Michelle Tran Maryns, daughter of Vietnamese immigrants with a master’s degree from Harvard, and Dr. Andres Acosta, an Ecuadorian immigrant and research physician at the Mayo Clinic, come from different worlds.

They also share a passion to make the world better through their entrepreneurial ventures.

They met recently when they were honored with awards at the MN Cup startup business competition, a highlight of Twin Cities Startup Week — forums, pitches and demonstrations to nurture the next wave of small businesses. Read More