Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup
May
30
7:00 am07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

  • Cafe Steam

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.

SCORE Workshop - Simple Steps to a Well-Run Business
May
31
11:30 am11:30

SCORE Workshop - Simple Steps to a Well-Run Business

  • Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Jaguar Communications Video Conference Center

You've survived - now it's time for you to thrive.


Owning and operating a small business can be overwhelming and frustrating. But with the help of SCORE mentors and your peers, you will see it can also be rewarding and successful. 

Join your fellow small business owners in this series of three educational sessions, May 3, 17 and 31, and follow up peer-to-peer learning Round Tables where you decide the topics.

Bring a bag lunch, please.

Important strategies you will learn include how to:
OPERATE: Learn strategies for business funding and operations
NAVIGATE: Discover how to take the time for planning and strategic thinking
COMMUNICATE: Develop or refine your "Core Value" and learn ways to communicate it to others

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours
Jun
1
9:00 am09:00

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours

  • Collider Coworking

From innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization, MN-SBIR provides free, confidential assistance to seed, early stage, emerging and existing firms to access non-dilutive funding through the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. MN-SBIR is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, University of Minnesota, Office of Technology Commercialization and MHTA. 

Pat Dillon will be in the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator from 9:00am to 12:00pm and at Collider Coworking from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

 

 

Minneapolis - St. Paul Mini Maker Faire
Jun
2
Jun 3

Minneapolis - St. Paul Mini Maker Faire

  • Minnesota State Fair Grounds

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth — a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

Red Wing Maker Space
Jun
6
7:00 pm19:00

Red Wing Maker Space

  • Ignite Building

A makerspace is a co-op for builders. It’s a shared space that offers access to tools, workspaces, machines, 3D printers, computers, and a community of collaborators that you can’t find anywhere else. Crafters, hobbyists, developers, artists, woodworkers, etc. are invited to attend to help launch a maker space in our community!

1 Million Cups Rochester
Jun
7
9:00 am09:00

1 Million Cups Rochester

  • Bleu Duck Kitchen

Join us for our next 1 Million Cups Rochester as we hear from The Hybrids and MyBarJar.

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

Lunch & Learn | IT Superheroes - Chaska, MN
Jun
7
12:00 pm12:00

Lunch & Learn | IT Superheroes - Chaska, MN

  • ViaWest

Join ViaWest and the MHTA for a Lunch and Learn and IT trivia showdown, mindshare event where teams will go head to head to rank only one the IT SUPERHEROES! 
Don't miss the chance to network with your peers and showcase your IT brainpower.

The event will feature industry experts discussing key trends driving businesses to transform their IT infrastructure through virtualization, integration and automation.  MHTA Lunch and Learns are free and open to members.  

Jun
13
11:30 am11:30

RESTful Lunch

  • Grand Grill

Let's talk about REST api design, new trends on server side and client side, etc. We may continue our discussion about project Bookcases and more.

Journey to Growth Bi-Annual Meeting
Jun
21
7:30 am07:30

Journey to Growth Bi-Annual Meeting

  • Rochester Art Center

Here are the top FIVE reasons to join us for our next J2G biannual meeting. 

1. Learn about the exciting projects and latest developments our Journey committees are working on in 2017. 

2. Debut of the newest Journey to Growth video!

3. View the We Are More Traveling Photography Exhibit.

4. Tour the new Mayo Civic Center.

5. Network with your regional peers.

DeviceTalks Minnesota - Twin Cities, MN
Jun
26
Jun 27

DeviceTalks Minnesota - Twin Cities, MN

  • InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront

DeviceTalks provides world-class education with exclusive insights from industry leaders changing the course of medicine. Coupled with a technology showcase featuring the hottest med tech companies in the marketplace, DeviceTalks is the premier opportunity for industry leaders to come together to share perspectives and network with the best of the best in the industry.

Red Wing Maker Space
Jul
4
7:00 pm19:00

Red Wing Maker Space

  • Ignite Building

A makerspace is a co-op for builders. It’s a shared space that offers access to tools, workspaces, machines, 3D printers, computers, and a community of collaborators that you can’t find anywhere else. Crafters, hobbyists, developers, artists, woodworkers, etc. are invited to attend to help launch a maker space in our community!  

