Twin Cities Startup Week 2020 Twin Cities Startup Week 2020




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Main Stage
Casey Shultz
Casey Shultz Beta.MN, Executive Director
Entrepreneurship Technology Sales Impact
Keeping Sales Connected, Motivated and Closing in Interesting Times
Chrissy Mathison
Chrissy Mathison SPS Commerce, VP Supplier Sales & Business Development
Dan Juckniess
Dan Juckniess SPS Commerce, SVP, Chief Sales Officer
Lisa Jilek
Lisa Jilek Open Systems Technologies, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Dave Sandhoefner
Dave Sandhoefner Delaget, Chief Revenue Officer
John Koski Thomson Reuters, Vice President of Sales and Client Management
Main Stage Entrepreneurship Technology Sales Marketing & Advertising
Breaking Through in 2020: Using Growth for a Brand Boost
Kelsey Quickstad
Kelsey Quickstad Hotwire, Senior Director
Aneela Idnani
Aneela Idnani HabitAware, CoFounder
Stephanie Rich Bread and Butter Ventures, Head of Platform
Christine Hall
Christine Hall Crunchbase News, Contributing Writer
Maddy Kennedy
Maddy Kennedy Twin Cities Journalist
Entrepreneurship Technology Retail Food and Ag Education & Training Sales Marketing & Advertising Creative Economy Sustainability Impact
Social Enterprise Showcase: Panel + Marketplace
Grant Henry
Grant Henry Brio Marketing, Co-founder
Connie Rutledge
Connie Rutledge FINNOVATION Lab, CEO
Stephanie Malon-Rufi
Stephanie Malon-Rufi Genuine Impact, Owner and CEO
Ashleyn Przedwiecki
Ashleyn Przedwiecki Social Enterprise - MSP, Community Manager
Jaime Chismar
Jaime Chismar All Are Welcome Here, Founder
Katie Kalkman
Katie Kalkman Impact Hub MSP, Executive Director
Junita Flowers
Junita Flowers Junita's Jar, Founder/Owner
Hayley Matthews-Jones
Hayley Matthews-Jones Minneapolis Craft Market, Founder
Michelle Maryns
Michelle Maryns We Sparkle Co., Founder & CEO
Timothy Roman
Timothy Roman Ecotone Analytics GBC, CEO & Co-Founder
Main Stage Entrepreneurship Education & Training Sales Marketing & Advertising Impact
Closers Media presents :: Cocktails&Closers
Garrio Harrison
Garrio Harrison Closers Media + Curious, Partner
Jennifer Zick
Jennifer Zick Authentic Brand, Founder and CEO
Mickeli Bedore
Mickeli Bedore Closers Media, Chief Revenue Officer // Host :: Coffee&Closers
Entrepreneurship Education & Training Sales Marketing & Advertising Impact Community Lounge
Happy Half Hour
Garrio Harrison
Garrio Harrison Closers Media + Curious, Partner
Jennifer Zick
Jennifer Zick Authentic Brand, Founder and CEO
Mickeli Bedore
Mickeli Bedore Closers Media, Chief Revenue Officer // Host :: Coffee&Closers
Main Stage Entrepreneurship Impact Management Consulting
Creating a Diverse Culture on Day One
Tonya Jackman Hampton
Tonya Jackman Hampton Sequel Consulting Group, Founder and Chief Adviser
Mary MacCarthy University of MN - Technology Commercialization, Venture Center Program Manager
Entrepreneurship Sales Marketing & Advertising
DIY Office Space: How to Find It and Negotiate Like a Pro
Chris Rohrer
Chris Rohrer Rokos Advisors, Co-Founder, Commercial Real Estate Advisor
Liz Rahn
Liz Rahn Rokos Advisors, Director of Client Operations
Pete Kostroski Rokos Advisors, Co-Founder
Impact Technology Entrepreneurship
I failed... what now?
