Vidku Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Phil Soran  will share wisdom he's gleaned founding successful companies at the 1st Tuesday speaker series on March 1 at 11:30 a.m. at McNamara Alumni Center. 

Tickets for the event are available for $35



Soran is a serial technology entrepreneur who founded three companies that have generated thousands of jobs. Most recently, he and his two partners launched Vidku: a sharing app start-up based on technology concepts developed at the University of Minnesota. 

In 2002, Soran founded Compellent Technologies in his basement, and cultivated it into one of the fastest growing storage companies in the world. Dell acquired Compellent for $960 Million in February of 2011. Previously, he served as chief executive officer and president of XIOtech Corp, a network storage vendor that he co-founded in the same basement in 1995. Seagate purchased XIOtech for $360M.

The Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal recently selected Soran as their inaugural Lifetime Achievement inductee to the Titans of Technology Hall of Fame. He was also recognized as the 2008 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and 2007 El Dorado Ventures Entrepreneur of the Year. 

About the Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday Speaker Series

The Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday Speaker Series began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The series features top-notch executives addressing hot topics in business and leadership. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, the program attracts alumni and business leaders from throughout the corporate community, and has become an attractive spot for professionals in the metropolitan area to network.