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Be a part of the entrepreneurial spirit of Minnesota and master ideas that will help you rewire your organization for future creativity and growth.
Featuring guest speakers:
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- Chris Policinski, president and CEO, Land O’Lakes, Ernst & Young 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year
- Chuck Runyon, CEO, Anytime Fitness, Entrepreneur Magazine's #1 Franchise in the World.
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Individual Non-Member Luncheon Only |
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REGISTRATION & NETWORKING 7:00 a.m.
OPENING SPEAKER 8:00 a.m.
Bleed Purple: Chuck Runyon, CEO, Anytime Fitness
BREAKOUT SESSIONS 9:15 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
>> Minnesota Business Barometer results: Do they affect your business decisions?
Todd Rapp, president, Himle Rapp & Company
>> Financing Innovation and Entrepreneurship: How Minnesota Moves Forward
Credit for Pass Through Taxes: Beth Strinden Kadoun, director, tax & fiscal policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
R&D Credit: Doug Stang, government relations, 3M
Income Equity Crowd Funding: Ryan Schildkraut, attorney, Winthrop & Weinstine
Investment Funds: Jay Schrankler, executive director, office of technology commercialization, University of Minnesota
Moderator: Bill Blazar, interm president, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
>> Playing with the big boys, tips to landing clients
Blair McNeil, construction executive, Mortenson Construction
Brad Pomerleau, director of strategic sourcing, Target Corporation
Tony Wixo, senior director, global sourcing & procurement, Polaris Industries
Moderator: Liz Diedrich, CEO, Diedrich RPM
>> Accelerate growth with a game-changing strategy
Steve McDonald, managing partner, Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP
Donald Kreye, business development manager, Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP
>> 60 ideas to energize your sales pitch
Joan Moser, president, Spoken Impact
>> Managing the evolution of your business
Darin Lynch, CEO and founder, Irish Titan
>> Entrepreneurs find cash in trash
Ryan Hanson, Sales Representativ, Duluth Pack, Inc.
Rick Siewert, owner, Wood from the Hood
>> What's next on the energy frontier
Jeremy Kalin, president, Eutectics, LLC
Timothy M. Smith, director NiSE at IonE , assoc. prof. BBE & ESPM, University of Minnesota
ANNUAL MEETING KEYNOTE SPEAKER 11:30 a.m.
A company with rich Minnesota heritage growing its global footprint: Chris Policinski, president and CEO, Land O’Lakes