Speakers

Featured

Chloe Alpert

Medinas
Founder & CEO

Elizabeth M. Adams

Stanford University
Race & Tech Fellow

Clarence Bethea

Upsie
Founder & CEO

Charles Hudson

Precurser Ventures
Managing Partner

Brett Brohl

Bread and Butter Ventures
Managing Partner

Mary Grove

Bread and Butter Ventures
Managing Partner

Steve Grove

State of Minnesota
Commissioner of Employment & Economic Development

Justin Sutherland

Iron Chef America
Winner

Speakers

A.J. Meyer

West Monroe
Innovation Fellow

Abby Pearson

Isadore Nut Co
Production Assistant/Demo Specialist

Abdi Rahman Kahin

Afro Deli & Grill
CEO

Adam Burrows

Range Ventures
Co-founder and Managing Partner

Adam Choe

Yonder
Co-Founder

Adam Gordon

Adventium Labs
Communications Director

Adam Iliff

Vessyll & Tesla
Founder & Senior Project Manager

Adam Stone

Secure Digital Solutions, Inc.
Vice Preseident, Consulting Services and Chief Privacy Officer

Adam G. Southam

MyFormulary LLC
Chairman

Ajani Lewis

Allianz North America
Corporate service associate

Aleida Conners

Fredrikson & Byron
Attorney

Alejandro Fenn

Jukko, Global Gaming Initiative
COO, Head of Partnerships

Alex Skjong

tech.mn
Moderator

Alex West Steinman

The Coven
Co-Founder and CEO

Alexis Walsko

Lola Red PR
Owner

Alise Riedel

Denamico
Strategist

Alison Cromie

Cromie Creative Consultants
Owner

Alton Glass

GRX Immersive
CEO
AH

Amanda Heyman

Lunar Startups
Director of Lunar Everywhere

Amber Ross

Freelance Writer and Editor

Amir Berenjian

REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory
CEO

Amy Beckley

MFB Fertility Inc
CEO & Owner

Amy Bogott

Amy Lynne Coaching
Owner

Amy Patton

SPS Commerce
Vice President, Technology

Andis Kancans

Sezzle
Director of Merchant Success

Andrew Felbinger

Urban Innovation Fund
Senior Associate

Andrew Parks

Minnevangelist
Creative Director

Andrew Rahn

Modern Logic
Principal Developer

Andy Shafer

Shafer's Innovation and Business Building Services (SIBBS)
Founder, Strategist, Business Builder and Author

Aneela Idnani

HabitAware
CoFounder

Angela Curtis

Medtronic
Technical User Support Analyst

Anna Christenson

Nextern
Strategic Marketing Manager

Anna Stoll

ILT Academy

Anne Dougherty

Benilde-St.Margaret's
Engineering Department Chair, STEM Educator/Coach

Anne Kitchen

Target
Sr. Accelerator Program Manager

Annie Lu

H20k Innovations
Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Padrnos

Osseo Area Schools (ISD279)
Executive Director of Technology
AR

Arfa Rehman

Chorus Health
CEO

Arlene Birt

Background Stories
Founder & Chief Visual Storyteller

Art Shore

Minneapolis Business Mentors
Co-Founder

Ashlea Halpern

Minnevangelist
Co-founder & Editor

Ashleyn Przedwiecki

Social Enterprise - MSP
Community Manager

Ava McFarlane

Denamico
Digital Marketing Consultant

Bailey Johnson

Impact Hub MSP
Event & Marketing Manager

Becky Vavrichek

Creatively Focused
Project Manager

Bella Lam

Coconut Whisk
Founder/CEO

Ben Spangler

Bebe Zito Ice Cream
Owners

Ben Theis

Skol Marketing
President & Founder

Ben Wallace

Minify Energy
Co-founder & Building Solutions Consultant

Benjamin Ihde

Impact Hub
Member Services & Operations

BENJAMIN KJOS

BI WORLDWIDE
SENIOR CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Brandon Johnson

Left Blank Co.
Owner/Creative Technologist

Brandon Quittem

Swan Bitcoin
Director of Marketing

Brian Bradley Johnson

Ambient Intelligence
CEO

Brian Krohn

Modern Logic
Entrepreneur in Residence

Bruce Strong

Minnesota SBDC
State Director

Bumper Snackwell

BETA
Snackmaster

Callie Chamberlain

optum
social responsibility
CT

Carlos Thomas

Ricos Ice Cream Parlor
Owner

Casey Shultz

Beta.MN
Executive Director
CD

Catherine Day

Storyslices LLC

Catherine Murphy

Zipnosis
Chief Operating Officer

Cathy Paper

RockPaperStar
President

Chad Kulas

Midway Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director
CS

Charles Schaffer

Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development
Small Business Assistance Office, Director

