• Allison Barman 
    Philanthropy Executive
  • Andrea Vaubel
    Deputy Commissioner at Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Ann McGarry
    Head of Enterprise Marketing & Branding at Securian Financial
  • Arnold Angeloni
    Friend of Dave Cleveland's,  Engineering America
  • Ben Wright
    Vice President, 3M Ventures at 3M
  • Beth Kieffer Leonard
    Managing Partner at EisnerAmperLLP
  • Brad Lehrman
    Attorney at Soffer Lehrman Law Group, PLLC
  • Brett Carter Sr.
    EVP, Chief Customer and Innovation Officer at Xcel Energy
  • Carolyn Cleveland
    MN Cup Co-Founder
  • Cathy Connett 
    Experienced Business Professional and Investor
  • Chip Pearson
    Instigator, Board Member, Founder
  • Dale Wahlstrom
    Former Medtronic Biobusiness Alliance, Act 3
  • Dan Mallin
    CEO & Founder of Lucy (Equals 3 Inc.)
  • Dave Cleveland 
    Former employee at Riverside Bank
  • David Meyer
    Entrepreneur of the year from last year, Titan Machinery
  • Dr. Barbara Butts Williams
    Vice Chair Board Member, Alina Health
  • Duchesne Drew
    CEO, Minnesota Public Radio
  • Frank Jaskulke
    Vice President of Intelligence, The Medical Alley Association
  • Fred Haberman
    Co-Founder and CEO of Haberman
  • Gary Holmes
    President and CEO, CSM Corporation
  • Howard Leonhardt
    Executive Chairman & CEO at Leonhardt Ventures LLC & Leonhardt's Launchpads
  • Jeff Robbins
    Attorney for Entrepreneurs and Angel and Venture Investors at Avisen Legal, P.A.
  • Jeff Tollefson
    President & CEO at Minnesota Technology Association
  • Jim D'Aquila
    Head of Consumer & Retail, Lazard Private Market Advisory
  • Joel Schleicher
    Former Entrepreneur of the year, Presidio, Inc.
  • John Haugen
    Founder & Managing Partner,SEMCAP Food & Nutrition
  • Joy Lindsay
    CEO and President, StarTec Investments
  • Kari  Niedfeldt-Thomas
    Managing Director at CECP & Mayor at City of New Brighton
  • Laurent Frecon
    Partner, LFE Capital
  • Lisa Crump
    Founder, Cairn Ventures
  • Mary Grove
    Managing Partner, Bread & Butter Ventures
  • Michael Gorman
    Managing Director, Split Rock Partners
  • Pete Speranza
    CEO of Wicked Kitchen & Unovis, Operating Venture Partner
  • Phil Soran
  • Raquel Melo
    Vice President, Product Innovation at Dairy Farmers of America
  • Sandy Yu
    Assistant Professor at University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management
  • Sara Dziuk
    President &CEO, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest
  • Scott Litman
    Managing Partner, Co-Founder and CRO
  • Shawn McIntee
    Business, Securities & Advertising Attorney at Maslon LLP
  • Sima Griffith
    Managing Principal at Aethlon Capital, LLC
  • Steve Grove
    Commissioner of Employment & Economic Development, Minnesota
  • Thom Sandberg
    Partner & Owner, The Kenyon Consortium
  • Tom Vanderheyden
    Formerly Senior Executive at BCBS and UHG
  • Wendy Nelson
    Vice President, Carlson Family Foundation
  • Whitney Place
    Vice President, Carlson Family Foundation
  • John Bergstrom
    Partner, RiverPoint Investments
  • Andrew Morrow
    Marketing Manager, Office of Technology Commercialization, University of Minnesota - TechComm
  • Clarke Porter
    Partner, Pathways Investments LLP
  • Steve Wellvang
    Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Sandy Yu
    Assistant Professor at University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management
  • Eric Nelson
    Senior Associate, Corporate Development / Impact Investments
  • Kirk Lundeen 
    Partner at Pathways Investments
  • Kimberlie Moock
    Innovation Hub Operations Coordinator
  • Rachel Crowley
    Chief Operating Officer & Integrator, Tierra Encantada
  • Moses Tut 

    Managing Director of OnRamp Accelerator, Gener8tor 

  • Christine Fuglestad 
    Lead Government Affairs Function, ECMC Group
  • Adam Trampe  

    Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, ECMC Group

  • Dominik Elsaesser
    VP of Technology & Innovation, Filtration Solutions, Pentair
  • Meredith Englund
    VP Water Partnerships, Ecolab
  • Brad Lehrman
    Attorney & Partner,  Soffer Lehrman Law Group PLLC
  • Gregg Mast
    Executive Director, Clean Energy Economy Minnesota
  • Bill Shadid

         Strategic Marketing Leader, Building Envelope Sealing, Aeroseal

  • Michael Stutelberg
    Scientist, AURI
  • Keith Waxelman
    President, Wax Enterprises
  • AI Choi 