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours
Jul
6
9:00 am09:00

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours

  • Collider Coworking

From innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization, MN-SBIR provides free, confidential assistance to seed, early stage, emerging and existing firms to access non-dilutive funding through the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. MN-SBIR is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, University of Minnesota, Office of Technology Commercialization and MHTA. 

Pat Dillon will be in the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator from 9:00am to 12:00pm and at Collider Coworking from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

ALE-y Chats at Able Seedhouse + Brewery
Jul
17
4:00 pm16:00

ALE-y Chats at Able Seedhouse + Brewery

  • Able Seedhouse + Brewery

Connect with your peers from Minnesota’s Medical Alley on July 17th at Able Seedhouse + Brewery.

ALE-y Chats are one of our most popular, Members Only, resource sharing, development and networking events.

Why should you attend? Alley Chats expands your network so you can find partners, new hires, suppliers and camaraderie in your community.

The event is members only. If you are not a member and interested in attending, please contact Frank Jaskulke at fjaskulke@medicalalley.org to discuss membership

37TH ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF OUTING - MORNING TEE TIME
Jul
19
7:30 am07:30

37TH ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF OUTING - MORNING TEE TIME

  • Willow Creek Golf Course

This themed tournament provides a unique opportunity to enjoy a day of golf and the chance to network with other business associates. We will use a big cup format to speed up play and the traditional 5-person scramble format opens up the tournament to all golfing abilities.
This fun fundraiser helps raise the dollars needed to support the multitude of programs that serve our schools, workplaces, and city through the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.

37TH ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF OUTING - AFTERNOON TEE TIME
Jul
19
1:10 pm13:10

37TH ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF OUTING - AFTERNOON TEE TIME

  • Willow Creek Golf Course

This themed tournament provides a unique opportunity to enjoy a day of golf and the chance to network with other business associates. We will use a big cup format to speed up play and the traditional 5-person scramble format opens up the tournament to all golfing abilities.


This fun fundraiser helps raise the dollars needed to support the multitude of programs that serve our schools, workplaces, and city through the Rochester Chamber of Commerce.

GOLF AFTER PARTY
Jul
19
6:30 pm18:30

GOLF AFTER PARTY

  • Willow Creek Golf Course

Non-Golfers are welcome to come join Chamber Golfers for an awards After Party! Raffle Prizes will be given away, team prizes for winning golfers, heavy appetizers, and cash bar available.

Center Stage Leadership - Winona State University
Jul
20
Jul 21

Center Stage Leadership - Winona State University

  • Winona State University

Winona State University and the Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) partner to provide the Center Stage Leadership workshop. This two-day workshop offers the unique opportunity to expand your ability to effectively:

  • Communicate a vision
  • Motivate others
  • Achieve results through persuasive power
  • Communicate your ideas with poise & self-confidence

Theatre professionals will teach you the power of persuasion while remaining authentic and personable. Learn how to tell a story that depicts your expertise while demonstrating value and influencing outcomes.

Business and community leaders are invited to attend this distinctive workshop offered by WSU's College of Business and Adult & Continuing Education.

Red Wing Maker Space
Aug
1
7:00 pm19:00

Red Wing Maker Space

  • Ignite Building

A makerspace is a co-op for builders. It’s a shared space that offers access to tools, workspaces, machines, 3D printers, computers, and a community of collaborators that you can’t find anywhere else. Crafters, hobbyists, developers, artists, woodworkers, etc. are invited to attend to help launch a maker space in our community!

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours
Aug
3
9:00 am09:00

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours

  • Collider Coworking

From innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization, MN-SBIR provides free, confidential assistance to seed, early stage, emerging and existing firms to access non-dilutive funding through the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. MN-SBIR is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, University of Minnesota, Office of Technology Commercialization and MHTA. 

Pat Dillon will be in the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator from 9:00am to 12:00pm and at Collider Coworking from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Red Wing Maker Space
Sep
5
7:00 pm19:00

Red Wing Maker Space

  • Ignite Building

A makerspace is a co-op for builders. It’s a shared space that offers access to tools, workspaces, machines, 3D printers, computers, and a community of collaborators that you can’t find anywhere else. Crafters, hobbyists, developers, artists, woodworkers, etc. are invited to attend to help launch a maker space in our community!  

