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Promoting Minnesota's most innovative and promising young entrepreneurs. Entrants must be full or part-time undergraduate or graduate students attending a college or university in Minnesota and who are between the ages of 19 and 30 with less than 5 years of work experience.


  • Ty Anderson
    Managing Principal, Andcor
  • Alyza Bohot
    CEO & Owner, City Girl Coffee 
  • Lee George
    Executive Director, Career and Internship Services and Director of Corporate Relations, Augsburg College
  • Ryan Gordon
    VP of Business Development and Commercialization, StemoniX
  • Ernest Grumbles
    Founder and Managing Director, Grumbles Law PLLC
  • Franz Hofmeister
    Founder, Brands Across America President/CEO, Quaker Bakery Brands
  • Russell Michaletz
    Experienced accounting professional
  • Aekta Mouli
    Managing Director, Atland Ventures
  • David Ness 
    VP of Innovation R&D, U.S. Bank 
  • Sonia Punwani
    Global Bakery Category Leader, Cargill
  • Ted Robb
    Business Development Manager, Call Strategies
  • Daniel Tenenbaum
    Principal, Gray Plant Mooty
  • Dick Vogen
    Logistics Information Consultant, C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.
  • Missy Youmans
    Strategic Data Analyst, State Farm, CSO, Yourmark
  • Roberto Zayas
    Associate Director of the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Grant Program, University of St. Thomas
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