    Innovation and Commercialization, Xcel Energy

  • Jerry Ligrani 

    Innovation Program Manager,  Xcel Energy

  • Tim Peterson 

    CIO/CTO,  Xcel Energy 

  • Cathy Connett 

    CEO and Managing Partner, Sofia Fund

  • Stephen Wolff
    Sr. Economic Development Specialist, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Mark Sanders
    Program Director, University of Minnesota
  • AI Innes 
    Environmental consultant,  State of Minnesota
  • Philip Hult 

    Director of Government Affairs, Generation Atomic

  • Nina Axelson
    Founder, Grid Catalyst
  • Anna Braun
    VP, Director of Business Development, JT Mega 
  • Robert Brooks
    Operations/Supply Chain Leader
  • Allison Hohn
    Executive Director, Grow North
  • 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
  • Adrienne Pooley 
    VP of Marketing & Growth, Broadhead
  • Kathy Roland
    Venture Partner, Oak Investments Partners
  • Marc Carlson
    Chief Information Officer,  Land O'Lakes, Inc.
  • Marty Solhaug
    President, Sunny Hill Investment Company
  • Michael Stern
    Operating Partner at Gather Venture Group
  • Bruce Tiffany
    Owner & Farmer, Tiffany Family Farms
  • Brain Erickson
    Marketing Program Manager, MN Department of Agriculture
  • Jennifer Alexander
    Sales & Marketing Specialist, MN Department of Agriculture
  • Iris Tzafrir
    Global Director, Innovation Value Capture, Cargill
  • TJ Varecka
    Executive Director, Kinneberg Management Group
  • Lisa Vongchingtrong
    MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School
  • Taylor Sankovich
    Associate Business Development Manager, General Mills
  • Anne Bergstrom
    Co-Founder & President, Ampersand Holdings
  • Kevin Besikof
    Partner, EisnerAmper, LLP
  • Thom Sandberg
    Founder & Partner, The Kenyon Consortium
  • Karen Schaffhausen
    Business Consultant, SBDC Wisconsin
  • Mike Eull
    CEO/Founder, Sell Fuse
  • Audrey Sommerfeld 
    CEO,  Win Marketing
  • Zach Meierofer 
    Engagement Manager, Lucy® AI
  • Hailey Margetta 
    Banking Expert, Bell Bank
  • Andrew Schneider

    Founder & CEO, Family Office Networks

  • Beth Fynbo

    President and Founder, Busy Baby 

  • Kristen Denzer 
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Tierra Encantada
  • Duane Johnson
    Co-Founder,  Tuloko
  • Jock Donaldson

    Chief Officer, LD Real Estate Development Company 

  • Steve Kueppers

    Senior Relationship Manager, Huntington  

  • Tom Domiano 
    ViP Business Banking Relationship Manager,  Huntington  Bank
  • Jamie Bartlett

    Founder, The 509 Syndicate

  • Erik Halaas
    Innovation Outreach and Program Specialist, University of Minnesota
  • Samuel Claeson

    Business & Community Development Representative, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development 

  • Jim Delaney
    Founder & Principal, Engine for Good
  • Kathy Roland
    Venture Partner, Oak Investment Partners
  • Stephen Rueff
    Chair, Department of Arts Entrepreneurship,  Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Stephannie Lewis
    Associate Vice President - Community Impact, Greater Twin Cities United Way
  • Brain Gustafson 
    Managing Director of Investments, Tonkawa
  • Abdi Daisane 
    Founder & CEO, Daisane Consulting INC 
  • Matt Ladhoff
    Customer Success, Ecotone Analytics
  • Wendy Hanson 
    CEO, MobileAxept
  • Erik Halaas
    Innovation Outreach and Program Specialist, University of Minnesota 
  • Shelisa Demuth

    Executive Director, BETA

  • Sean Lundy 

    Special Projects & Initiatives Manager, City of Bloomington

  • Jonathan Melgaard

    Associate Director, Impact Society, NEXUS Global 

  • Katie Kalkman
    Executive Director, Impact Hub
  • Ty Anderson
    Managing Principal, Andcor
  • Ben Bowman
    CFO, Zipnosis, Inc
  • Ryan Gordon
    Sr. Vice President, Business Development, Rion
  • Ernest Grumbles
    Managing Partner, Grumbles Law
  • Daniel Tenenbaum
    Partner, Lathrop GPM
  • Richard Vogen
    Logistics Technology Consultant, CH Robinson
  • Missy Youmans
    Owner & Executive Consultant, Yourmark
  • Mark Sanders
    Program Director,  University of Minnesota
  • Morgan Kerfeld
    Funder, Telo
  • Sophia Youngdahi

    Customer Success Intern, Lucy AI & Atland Ventures 

  • Ernest Grumbles
    Startup Counselor, Grumbles Law PLLC
  • Sean Williams 
    Ecosystem Innovator, Director of Entrepreneurial Services
  • Kate Kuehi
    Technical and Business Consultant, Kuehl Consulting
  • Chian Behlivan

    Entrepreneur In Residence, BETA

  • Maiza Kalema

    Lead Trainer , WomenVenture 

  • Richard Vogen
    Logistics Technology Consultant,  University of Minnesota - Carlson
  • Ryan Rosenthal
    CEO and Founder, Simpls 
  • Michael von Fange
    CEO and Founder, Simpls 
  • Nick Beste 
    Founder, Mighty Spark Food Co.

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