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours
Sep
14
9:00 am09:00

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours

  • Collider Coworking

From innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization, MN-SBIR provides free, confidential assistance to seed, early stage, emerging and existing firms to access non-dilutive funding through the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. MN-SBIR is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, University of Minnesota, Office of Technology Commercialization and MHTA. 

Pat Dillon will be in the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator from 9:00am to 12:00pm and at Collider Coworking from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Minnesota Venture Conference
Oct
11
7:15 am07:15

Minnesota Venture Conference

  • Minneapolis Convention Center

The Minnesota Venture Conference attracts hundreds of investors, entrepreneurs and executives to the Minneapolis Convention Center with the goal of connecting Minnesota’s entrepreneurs with capital.

Each year, participants gather for a day of knowledge-sharing, networking, and pitches from some of Minnesota’s most promising privately-held companies.


A Conversation with Vic Gundotra, President and CEO of AliveCor
May
25
10:30 am10:30

A Conversation with Vic Gundotra, President and CEO of AliveCor

  • Bleu Duck Kitchen

Join the Collider Community as we welcome Vic to Rochester for this very special conversation about his time at Microsoft and Google and what the future holds for Medical Technology.

Prior to joining AliveCor Vic served as Senior Vice President at Google from 2011 until April 2014, heading up the company’s social initiatives. He joined Google in 2007 as vice president of engineering, where he was responsible for mobile application development, including product management and marketing. Prior to Google, Vic spent 15 years at Microsoft, where he worked on a variety of products and operating systems. He was recognized by MIT as a “Young Innovator under 35” for his work in sparking Microsoft’s change from Win32 to the .NET programming model. While at Microsoft Vic also served as general manager of Microsoft’s developer outreach efforts worldwide, including evangelism and strategy for products like Windows Vista, Visual Studio, Microsoft Office, Microsoft CRM and Windows Mobile.

Seating will be limited.

May
25
10:00 am10:00

Alley Chats at Boston Scientific

  • Boston Scientific Building 3

Connect with your peers from Minnesota’s Medical Alley on May 25th hosted by Boston Scientific.

Alley Chats are one of our most popular, Members Only, resource sharing, development and networking events. 

Why should you attend? Alley Chats expands your network so you can find partners, new hires, suppliers and camaraderie in your community.

The Commission - May Cards 'n Coffee
May
25
7:00 am07:00

The Commission - May Cards 'n Coffee

  • Cafe Steam

Cards 'n Coffee is back and brought to you by The Commission's Relationship Building Committee.

Where: Cafe Steam
When: Thursday May 25th, 2017 from 7 - 8:30AM
What: Informal get together of young & awesome people
Why: Because you are awesome and you deserve to be with other awesome people....duh!

See you there and invite your friends!! Don't forget to bring your business cards. You never know just who you might meet!

Regulatory 101: “Workshop” on Successfully Getting Your Product to Market
May
24
8:00 am08:00

Regulatory 101: “Workshop” on Successfully Getting Your Product to Market

  • Double Tree

Regulatory 101 is the longest running program offered by Medical Alley.  Each year our Member companies tell us how they look forward to sending both their regulatory professionals as well as members from the other areas of the business that work with Regulatory so they can learn more about the process of successfully developing and marketing medical devices.

Women Leading in Technology - Golden Valley MN
May
23
4:30 pm16:30

Women Leading in Technology - Golden Valley MN

  • Metropolitan Ballroom

We will be hosting a discussion with four women technology leaders who’ve made conscious, calculated decisions along the courses of their careers to maintain a hands-on technical focus, while continuing to develop their leadership skills and climb the corporate ladder. It’s our hope this discussion will provide further insight into the ways in which women technologists and leaders might maintain – and even sharpen – their technical skills while taking on new challenges, fueling their desires for professional growth and advancement, and adding to/ enhancing their leadership capabilities.

WSU Speaker Series - The Hight Performance Mindset: Top 10 Habits of the Most Successful
May
23
4:00 pm16:00

WSU Speaker Series - The Hight Performance Mindset: Top 10 Habits of the Most Successful

  • Winona State University - Rochester

The High Performance Mindset: Top 10 Habits of the Most Successful - Dr. Kamphoff will share the 10 traits the most successful people master which is outlined in her book coming this spring: Beyond Grit: 10 Habits of the World’s Best Athletes, Leaders and Entrepreneurs. She will share stories and strategies on how to master several of these habits.

