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Judges

  • Ian Adams
    Managing Director,  Clean Energy Trust
  • Cathy Connett
    CEO & Managing Partner, Sofia Fund
  • Dominik Elsaesser
    VP of Technology & Innovation, Filtration Solutions, Pentair
  • Rick Huckle
    Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of Board, Riverland Bank
  • Priscilla Koeckeritz
    Founder, EnergyPrint; Fractional CMO & Consultant
  • Gregg Mast
    President & CEO, Earthtech Energy, Executive Director, Clean Energy Economy Minnesota
  • James Schmidt
    CPA & Partner, Eide Bailly LLP
  • Bill Shadid
    Director, Building Technologies/Materials, Axiom Marketing, President & Founder, Shadid MARKET(ing)™ Consulting, LLC
  • Michael Stutelberg
    AURI
  • Keith Waxelman
    President, Wax Enterprises
  • Stephen Wolff
    State Program Administrator, Principal, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Dave Harkness
    Senior Vice President Customer Solutions, Xcel Energy
  • Emily Ahachich
    Director, Corporate Strategy and Planning, Xcel Energy
  • Garrick Van Buren
    Digital Strategy & Innovation - Food, Cargill
  • Jennifer Barta
    R&D Director Dairy Foods Product Platforms and Innovation, Land O'Lakes
  • Anna Braun
    Director of Business Development, JT Mega
  • Barry Gisser
    CFO, Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Steven London
    CEO, iCrimeFighter, Co-Founder, Six Points Capital
  • Lolly Occhino
    Scientist of Food and Nutrition, AURI
  • Josh Resnik
    CEO, Twin Cities Co-op Partners
  • Kathy Roland
    Venture Partner, Oak Investments Partners
  • Jim Schmidt
    Partner, Eide Bailly LLP
  • Marty Solhaug
    President, Sunny Hill Investment Co LLC, Senior Director, Total Rewards, Sleep Number Corporation
  • Anne Steinfeldt
    Senior Project Lead, Preston Kelly
  • Bruce Tiffany
    Owner & Farmer, Tiffany Family Farms
  • Iris Tzafrir
    Strategy Business Development Manager, Syngenta; Principal Owner, TZ Consulting & Speaking, LLC
  • TJ Varecka
    Director, KMG Group
  • Lisa Vongchingtrong
    Trend Manager, Food & Beverage, Target Corporation
  • Alexis Walsko
    Founder & CEO, Lola Red PR
  • Pamela York
    Founder & CEO, Atasi Ventures, Partner, Capita3
  • Diliara Iassonova
    LCFS Development Leader at Cargill
  • Dave Russick
    Russick Group
  • Michael Stern
    Operating Partner at Gather Venture Group
  • Susan Markey
    Partner & Business Attorney, Maslon LLP
  • Kevin Besikof
    Partner, Lurie, LLP
  • Pamela Bishop
    VP of Economic Development, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
  • Brett Brohl
    Managing Director - Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator, Techstars
  • Jane Dailey
    Owner, Jane Dailey Consultants
  • John Fritz
    Location President, Choice Bank
  • Brian Gustafson
    Managing Director, Investments, Tonkawa
  • Duane Johnson
    Co-Founder, Tuloko
  • Pamela Kellenberger
    Consultant,  PMKellenberger Consultants
  • Adrienne Leahey
    Chief Operating Officer, Raspberry Pi Foundation
  • Brad Lehrman
    Attorney & Partner, Soffer Lehrman Law Group
  • Warren McLean
    President,  Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)
  • Sarah Miller
    Business & Community Representative, MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
  • Thom Sandberg
    Founder & Partner, The Kenyon Consortium
  • Karen Schaffhausen
    Open to Business
  • Ed Zabinski
    Owner, Zabinski Consulting
  • Chelsey Buck
    Corporate Attorney, Lathrop GPM
  • Charlene Charles
    Director of Commercial Operations, Target
  • Derek Chin
    Director of Innovation, Nerdery
  • Laurent Frecon
    Vice President, LFE Capital
  • Tim Huebsch
    Senior Manager - Global Financial Systems and Global Business Solutions, General Mills
  • Joy Lindsay
    CEO, President & Co-Founder, StarTec Investments, LLC
  • Scott Litman
    Co-founder, MN Cup and Managing Partner, Lucy
  • Jeff Nelson
    Manager, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Eve Poeshl
    Director of Solutions Architecture, MentorMate
  • Matt Ronge
    CEO & Co-Founder, Astro HQ
  • Carlos Seoane
    CEO, Extempore, The Speaking Practice App
  • Meghan Stiling
    Enterprise Architect, Nerdery
  • Robert Weber
    Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Great North Labs
  • Nathan Miller
    Tech Ventures Associate, Cargill
  • Nathan Shubert
    Partner, Lurie LLP
  • James Dougherty
    Director, Sales Enablement and CRM, Securian Financial
  • Max Schwartz
    Lathrop GPM
  • Juliana Elstad
    President, CEO & Board Member, Impleo Medical
  • Sean Feeney
    Cloud Engineering Practice Director, Nerdery
  • Thomas Gunderson
    Retired Medtech Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray
  • Frank Jaskulke
    VP - Intelligence, The Medical Alley Association
  • Beth Leonard
    Managing Partner, Lurie LLP
  • Patrick Lyon
    Vice President, Marketing, Relievant Medsystems
  • Dan Mallin
    Co-founder, MN Cup; Founder, Managing Partner and Founder, Equals 3, Inc. DBA Lucy
  • Frank Mortari
    VP of Corporate Development, Bio-Techne Corp.
  • Chris Schad
    Director of Business Development - Discovery Square, Mayo Clinic; DMC Economic Development Agency
  • Dr. Christopher Scorzelli
    Medical Technology/Innovation Consultant, Minnesota Humble
  • Martha Sewall
    Executive Advisor & Consultant, transformedtech, Project Advisor, Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium
  • Rick Sitarz
    VP of Commercial Development, Lifecore Biomedical
  • Marguerite Ahmann
    Associate, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
  • Vaishnavi Sankarlal
    Manager, Scientific Research, Midwest Dairy
  • Amanda Welters
    Senior Associate Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
  • Sara Russick
    Russick Group
  • Angel Adams 
    CEO & Founder, Catchwind Innovations
  • David Rosa
    President & CEO, NeuroONE LLC

 

 

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