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. 5th

Morning - TBA

TBA

Time: 7:00am to 8:30am
Location: TBA
Host: TBA
Sponsor: TBA

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Lunch - DMC Event

TBD

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: TDB
Hosts: TBD
Sponsor: TBD

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Afternoon - TBA

TBA

Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: TBA
Host: TBA
Sponsor: TBA

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DONE - DONE - DONE

Evening - Rochester Area Values Entrepreneurs (RAVE)

In the spirit of celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week, Journey to Growth, RAEDI and 504 Corporation invite you to help us recognize entrepreneurs in our region on Monday, November 5, 2018, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Rochester, Minnesota.

Agenda

4:00 - 4:45 p.m. - Networking & Social Hour

4:45 - 5:30 p.m. - Program Recognizing Entrepreneurs

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. - More Networking and Social Hour

Enjoy networking and hors d’oeuvres followed by a brief program and recognition of entrepreneur honorees, warrior honoree, and lifetime achievement honorees. Cash bar will be available.

Please note that entrepreneurs can attend for FREE via this link.

Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Double Tree Downtown (map)
Host: RAEDI and 504 Corporation
Sponsor: Home Federal and Mayo Clinic Ventures

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Day 2

TUESDAY NOV. 6th

We encourage everyone to get out to vote today!
More information about Minnesota Voter Registration

DONE - DONE - DONE

Morning - Rochester Open Coffee Tech Meetup

Join the Rochester Open Coffee Tech Meetup to celebrate our 5th anniversary. 

The 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.

Time: 7:00am to 8:30am
Location: Cafe Steam (map)
Host: Rochester Entrepreneur Network
Sponsor: Cafe Steam

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Lunch - Matthieu Lynch - TITLE

BLURB

Time: TBD
Location: Winona State University Rochester Downtown (map)
Host: Winona State University and Collider Coworking
Sponsor: Winona State University

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DONE DONE DONE

Afternoon - Hard Hat Tour of One Discovery Square

Staff from Mortenson Construction will lead you on a tour of One Discovery Square to give you an inside look at the newest DMC project in the Discovery Square sub-district. See where University of Minnesota Rochester students and IT professionals from Epic Systems will be working shoulder to shoulder with Mayo Clinic experts in regenerative medicine, advanced diagnostics, and biomedical imaging. See the handiwork of skilled tradespeople from the city and the region as this part of our downtown district transitions into an innovation hub.

This is an active construction site, and the following dress code will be enforced: Long Pants (no shorts, dresses, skirts), no sleeveless shirts, and hard sole shoes (workboots or hiker boots, no sandals, heels, tennis shoes, or open-toe shoes) are required. You will also be required to wear hard hats, safety glasses, high visibility vests and gloves, all of which will be provided on site.

Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: One Discovery Square
Host: Destination Medical Center and Mortenson
Sponsor: Destination Medical Center and Mortenson

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Evening - “The Perfect Storm” - Romeo Catracchia

TBD

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: TBD
Host: TBD
Sponsor: TBD

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Day 3

WEDNESDAY NOV. 7th

DONE - DONE - DONE

Morning - 1 Million Cups Rochester

Join us for our next 1 Million Cups Rochester - Global Entrepreneurship Week Edition.

We are fortunate to have Beth Fynbo from Busy Baby LLC. We will also have extended networking for GEW Week.

1MC is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. The program is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.

Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: Bleu Duck Kitchen Event Space (map)
Host: 1 Million Cups Rochester
Sponsor: 1 Million Cups Rochester

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Lunch - Pitching 101 for Science Entrepreneurs

BLURB

Instructors
Xavier Frigola
Amanda Leightner
 

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator (map)
Hosts: Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator
Sponsor: RAEDI and Mayo Clinic Office of Entrepreneurship

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Afternoon - Entrepreneurial Book Club Discussion Happy Hour - Bad Blood

Join The Commission and Rochester Rising for a very special GEW edition of Elevating Women Happy Hour for an evening of conversation and community.

4:30-5:30: Open happy hour

5:30-6:30: Book discussion of John Carreyrou's "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

About Bad Blood:

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.

