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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

- CDT
Fix It Fireside: Scaling Your Company and Thinking Big with Lunar Startups and The Coven
Alex West Steinman
Alex West Steinman
The Coven, Co-Founder and CEO
Danielle Steer
Danielle Steer
Lunar Startups, Managing Director
Elizabeth Orme
Elizabeth Orme
Creatively Focused, Founder and CEO
Mondo Davison
Mondo Davison
Schoolz, Co-Founder
Bella Lam
Bella Lam
Coconut Whisk, Founder/CEO

Congrats - your business has traction and customers are paying you. Now what? How do you build the operational efficiency to match your ambition? Join us for a conversation with startup founders who are disrupting the status quo and thinking big in the Midwest. 

This is an event for for entrepreneurs, changemakers, and leaders to get help with a burning question or to listen in to learn from peers. Our panel of experts will share their perspectives on scaling their business, and then we'll take questions from the audience.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

- CDT
ImpactSKU Preview Showcase
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Kirstin Ross
SKU, Managing Director
Connie Rutledge
Connie Rutledge
FINNOVATION Lab, CEO
Bella Lam
Bella Lam
Coconut Whisk, Founder/CEO
Gina Davis
Gina Davis
Dog Threads, Co-Owner
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John Waller
Humble Nut Butter, Co-Founder
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Jessica Waller
Humble Nut Butter, Co-Founder
Jillian McGary
Jillian McGary
Mostly Made, Head of Hotdish
Umar Ahmed
Umar Ahmed
Twiggy Fresh, CEO & Co-Founder

Hear from 9 purpose-driven consumer brands that participated in the first every ImpactSKU accelerator! ImpactSKU is a collaboration between Minnesota's FINNOVATION Lab and SKU from Austin, TX, and is supported by CPG greats, 301 INC and The Stable. This year's Preview cohort went through six weeks of CPG-specific curriculum, tapped into a great mentor network, and wants to share their visions for high-growth, impactful brands in food, personal care, and apparel.

Following this session join the speaker(s) in the Community Lounge for a 15 minute Q&A.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

- CDT
Innovative Solutions Across the Impact Venture Sector: A Conversation with the Founders
Lee Wallace
Lee Wallace
Peace Coffee, CEO & Owner
Bella Lam
Bella Lam
Coconut Whisk, Founder/CEO
Tom Thompson
Tom Thompson
Revol Greens, Market Strategy
Sarah Pritzker
Sarah Pritzker
Pritzker Strategy Group & Atlas Provisions, CEO
Sue Marshall
Sue Marshall
NETZRO, SBC, Founder & CEO

Social impact ventures can take many forms and tackle a variety of problems – from supply chain resiliency, sustainable farming, homelessness and hunger, and others. Listen in as these founders discuss how they have found innovative ways to solve these problems, the challenges they face scaling their business while also scaling impact, and why consumers and Big Food should take note.

Following this session join the speaker(s) in the Community Lounge for a 15 minute Q&A.