Nov
21
4:00 PM16:00

Rochester Area Values Entrepreneurs (RAVE) Event

Location: Kahler Hotel

Host: Rochester Area Economic Development Inc (RAEDI) / 504 Corporation

Sponsor: Home Federal

Cost: $40

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In the spirit of celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week, Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc. (RAEDI) and 504 Corporation invite you to help us recognize local entrepreneurs in the Rochester area at our RAVE Event (Rochester Area Values Entrepreneurship).

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

Agenda

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Networking & Social Hour

4:30 - 5:15 p.m. - Program Recognizing Entrepreneurs

5:15 - 6:00 p.m. - More Networking and Social Hour

$40 per tickets or table sponsorships available for $400.  Contact RAEDI at 507-288-0208 for more information on a table sponsorship.

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Nov
21
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch Session: Startup 2.0+ - David Hewitt: Johnny Mango's Pita Cafe

Location: Cube Coworking

Host: David Hewitt

Sponsor: Cube Coworking

Eventbrite - GEW 2014: Startup 2.0+ with David Hewitt

Last year, serial entrepreneur David Hewitt took us through a unique food concept he was working on.  This year, David is back to tell us the continuing story of his newest venture.  David will take us on a journey of the pivots, successes and failures that went into the making of Johnny Mango's Pita Cafe and his plans for the future.

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Nov
21
7:00 AM07:00

Morning Session: Nick Moucha - "What the F&(% am I doing? And the other F word"

Location: Cube Coworking

Host: Nick Moucha

Sponsor: TBD

Eventbrite - GEW 2014: Nick Moucha "What the F*ck Am I Doing"

Have you felt stuck in life? Are you not wanting that job everyone says is perfect? Are you in business for your self and people tell you to give up? Maybe questions of 'Why don't you get a real job?', 'Why can you stay in a comfortable job or place?' haunt you as you pioneer that path in life for yourself or as you forage for the fruits of life in business on your own. 

What the F*ck am I doing is a segment focused on defining what you may feel is the undefined, working through the comments and questions of friends and relatives, getting your self out of the doldrums and regaining strength to start or restart, and beat down that self doubt.

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Nov
20
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch Session: Launch of SHOUT! Rochester

Location: Location: Location: UMR - 4th Floor, Room 414

Hosts: Erin Cole, Jonya Pacey, and Isaic Young

Sponsor: CWS, Inc and University of Minnesota Duluth MBA Program in Rochester

Eventbrite - Launch of SHOUT! Rochester

http://startupgrind.com/about-us/
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 100 cities and 42 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. You should start a Chapter in your city! Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.


http://www.1millioncups.com/About.aspx
1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.



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Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Evening Session: Entrepreneur Movie Night | "Something Ventured"

Location: Cube Coworking

Host: David Hewitt/Jamie Sundsbak

Sponsor: Cube Coworking

(Popcorn and drinks will be provided)

Eventbrite - GEW 2014: Entrepreneur Movie Night | "Something Ventured"

Conceived by co‐executive producer Paul Holland, SOMETHING
VENTURED tells the story of the creation of an industry that went on to
become the single greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in
the 20th century. It is told by the visionary risk‐takers who dared to make
it happen: Tom Perkins, Don Valentine, Arthur Rock, Dick Kramlich and
others. The film also includes some of our finest entrepreneurs sharing
how they worked with these venture capitalists to grow world‐class
companies like Intel, Apple, Cisco, Atari, Genentech, Tandem and others.
Beginning in the late 1950's, this small group of high rollers fostered a
one‐of‐a‐kind business culture that encouraged extraordinary risk and
made possible unprecedented rewards. They laid the groundwork for
America's start‐up economy, providing not just the capital but the
guidance to allow seedling companies to reach their full potential. Our
lives would be dramatically different without the contributions that these
venture capitalists made to the creation of PCs, the Internet and life‐
saving drugs.
The film is directed by Emmy‐Award‐winning filmmakers Dan Geller and
Dayna Goldfine, the film will be widely released in 2011. It is executive
produced by Paul Holland of Foundation Capital and Molly Davis of
Rainmaker Communications