4 For Lunch
May
23
11:30 am11:30

4 For Lunch

  • Market Grill @ Hy-Vee

Sign up for the newest exciting networking opportunity offered by the Chamber of Commerce. This event gives participants the opportunity to meet three people over a leisurely and delicious lunch. 

At each event, participants will be matched up with three other Chamber Members. You'll get to know one another better, offer each other leads, and perhaps even form a business partnership yourself.  Lunch includes Entree (Menu Below) & Choice of Soft Drink.

Innovationology
May
20
5:30 pm17:30

Innovationology

  • Bleu Duck Kitchen & Collider

This event will celebrate notions of innovation, the importance of creativity, and the Power of Play and allow you to use all your senses!  We promise that you have not experienced an event like this.  You are not going to want to miss it!
Highlighting the incredible innovation that happens in our community every day by bringing together local innovators from all industries and levels of development, innovators will be matched up with Culinary Artists, Mixologists & Beverage Professionals in our community to provide a multi-sensory experience.
We know that there is power in bringing creative and innovative minds together for a common purpose, just like the work and creativity that happens in the Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester every day!

This evening is for adults only, after all, kids need play, adults do too!
The innovators who will be featured at this event are:

·         Spark DJ

·         RaizLabs

·         Tinua

·         LimbLab

·         Area 10 Labs

·         People’s Food Co-Op

·         Rochester Home Infusion

·         BrandHoot

·         IMPACT: Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Curative Therapies (IMPACT) program

Art on the Ave - Street Festival
May
20
9:30 am09:30

Art on the Ave - Street Festival

  • 1100 Block

Annual spring art fair showcasing local artisans and musicians in the Slatterly Park Neighborhood. This event features 40+ vendors including: painters, metal workers, jewelers, and more! Installation of a permanent boulevard sculpture created by artist Karl Friedrich. This initiative is to help promote the arts, encourage walkability and revitalize the Slatterly Park Neighborhood in downtown Rochester MN.

Band Schedule
The Nodding Wild Onions 9:15 - 10:15

The D'Sievers 10:30 - 11:30

The Lonely Knees 11:45 - 1:15

Fernando Ufret 1:30 - 2:30

Jeremy Jewell 2:45 - 3:45

Antares Tribal Performing throughout the day!

TEDxZumbroRiver 2017: What's Possible?
May
18
4:00 pm16:00

TEDxZumbroRiver 2017: What's Possible?

  • Autumn Ridge Church

Join us for Rochester's second TEDx Conference, where 10 incredible speakers will take the stage for an afternoon of inspirational TEDx talks. Doors open at 2:30pm for networking and the event runs from 4pm to 8pm, with a 1 hour dinner break. (YES, we are bringing back the food trucks!)

Last year, the massively successful 2016 TEDxZumbroRiver event sold out the 1,000 seat auditorium. Buy your tickets now to ensure you have a seat!

reacHIRE Minneapolis Resume Workshop
May
18
10:00 am10:00

reacHIRE Minneapolis Resume Workshop

  • Hilton Garden Inn

Looking to return to work after a career break? A polished resume is the key to a successful job search. Come dust off your resume and learn how to make it shine!

reacHIRE is offering this complimentary workshop to women looking to return to the workforce. Attendees will leave with a refreshed resume and a clear understanding of what can make your story stand out among the others.

There will also be an opportunity to learn about how to get back to work in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Area with reacHIRE. Learn more about us at www.reachire.com.

Not sure you are ready to return to work and want to be on our mailing list? Email Kelly at klynch@reachire.com for this and all other inquiries!

Communicating “Value”: Marketing Success In A Value-Driven Environment
May
18
8:00 am08:00

Communicating “Value”: Marketing Success In A Value-Driven Environment

  • Guthrie Theater

Please join DevicePharm and The Medical Alley Association for an interactive discussion with a panel of surgeons, hospital executives, value committee members, and other experts as we address this hot topic in medical technology marketing.  Hear different perspectives on how “value” is defined and evaluated, how value needs to be communicated throughout the sales cycle, and what marketing teams can do to communicate value directly and through customer champions.

2017 New Directions in Technology: Building Bridges Between Academia & Industry Conference
May
17
May 19

2017 New Directions in Technology: Building Bridges Between Academia & Industry Conference

  • Winona State University

Each year Advance IT Minnesota, Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence,  invites industry professionals, Minnesota State faculty members, and academic leaders to convene and explore emerging employer needs, identify specific implications for student learning outcomes, and develop replicable roadmaps for department and institutional implementation.

