Speakers

Speakers

Aaron Blaser
Curioso
CEO | Roaster
Aaron Oesterreich
Useabot
Co-founder and CEO
Aaron Shilts
NetSPI
President and CEO
Abby Bishop
Choice Bank
Cash Management Officer
Abhinaya Konduru
M25
Investor
Abigail Irving
createMPLS
Communications Specialist
Abigail Pettit
Avisen Legal, PA
Attorney
Abimbola Asojo
University of Minnesota
Associate Dean for Research, Creative Scholarship and Engagement
Adam Choe
Yonder
CEO
Adam Gordon
Adventium Labs
Communications Director
Adam Stewart
Denamico
Chief Marketing Officer
Adam G. Southam
MyFormulary LLC
Chairman
Aisha Abbas
Baobab Healthcare and Tourism Company
Founder
Aisha Kwaku
Aisha and Kwaku Associates
Al Cornish
Gener8tor
General Partner
Aleida Conners
Medtronic
Senior Counsel
Alexander Skjong
BETA & tech.mn
Project Manager
Alexis Walsko
Lola Red
Founder & CEO
Alfredo Martel
Meda
President & CEO
Ali Moledina
Kaizen Consulting Group
Partner, Business & Leadership Coach
Alina Matson
Glossbird
Founder
Allison Kaplan
Twin Cities Business
Editor in Chief
Amanda Wellner
OurFamilyWizard
Product Designer
Amber Haukedahl
Tare Market
CEO and Founder
Amir Berenjian
REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory
CEO
Amy Behrens
Fusion Hill
VP of Research & Strategy
Amy Helgeson
DiaDragons NFT
Co-Founder & Project Manager
Andrea Wilson Vazquez
Code Savvy
MNCodes Director of Education Training
Andrea Wood
BestBuy
Vice President of Social Impact
Andrew Boucher
Andrew Boucher Consulting
Principal Consultant
Andrew Duneman
Bulkreefsupply.com
Integrator and Co-founder
Andrew Schneider
OurFamilyWizard
Growth lead
Andy Frost
Renaissance Learning
VP, Assessment Products
Aneela Idnani
HabitAware
CoFounder
Aneesh Dhawan
Knit
CEO
Angela Fransen
St. Louis Park Schools
System Support Specialist
Angela Skelly
Skelly Video Productions
Co-Owner
Aniki Allen
Ice Cream Bowties
Founder
Anisha Murphy
JUST LAW LLC
Owner
Ann Ladd
Fredrikson
Shareholder
Anne Gaitha
Regal Africa Group
Armand Ngueti
UBTS International Corp.
Arttu Haho
Trustmary
CMO
Ashley Lowes
Target
Communications Lead
Audra Robinson
Rocky Robinson
Founder
Awren Nuit
Media Junction
Full Stack Developer
Ayaan Dahir
Software for Good
Human-Centered Designer
Bako Ambianda
LabarCorp Group, Cameroon
Chairman and CEO
Barb Stinnett
Timmaron Group
CEO
Barry Gisser
The Science Museum of Minnesota
Chief Financial Officer
Bella (Nhi) Lam
Coconut Whisk
Founder
Ben Marcovitch
Minneapolis Business Mentors
Coach & Mentor - Volunteer
Ben Wallace
Minify Energy
Co-founder
Ben Wright
3M
VP of 3M Ventures
Bernadine Joselyn
Bladin Foundation
Director of Public Policy & Engagement
Bez Idakula
Music and Tech Space (MATS)
Bharat Pulgam
Pikup
CEO
Bill Egan
Avisen Legal, P.A.