Cihan Behlivan
Cihan Behlivan Beta, Entrepreneur in Residence
Chris Aburime
Chris Aburime Sober Theory, President / Co-founder
Colin Hirdman
Colin Hirdman Augurian, President
Creative Economy
Tales of the COVID-19 Pivot
Connie Rutledge
Connie Rutledge FINNOVATION Lab, CEO
Tane Danger
Tane Danger Danger Boat Productions, CEO, Co-Founder
Emma Tuftin
Emma Tuftin Brio Marketing, Co-founder
Main Stage Entrepreneurship Technology
MN-DEED Supports Startups: Funding, Programs, and Resources
Neela Mollgaard
Neela Mollgaard Launch Minneosta - MN DEED, Executive Director
Jeff Nelson
Jeff Nelson Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development, Economic Development Manager
Drew Lindorfer
Drew Lindorfer MN DEED, Senior Loan Officer
Laurence Reszetar
Laurence Reszetar DEED/MTO, Director, International Business Strategy
Nila Gouldin
Nila Gouldin MN DEED, Launch Minnesota Grant Manager
Bruce Strong
Bruce Strong Minnesota SBDC, State Director
Chinwe Ngwu
Chinwe Ngwu DEED, Senior Loan Officer
John Shoffner
John Shoffner State of Minnesota DEED, Regional Business Development Manager & Foreign-Trade Zone Director
Charles Schaffer Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development, Small Business Assistance Office, Director
Entrepreneurship Technology
Scaling Your MVP: What should your tech look like?
Tim Bornholdt
Tim Bornholdt The Jed Mahonis Group, Co-Founder
David Dalvey
David Dalvey Brightstone Venture Capital, Managing General Partner
Kate Evinger
Kate Evinger gener8tor, Program Manager
Eric Martell
Eric Martell Pear Commerce, Co-Founder
Main Stage Entrepreneurship Retail Certification
Benefits Of Certification
Michael Alexander
Michael Alexander Target Corporation, Supplier Diversity Business Lead
Karen Goldner
Karen Goldner Women's Business Development Center, Managing Director, Established Business Services
Karen Tobler
Karen Tobler TARGET, Supplier Diversity
Heather Olson
Heather Olson North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC), President & CEO
Entrepreneurship Retail Sales Marketing & Advertising
From Start Up to Still Standing- Building a Dream and Surviving a Crisis
John Sturgess
John Sturgess ADOGO Pet Hotels, Founder
Mollie Windmiller
Mollie Windmiller LAB MPLS, Owner & Creative Director
Josh Fedie
Josh Fedie, Founder & CEO
Gabriella Grant
Gabriella Grant Bebe Zito Ice Cream, Owners
Ben Spangler
Ben Spangler Bebe Zito Ice Cream, Owners
Investing Entrepreneurship Technology Main Stage
The Real Pitch MN
Brett Brohl
Brett Brohl Bread and Butter Ventures, Managing Partner
Mary Grove
Mary Grove Bread and Butter Ventures, Managing Partner
Investing Entrepreneurship Technology Community Lounge
Happy Half Hour
Brett Brohl
Brett Brohl Bread and Butter Ventures, Managing Partner
Mary Grove
Mary Grove Bread and Butter Ventures, Managing Partner
Rob Weber
Rob Weber Great North Labs, Managing Partner
Ryan Broshar
Ryan Broshar Matchstick Ventures, Founder & Partner
Andrew Felbinger
Andrew Felbinger Urban Innovation Fund, Senior Associate
Fly-In Culture Work-Life Balance
Fly-in Community, Culture, and Career Fair
Casey Shultz
Casey Shultz Beta.MN, Executive Director
Mary Grove
Mary Grove Bread and Butter Ventures, Managing Partner
Steve Grove
Steve Grove State of Minnesota, Commissioner of Employment & Economic Development
Justin Sutherland
Justin Sutherland Iron Chef America, Winner
Aneela Idnani
Aneela Idnani HabitAware, CoFounder
Andrew Parks
Andrew Parks Minnevangelist, Creative Director
Ashlea Halpern
Ashlea Halpern Minnevangelist, Co-founder & Editor
The Launch MN Network
Stacy Nimmo
Stacy Nimmo Red Wing Ignite, Executive Director
Larry Hosch
Larry Hosch Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, Business Development Director
Neela Mollgaard
Neela Mollgaard Launch Minneosta - MN DEED, Executive Director
Dave Hengel Greater Bemidji, Executive Director
John Stavig University of Minnesota, Director - Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship
Meg Steuer
Meg Steuer GREATER MSP, Forge North Manager
Main Stage Technology Education & Training