A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Grand Rounds Brewing Company (map)
Host: Grand Rounds Brewing Company
Sponsor: The Commission and Rochester Rising

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Evening - TBD

TBD

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: TBD
Host: TBD
Sponsor: TBD

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Day 4

Thursday NOV. 8th

Morning - Mental Health for Entrepreneurs Workshop with NAMI

BLURB

Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Location: Cafe Steam (map)
Host:  Cafe Steam
Sponsor: Rochester Rising

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NOTE: 30 TICKETS

 

Lunch - Mayo Ventures Grand Rounds

BLURB

The event is open to everyone in the community.

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: TBD
Host: TBD
Sponsor: TBD

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Afternoon - Hard Hat Tour of One Discovery Square

Staff from Mortenson Construction will lead you on a tour of One Discovery Square to give you an inside look at the newest DMC project in the Discovery Square sub-district. See where University of Minnesota Rochester students and IT professionals from Epic Systems will be working shoulder to shoulder with Mayo Clinic experts in regenerative medicine, advanced diagnostics, and biomedical imaging. See the handiwork of skilled tradespeople from the city and the region as this part of our downtown district transitions into an innovation hub.

This is an active construction site, and the following dress code will be enforced: Long Pants (no shorts, dresses, skirts), no sleeveless shirts, and hard sole shoes (workboots or hiker boots, no sandals, heels, tennis shoes, or open-toe shoes) are required. You will also be required to wear hard hats, safety glasses, high visibility vests and gloves, all of which will be provided on site.

Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: One Discovery Square
Host: Destination Medical Center and Mortenson
Sponsor: Destination Medical Center and Mortenson

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DONE - DONE - DONE

Evening - Founders Series: Sonex Health

Join us for a Founders Talk from team behind Sonex Health.

Sonex Health is a Rochester-based company started by Mayo Clinic physicians Darryl Barnes, MD and Jay Smith, MD and business operations expert Aaron Keenan in 2014. The three were brought together by a shared desire to create safe, effective means of treating common orthopedic conditions that would improve patient safety while decreasing procedural costs. Sonex Health, LLC has developed the SX-One MicroKnife® with Meerkat Technology® to treat carpal tunnel syndrome in a novel fashion, termed Micro-invasive Carpal Tunnel Release. This innovation allows carpal tunnel release, a procedure that once took place in an operating room, to be safely and effectively performed in a surgery center or office setting, resulting in rapid patient recovery, improved cosmesis, and reduced costs.

The novel technology, the SX-One MicroKnife®, is at the center of Sonex Health.

Join us to learn more about Sonex Health and how they have successfully started this medical device company in Rochester.

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator (map)
Host: Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator
Sponsor: RAEDI and Rochester Rising
Cost: Free

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Day 5

Friday NOV. 9th

Morning - Coffee 'N Convos

Coffee 'N Convos is back and brought to you by The Commission's Relationship Building Committee and our friends at Think Mutual Bank!

SPECIAL NOTE: You don't have to stay the whole time or come right when it starts. This is an informal meetup so stay for 15 mins or stay for an hour and a half. We just want to meet you have a couple sips of coffee and start your Wednesday out right!

Where: TBD - Taco Jed or Dunn Bros on Elton Hills

When: Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 from 7 - 8:30 AM

What: Informal get together of young & awesome people

Why: Because you are awesome and you deserve to be with other awesome people....duh!

Don't forget to bring your business cards! You never know who you might meet that could use one!

See you there and invite your friends!!

Time: 7:00am to 8:30am
Location: Taco Jed (map)
Host: Taco Jed
Sponsor: The Commission

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Lunch - TBD

TBD

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: TBD
Host: TBD
Sponsor: TBD

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Afternoon - Collider and Commision Happy Hour - Shaking It Up Together!

Join members of Collider Coworking as well as The Commission as we combine our forces for one epic happy hour event.

Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: The Half Barrel
Host: The Half Barrel
Sponsor: Collider Coworking and The Commission
Cost: Free

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Evening - An Evening with Kira Blackwell from NASA’s iTech Initiative

NASA's iTech initiative is a yearlong effort to find innovative ideas that address challenges and will fill gaps in five critical areas identified by NASA as having a potential impact on future exploration. The five critical technology areas are: artificial intelligence, augmented reality advancement, autonomy, high-performance computing, medical breakthrough; and x-factor innovations - solutions for unspecified future challenges. NASA iTech is an initiative by the Space Technology Mission Directorate and managed by the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) in Hampton, Virginia.

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Mann Hall - Mayo Clinic Campus (map)
Host: Mayo Clinic Office of Entrepreneurship
Sponsor: Collider Coworking and Techweek

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