Twitter is consistently rated as the second-best social network for B2B and tech companies, behind only LinkedIn. So, not surprisingly, the vast majority of Minnesota tech companies have a Twitter presence. But looking at current data, it doesn’t appear that all of them are using Twitter to its full potential.
This research looked at 187 companies tracked over the past decade on the Minnesota Technology Twitter list. Of those, 24 have disappeared or been acquired. Five accounts appear to be temporarily inactive due to business impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Of the remaining 158, 28 have been inactive for anywhere from a few months to as long as five years(!). That means 82% of these Minnesota tech companies remain active on the platform. Not a perfect score, but better than the 54% level of B2B tech companies overall.
Then again, the ability to grow a relevant, professional following on Twitter and drive business website traffic isn’t what it used to be. Separating the pop culture and political rants from the work-related conversations by creating a separate Twitter for business network is one possible solution—though to date there have no moves by Twitter in that direction.
A Few Statistics About Top 130 Minnesota Tech Companies on Twitter
Which Minnesota tech companies have attracted the largest following? How popular are they on average? Which businesses understand the “social” part of social network, and which are just there to broadcast? Here are a few high-level observations, followed by the complete list of the top 130 Minnesota tech companies active on Twitter.
- Only nine of the 130 companies have more than 10,000 followers.
- Among firms with less than 10,000 followers are some fairly large B2B tech enterprises, including Sezzle, Epicor, Digi International, Protolabs, and Entrust.
- The average number of followers for these businesses is 3,572. The median is 1,150.
- Just 17 of the companies are truly “unsocial” on this social network (that is, the ratio of accounts following them to the number of accounts they follow is more than 8:1. tech.mn, Frontend Masters, and Request Metrics are the least social. 94 of the 130 are highly social, with a follower-to-following ratio of less than 3:1.
And now, on to the list.
130 132 Minnesota Tech Companies on Twitter, Ranked by Followers
1. Frontend Masters
Advance your skills in front-end engineering, Node.js, and beyond! For support, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Capella University
Accredited university driven to meet the needs of our students. We create programs that are as smart as the world we live in. Don’t just learn, learn smarter.
Optum connects the brightest people, places and ideas across the health care ecosystem to create better care.
Technology for the people changing our world. We empower 4,500+ government orgs to engage citizens, improve decisions and change lives.
An award-winning human capital management technology company serving organizations across the globe. Ceridian Makes Work Life Better™
Nerdery is a digital business consultancy working at the leading edge of strategy, design and technology to help clients evolve and thrive.
7. When I Work
Schedule your employees. Text them updates. Track their time. Punch in/out from a phone.
The world’s most experienced #dataprotection & #ransomwareprotection provider, safeguarding applications & systems on-prem + in the cloud #protectwhatspriceless
Magenic is the digital technology consulting company built for speed.
Financially empowering the next generation with the most transparent, inclusive, and seamless payment platform.
Driving business growth with industry-specific software for manufacturing, distribution, retail & services customers.
Connect with Confidence. For additional #IoT connectivity, follow @SmartSenseHQ, @Opengear and @XBeeWireless
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Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) is a global leader in digital manufacturing services, including 3D printing, CNC machining, injection molding and sheet metal fabrication.
At Minnestar we build, nurture and engage those interested in technology through meaningful connection. Organizers of #minnebar, #minnedemo, and #minneAMA
We are premier Google resellers. We specialize in Google services, custom product development for the Internet of Things (IoT), and digital signage. Check out the founder interview with Aric Bandy.
Technology. Startups. Stories. Minnesota.
Entrust keeps the world moving safely by enabling trusted identities, payments and data protection around the globe.
Securing the collaboration culture without compromising the speed of innovation or the safety of data.
21. Loup Ventures
Ventures is a research-driven venture capital firm focused on frontier tech.
22. Skyline Exhibits
Top designer and builder of modular and portable trade show exhibits worldwide. Key resource for B2B marketers for brand impact and lead generation.
Adaptive curriculum, assessments, and practice proven to improve student achievement. #EducatorFirst
24. Perforce Software
The most innovative companies rely on Perforce to build complex digital products faster and with higher quality.
Vaddio, a brand of Legrand AV, manufactures specialty PTZ cameras & professional AV solutions for live production and collaboration applications.
26. Rally Ventures
We bring together an extended, fully engaged team that partners with entrepreneurs on their journey to success.
27. Code Weavers
Developers to the core, who aren’t afraid of any technical challenge. Creator of CrossOver™ software, offering PortJump™ and ExecMode™ services.