Equity, Distribution, and Access for All Learners in a COVID-19 Landscape
Julie Carter
Julie Carter GreyED Solutions, Co-Founder & CEO
Penny Pease
Penny Pease Mounds View Public Schools, Director of Technology
Cory Klinge
Cory Klinge Richfield Public Schools, Director of Technology
Lisa deRoy
Lisa deRoy GreyEd Solutions, Chief Learning Officer
Anthony Padrnos
Anthony Padrnos Osseo Area Schools (ISD279), Executive Director of Technology
Student Entertainment
AMA with 2020 Jeopardy! College Championship Winner Nibir Sarma
Nibir Sarma
Nibir Sarma University of Minnesota, Chemical Engineering Student
Kelly Buhl
Kelly Buhl Beta.MN, Operations Lead
Education & Training
Scaling Through User Voice: Evaluating Your Attention to Educator Voices
Elizabeth Orme
Elizabeth Orme Creatively Focused, Founder and CEO
Becky Vavrichek
Becky Vavrichek Creatively Focused, Project Manager
Daryl Vavrichek
Daryl Vavrichek Edmentum, Education Programs Consultant
Sabina Saksena
Sabina Saksena Cytilife, Founder/CEO
Nathan Strenge
Nathan Strenge Fielding International, Senior Learning Designer
Technology Education & Training Sustainability Impact Diversity Inclusion Culture
Success Stories: How Interest in Workforce Equity & Record Unemployment Can Narrow the Tech Skills Gap
Jade Denson
Jade Denson Minnesota Technology Association, Director of Community Engagement
Shafie Abshir
Shafie Abshir SUCCESS Computer Consulting, Remote Support Triage Tech
Kate Kirschner
Kate Kirschner CompTIA Tech Career Academy, Midwest Regional Manager, Career Services
Jillayne Berg
Jillayne Berg Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Director, Operations Support - IT
Muhamed Ibrahim Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), Enterprise Support Specialist
Tom Hawj
Tom Hawj Tech Guru, IT Systems Administrator
Angela Curtis
Angela Curtis Medtronic, Technical User Support Analyst
Entrepreneurship Sales Marketing & Advertising
Scale Smart: Where to Start
Jenny Erickson
Jenny Erickson ACThoughtful Consulting, Owner & Idea Activator
Amy Bogott
Amy Bogott Amy Lynne Coaching, Owner
Technology Education & Training Impact
Immersive Technology 101
Amir Berenjian
Amir Berenjian REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory, CEO
Meg Noakes
Meg Noakes REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory, Manager/Education Products Team Lead
The Power and Potential of Intergenerational Leadership Teams
Will Kitchen
Will Kitchen Winona State University, Director - StartUp Winona State
N'Dri Diby
N'Dri Diby Live Give Save, Data Analyst Engineer
Megan Geelan
Megan Geelan Live.Give.Save. with Spave, Business/Financial Analyst Intern
Tom Gabriel
Tom Gabriel LiveGiveSave, Chief Brand Officer
Stephany Beck
Stephany Beck Live.Give.Save, Marketing Lead Intern
Susan Langer
Susan Langer Live.Gives.Save., Inc., Founder & CEO
Margaret Bransford
Margaret Bransford St. Olaf College, Associate Director, Entrepreneurship & Outreach
Christine Beech
Christine Beech Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Ex Dir of the Kabara Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies
Entrepreneurship Education & Training Impact Corporate Purpose
UnPub – Re-imagining Education and Collaboration with a Purpose
Samuel Hoyt
Samuel Hoyt Aquarian Knowledge, Partnership & Engagement Director
Maceo Dunn
Maceo Dunn Aquarian Knowledge, Systems & Process Engineer – System Analytics Lead
Entrepreneurship Technology Education & Training
Become a Technovation[MN] Mentor
Christina Llamas
Christina Llamas Technovation[MN], Board Member & Regional Ambassador
Tea Dejanovic
Tea Dejanovic Perficient, Scrum Master
The Entrepreneur's Data Privacy Primer
Adam Stone
Adam Stone Secure Digital Solutions, Inc., Vice Preseident, Consulting Services and Chief Privacy Officer
Entrepreneurship Technology Retail Education & Training Impact
Managing Global Tech Teams During a Pandemic
Jamie Thingelstad
Jamie Thingelstad SPS Commerce, Chief Technology Officer
Shivani Stumpf
Shivani Stumpf Hoonuit, Chief Technology Officer
