Women Innovators Conference

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The annual Women Innovators Conference is a professional development summit designed to help women innovators connect the dots between their ideas and achieving a positive, significant impact. This event will inspire, inform, and connect women students, faculty, and business professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) to strengthen and extend the diverse talent pool of women innovators in the Twin Cities.


1:00 - 1:15  Welcome + intro video about keynote speaker

1:15 - 1:45  Keynote opening: "Think Like an Innovator: Act like an Entrepreneur" (20 minutes + 10 minutes of questions) - Angelique Johnson

1:45 - 2:30  Breakouts:

1. Room #1 (40 minutes) - Idea to Impact: Innovators Share Their Journeys

Rui Li - BlueCube Bio

Yingling Fan - Daynamica

Rowan Mahon - Roundtable Rx

Moderator: Neela Mollgaard - Launch MN


2. Room #2 (40 minutes) - Inclusivity and Accessibility in Product Design

Rob Wudlick - Abilitech Medical

Elisha Friesema - Synerfuse

Eri O'Diah - Collective.ly Digital

Moderator: Jodi Rebuffoni - Office for Discovery and Translation


2:30 - 3:00  Keynote Closing: TBD

Post-conference activity: Picture a Scientist documentary