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.

Meet Up with Mark Coronna - Red Wing, MN
Jun
26
5:00 pm17:00

Meet Up with Mark Coronna - Red Wing, MN

  • Ignite Building
  • Mark is an expert in managing and exploiting the intersection of business and marketing strategy and technology-enabled products and services.  He has a proven track record in business development, go-to-market, and operational excellence.  As a serial innovator, Mark has led the development of a leading financial accounting software product, the development and introduction of two online print services businesses, and the development and introduction of the world’s first B2B internet payments network: PowerTracktm.

    Mark’s e expertise includes building, revitalizing, and optimizing products, technologies, processes, and sales/marketing strategies.  Mark is the founder and Managing Director of a specialized management consultancy, Marks & Crown LLC

    Join Mark and other entrepreneurs for networking, disucussion and Q&A.

    Refreshments will be provided.

Digital Patient Engagement for Healthcare Presented by Bluespire Marketing with special guest from Google - Twin Cities, MN
Jun
28
8:30 am08:30

Digital Patient Engagement for Healthcare Presented by Bluespire Marketing with special guest from Google - Twin Cities, MN

  • Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

Medical device and pharma are transforming revenue models “beyond the pill and device” into care coordination. These new models are increasingly relying on engagement with the PatientConsumer™. Learn how Google is preparing for the next frontier in healthcare journey. Representatives from Google and Bluespire Marketing will cover emerging trends and new tactics that are available to healthcare marketers.

  • Meet the PatientConsumer™
  • Real-world applications of machine learning in healthcare
  • Healthcare trends from Google
  • “Quick wins” and tactics for transforming your search strategy
  • Panel: Q&A with Google and search experts
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!  

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.

Medical Alley Association - Clinical Research 101 - Twin Cities, MN
Jul
12
7:30 am07:30

Medical Alley Association - Clinical Research 101 - Twin Cities, MN

  • Double Tree

The MAA Clinical 101 program features a one-day session on clinical trial basics and best practices in clinical research trials. Seasoned industry professionals will present the clinical study lifecycle from early concept to final report, highlighting key focus areas:  patient safety, data integrity, and compliance assurance.  This lively day of learning includes an overview of regulations and real-world examples of how to put those foundations into practice for a successful trial.

2017 SBIR Road Tour - Twin Cities, MN
Jul
17
7:30 am07:30

2017 SBIR Road Tour - Twin Cities, MN

  • McNamara Alumni Center

We are pleased to co-sponsor the 2017 SBIR Road Tour with the Department of Employment and Economic Development and the University of Minnesota, Office of Technology Commercialization.  The SBIR Road Tour will be in Minneapolis on July 17th!!!  This a UNIQUE one day event where innovators, researchers, startups and small businesses are able to hear firsthand and meet with federal agency representatives about Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer funding opportunities.

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.


June Cards 'n Coffee
Jun
23
7:00 am07:00

June Cards 'n Coffee

  • Cafe Steam

Cards 'n Coffee 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 Friday out right!

PyRochesterMN Meetup
Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

PyRochesterMN Meetup

Hi Pythonistas, Your monthly session of Python-love is back, to continue our discussions of all things Python-related. As always, bring your thoughts and questions for the group. We'd love it if you wanted to tell us about what you're up to with Python at work, or on the side. Pleased with your deployment setup? Building executables to run on user's machines? Vectorizing calculations using Numpy or something simlar? Are you using the new async module? Or do you just have a bit of code that you love or hate? We'd love to chat about it with you. (or give us a traditional eyes-front presentation if you prefer) Several of us expressed interest in exploring Python's recently acquired async features. Does anyone have anything they'd like to show to talk about this? Jonathan would be delighted to skip through the opening parts of David Beazley's old presentation on 'generator tricks' if those present haven't already seen it. It was pretty mind-blowing for me when I first saw it, really opened my eyes to some of the things Python's capable of, and much of the code I write these days is influenced by it. The rooms have projectors (With DVI and VGA inputs - I'll bring my HDMI converter too) so we can geek out (with snacks & drinks) while people show us their code or whatevs. Peace.

Collider Lunch and Learn: Am I an Employee or Independent Contractor
Jun
22
12:00 pm12:00

Collider Lunch and Learn: Am I an Employee or Independent Contractor

  • Collider Coworking

Greg Griffiths from Dunlap and Seeger will be presenting on key distinctions--liability, tax implications, benefits, etc—between employees and independent contractors. The presentation will be interesting to small business owners and employers looking for answers on how to qualify employees v. contractors. Similarly, it may be eye opening for individuals who believe they are working on a contract basis, but may come to learn that they are probably an employee.

Choosing an Advisory Board
Jun
22
8:30 am08:30

Choosing an Advisory Board

  • Lurie

Assembling the right advisory board for your business is an important step to assure success. Your advisors should bring their expertise to increase credibility with potential investors and ultimately help grow your business. Join us to hear from a panel of Lurie experts as they walk you through what it takes to get the right people on your advisory board and how to keep them interested.

Medical Device Cybersecurity and Privacy Town Hall and Interactive Discussion - Twin Cities, MN
Jun
22
8:00 am08:00

Medical Device Cybersecurity and Privacy Town Hall and Interactive Discussion - Twin Cities, MN

  • The Medical Alley Association

Join us for an opportunity to participate with other medical device manufacturers, healthcare providers, regulators, and researchers in an interactive forum.

The purpose of this workshop to allow for open discussion, sharing of experiences and collaboration regarding medical device cybersecurity and privacy. With the finalization of the postmarket guidelines in December, many questions still remain among our industries pertaining to this important and ever-changing topic and related risks. 

Funding your Business with MNvest Equity Crowdfunding
Jun
21
6:00 pm18:00

Funding your Business with MNvest Equity Crowdfunding

  • Well Living Lab, Inc.

Join the Rochester community as we learn more about MNvest. MNvest is a Minnesota law permitting investment crowdfunding, a new way to fund Minnesota's growing businesses. Similar to reward-based crowdfunding sites (like Kickstarter), MNvest enables Minnesota businesses to legally advertise investment opportunities to all Minnesota residents.

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.

Jun
15
4:00 pm16:00

BioPharma Alley Chats at Bio-Techne - Twin Cities

  • 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.

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. 

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.

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup
Jun
13
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.

Pimp My Profile - Professional Headshots and Happy Hour
Jun
12
3:00 pm15:00

Pimp My Profile - Professional Headshots and Happy Hour

  • Collider Coworking

Price: $75 per person. 
(Price includes free Happy Hour drink at the Bleu Duck)

Whether you’re an artist, an entrepreneur, a freelancer, or just simply have a social media presence, you want to be sure you’re making a good first impression, which these days is online. Selfies are easy, but you’re better than a selfie. Your photo should represent you and what you do. The process of getting a quality photo should be a fun and unique experience that is comfortable and easy. Join us for our first pimp your profile event on Monday, June 12th from 3pm-6pm at the Collider building above Bleu Duck. You will get one free drink ticket to use at the Bleu Duck Kitchen while you wait for your session time. We will have three different setups and backgrounds so no matter what your style is, we can create something totally you. You will get three easy to share and downloadable digital files for all of your online profile needs.

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.  

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.

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!

Apple WWDC Live Stream @Collider
Jun
5
12:00 pm12:00

Apple WWDC Live Stream @Collider

  • Collider Coworking

Join us on Monday from 12pm-2pm as we host our second WWDC Live Stream at Collider. Find out about all the new hardware and software that Apple will be releasing in the next few months. Lunch will not be provided, but feel free to bring your own or collaborate with other attendees on food and drink.

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!

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.

 

 

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

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.

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!