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Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch Event: “Brand Tank” - on-the-spot branding, social media, and website analysis presented by BrandHoot

Location: Cube Coworking

Host: Nate Nordstrom and BrandHoot team

Sponsor: BrandHoot

Eventbrite - GEW 2014:  "Brand Tank" - Optimize your digital branding - BrandHoot Team

On-the-spot strategic analysis of your social media profile(s) or website. Willing audience members will be given the opportunity to have their online presence reviewed live on the big screen. Be prepared to share your URL! Nate and team will ask questions and provide actionable advice to help you win more customers and gain exposure. This event promises to be fun, engaging, and practical for all. If you already have an established business or are just getting started, don't miss this event!

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Nov
18
5:30 PM17:30

Evening Event: The Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator Event powered by Techstars and Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator

John Fein is the Managing Director at the Sprint Accelerator by Techstars. Techstars is three-month, immersive, mentorship-driven startup accelerator with a  focus on healthcare where engineers and executives, along with the massive 3,000+ network of Techstars entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and corporate partners, Sprint and Techstars are helping startups build the future of mobile health.

On November 18th, Techstars and the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator are coming together for an event to help startups and the healthcare community learn about the accelerator and mobile healthcare.

In this event, John Fein (Techstars Managing Director) will talk about TechStars, the Sprint Accelerator, and the influence that this program has in the cities where they operate, for example the mobile health accelerator in Kansas City, Missouri.

John will also describe the application process to Techstars which is more selective than Harvard. One reason it's so competitive is that Techstars dramatically improves your odds of your company's success. 90% of Techstars companies are either still active or have been acquired. Applications are now open for the 2015 health accelerator program and startups are encouraged to apply now:  APPLY HERE.

Agenda: 

- 5:30 PM. Doors open and networking.
- 6:00 PM. Presentation by John Fein starts.
- 7:00 PM. Q&A and networking.

Pizza and beer will be provided

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Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch: Jamie Sundsbak "Startup Communities"

Location: Cube Coworking

Host: Jamie Sundsbak

Sponsor: BioAM

Eventbrite - GEW 2014: Jamie Sundsbak "Startup Communities"

In the 21st century, entrepreneurial startup communities are proving to be huge drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship.  

Join BioAM Founder Jamie Sundsbak as he talks about the concept of startup communities and how we can continue to grow our own entrepreneurial startup community in Rochester.  

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Nov
18
7:00 AM07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club

Location: Press Coffee and Tea Lounge

Host: Jamie Sundsbak | BioAM

Eventbrite - GEW 2014: Rochester Open Coffee Club

Come and celebrate the one year anniversary of Rochester Open Coffee Club.  

Rochester Open Coffee Club is a modeled after the famous Boulder Open Coffee Club in Boulder, CO.  It is an informal meetup of entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts.  The discussion revolves around local entrepreneurship with a tech emphasis.  It's a great opportunity to network with local entrepreneurs and tech experts and maybe some random collisions will spark new products or businesses.

Organized by the Rochester Entrepreneurial Network and BioAM.

Register here.

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Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Evening Session: Young Entrepreneurs "A Conversation"

Location: Cube Coworking

Hosts: Bethany Adkins, Togbah Dekermue, Nadia Fanou Tosse

Sponsor: College of Business at Winona State University/Rochester

Eventbrite - GEW 2014: Young Entrepreneurs "A Conversation"

A conversation between Winona State University students sharing their passions about entrepreneurship in a dynamic world. 

This is a must attend event for any young entrepreneurs that want to be part of our growing community.

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Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch Session: Entrepreneurship - To be or not to be an Entrepreneur? That’s not the question.

Location: Cube Coworking

Host: Hamid Akbari, College of Business at Winona State University/Rochester

Sponsor: Winona State University/Rochester

Eventbrite - GEW 2014: Hamid Akbari "To be or not to be an Entrepreneur? That’s not the question!"

