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Special Pre-GEW Event

friday October 26th - October 28th

Techstars Startup Weekend Rochester

Techstars Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

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Day 1

MONDAY NOV. 5th

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
Cost: Free - $40.00

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Day 2

TUESDAY NOV. 6th

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

Morning - Rochester Open Coffee Tech Meetup

Join the Rochester Open Coffee Tech Meetup to celebrate our 4th 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
Cost: Free

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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: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: One Discovery Square
Host: Destination Medical Center and Mortenson
Sponsor: Destination Medical Center and Mortenson

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Day 3

WEDNESDAY NOV. 7th

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
Cost: Free

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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
Cost: Free

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Day 4

Thursday NOV. 8th

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: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: One Discovery Square
Host: Destination Medical Center and Mortenson
Sponsor: Destination Medical Center and Mortenson

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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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Evening II - CEDA Partnership Celebration

This event is an opportunity for our team at CEDA to appreciate the partners that make our work possible and thank the communities we serve for allowing us to be a part of their growing number of successes. We are looking to inspire communities to understand that anything is possible-- irrespective of their size/population!

Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery (map)
Host: Four Daughters
Sponsor: CEDA
Cost: Free

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Day 5

Friday NOV. 9th

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