Women in Health Leadership Series Featuring Nicole Walker of Baird Capital
Mar
28
11:30 am11:30

Women in Health Leadership Series Featuring Nicole Walker of Baird Capital

  • Golden Valley Country Club

Our quarterly Women in Health Leadership Series features Medical Alley's top women leaders discussing current topics, challenges and inspirations. Always one of our best attended events, this Series is open to women (and men too!) at every career level and delivers unparalleled professional networking. The March event features Nicole Walker, Director of Venture Capitals at Baird Capital. 

UMR Connects: Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistant: Providers Helping to Heal the U.S. Healthcare System
Mar
28
7:00 pm19:00

UMR Connects: Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistant: Providers Helping to Heal the U.S. Healthcare System

  • University of Minnesota - Rochester

Health care in the United States is in a constant state of change. As part of that change, people entering the health care system now and in the future will encounter and be cared for by a variety of non-physician licensed providers. These providers include nurses, pharmacist, therapist and others. The focus of today’s discussion will be on Advance Practice Clinicians (APC”S) or Physician Assistants (PA-C) and Advance Practice Nurses (APRN). We will discuss their role in health care, their scope of practice and the obstacles they face. In light of the growing and anticipated national physician shortage, these providers will be a growing part of the future of health care.

Are you looking for something FREE, interesting, and fun to do in downtown Rochester, Minnesota, on a Tuesday night? Following a specific theme each month, the UMR CONNECTS professional speaker series will connect you to speakers, authors, panels, and more! All events are free and open to the public, and no registration is required. We hope you will join us!

For More Information

  • Sign up to receive the list of upcoming events/speakers via email each month here.
  • Contact Anne Kowal at 507-258-8090 or email amkowal@r.umn.edu
Art + Business = Innovation Part 2
Mar
29
7:30 am07:30

Art + Business = Innovation Part 2

  • Rochester Art Center

ART+BUSINESS=INNOVATION at Rochester Art Center

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 l 7:30-9:00 AM

Program 8 AM

A series presented by Rochester Art Center in partnership with Larkin Hoffman and Limb Lab to highlight this unique community and its active transformation by business, creativity, and innovation.

Part 2 l Minnesota: Capital of the American “North”

Entrepreneur Eric Dayton wants Minnesota to shed its Midwest label and instead embrace its cold-weather qualities as the capital of the “North.” Learn how the new moniker was developed and the strategies and data that led to the brand as well as ideas about how to utilize it to advance your business model.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Eric Dayton graduated from Williams College with a degree in English and later received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was a member of Will Steger’s Arctic Transect 2004, a six-month, 2,000-mile dogsled expedition. Eric then worked for Target Corporation prior to starting his own company.

In 2011, Eric and his brother, Andrew, opened three businesses inside a historic warehouse building in the North Loop of Downtown Minneapolis. Since then, they have helped to transform the area into one of the city’s most dynamic neighborhoods. Their men’s clothing company, Askov Finlayson, has been recognized by Esquire and GQ as one of the ten best men’s stores in America. The brothers’ restaurant, The Bachelor Farmer, was named one of Bon Appetit’s top ten new restaurants in the country when it opened and Marvel Bar has twice been a James Beard national semifinalist for Outstanding Bar Program.

Eric is a trustee of the Minneapolis Institute of Art and a member of NRDC’s Midwest Council. He is also the co-founder and president of The Great Northern, an annual 10-day celebration of winter in Minnesota.

Moderator: Brian Childs/Larkin Hoffman

Panelist: Eric Dayton

CONTACT

Lee Koch l Interim Director

507-282-8629 l lkoch@rochesterartcenter.org

Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce - New Member Lunch
Mar
29
11:30 am11:30

Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce - New Member Lunch

  • Somerby Golf Club

If you are a new Chamber member, attend the New Member Luncheon and share information about your organization and learn more about the Chamber's programs and services. Gain additional recognition by donating a door prize. Cost is free for new members only. Registration required.

Mar
30
5:30 pm17:30

Beta.mn Showcase at the Machine Shop

  • Machine Shop

Beta.mn is back in action with the next Showcase! Come celebrate with emerging Minnesota startup companies as they compete for the coveted "Golden iPod” trophy.

Showcase is like a science fair for startups, with beer & music. There are no formal presentations, just local entrepreneurs demonstrating their products and services in an approachable, one-to-one setting.

Attendees include founders, future employees, superfans, investors, friends, family members and anyone wanting to discover and celebrate local innovation. There's no set schedule; attendees are welcome to come and go throughout the evening.

Mar
31
12:00 pm12:00

MN Cup Friday Chats

The 2017 MN Cup application will launch on March 20. Entrepreneurs interested in applying to the FREE competition can access the application on our homepage at www.mncup.org. Startups will have until April 28 to complete and submit their application.