Charlie Youakim

Sezzle Inc.
CEO

Charmaine Farber

Love Your Start
Founder, CEO

Chinwe Ngwu

DEED
Senior Loan Officer

Chip Pedersen

Modern Logic
Director of Client Services

Chris Aburime

Sober Theory
President / Co-founder

Chris Lukenbill

Shrpa
Co-founder

Chris Rohrer

Rokos Advisors
Commercial Real Estate Advisor

Chrissy Mathison

SPS Commerce
VP Supplier Sales & Business Development

Christina Llamas

Technovation[MN]
Board Member & Regional Ambassador

Christine Beech

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Executive Director of the Kabara Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies

Christine Hall

Crunchbase News
Contributing Writer

Christopher Marquis

Cornell University
SC Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise

Cihan Behlivan

Beta
Entrepreneur in Residence

Clayton Morris

J.P. Morgan
Client Advisor

Cody Anderson

Carta
business development

Colin Hirdman

Augurian
President

Connie Rutledge

FINNOVATION Lab
CEO

Cory Klinge

Richfield Public Schools
Director of Technology

Courtney Ready

Target
Incubator Program Manager

Courtney Thompson

Fredrikson & Byron

Dan Juckniess

SPS Commerce
SVP, Chief Sales Officer

Daniel Feldman

HPE
Software engineer

Danielle Steer

Lunar Startups
Managing Director

Dario Otero

Youth Lens 360 / Undemo/ Schoolz
CEO/Co-Founder

Daryl Vavrichek

Edmentum
Education Programs Consultant

Dave Hengel

Greater Bemidji
Executive Director

Dave Mathias

Beyond the Data
Founder

Dave Neville

Infinity Robotics
President

Dave Sandhoefner

Delaget
Chief Revenue Officer

David Dalvey

Brightstone Venture Capital
Managing General Partner
DL

David Lu

H20k Innovations
Co-founder, President, Chief Technology Officer

David Roberts

U.S. Drone Soccer
Co-Founder

David Winkler

Fredrikson & Byron
Partner

Dick Schulze

Best Buy Co.
Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Donte Curtis

Catch Your Dream Consulting
CEO, Founder

Dr. Elizabeth Klodas MD, FACC

Step One Foods
Founder & CEO

Drew Lindorfer

MN DEED
Senior Loan Officer

Elizabeth Orme

Creatively Focused
Founder and CEO

Ellen Stoehr

Ellen Melon
Educator and Speaker

Emily Hulstein

Denamico
Director of Implementations

Emily Hunt Turner

All Square
Founder & CEO

Emily McNee

Littler
Attorney

Emma Tuftin

Brio Marketing
Co-founder

Eri O'Diah

SIID Technologies
Founder

Eric Dorphy

Twin Cities App Dev LLC
Founder

Eric Flanagan

Cargill
Accelerator Programs Lead

Eric Jenson

Jenson Studios
President

Eric Martell

Pear Commerce
Co-Founder

Eric Nelson

Fanschool
Founder

Eric Pasi

Impact Power Solutions
Chief Development Officer

Erica Thompson

soona
director of creative

Erin Mies

People Spark Consulting
Co-Founder

Ethan Bull

ProAssisting
Co-founder

Fatimah Hussein

ASIYA LLC
CEO, Co-Founder

Frank Medrano

JP Morgan
Managing Director

Gabe Skelly

Skelly Video

Gabriella Grant

Bebe Zito Ice Cream
Owners

Garrick Villaume

NETZRO SBC
Co-founder, Chief Science and Technology Officer

Garrio Harrison

Closers Media + Curious
Partner

Gary Stockert

Toovio
President

George Hadjiyanis

Launch Avenue
Founder and Principal Consultant

Gina Davis

Dog Threads
Co-Owner

Giselle Ugarte

Media Bridge Advertising
Director of Marketing

Grace Northamer

BETA
Operations Intern

Grant Henry

Brio Marketing
Co-founder

Haley Vien

SayKid
UX Designer

Hayley Kraft

BetterYou
Marketing Associate

Hayley Matthews-Jones

Minneapolis Craft Market
Founder

Heather Manley

On-Demand Group/Crooked Water Spirits
Founder

Heather Olson

North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC)
