Calendar Of Events

Don’t miss out! Please RSVP for each event you wish to attend. This will help us ensure enough space is available and in some cases, that enough food and drinks are provided. We look forward to seeing you!

Day 1

MONDAY NOV. 14TH

Morning – TBD / Speed Networking / Open Coffee Week @ Cafe Steam

The entire community is invited to start GEW week off at Cafe Steam (Entrepreneur HQ) for a special introduction and a round of speed networking.

Free drip coffee will be provided to the first 30 GEW attendees with paper or e-tickets.  All other drinks will be $1 off.

Time: 7 to 8:30am
Location: Cafe Steam (map)
Host: GEW Planning Team
Sponsor: Cafe Steam

Noon  Not for Profit Entrepreneurship

Join Ann Fahy-Gust, Grants and Impact Officer for the Rochester Area Foundation as she leads a group discussion around the concept that entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs whether they are for profit or not for profit and describe the similarities required to start a business or a nonprofit.

This is a bring your own lunch event.

Time: noon to 1pm
Location: Mayo Business Accelerator (map)
Host: Rochester Area Foundation

Evening – Regional Entrepreneurs Panel

For the first time, GEW extends beyond the borders of Rochester!  Join successful entrepreneurs from around the region as they talk about starting and growing their business in the Southern Minnesota area.

Food and beverages will be provided.

Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location:  Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator (map)
Host: Regional Communities
Sponsors: Cities of Stewartville, Blooming Prairie, and Red Wing.

Day 2

TUESDAY NOV. 15TH

Morning  Open Coffee’s 2nd Anniversary / Open Coffee Week @ Cafe Steam

Join the Rochester Open Coffee Tech Meetup to celebrate our 2nd anniversary.  Rochester Open Coffee Tech Meetup is modeled on the Boulder Open Coffee Meetup where tech enthusiasts meet to talk about what’s going on in the world of tech.

Free drip coffee will be provided to the first 30 GEW attendees with paper or e-tickets.  All other drinks will be $1 off.

Noon – DMC and Entrepreneurship

Join Patrick Seeb and colleagues from Destination Medical Center for an interactive Give and Take about the relationship between the DMC initiative and Rochester’s growing entrepreneurial culture.  All insights and ideas welcome, however space is limited!

A lunch will be provided.

Time: noon to 1pm

Evening – Emerging Entrepreneurs Demo Night

Join us for an exciting evening of entrepreneurial and small business demonstrations from emerging high school entrepreneurs and area companies.

Food and beverages will be provided.

Time: 6 to 8pm

Day 3

WEDNESDAY NOV. 16TH

Morning – SHOUT 2.0 1st Anniversary / Open Coffee Week @Cafe Steam.

Help us celebrate the one year anniversary of SHOUT, a meetup group dedicated to helping great ideas and businesses flourish in our area.

Free drip coffee will be provided to the first 30 GEW attendees with paper or e-tickets.  All other drinks will be $1 off.

 

Mid Morning – How to Do Business With Mayo Clinic

Emerging Entrepreneur Roundtable by Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce; all business owners and active entrepreneurs are invited!

Tammy Monson, Operations Manager for Mayo Clinic Supply Chain Management, will share the secrets to success for small businesses to do business with Mayo Clinic.

Time: 8:30-10:00am
Location: Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce – the all new Jaguar Communications Video Conference

Noon – BioAM: BioBusiness Builders Lunch

Have lunch with area BioBusiness leaders and entrepreneurs and learn more about life science entrepreneurship.

Coffee and treats will be provided.

Evening – GEW Half Time Break

There will be no formal event this evening.  Feel free to get together on your own or attend other events in the Rochester Community.

 

 

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