Twin Cities Startup Week 2021 Twin Cities Startup Week 2021
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ImpactSKU '21 Showcase


Connie Rutledge
FINNOVATION Lab, CEO

With over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and business management, Connie's expertise ranges from concept design, market analysis, and fundraising to product development, operations, and strategic partnerships. Her passion is supporting innovators with practical advice and strategic analysis so they can recognize their vision in a socially and financially sustainable way.

Yasameen Sajady
Maazah, CEO

Yasameen is the co-founder and Chief of Operations at Maazah, founded with her sisters and mom in 2014. Growing up we can’t remember a meal that didn’t include Mom’s famous “Magic Green Sauce ''. A phenomenal cook, her secret blend of cilantro and peppers was the universal condiment that made everything more flavorful and delicious.


Check out these purpose-driven consumer brands from across the country! These start-ups recently completed the ImpactSKU accelerator and are ready to change the food and beverage world for the better. ImpactSKU is a unique collaborative program between Minneapolis-based FINNOVATION Lab and Austin-based SKU. Hear from local company, Maazah as well as Oklahoma City-based KiZE Concepts, and two innovative companies from Los Angeles: Ancient Provisions and Chiki Chiki Boom Boom.

This two-part event starts with an in-person networking breakfast at FINNOVATION Lab at 9:00 AM. At 10:00 AM, we'll join the Hopin platform to stream the premiere of the Showcase video (also streamed live at FINN Lab).