Twin Cities Startup Week 2021 Twin Cities Startup Week 2021
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Gotta Have Faith: An Interfaith Dialogue Panel Exploring the Role of Faith in the Startup World

Deepinder Singh
75F, Founder and CEO

Deepinder Singh co-founded 75F after having designed some of the world’s fastest core networks for Tier 1 service providers like AT&T, NTT and Verizon. With almost 25 years of experience in electronics and computing, he’s brought a wealth of embedded products to the market. His key goal in every endeavor is to simplify operational complexity and make products intuitive. 75F does just that — as the only IoT-native or continuously commissioning Building Management System on the market today, 75F is making commercial buildings browser ready in a traditionally manual and complex industry. 75F has won support from some of the biggest names in energy and technology, including Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy and Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest.

Aneela Idnani
HabitAware, CoFounder

Aneela Idnani is Cofounder & President of HabitAware. HabitAware’s smart bracelet, Keen, retrains the brain from unwanted body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) to healthier ones. Ashamed, Aneela grew up hiding her hair pulling disorder (a BFRB) and is now an outspoken mental health advocate, raising awareness of these very common yet unknown conditions. HabitAware is a HAX and Backstage Capital company and holds research grants from the NIH & NSF. HabitAware’s innovation was featured in TIME Magazine (2018 Best Invention), BuzzFeed, SELF Magazine, The Washington Post and Prevention Magazine.

Sara Shady
Bethel University, Professor of Philosophy

I'm Professor of Philosophy at Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) and also serve as Co-Chair of the Department of History, Philosophy and Political Science. For several years I've been involved in researching, promoting, and participating in various interfaith engagement activities on college campuses and beyond. I'm co-author of the book From Bubble To Bridge: Educating Christians for a Multifaith World (IVP Academic, 2017).

Kristi Moline
Bethel University, Executive Director Center for Healthcare Excellence

Kristi Moline is the executive director for the Center for Healthcare Excellence at Bethel University. Moline earned her master’s in business administration from Bethel’s Graduate School and holds an undergraduate degree in community health.

Moline’s career has spanned, healthcare, government, and for-profit business. For the past five years, she has been engaging industry partners and creating pathways for students Through the Center for Healthcare Excellence at Bethel. Prior to joining Bethel, Moline spent nine years at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN building programs including the establishment of Children’s virtual services.

Nik Anderson
Bone Foam, Director of Sales

I graduated from Bethel University in 2011 and since have spent my time in sales and sales management with several companies. I am currently the Director of Sales at Bone Foam, overseeing all domestic and international sales efforts and personnel. The foundation of our company is our faith based roots which is ultimately what brought me to the company.

Agnostic, Hindu, Christian, Buddhist, Sikh, Muslim, Jewish, Wiccan... Regardless of your religious orientation this interfaith panel discussion aims to inspire you to consider leveraging “faith as a strategy” in your startup. Faith comes in many forms: in yourself, your product or service, your team, a higher power. This panel will explore the role of faith for startup founders. How does faith enable people to push forward believing they can accomplish what they set out to? What role does faith play when you face challenges in your work? How has faith helped create partnerships and collaborations with others? What is challenging about being a person of faith in the world of start-ups? We will explore these questions and more with a diverse panel of entrepreneurs moderated by an interfaith dialogue facilitator.