President & CEO

Hunter Babcock

Atland Ventures
Managing Partner

Isaiah Goodman

MoneyVerbs
CEO

Jac Stark

tech.mn
Community Manager

Jack Kilian

Poultry Patrol
Co-Founder / CEO

Jacob Beasley

Intelletive Consulting
CEO

Jade Denson

Minnesota Technology Association
Director of Community Engagement

Jadee Hanson

Code42
Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Information Officer

Jagmehr Madan

Atland Ventures
Managing Partner

Jaime Chismar

All Are Welcome Here
Founder

Jake Smith

gener8tor
Director, gBETA St. Thomas

James Garrett Jr, AIA

4RM+ULA
managing partner + architect

James Tucker

soona
Full Stack Developer

Jamie Glover

ASIYA LLC
President & COO, Co-Founder

Jamie Hurewitz

GitLab
Former VP of Legal

Jamie Sundsbak

Collider
Director of Operations

Jamie Thingelstad

SPS Commerce
Chief Technology Officer

Jann Eichlersmith

Venn Foundation
Director of Social Enterprise Division

Jason Barnett

Flarean
Founder/CEO

Jason Cardwell

Matrix-NDI
Account Executive

Jason Woodman

Intelletive Consulting
Co-Founder and Principal Consultant

Jeff Aguy

NCXT
Co-Founder

Jeff Metz

Denamico
Functional Lead

Jeff Nelson

Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development
Executive Director (interim)

Jeff Ochs

Venn Foundation
CEO

Jeff Steinle

Fredrikson & Byron
Attorney

Jeffrey Sawyer

The Remedy
CEO

Jenn Bonine

The AI App Store
CEO and Founder

Jennifer Nowlin

OST
Principal Consultant

Jennifer Zick

Authentic Brand
Founder and CEO

Jenny Erickson

ACThoughtful Consulting
Owner & Idea Activator

Jenny Niemela

Illume Decision Hub
Co-Founder

Jess Girardi

Uproer
Strategist

Jessica Artiles

Darte Design
Chief Design Officer, Founder
JW

Jessica Waller

Humble Nut Butter
Co-Founder

Jillayne Berg

Center for Diagnostic Imaging
Director, Operations Support - IT

Jillian McGary

Mostly Made
Head of Hotdish

Joan Pennington

M Health Fairview
Senior Director, Community Benefit & Measurement

Joe Baz

gener8tor
Director, gBETA Social Impact Madison

Joel Stewart

Youth Drone Sports Championships
Co-founder

John Benzick

Venture Superfly
President

John Gleason

Bap and Chicken
Owner & Chef
JK

John Koski

Thomson Reuters
Vice President of Sales and Client Management

John Oliver Whittlef

Xvoucher
Developer

John Shoffner

State of Minnesota DEED
Regional Business Development Manager & Foreign-Trade Zone Director
JS

John Stavig

University of Minnesota
Director - Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship

John Sturgess

ADOGO Pet Hotels
Founder

John Unger

Vaultas Data Centers
President
JW

John Waller

Humble Nut Butter
Co-Founder

Jokho Farah

Peoples Center Clinics & Services
Chief Information Officer & Chief Quality Officer

Jonathan Banks

NCXT
President / Founding Partner

Jonathan C. W. Jones

Ideation4
Founder & CEO

Jonathan Ellis

Sandalphon Capital
Managing Director

Josh Fedie

salesreach.io
Founder & CEO

Josh Schaub

Gutwein Law
Attorney

Josh Slayton

ECMC Group
SVP, Business Development

Judd Grutman

Vonzella
Founder

Julia Eagles

Institute for Market Transformation
Associate Director of Utility and Regulatory Strategy

Julian Ryba White

Partner
Nokomis Energy

Julie Carter

GreyED Solutions
Co-Founder & CEO

Julie Kucinski

Pitchwell
Founder & Coach

Junita Flowers

Junita's Jar
Founder/Owner

Justin Borrell

Minnesota United FC
General Manager, Allianz Field

Justin Porter

Kipsu
Vice President, Operations

Karen Goldner

Women's Business Development Center
Managing Director, Established Business Services

