Twin Cities Startup Week 2021 Twin Cities Startup Week 2021
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Change Can’t Happen in Isolation: Convergence of the Sustainable Development Goals

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Mark Ritchie
Global Minnesota, President

Minnesota Secretary of State (2007-2015), President, Global Minnesota, Co-Chair, Minnesota USA Expo 2027

Lori Most
Binary Bridge / BackpackEMR, Founder / CEO

Lori Most has an extensive software development background with 20 years of coding, designing, managing, and owning software products at large and small companies in like SPS Commerce, Target, United Health Group, and C.H.Robinson. 

In 2016, she launched Binary Bridge, SBC to transform healthcare delivery in rural villages using BackpackEMR, a portable Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system for off-grid, mobile clinics, improving the impact of their health services for underserved populations.

Duza Baba
Baba Consulting, Principal Consultant

Shekwoduza (Duza) Baba, MA/MHS is an Epidemiologist at UnitedHealth Group responding to the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020. His interests revolve around leveraging both the public sector and private sector capacities to address health and economic development challenges and has applied this to his work in pandemic preparedness and infectious disease epidemiology, increasing access to healthcare services, maternal and child health services, and health systems strengthening.

Max Bock-Aronson
Breathe99 PBC, CEO

Max Bock-Aronson is a social technologist who uses his background in mechanical engineering and product design to create solutions that promote sustainable human development. His designs have generated over $750K on crowdfunding platforms and have been featured in the New York Times and on the cover of TIME Magazine.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has compromised the world’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda for The Sustainable Development Goals. SDG 3 - Good Health & Wellbeing has risen to the top of priority goals for many. However, the interconnectedness of the goals has become even more apparent as we work towards recovery.

The social impact entrepreneurial community is one of the leading producers of bold interventions making an impact on health, economic and social recovery efforts.

In this inspiring panel, we will highlight the innovative startups responding to COVID and the convergence of efforts working towards the broader 2030 goals.