Attorney/COO
Bob Sparkins
Leadpages
Sales Marketing Manager
Bobby Hoyt
Millennial Money Man
Founder and Owner of Millennial Money Man
Braden Ericson
Sparrow Charts
Founder & CEO
Brady Stein
JPMorgan Chase
Midwest Expansion Lead - BB Area Manager, Vice President
Brett Brohl
Bread and Butter Ventures
Managing Partner
Brett Howells
Choice Bank
Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer
Brian Cox
Traction Capital
President / Integrator
Brian Davis
University of Minnesota
Research Fellow
Bridgette Haymaker
OurFamilyWizard
Chief Marketing Officer
Brihu Sundararaman
AWS
University Scout
Brittany Clements
Allianz Life Ventures
Managing Director
Bryan Sykora
Minneapolis Business Mentors
Mentor and Trainer
Carlos Seoane
Extempore
Co-Founder & CEO
Casey Shultz
BETA
Executive Director
Casie Siekman
soona
Software Engineer
Cathy Paper
RockPaperStar
President
Char Dobbs
The Activate Network and Certified Access
COO of The Activate Network and Co Founder of Certified Access
Charles Caine
Brothers EMpowered
President and Executive Director
Charlie Lehmann
Kipsu
VP of Customer Success
Chelsey Paulson
Keystone Group International
COO
Chinedu Nweke, MD, MPH
Village Seed Ventures
CEO
Chinwe Ngwu
Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development
Senior Loan Officer
Chip Pedersen
Modern Logic
Director of Client Services
Chris Ghere
University of Minnesota
Senior Technology Portfolio Manager, Technology Commercialization
Chris Iles
Minnesota Twins, LLC
Senior Director, Brand Experience and Innovation
Chris Nelson
Instructiv, GBC
CPO, VP Product and Founder
Chris Rohrer
Rokos Advisors
Commercial Real Estate Advisor
Chris Taylor
PACT
President & CEO
Christine Beech
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Executive Director of the Kabara Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies
Christopher Hussey
Winthrop & Weinstine
Attorney/Shareholder
Chuck Nemer
The Guru of Biz
Trainer for all things Circular Economy and Supply Chain Management
Cihan Behlivan
Beta
Entrepreneur in Residence
Colten Zacharias
Brand Director at Framework
Connie Rutledge
FINNOVATION Lab
CEO
Cordell Hardy
3M
SVP, Corporate R&D Operations
Cory Powell
iPondr
Chief Content Officer
Courtney Howard, CBPA
Insperity
Certified Business Performance Advisor
Courtney Lehmann
Studio BV
Partner
Craig Espelien
1201 Investment Partners
President
Cyrus Knutson
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Director of Center for Community Connections
Dale Brose
LTR Digital Group LLC
Digital Sherpa
Dan Collision
Minneapolis Downtown Council
Director of Downtown Partnerships
Dan Pickens
Farmington High School
Principal
Daniel Heck
OpenView
Partner
Daniel Rasmuson
Labelbox
Co-Founder and CTO
Danielle Elkins
City of Minneapolis
Mobility Manager
Dave Hengel
Greater Bemidji
Executive Director
David Edgerton Jr
The DEJ Group LLC
Managing Principal
David Edoja
Analytics Intelligence
Founder, CTO
David Peteler
Avisen Legal, P.A.
Attorney
David Rhode
Dot Dot Org
Founder and lead consultant
David Russick
Gopher Angels
Managing Director
Deepinder Singh
75F
Founder and CEO
Dennis Stauffer
Innovator Mindset
Founder and CEO
Derek Leupke
Choice Insurance
Agent
Diane Rucker
University Enterprise Labs
Executive Director
Dianne Shelton
Passion Breakthrough
Founder & Business Coach
Dick Polipnick
Online Growth Systems
Chief Growth Officer
Dieumerci Christel
Enlightapp
Founder
DK Tong
soona
Associate Director of Creative
Dominic Iannazzo
EY
Partner, Strategy & Transactions
Dominic Orr
GIZ/Atingi Management
Senior advisor & component lead
Dominick Grande
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Corporate & Securities Attorney
Donnie Berkholz
Percona
SVP, Product Management
Dr. Chris Brooks
Brown Venture Group
Co-Founder + Managing Partner
Dr. Michael Wulf
Minnesota STEM Partnership
Founder & Executive Director
Dr. Paul Campbell
Brown Venture Group
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Drew Lindorfer
MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
Senior Loan Officer
Duza Baba
Baba Consulting
Principal Consultant
Eli Maloley
Vivacity Tech PBC
Founder & CEO
Emily McNee
Littler
Attorney
Eri O'Diah