28. Lucy AI
AI-powered knowledge management assistant.
Empowering educators with knowledge and insights to improve student outcomes.
Modus is a mobile-first, AI-powered Sales Hub that helps field and channel reps get sales done with easy access to content, intelligent tools and microlearning. Check out the founder interview with Orrin Broberg.
Makers of Astropad Studio & Luna Display – transform your tech and create anywhere!
Sentera is a global leader delivering time-sensitive agricultural insights that optimize decisions and improve outcomes #DigitalAg #AI #Agriculture #AgTech #UAV
MultiTech designs, develops and manufactures communications equipment for the industrial Internet of Things – connecting physical assets to business processes.
Monitor and interact with two-way video chats, treats, games, DOGTV, and smart video recording. #PetChatz
35. AVI Systems
Better AV outcomes through the integration of human impact, systems and technology.
36. Field Nation
Field Nation is the world’s most active Field Service Marketplace and SaaS solution that connects businesses and workers to accomplish great work.
37. SPS Commerce
The world’s leading #retail network, connecting trading partners around the globe to optimize #supplychain operations for all retail partners.
Siteimprove is a SaaS solution that helps organizations achieve their digital potential by empowering teams with actionable insights.
39. Great North Labs
Early-Stage VC investing in the Upper Midwest
Branch helps hourly workers get ahead financially. Check out the founder interview with Atif Siddiqi.
41. Tech Dump
#FairChance paid, job training. Electronics #recycling. Refurbished sales via @TechDiscountsMN. Turning #Tech2Jobs. #socent. Check out the founder interview with Amanda LaGrange.
42. Foundation Technologies
IT for the creative industry. Macs or PCs, workstations or tablets. Our mantra is Get Back to Work. We put our fanboy aside and play well with others.
43. BanQu, Inc.
A groundbreaking for-profit/for-purpose #blockchain-as-a-service software company solving the toughest global problem – Extreme Poverty. #DignityThroughIdentity
44. Minne Inno
We are a digital media & events company covering Twin Cities innovation.
Avionté provides fully-integrated front and back office staffing and recruiting software to over 900 clients throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Transforming the way organizations interact with their customers, whether within the contact center or through remote solutions.
47. eCapital Advisors
The nation’s top business analytics and performance mgmt. solution provider #BigData & #Analytics. #Cognos #Hyperion #TM1 #IBM #Oracle #OneStream
Leading IT services provider of collaboration and technology solutions.
49. Marco Technology
Providing tech #ITSecurity solutions for your business so you have one less hat to wear. The #Malware, #CyberFraud — talk about a bad day in the office.
50. Screenfeed Content
Digital Signage Content people focused on making screens more valuable to viewers with incredible content.
Abandoned cart email solution for ecommerce companies seeking to convert more sales. Follow for daily ecommerce optimization tips!
52. Arthur Ventures
Early growth capital, outside Silicon Valley.
WorkOutLoud – Online communities connecting enterprise companies to their customers – enabling community-wide collaboration, improving the customer experience. Check out the founder interview with Loring Kaveney.
54. Insight Cloud
Helping organizations transform IT and realize meaningful business outcomes.
We use smart sensors and controls to make commercial buildings more efficient, healthy and comfortable than ever before.
56. TempWorks Software
Staffing software, payroll funding and payroll processing. 100% paperless solutions.
For too long, healthcare has settled for the status quo. We thought there had to be a better way. So we’re doing it.
58. Atomic Data
You do you. We do IT. Your IT reality won’t look like everybody else’s because you’re not everybody else.
We help enterprises improve #InnovationManagement, New Product Development & #StrategyExecution for sustained growth & profitability. #innovation
60. Total Expert
Total Expert is a fintech software company that built the first experience platform purpose-built for the modern financial institution.
We eliminate the limitations of eCommerce. B2X eCommerce, Order Management & Marketplace solutions powered by our API-first, #headless platform – OrderCloud™.
Avtex is a full-service CX consulting and solution provider focused on helping organizations build meaningful connections with their customers.
63. Bright Health
On a mission to provide everyday people with more affordable, easier-to-manage health insurance. Sharing @mybrighthealth news, events, opinions and more.
We design and build remarkable mobile apps.
65. ABILITY Network
Innovative software that simplifies the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare.
We’re a mix of IoT-obsessed experts who provide enterprise IoT solutions, powered by our platform, to accelerate your success.