Karen Tobler

TARGET
Supplier Diversity

Karin Lucas

SPS Commerece
SVP, Chief Customer Success Officer

Kate Evinger

gener8tor
Program Manager

Kate Kirschner

CompTIA Tech Career Academy
Midwest Regional Manager, Career Services

Kathleen Tune

Odonata Health, Inc.
CFO/COO/BOD

Kathryn Dehn

Fox Rothschild LLP
Attorney

Katie Kalkman

Impact Hub MSP
Executive Director

Katrina Becker

FINNOVATION Lab
Fellowship Manager

Kaylin Klinger

J.P. Morgan
Executive Compensation Specialist

Kelli Jones

Sixty8 Capital
Partner

Kelly Buhl

Beta.MN
Operations Lead

Kelly Schaefbauer

Aligned Operations
Founder & CEO

Kelsey Gernert

HubSpot for Startups
Head of Partnerships

Kelsey Quickstad

Hotwire
Senior Director

Kendall Qualls

PotentiaMetrics
Chief Commercial officer and EVP

Kevin Friend

FAW Analysis Business Consulting
Consultant

Kevin McArdle

SureSwift Capital
Founder & CEO

Khalique Rogers

NCXT
Partner Excellence
KH

Kim Havey

City of Minneapolis
Director of Sustainability
KR

Kirstin Ross

SKU
Managing Director

Kitty Hart

Denamico
VP of Client Engagement

Kjirsten Mickesh

ConnectHuman
CEO/Co-Founder

Kristen Ireland

People Spark Consulting
Co-Founder

Kristian Krugman

SOULMUCH
Co-Founder

Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

Identity Talk Consulting, LLC.
Founder

Kyle Sanders

U.S. Drone Soccer
Co-Founder

Larry Hosch

Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation
Business Development Director

Lauren Anderson

A Scientist
Scientist, Writer, & Educator

Lauren McDanell

SEED SPOT
Vice President of Programs

Lauren Usher

gener8tor
Managing Director, gBETA Social Impact

Laurence Reszetar

DEED/MTO
Director, International Business Strategy

Laurie Healy

Laurie Healy Consulting
Owner

Lee Wallace

Peace Coffee
CEO & Owner

Les Wold

Les Wold Consulting, LLC
Founder

Lindsay LaShell

Diamond + Branch
Founder + CEO

Ling Becker

Ramsey County
Director Of Workforce Solutions

Lisa Crump

Cairn Ventures/Sofia Fund
CEO/Managing Partner

Lisa deRoy

GreyEd Solutions
Chief Learning Officer

Lisa French

Cheney Lake Watershed, Inc.
Project Director

Lisa Jilek

Open Systems Technologies
Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Liz Giorgi

soona
CEO

Liz Rahn

Rokos Advisors
Director of Client Operations

Liz Tupper

Software for Good
Director of Product Strategy

Lois Josefson

Greater Minnesota Development Services, LLC
Principal

Lori Most

Binary Bridge / BackpackEMR
Founder / CEO

Lori Spiess

OffiCenters
CEO

Luis Moreno

TCBPN
Co-Founder

Lynn Hargreaves

Hargreaves Consulting, LLC
CEO & Founder

Maceo Dunn

Aquarian Knowledge
Systems & Process Engineer – System Analytics Lead

Maddy Kennedy

Twin Cities Journalist

Mala Thao

Wiser Paths
Consultant

Marcus Pope

Youthprise
Vice President

Margaret Bransford

St. Olaf College
Associate Director, Entrepreneurship & Outreach

Margot Conover

General Mills
Senior Sustainability Analyst

Maria Hileman

Media Bridge Advertising
Creative Director

Maria Ploessl

Minnestar
Executive Director

Mark Hiemenz

Wiser Paths
Principal

Mark Ritchie

Global Minnesota
President

Marshall O'Brien

Chef Marshall O'Brien Group
Founder & CEO

Martha (Muffy) MacMillan

Cargill Inc.
Board Member

Marty Wetherall

Youth Drone Sports Championships
Co-founder
MM

Mary MacCarthy

University of MN - Technology Commercialization
Venture Center Program Manager

Mary Rick

City of St. Paul
Director of Business Development, Planning & Economic Development

Maryam Ziaei

iSono Health
CEO

Matt Baird

Worrell
VP Service + Experience Design

Matt Decuir

Invisible Network
Founder

Matt Green

Sales Assembly
CRO

Matt Norris

Youthprise
Policy Director & Dir. of MN Afterschool Advance

Matthew Baird

Worrell
VP Service + Experience Design

McKenzie Erickson

BETA (Contractor)
TCSW Track Lead

Meg Noakes

REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory
Manager/Education Products Team Lead