SIID Technologies LLC
Founder
Eric Dorphy
Twin Cities App Dev LLC
Founder
Eric J. Jolly
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
President and Chief Executive Officer
Eric Nelson
Bravo Tech Inc
Co-Founder
Eric Ortiz
Granite Media
Director of Media
Erica Barnes
Chloe Barnes Advisory Council on Rare Diseases
Administrator
Erica Prairie
General Mills
Sr Manager of Learning & Development
Erica Thompson
soona
director of creative
Evan Sheets
Winthrop & Weinstine
Attorney/Shareholder
Fernando Burga
University of Minnesota
Assistant Professor
Gabe Skelly
Skelly Video Productions
Owner and Creator
Gabriel Marte
OpenScout & AWS
AWS Scout Lead
George Shannon
The black market
Founder
Geri Huibregtse
Apiary
President
Gloria Jeff
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Project Director of Rethinking I-94 Project
GM
Gokul Muralidharan
Field Nation LLC
Sr Product Manager
Graham Ober
Revolution Ventures
Investor
Greg Hoyt
Gather Venture Group
Co-Founder
Greg Pomerantz
Pomerantz & Associates
Principal
Gregg Mast
Clean Energy Economy Minnesota
Executive Director
Guang Yang
Daynamica, Inc
Chief Operating Officer
Gweir Glewwe
REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory
VR Concierge
Harriet Khataba
Her Story Matters
Founder and Executive Director
Hayley Matthews-Jones
Minneapolis Craft Market
Founder
Heidi Corcoran
Milligan Partners
Mobility Innovation Strategist
Heidi Seymore
Cargill
IT Cutover Lead
Hemansu Keeka
Disraptor (Pty) Ltd
Co-Founder And Director Of Strategy And Operations
Houssem Touil
Founder, Chamber Index & President, TECC
Hunter Dansbury
ShotCaller
Founder & CEO
Ian Levitt
Studio Americana
CEO
Ibrahima Niang
DELOITTE
Senior Solution Designer, Oracle Cloud
Inti Martínez-Alemán
Ceiba Fôrte Law Firm
Attorney
Jack Eckblad
HubSpot
HubSpot for Startups Head of Partnerships - Midwest
Jack Hysell
Target
Non-traditional Engineer & Program Manager of Early Career Programming
Jackson Akor
African Leadership University
Jackson Schwartz
Hennepin Made
Co-founder/ Director
Jade Denson
Minnesota Technology Association
Vice President, Programming & Member Experience
Jagmehr Madan
Atland Ventures
Managing Partner
Jamie Candee
Edmentum
CEO
Jared Brewington
Official Fried Chicken
Partner
Jay Hirschton
Full Circle Fund
CEO
Jayden Thunberg
Dispatch
Jr. Data Scientist
Jeanette Dorazio
Leadpages
CEO
Jeff Aguy
2043 and NCXT
Founder & CEO
Jeff Nelson
Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development
Executive Director (interim)
Jeff Ochs
Venn Foundation
CEO
Jeff Robbins
Avisen Legal, P.A.
Attorney
Jeffrey Steinle
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Attorney
Jen Fieldman
Jen Fieldman
Intuitive Business Coach + Strategist
Jen Labanowski
Good Human Work
Co-founder and Licensed Therapist
Jen Williams
mohio XD
Design Principal
Jenn Bonine
RedRex
CEO and Founder
Jenna Pederson
AWS
Senior Developer Advocate
Jenna Redfield
Twin Cities Collective
Founder
Jenni Severson
Vivacity Tech PBC
Director of People and Culture
Jeremy Faber
Prosper Africa
JK
Jeremy Kalin
Avisen Legal
Imapct Counsel, Attorney
Jeremy Xie
University of Minnesota
Ph.D. student
Jess Von Bank
Leapgen
Head of Marketing
Jessica Meyer
Women in Tech Twin Cities
Co-host
Jessica Thompson
Designing for Equity, LLC
Founder & CEO
Jillian Mittelmark
Resolve Works
Founder & CEO
Jim Handy
Minneapolis Business Mentors
Mentor, trainer, peer roundtables
Jimmy Stephens
Brex
Director, Channel Sales
JJ Foster
Atland Ventures
Director
Jodi Hubler
Advisory Board Member
Board Chair Launch MN
Joel Ribnick
EY
Senior Manager, Strategy and Transactions
John Arms
Voyageur University
CoFounder Voyageur University
John Guenther
Product Launcher
Owner
John Lombela
Axalio
Founder and CEO
John Moore
Intelletive
Director of Business Development
John Nelson
Eide Bailly LLP
Partner
John Paul Farmer
City of New York
Chief Technology Officer
Jonathan Banks
NCXT
President and Founding Partner
Joresa Blount
GoFlyy
Founder and CEO
José Fernández
Bankuish
CEO and Founder
Josh Fedie
salesreach.io
Founder & CEO
Josh Slayton
ECMC Group
SVP, Corp Dev & Impact Investing
Josh Thelemann
Proserva
Founder & CEO
Judd Grutman
Vonzella, Inc.
