Twin Cities Startup Week 2021 Twin Cities Startup Week 2021
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Discussion on the Future of Work in a Hybrid Model

Jenn Bonine
RedRex, CEO and Founder

Jenn Bonine is the CEO of AI Appstore, Inc. and the RedRex platform, and was the first female Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) platform tech CEO.  The company is pioneering human-centered technology for schools, corporations, non-profits, and start-ups. 

Respected as a gifted speaker, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Jennifer Bonine addresses the AI industry nationally and internationally, including at the World Economic Forum in Davos and CNN Money Switzerland.  She has had an exit from a startup company that provided technology in the gaming space and is currently leading a new start-up that has raised capital to revolutionize the “Future of Work, home, and Schools”.  She has held executive level positions leading teams for Oracle and Target and is a founding board member of the United States bid for a Minnesota World Expo 2027.  Jennifer is a founding sponsor and member of IVOW AI's Women in History Data Ideation Challenge, an Executive Board Member of TeamWomen, The Digital Economist, and an executive board member of Chad Greenway’s Lead the Way foundation.  She is a member of Million Dollar Women, member of the Women’s Leadership Council for MSPBJ, and a council member of DreamTank, an organization designed to champion young entrepreneurs.  Recently named one of the Top 30 Leaders to Watch in 2020 by Silicon Review, Jennifer Bonine was featured at the UN’s AI for Good summit.  Jennifer is also developing a series of books to educate children about the power of AI and machine learning.  She hosts a 612TALK Podcast that explores origin stories of people with Minnesota Connections along with Sony recording artist Dave McElroy.  

Sonya Wentz
RedRex, SVP of Customer Experience

Experienced sales person and executive leader from fortune 500 Companies and experienced with Startup Companies!

Katy Burke
Team Women, Executive Director

Recognized as a growth-focused entrepreneur, I have a successful track record of driving consistent revenue opportunities, membership, and change for good, in start-up, early-stage, for-profit and non-profit organizations in the Twin Cities. 

EMPOWERING FEMALE LEADERS FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE BOARDROOM As the Executive Director of TeamWomen, serving on the Board of Directors since 2016, my team and I have grown TW into a premiere professional women’s organization to over 550 members, who are committed to developing the future generation of women leaders. I am excited to lead the expansion TW and our EMPOWER Leadership Academy for Girls into cities nationwide. 

STRATEGIC VISIONARY - CONNECTING FOR GROWTH Recognized as a ‘strategic growth visionary’, I have an been told that I have an outstanding ability to connect deeply and authentically with people and through my extensive network I create unique opportunities with partners, sponsors and funders to generate the best possible outcomes for all stakeholders. 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING Living a portfolio career life, I am also the President of Springboard Strategic Group, an agency that provides business management and consulting services to start-ups to small business, helping them with growth and process improvement. 

DRIVING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR OUR SISTER-OWNED INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS BUREAU Preferred Speakers is my 75-year-old family-run, sister-owned speakers bureau that connects the over 35,000 speakers who provide keynote, and professional speaking services to the thousands of corporations, associations, meetings, events and foundations. 

THRILL-SEEKER - ASK ME ABOUT HANGING OUT OF A HELICOPTER I began my career as a Location Sound person for an International tv production company. For Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, I hung out of a helicopter, shooting footage over the Mediterranean and flying over the top of the castle in Monoco. I was recruited to an innovative event firm as VP Production. 

Join us for a panel discussion and networking event with Venture Capitalists, Business Leaders, and Startup Founders around how the Future of work will look including how benefits and incentives are provided to employees in companies.  This will be an opportunity to see what other companies are looking at for strategies around work to attract and retain talent in their organizations.  Food and beverages will be provided at the event that will take place in the West End at the TeaWomen/Twin Cities Film Fest new offices.  Free parking is available in the West End.  Please join us for this event on Monday of Startup Week!