Meg Steuer

GREATER MSP
Forge North Manager

Megan Effertz

Village Bank
Chief Experience Officer

Megan Geelan

Live.Give.Save. with Spave
Business/Financial Analyst Intern

Megan Singamsetty

99Yellow
Founder

Meghan Sharkus

ExpressionMed
Founder and CEO

Mfoniso Ekong

gener8tor
Director, gBETA Social Impact Milwaukee

Michael Alexander

Target Corporation
Supplier Diversity Business Lead

Michael Berling

Village Bank
VP, Commercial Banker

Michael Gietl

J.P. Morgan’s Life Sciences banking team
Executive Director

Michael Sophia

Prosper and Purpose
Founder CEO | Chief Marketing Strategist

Michael Todaro

Corqueboard
Founder

Michael Waldegerma

U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota District Office
Program Support Assistant

Michael Weber

Click360 Inc.
Founder

Micheala Newman

MoneyVerbs
Marketing Manager

Michelle Maryns

We Sparkle Co.
Founder & CEO

Mickeli Bedore

Closers Media
Chief Revenue Officer // Host :: Coffee&Closers

Mike Asem

M25
Katie Birge, Associate, Head of Platform

Mike Bollinger

Livefront
CEO and Founder

Mike Lewis

Click360
CoFounder

Miki Huntington

Miki Huntington Coaching & Consulting
Founder/Life Coach/Educator

Mollie Windmiller

LAB MPLS
Owner & Creative Director

Mondo Davison

Schoolz
Co-Founder

Monique Covington

Homi
VP Operations

Morne Erasmus

Commscope
Director, Smart Spaces
MI

Muhamed Ibrahim

Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI)
Enterprise Support Specialist

Mychal Batson

Schoolz
Co-Founder and Creative Director

N'Dri Diby

Live Give Save
Data Analyst Engineer

Naima Dhore

Naima's Farm, LLC
CEO

Nancy Korsah

Black Business Enterprises
CEO & Founder

Nancy Lyons

Clockwork
CEO

Natasha Gaffer

Forever Ware
CEO & Co-founder

Nathan Strenge

Fielding International
Senior Learning Designer

Neela Mollgaard

Launch Minneosta - MN DEED
Executive Director

Nels Pederson

Livefront
Partnerships

Nibir Sarma

University of Minnesota
Chemical Engineering Student

Nick Tietz

ILT Academy
Co-Founder & CEO

Nicole Rabinowitz

Inclusive Networking
Founder

Nikki Love

NDN Collective
NDN Fund Managing Director

Nila Gouldin

MN DEED
Launch Minnesota Grant Manager

Nina Axelson

Ever-Green Energy
Vice President of Sustainability and Outreach

Nivedita Singh

Technovation[MN] & General Mills
Board Member @ Technovation[MN], Data Scientist @ General Mills

Noah Dominik

SPS Commerce
Sr. Director, CS Chief of Staff
NH

Noah Her

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
Ramsey County Business Advisor

Noah Huisman

Fredrikson & Byron
Attorney
NS

Nolan Singroy

Forever Ware
Co-Founder / Engineer

Pam Bishop

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Vice President of Economic Development

Patrice Kloss

Fox Rothschild LLP
Partner

Patrick Swinnea

PuzzleFox Interactive
Owner & Lead Designer

Patrick Zhao

Atland Ventures
General Partner

Paul Johnson

Proactivism
Founder

Penny Pease

Mounds View Public Schools
Director of Technology

Pete Kostroski

Rokos Advisors
Commercial Real Estate Advisor

Rebecca Saunders

Intelletive Consulting
Software Engineer

Reed Robinson

Groove Capital
Founder & Partner

Reyanne Mustafa

SOULMUCH
Co-Founder

Rick Ellis

AllYourScreens.com
Founder

Rob Weber

Great North Labs
Managing Partner

Robert Keeley

CLA
Manager

Rukia Sheikh-Mohamed

Soona
Full Stack Software Engineer
RS

Russ Stark

City of Saint Paul
Chief Resilience Officer

Ruth Hamberg

Squaretree LLC
Founder

Ryan Broshar

Matchstick Ventures
Founder & Partner

Sabina Saksena

Cytilife
Founder/CEO

Sam Eder

Big Wheelbarrow
CEO & Co-founder

Sam Rockwell

Move Minnesota
Executive Director

Sam Ruben

Mighty Buildings
Co-Founder / Chief Sustainability Officer
SZ

Sam Ziegler

GreenSeam
President & Director

Samuel Hoyt

Aquarian Knowledge
Partnership & Engagement Director

Sara Gibson

20 Degrees
Co-Founder & CEO

Sara Russick

Gopher Angels
Founder and Managing Director

Sarah Carroll

U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota District Office
Outreach and Marketing Specialist