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Values, Culture, and Work Ethic: The Journey to Today's Best Buy

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Dick Schulze
Best Buy Co., Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Richard M. “Dick” Schulze, the founder of The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, is also founder and chairman emeritus of Best Buy Co., Inc., the world’s largest multi-channel, consumer-electronic retailer.

Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, Schulze is the ultimate entrepreneur and is living the American dream. From a modest background, he and a hand-picked team built a retailing empire based in the Twin Cities. Through it all, he adhered to his life-long values of integrity, humility, honesty, and respect – both in his professional career and his personal life. In years to come, Schulze hopes to be remembered by a personal legacy involving three major contributions through business, entrepreneurship education and philanthropy.

Grace Northamer
BETA, Operations Intern

I am a Schulze Innovation Scholar at the University of St. Thomas, pursuing a degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Analytics. As a former Rotary Intern, and current BETA Intern, the entrepreneurial community has always been close to heart and in the front of my mind. As a young entrepreneur, I recognize that innovation is key in not only the entrepreneurial community, but in moving large corporations forward and changing our world. In my free time I'm an avid podcast listener, a quesadilla enthusiast, and always looking forward to the little things in life. Let's connect and talk about the next best thing life has to offer! Roll Toms!


Join Dick Schulze, Founder of Best Buy, and Grace Northamer, University of St. Thomas Schulze Innovation Scholar, for a conversation about Dick Schulze's journey in building today's Best Buy.

Following this session join a 15min discussion in the Community Lounge.