67. Kinetic Data
Own your workflow. Enterprise Workflow Platform to automate complex processes for digital transformation. Low-code, flexible, customizable & open integrations. Check out the founder interview with John Sundberg.
The HelpSystems mission is to provide IT management software and services that expertly solve business problems with elegant solutions.
Our time tracking & billing software is used by small to medium sized law firms, management and marketing companies. Available for Mac, PC, Mobile & Online.
FPX is the B2B Selling Cloud for teams selling configurable offerings in an omnichannel world.
71. Enterprise Rising
The first ever badass conference just for enterprise software startups. Mostly Casey Allen. Mostly #MidwestTech
Optimized Credit & Payment Automation: We enable global enterprises to grow profitably by optimizing and streamlining long-tail credit and payment processes.
73. USI Fiber
We believe that internet should be better, for less. Bringing the fastest fiber to 13 ZIP codes in the Minneapolis area. Unbelievably simple internet.
74. Stoneridge Software
Dedicated Microsoft Dynamics partner. We handle any business challenge with premium expertise, a passion for problem-solving and a proven process for success.
FRSecure is a group of experts on a mission. We provide information security services that help make organizations’ security better and protect peoples’ data.
76. OptiMine Software
Cloud-Based agile #marketing measurement and #optimization. Measure the complete ROI of offline & online marketing investments across any channel.
Structural allows organizations to connect people to opportunity through a dynamic and data-rich people directory and an internal opportunity marketplace. Check out the founder interview with Scott Burns.
Macchina.CC focuses on experimental, open-source community-focused efforts. xMacchina.com is our core design group specializing in collaborative engineering.
We move and synchronize data automatically and securely between multiple sites, clouds, and different operating systems: Software solutions for businesses. Check out the founder interview with Aba El Haddi.
80. Reflection Sciences
Led by @UMN_CEHD’s Drs. Stephanie Carlson & Phil Zelazo, we provide a variety of educational tools for #ExecutiveFunction in #EarlyChildhoodEducation.
81. Now Micro
We help organizations better procure, deploy, and manage client computing assets. Find us on Youtube.com/+Nowmicro or our blog
82. Revenue Rocket
We’re a management consulting firm dedicated to the profitable growth of IT services firms worldwide. EST. 2001
83. pdData Inc.
Invest in machine learning and data that delivers. We build data-driven futures through our automation and services.
84. Horizontal Talent
We connect talent with the companies shaping today’s world. #Digital Marketing – #Business – #Strategy – #IT #hiring #recruiting #jobs
85. Williams AV
Williams AV: Global manufacturer of wireless communication, video annotation & presentation technologies. Proudly marketing Williams Sound & Pointmaker brands.
86. Osborn 370
Osborn370 is the transformed former headquarters of Ecolab in St Paul, Minnesota. World class amenities in a vibrant urban location.
87. SJE Rhombus
Industry-leading manufacturer of pump control solutions for residential, commercial, municipal, industrial and agricultural applications. 100% employee owned.
Simplicity. Flexibility. Power. Enterprise event software for managing the largest, most complex corporate events and event calendars. #meetingprofs. Check out the founder interview with Mark Granovsky.
Value-added distributor of wireless IoT solutions.
90. Hydra-Flex, Inc.
Manufacturer of innovative fluid handling equipment for car wash, hydro-excavation, industrial cleaning, sanitation, and wastewater treatment applications.
We help healthcare and financial organizations reduce operating costs and improve business processes by providing a more reliable, responsive IT infrastructure.
92. VSI Labs
VSI is the leading global research & advisory firm focused on #ADAS, #AVs, and #automotivetech.
93. Dealer Teamwork
Automotive’s #1 omnichannel advertising, #SEO & #GMB solution. Our patented, award-winning MPOP® platform helps car dealers increase leads & improve sales.
94. Enhance Innovations
Enhance Innovations specializes in #invention development, engineering, CAD, industrial design, prototyping and manufacturing sourcing for #inventors.
Get inspired. Be inspiring. Repeat. Mortarr is the new search engine for commercial design inspiration, products, and pros. Use mortarr.com or download the app. Check out the founder interview with Steve Pulley.
Kids learn thru play, not screens. Inspired by kids, backed by research.
97. Cyber Advisors Inc.
Provides security, storage, networking, virtualization, cloud computing, data management and disaster recovery solutions….And THE Best Help Desk Services
Lab651 helps companies use IoT to decrease costs or open new revenue streams. By developing devices & software that capture data, we make new things possible.