Founder
Juli Lassow
JHL Solutions, LLC
Founder & Principal
Justin Balfany
TriNet
Technology Sales Consultant
Justin Grammens
Lab651
Founder/ CEO
Kate Indrelie
Sourcewell Technology
Advantage Implementation Specialist
Kate LaBrosse
Kate LaBrosse Consulting
CEO/Founder
Kate Nordstrum
The Great Northern
Executive and Artistic Director
Kathryn Dehn
Fox Rothschild LLP
Attorney-at-law
Katie Youtsos
Useabot
Co-founder and COO
Katy Burke
Team Women
Executive Director
Kelly Kingsley
Prima Microfinance Bank PLC
Chairman
Kelly Schaefbauer
Aligned Operations
Founder & CEO
Kelly Schultze
BETA
Managing Director
Kelsey Quickstad
Hotwire
Senior Director
Kelvin Jiraji
Africa Chamber of Digital Chambers
Kelvin Johnson
Brevity
CEO
Ken Morris
KnectIQ Inc.
Kenna Dooley
Children's Cancer Research Fund
Director of Development and Donor Relations
Kevin McArdle
SureSwift Capital
Founder & CEO
Kevin Roose
New York Times
Tech Columnist
Kiley Giebel
Atland Ventures
VP of Platform
Kim Lowe
Avisen Legal
Attorney
Kirthi Manivannan
Technovation [MN]
Global and Student Ambassador
Kris Eul
Kinetic
Co-Founder & CEO
Kristi Moline
Bethel University
Executive Director Center for Healthcare Excellence
Kristi Piehl
Media Minefield
Founder & CEO
Kristin White
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Executive Director
Kyle Simmons
No Code Collab
Creator
La Juana Whitmore
La Juana Whitmore Consulting
Owner
Larry Fox
Avisen Legal, P.A.
Attorney
Larry Yon
Cyber Alliance
Co-Founder
LaToya Taris-James
RFTP.
Co-Founder; Story Development & Content Lead
Laurie Kleinbaum Fink, Ph.D.
Science Museum of Minnesota
Chair of Science at Science Museum of Minnesota
Lekan Fadina
CENTER FOR INVESTMENT,SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT & ENVIRONMENT (CISME)
Lily Shaw
Startup Space
Vice President of Client Experience
Lindsay LaShell
Diamond + Branch
Founder + CEO
Lindsey Hillesheim
ATP - Bio I Skylark Science
Director of Strategic Partners & Innovation at ATP-Bio | Principal at Skylark Science
Lisa Schlosser
Technovation[MN]
Executive Director
Lisa Van Ahn
I AM INITIATIVE
Owner
Liz Giorgi
soona
CEO
Liz Tupper
Software for Good
Director of Product Strategy
Loralee Wick
Salo
Senior Managing Director
Lori Most
Binary Bridge / BackpackEMR
Founder / CEO
Lucian Moldovan
Cardamons
CEO
Luis Moreno
TCBPN
Co-Founder
Luis Vanegas
Escuela Exitos
Founder & Executive Director
Lynn Hargreaves
Hargreaves Consulting, LLC
CEO & Founder
Lynn Wehrman
WeCo Accessibility Services
President and Founder
Madeline Blasberg
Leadpages
Director of Marketing
Madhulika Srikanth
TE Connectivity
R&D Manager
Marc Grabanski
Frontend Masters
CEO
Marc Majors
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Director of Employment and Training Programs (ETP) Division
Marguerite Ahmann
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Attorney
Maria Burns Ortiz
7 Generation Games
Co-Founder & CEO
Maria Ploessl
Minnestar
Executive Director
Mark Birch
AWS
Principal Startup Advocate
Mark Caraway
Blockapps
Head Of Partnerships
Mark Gritter
Akita Software
Founding Engineer
Mark Jansen
Knights Academy & STMA Online School
Principal
Mark Ritchie
Global Minnesota
President
Marlaina Love
Pipe Dream Academy
CEO & Founder
Marsha Magdalene
Bread. A Unique Popup Market
Founder
Mary Grove
Bread and Butter Ventures
Managing Partner
Mary MacCarthy
University Of Minnesota
Venture Center Senior Program Manager
Mary Rick
City of Saint Paul
Director of Business Development
Masha Khusid
Drive Capital
Partner
Matt Decuir
Invisible Network
Founder
Matt Lewis
Greater MSP
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Matt Meents
Yardstik
CEO and Founder
Matt Rowe
Rowe Community Consulting