Amy Patton
Amy Patton SPS Commerce, Vice President, Technology
Teddy Bekele
Teddy Bekele Land O'Lakes, Chief Technology Officer
Jadee Hanson
Jadee Hanson Code42, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Information Officer
Entrepreneurship Technology Healthcare Retail Education & Training Sales Med Device/Medtech Impact
Scaling Customer Success Through Growth
Karin Lucas
Karin Lucas SPS Commerece, SVP, Chief Customer Success Officer
Justin Porter
Justin Porter Kipsu, Vice President, Operations
Noah Dominik
Noah Dominik SPS Commerce, Sr. Director, CS Chief of Staff
Andis Kancans
Andis Kancans Sezzle, Director of Merchant Success
Sue Woodard
Sue Woodard Total Expert, Chief Customer Officer
Technology Healthcare Education & Training Med Device/Medtech
Using Cloud Providers to Achieve HIPAA Compliance
Jacob Beasley
Jacob Beasley Intelletive Consulting, CEO
Jason Woodman
Jason Woodman Intelletive Consulting, Co-Founder and Principal Consultant
Rebecca Saunders
Rebecca Saunders Intelletive Consulting, Software Engineer
Entrepreneurship Healthcare Investing Med Device/Medtech Technology Impact
How Healthcare is Using Impact Measurement to Promote Equity
Callie Chamberlain
Callie Chamberlain optum, social responsibility
Joan Pennington
Joan Pennington M Health Fairview, Senior Director, Community Benefit & Measurement
Timothy Roman
Timothy Roman Ecotone Analytics GBC, CEO & Co-Founder
Jokho Farah
Jokho Farah Peoples Center Clinics & Services, Chief Information Officer & Chief Quality Officer

Monday, September 21, 2020


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Impact Entrepreneurship
BETA's & Matchstick's Commitment to Diversity
Clarence Bethea
Clarence Bethea Upsie, Founder & CEO
Ryan Broshar
Ryan Broshar Matchstick Ventures, Founder & Partner
Reed Robinson
Reed Robinson Groove Capital, Founder & Partner
environment Sustainability Entrepreneurship Main Stage
The Future of Solar Energy and Battery Storage
Eric Pasi
Eric Pasi Impact Power Solutions, Chief Development Officer
Sohan Das
Sohan Das EVS, VP of Renewable Energy
Adam Iliff
Adam Iliff Vessyll & Tesla, Founder & Senior Project Manager
Julian Ryba White
Julian Ryba White Partner, Nokomis Energy
Casey Shultz
Casey Shultz Beta.MN, Executive Director
Education & Training Impact Entrepreneurship
Turning Passion into Purpose: Becoming Social Entrepreneurs
Joe Baz
Joe Baz gener8tor, Director, gBETA Social Impact Madison
Lauren Usher
Lauren Usher gener8tor, Managing Director, gBETA Social Impact
Mfoniso Ekong
Mfoniso Ekong gener8tor, Director, gBETA Social Impact Milwaukee
Entrepreneurship Sustainability Impact
How to Incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals into Your Startup: Hosted by Impact Hub MSP
Mark Ritchie
Mark Ritchie Global Minnesota, President
Nikki Love
Nikki Love NDN Collective, NDN Fund Managing Director
Silvia Ontaneda
Silvia Ontaneda Trade Center of the Americas, CEO
Miki Huntington
Miki Huntington Miki Huntington Coaching & Consulting, Founder/Life Coach/Educator
Terri Barreiro
Terri Barreiro Impact Hub Mpls-St.Paul & Cogent Consulting PBC, Board member, Emeritus
Entrepreneurship Technology Impact
Fuckup Nights Twin Cities (FUN)
Sarah McNally
Sarah McNally The People Brand Company, CEO
Heather Manley
Heather Manley On-Demand Group/Crooked Water Spirits, Founder
Nancy Lyons
Nancy Lyons Clockwork, CEO
Thompson Aderinkomi
Thompson Aderinkomi Nice Healthcare LLC, CEO
Alexis Walsko
Alexis Walsko Lola Red PR, Owner

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Entrepreneurship Technology Healthcare Education & Training Investing Sustainability Impact Smart Reopening Smart City Smart Building Smart Energy
Smart City - Smart North. Session 1: Getting Back To Better
Tom Fisher
Tom Fisher College of Design, University of MN, Professor
Virajita Singh
Virajita Singh Unversity of Minnesota, Associate Vice Provost/Senior Research Fellow
Mary Rick
Mary Rick City of St. Paul, Director of Business Development, Planning & Economic Development
Jason Barnett
Jason Barnett Flarean, Founder/CEO