 

To be or not to be an Entrepreneur? That’s not the question!
This famous Shakespearean phrase will be used to find out if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. This motivational presentation is for everyone, including aspiring entrepreneurs!
 
 

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Nov
17
7:00 AM07:00

Speed Networking

Location: University of Minnesota Rochester - 4th Floor, Room 417 (room is open at 6:45am)

Host: Rochester GEW 2014 Organizing Team

Sponsor: Southern Minnesota SourceLink

Eventbrite - GEW 2014: Speed Networking

Join for our GEW 2014 kickoff event!

Speed networking is a fantastic way to get to know other GEW 2014 attendees.  In this "round robin" style event, participants will have a short period of time to intro themselves and share a bit about their business and goals.

Bring plenty of business cards!

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Coworkathon: A day of FREE coworking to experience a new level of energy and collaboration
Nov
22
8:00 AM08:00

Coworkathon: A day of FREE coworking to experience a new level of energy and collaboration

 Experience a day of FREE coworking with other entrepreneurs, startups, growth companies and resource providers. Bring your laptop and be ready to enjoy the energy and collaboration of other Rochester executors and doers as they work side by side developing and growing businesses and products. Breakfast and lunch will be provided (donations encouraged). Wifi, printer, conference room, ice cream sandwiches and Flapdoodles ice cream on site.

Eventbrite - Coworkathon: A day of FREE coworking
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Healthcare.mn/BioAM Startup: Demos from Rochester and Minneapolis based BioBusinesses.
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Healthcare.mn/BioAM Startup: Demos from Rochester and Minneapolis based BioBusinesses.

Join us for an evening of demos from some of Minnesota's most exciting new BioBusinesses. We are excited to welcome startups from the Twin Cities-based Healthcare.MN network as well as Rochester-based startups.  These entrepreneurs are working hard to make their visions a reality.  This event promises inspiring demos, plenty of networking, and food and beverages.   

 

Eventbrite - Healthcare.mn/BioAM Startup: Demo Night
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Cube Classes - Valuation Do you know the value of your business?
Nov
20
12:00 PM12:00

Cube Classes - Valuation Do you know the value of your business?

Presented by Small Business Development Center Director, Rick Indrelie, this workshop will provide participants with the information on how to take a realistic approach to finding the value of their business and finding ways to increase that value. Curious about company valuation, then this class is for you. Oh, and it’s FREE during Global Entrepreneurship Week (normally $39 per person).

Cube Classes is a new educational offering by Cube to bring relevant discussions, presentations and workshops to anyone thinking about or executing on an idea or growing a business.

Eventbrite - Cube Classes - Valuation Do you know the value of your business?
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Local Mobile Tech and the FDA, presented by Preventice, Inc.
Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Local Mobile Tech and the FDA, presented by Preventice, Inc.

 Preventice founders will share their story of developing a mobile health tech company and the journey through FDA approval.

Preventice was founded in Rochester, MN on the vision that a clinically validated mHealth platform could bring together mobile, tablet, cloud, and physiological monitoring technologies to address current health care needs. Preventice Care Platform allows work with leading innovators, such as Mayo Clinic and Merck, to develop new technologies that improve outcomes in cardiac care, allergy avoidance, medication adherence, and beyond. From early screening and diagnosis through the completion of a care plan, Preventice helps health care providers achieve high-quality outcomes.

Eventbrite - Local Mobile Tech and the FDA, presented by Preventice, Inc.
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Launch of Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup
Nov
19
7:00 AM07:00

Launch of Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

 Rochester Open Coffee Club is a modeled after the famous Boulder Open Coffee Club in Boulder, CO. It is an informal meetup of Tech junkies who discuss tech news, local tech news and whatever else tech comes up. The discussion is kicked off by a host and meanders for about an hour. Great opportunity to network with other techies and maybe some random collisions will spark new products or businesses.

Eventbrite - Launch of Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup
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