Twin Cities Startup Weekend 3
Speaking of startups--- Startup Weekend is coming back to the Twin Cities in November. I'm not a big fan. The emphasis on a "one-weekend" deliverable can provide focus (see also Ludum Dare, NaNoWriMo) but to me it favors areas were rapid application development is important (see the last set of participants), at the expense of larger (enterprise-focused?) ideas.
Still, some friends in the area may find it useful.