In spring 2015, MN Cup hosted a Social Entrepreneurship Series featuring successful entrepreneurs and organizations that support social enterprises. Speakers and panelists discussed multiple topics during the two-part event including the importance of understanding your business – from numbers to your customer – to the business case for social responsibility. Video links from the events are listed below. 


Social Entrepreneurship Event Series Part 1 Keynote - Phil Pejovich, President, Pentair Flow and Filtration

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Core Business Concepts Panel - Entrepreneurs And Experts Share Tips On Creating And Growing A Successful Social Enterprise 

Moderator: Ben Aase, CliftonLarsonAllen

Panelists:

  • Lee Wallace, CEO, Peace Coffee       
  • Terri Barrerio, Chair, MN Social Impact Center
  • Kim Lowe, Partner, Fredrikson & Byron

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Scaling and Marketing for Social Ventures Panel - Leveraging Your Social Mission To Find And Retain Customers

Moderator: Jeff Ochs, Executive Director, Gopher Angels

Panelists:

  • Fred Haberman, Co-Founder and CEO, Haberman & Associates
  • Jeff Freeland Nelson, Founder and CEO, YOXO
  • Irene Fernando, Co-Founder, Students Today Leaders Forever

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Social Entrepreneurship Event Series Part 2 Keynote - Pam Moret, CEO of Brightpeak Financial

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Creating an Impact through Business: How Social Enterprise Think Differently about Big Problems 

Moderator: Christopher Kopka, VP of Outreach and Strategic Development, Brightpeak Financial

Panelists:

  • Jacquie Berglund, Founder and CEO, FINNEGANS
  • Scott Burns, Co-Founder and CEO, GovDelivery
  • David Reiling, CEO, Sunrise Bank

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Strategic Partners: Why Companies are Engaging with Social Enterprises and becoming more Socially Responsible 

Moderator:  Jiao Luo, Assistant Professor Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Carlson School of Management

Panelists:

  • Vednita Carter, Founder and Executive Director, Breaking Free
  • Richard Gardell, President and CEO, 180 Degrees Inc.
  • Tammy Lee Stanoch, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Carlson

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