Business Consultant
Matthew Cole
Alchemy 365
Northeast Studio General Manager
MM
Matthew Messerli
University of Minnesota Law School
JD Candidate, 2022
Max Bock-Aronson
Breathe99 PBC
CEO
Mayor Jacob Frey
City of Minneapolis
Mayor
Mayor Melvin Carter
City of Saint Paul
Mayor
Melissa Slaymaker
Women In Tech
Country Director, South Africa
Mercedes Jaime
ENTER~ENTRA LLC
Founder & CEO
Meredith Kathleen Neumann, MS, LMFT
Scaling Within
founder
Michael Gietl
J.P. Morgan
Industry Executive - Midwest and Canada Life Sciences and Healthcare Services
Michael Thomas Sunnarborg
Creative Enterprises, LLC
Social Researcher | Wellness Wrangler | Relentless Optimist
Mickayla Rosard
Groove Capital
Head of Platform
Mickeli Bedore
Closers Media
Chief Revenue Officer
Mike Baur
Amazon
Head of EdTech Strategy
Mike Jackson
Black Tech Talent
Founder & CEO
Mike Trewartha
Parsyl
Senior Engineering Manager
Mohammed Jega
Domineum
Mondo Davison
Schoolz
Co-founder and The Problem Solver
Nancy Johnson
Intentiontobalance, LLC
Wellness Advocate
Natty Zola
Matchstick Ventures
Partner
Navroop Sahdev
The Digital Economist
Founder and CEO
Neela Mollgaard
Launch Minnesota
Executive Director
Nels Pederson
Livefront
Partnerships
Nick Roseth
VRARA - Minneapolis
Chapter President
Nick VanWagner
OurFamilyWizard
CEO
Nicolas Wegener
SendSquared
CEO
Nicolle Goodman
City of Saint Paul
Director of Planning and Economic Development
Nik Anderson
Bone Foam
Director of Sales
Nila Gouldin, MPH
MN DEED
Launch Minnesota Grant Administrator
Nina Gazel
Fusion Hill
VP of Business Strategy
Njiddah Ibrahim
SVP CAPEGATE Group
Founder
Norbert Gehrke
TOKYO FINTECH
Founder and Representative Director
Pam York
Capita3
Managing Partner
Parag Shah
Vemos
Founder
Pat Dillon
Minnesota SBIR/STTR Accelerator
Founder and Director
Patrice Kloss
Fox Rothschild LLP
Partner
Patricia Tatro
Resolve Works
Fractional CFO
Patrick Judge
Camber Road
Managing Partner
Paul Ali
Our Family Wizard
Oracle Database Administrator
Paul Bauknight
The urban design lab
Owner
Paul Duncan
Anuvia Plant Nutrients
Director of Sustainability
Paul Richardson
Minneapolis Business Mentors
Mentor & Trainer
PT
Paul Taylor
Serial Mentors Ltd.
Founder
Pauline Tallen
Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Nigeria
Honourable Minister at Federal Ministry of Women Affairs
Payton Maas
Technovation
Technovation Alumni Member
Pejman Ghorbanzade
Touca
Founder, CEO
Pete Kostroski
Rokos Advisors
Commercial Real Estate Advisor
Peter Bohacek
Pivot Interactives SBC
Co-Founder & CEO
Peter Dang
Ivanti
Associate Software Engineer
Peter Schultze
Augeo / Plyo
Vice President, Crypto Loyalty
PJ Hill
Wells Fargo Advisors
Financial Advisor
Princess Haley
Appetite For Change
Co-Founder and Senior Engagement Officer
Qiana Hicks
Rise Against the Odds
Author, Speaker, IT Leader & Founder
Quyen Balter
Peacefulness Meditation
CEO
Rahul Bhojwani
Turia.ai, Inc.
Co-founder, CEO
Raj Rajamani
University of Minnesota
Associate Director
Ravi Norman
JLT Energy Services
CEO
Rebecca Foley
Phoenix Growth Systems
Owner/Operator
Reed Robinson
Groove Capital
Founder & Partner
Rhona Schwaid
Medtronic
Strategic Legal Counsel
Richard Gilyard
Towerside
Board member
Richard Graves
University Of Minnesota
Director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research
Rick Brimacomb
Brimacomb Capital
Founder
Rick Ellis
AllYourScreens.com
Founder
Rick Huebsch
University of MN's Technology Commercialization
Executive Director
Rick RIttmaster
Groveland Leadership
Co-Founder
Roxanne Klemm
Best Buy
Product Experience Researcher
Rukia Sheikh-Mohamed
Soona
Full Stack Software Engineer
Russ Haywood
Unveil Social, SBC
Co-Founder
Ruth Mesfin
Technovation[MN]
Alumna