99. FireFly Computers
See how easy deploying, managing, and maintaining your 1:1 #edtech can be with FireFly! #Chromebooks #Windows #TechRepairs
100. Revation Systems
Revolutionizing your communications. Enabling rich, secure, & unified communications in the cloud.
101. PaR Systems, LLC
Specializes in automation and manufacturing solutions for aerospace, industrial, nuclear, material handling, marine, and life science.
103. Data Sciences Int.
Data Sciences International (DSI) has pioneered the use of wireless implantable devices for monitoring and collecting physiological data in preclinical studies.
104. Apex IT
Apex IT is a global application systems integrator and implementation consultancy working with Oracle and Salesforce.com technologies.
Squigl is an online software used for easily making whiteboard animations. Founded 2017
106. Ur Turn
UR TURN’s smart technology provides high school students a personalized goal-setting and progress-tracker & offers nudges when students get off track of goals.
107. Parallel Technologies
We are the only single source provider of turnkey Intelligent Building solutions that result in smarter, more efficient, and cost effective buildings.
…securing data in transit without the weaknesses and single points of failure inherent in current standards and best practices…
109. Request Metrics
Sloth interested in Web Performance. Working with Request Metrics to make your website faster.
110. ID Insight Inc.
ID Insight, the innovators of Access-Point Intelligence, provides cutting edge data and analytic solutions to the financial services industry and beyond.
MedHub is the leading provider of healthcare education management solutions for medical education, and advanced practice healthcare institutions.
Technologist, inventor, futurist and cyber defender. Check out the founder interview with Daren Klum.
We are the leading all-in-one security, video and IoT company, empowering partners to simplify the connected home experience. #ProfessionalSmartSecurity
114. Data Center Systems
Local industry experts on your data center’s precision cooling, backup power, racks, PDUs and much more. Follow us for up to date trends, news, and tips!
115. Agile Frameworks
Leading provider of integrated field & lab management software for #Engineering, #Environmental, #Construction, DOT’s & P3’s. #ConstructionTechnology #AEC #CMT
116. Central Consulting Group
CCG serves leading A&E and professional services firms across North America by helping them achieve more with their software. A Deltek Premier Partner.
Autocomplete and validate shipping addresses, deliver personalized campaigns, render paperless records using the world’s leading Reach Enablement Platform (REP). Check out the founder interview with Michael McCarthy.
118. Bus Stop Mamas
Bus Stop Mamas connects super businesses with super flexible talent–moms. Dads too. Check out the founder interview with Mary Kay Ziniewicz.
119. Jed Mahonis Group
We’re a mobile software solutions consultancy and development agency specializing in building iOS and Android apps for businesses and entrepreneurs.
The Canva of ESP’s! AI-Powered, design-focused email marketing platform. Free Email Verification! SendSquared was originally known as AdBase. Check out the founder interview with Nicolas Wegener.
We specialize in the design and deployment of IT solutions customized for your unique situation.
122. Verus Corp.
True IT Solutions!
123. Metametrix Data
We help our clients move their business forward faster using cultural analytics and real-world expertise.
Simplify your buyers’ purchase process and empower customer-facing teams to deliver maximum value with #buyerenablement. Check out the founder interview with Josh Fedie.
maxRTE makes insurance eligibility uncomplicated. Get instant access to patient benefits data to ensure better payment of fees from both patients & providers.
Cludo is a powerful site search & content enablement platform that helps organizations get more value out of their content.
127. EXB Solutions
Helping highly-regulated industries across all phases of software development with our People, Technology & Business Solutions. Serving Aerospace & Med-Tech
Helping educators know their impact. Check out the founder interview with Amanuel Medhanie.
129. Modern Logic
Helping smart companies efficiently build successful products with intrinsic value. Check out the founder interview with Dustin Bruzenak.
130. MARCOMM Inc.
MARCOMM Inc. is a contract staffing company specializing in Marketing, Interactive and Creative jobs in the Minneapolis, MN area.
131. Bella Scena
Bella Scena helps you go from deliberate to done through unified calendar, to do list, and meeting mgmt. It’s time to meet well, plan well, live well. Check out the founder interview with Amber Christian.
132. GateKeeper Systems
GateKeeper Systems is the recognized leader in building specialized software for the airport market with installations at dozens of airports worldwide. Check out the founder interview with Lynn (“Doc”) and Brian Richardson.
Whew, that’s a wrap! Know of any Minnesota-based B2B / tech companies that are missing? Leave a comment.