management and marketing services.

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InHouse Media

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InHouse Media is a full-service meeting and media production house.

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BOSSTOSS

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BOSSTOSS is the hottest new game, bring it to a party or play it while out tailgating, in the garage, or at favorite pub.

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Bolt Graphics

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Solving tomorrow’s high-performance compute needs

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Pine Journal

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Pine Journal is a multimedia company that publishes news, weather reports, sports, obituaries, education and business information.

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Greatapes

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Greatapes is a media production company that provides video and audio transfer services.

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Town Square Television

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Town Square Television is a non-profit local community cable TV station that serves seven cities.

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Field Technique

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Field Technique is a full service media production agency.

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Mix & Burn

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Mix & Burn is a provider delivering digital content via customer entertainment.

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RecordTogether

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Simple tools for real-time music collaboration, and a worldwide pool of talent to help bring your idea to life – now available to everyone.

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Rounders Entertainment

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Rounders Entertainment is a Cross-media company that teaches emotional skills to pre-schoolers.

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Maple Lane Media

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A complete media service company.

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Ukuta Digital

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Ukuta Digital is a media industry’s most influential trade marketing located in Brooklyn Park .

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Classical Net

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Classical Net is offering information and news on classical music including articles,books & scores,recommended recordings and CD guide.

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Small Tree Communications

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Small Tree is to sell and support a complete range of high-performance Ethernet-based shared storage systems and network technology.

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Escape MSP

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Escape MSP is a fully immersive gaming experience for ages 10 and up.

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The Stream

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The Stream is a media & news company that serves as a source for breaking news, analysis and inspiration.

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AirMaxx Trampoline Park

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AirMaxx Trampoline Parks are dedicated to providing safe and fun environments for families and groups of all ages.

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Gnomi

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Gnomi is to facts in news by defining the level of media bias in various sources, overtly stating bias, and for both sides of the story.

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DirectConversations

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DirectConversations

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Byers Media

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Byers Media offers website development and hosting services primarily to the small through mid-sized organization.

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Triple Shift Entertainment

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Triple Shift Entertainment owns and manages ten locations that provide a wide spectrum of indoor activities and event settings.

Written by Mark Smith

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