We are pleased to invite you to the 2017 New Directions in Technology: Building Bridges (NDiIT) conference, taking place May 17 – 19, at Winona State University.

Join fellow faculty members and industry leaders in beautiful Winona, MN, to explore and shape the dynamic future of information technology curriculum at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

May
17
11:00 am11:00

Google I/O Extended RochMN

  • Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator - Suite 202

I/O Extended events include a variety of options for developers—from live streaming sessions to local demos, hackathons, codelabs, and more. This event will be hosted in Rochester, MN by CoreLogic Inc and RAEDI for the local developer community. 

In 2016, 600+ I/O Extended events were held around the world!

May
16
11:30 am11:30

RESTful lunch

  • Grand Grill

Let's talk about REST api design, new trends on server side and client side, etc. We may continue our discussion about project Bookcases and more. 

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup
May
16
7:00 am07:00

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup

  • Cafe Steam

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.

BioPharma Alley Chats at Bio-Techne
May
15
4:00 pm16:00

BioPharma Alley Chats at Bio-Techne

  • Bio-Techne

Connect with your peers from Minnesota’s Medical Alley on June 15th hosted by Bio-Techne.

Alley Chats are one of our most popular, Members Only, resource sharing, development and networking events. This event will focus on the Biotech, Pharmaceutical, and Diagnostics community.

Why should you attend? Alley Chats expands your network so you can find partners, new hires, suppliers and camaraderie in your community.

The event is members only. If you are not a member and interested in attending, please contact Frank Jaskulke at fjaskulke@medicalalley.org to discuss membership.

Equity Logic for Small Business: Mod 3
May
11
1:00 pm13:00

Equity Logic for Small Business: Mod 3

  • Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce

Module 3 - Common Language: Modulating for Impact - May 11, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Module 3 focuses on communication and strategies for effective and inclusive workplace communication. Topics explored in this module include: intent v. impact, intentional language use, ladder of inference, and microaggressions. Participants will practice and develop tools to promote and use inclusive language and communication skills. Module 3 includes communication tips and tools for creating a more inclusive job interview process.

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours
May
10
9:00 am09:00

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours

  • Collider Coworking

From innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization, MN-SBIR provides free, confidential assistance to seed, early stage, emerging and existing firms to access non-dilutive funding through the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. MN-SBIR is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, University of Minnesota, Office of Technology Commercialization and MHTA. 

Pat Dillon will be in the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator from 9:00am to 12:00pm and at Collider Coworking from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Journey 2 Growth Entrepreneurial Group Meeting
May
9
4:00 pm16:00

Journey 2 Growth Entrepreneurial Group Meeting

  • Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator

Diversifying the regional economy will require a multi-pronged approach, including retaining and expanding existing regional employers, attracting high-value employers to the area, and facilitating startup and entrepreneurial growth. The latter is the focus of the Entrepreneurship Journey Committee, which seeks to create an environment that fosters dynamic growth opportunities for startups.

MHTA 2017 Spring Conference
May
9
8:00 am08:00

MHTA 2017 Spring Conference

  • Minneapolis Depot Renaissance Hotel

Each year MHTA hosts a gathering of 700 science and technology leaders and professionals that highlights local companies, their breakthroughs and the people behind them. This year’s conference will be held at the Minneapolis Depot Renaissance and feature more than 15 breakout sessions and 40 exhibitors in addition to our keynote speakers. Conference tracks will focus on digital transformation, cybersecurity and Minnesota’s leadership in the next wave of innovation.

Rochester Real Estate Development and Investment Summit
May
4
12:00 pm12:00

Rochester Real Estate Development and Investment Summit

  • Mayo Civic Center

For the past 19 years Real Estate Summits has hosted over 1,000 commercial real estate and investment programs for commercial real estate professionals and investors all over the United States.  These summits bring together industry leaders for discussion and trends that impact the commercial real estate and investment community.   Each event attracts anywhere from 100 to 1,500  real estate professionals in addition to the various professional service providers that benefit from the networking associated with attending these events.  
This May 4th, Rochester will be the focus of attention at the Minnesota Real Estate Journal’s Real Estate Development and Investment Summit.