To help all applicants with the initial round of the competition, MN Cup is hosting a series of online events called Friday Chatsfeaturing our 2016 winners. Join us via Google Hangouts every Friday from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. to better understand the process, time commitment, benefits and rewards of our program, as well as ask our most recent division winners pointed questions about their personal experiences.

Below is the schedule and the companies/topics we will feature each Friday:

  • March 31 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session w/ Activated Research Company & Self Eco Garden
  • April 7 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session with Berd Spokes and Vugo
  • April 14 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session with Stemonix and ExpressionMed
  • April 21 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session with Asiya and Minnealloy
  • April 28 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session to answer last minute questions about application

People who sign up for the Google Hangout will receive an email confirmation prior to the event with the link to access the hangout.

Apr
4
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.

Apr
4
11:30 am11:30

Medical Alley: Women in Health Leadership Series Featuring Sara Ratner of RedBrick Health

  • Golden Valley Country Club

Our quarterly Women in Health Leadership Series features Medical Alley's top women leaders discussing current topics, challenges and inspirations. Always one of our best attended events, this Series is open to women (and men too!) at every career level and delivers unparalleled professional networking. The April event features Sara Ratner, SVP of RedBrick Health.

Apr
4
12:00 pm12:00

Case Studies in Entrepreneurship

  • Mayo Clinic Guggenheim 1398

Anyone is welcome to join in on this Mayo Clinic Graduate Class in entrepreneurship. 

When: First class meets April 4th and then meets every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00pm through May 2nd 2017.

1) This is going to be an opportunity for entrepreneurs to write up a MN Cup application during the class this year. Teams will also have the chance to work with the UM business school, a new addition. New value propositions for participants!

2) Those that quality for Walleye Tank - the winners of Walleye Tank’s divisions are now automatically enrolled as semi-finalists for the MN Cup. Very exciting development.

3) Although this is a formal grad class, we continue to offer this cohort for those not interested in formal graduate credit. Partners in the community can take this, up to our class capacity.

4) This class is also open for course alums - we are going to explore with a couple teams the development of the followup class, CTSC 6151 for those that want to build out their business canvas on an idea with a candidate product:market fit hypothesis. So come and help us evolve our curricula!

Email Instructors for registration options:

Stephen Ekker: ekker.stephen@mayo.edu

Katherine Campbell: campbell.katherine@mayo.edu

 

Red Wing Maker Space
Apr
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!  

4th Annual Women in Entrepreneurship Conference: Customer, Customer, Customer!
Apr
5
12:30 pm12:30

4th Annual Women in Entrepreneurship Conference: Customer, Customer, Customer!

  • Carlson School of Management

You are invited to join hundreds of women entrepreneurs for the 4th annual Women in Entrepreneurship Conference hosted by WE*. This year, it's all about the customer and how to keep them at the heart of your business throughout the value chain. The half day seminar will feature successful entrepreneurs and professionals sharing personal success stories and lessons learned related to product testing, user experience, manufacturing, retail and marketing.

The day will kickoff with DEED Commissioner and entrepreneur Shawntera Hardy, followed by multiple speakers and concluding with a special keynote from ed-tech entrepreneur Cecilia Retelle of Ranku, now part of Wiley.

From TechCruch: Ranku was acquired by Wiley in late 2016 for around $25 million. A strong exit for a startup that had only raised $650,000. The startup scored that seed round in 2014 from Mark Cuban, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Microsoft Accelerator, Archangel and Deborah Quazzo. Ranku’s story is also a testament to the power of pivots. The startup changed directions several times. The company was founded in 2013 by Kim Taylor and Cecilia Retelle Zywicki.

The networking reception following the keynote will feature table-top discussions with different funding sources.

Pat Dillon - SBIR Information Office Hours
Apr
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.

FastTrac TechVenture Course - For Technology and Life Science Entrepreneurs
Apr
6
6:00 pm18:00

FastTrac TechVenture Course - For Technology and Life Science Entrepreneurs

  • Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator - Suite #202

Meeting each Thursday night from 6:00pm to 9:00pm from April 6th to June 1st.

FastTrac TechVenture is for technology and life science entrepreneurs as they develop business  concepts and express them in improved elevator pitches, investor presentations and business plans to acquire the funding and management talent to launch and grow their businesses.

FastTrac TechVenture provides the tools to develop and/or hone the skills needed, as a technology entrepreneur, to understand the business behind the technology – skills to start, operate, fund, and grow a technology or life-sciences business.

Apr
7
12:00 pm12:00

MN Cup Friday Chats

The 2017 MN Cup application will launch on March 20. Entrepreneurs interested in applying to the FREE competition can access the application on our homepage at www.mncup.org. Startups will have until April 28 to complete and submit their application.

To help all applicants with the initial round of the competition, MN Cup is hosting a series of online events called Friday Chatsfeaturing our 2016 winners. Join us via Google Hangouts every Friday from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. to better understand the process, time commitment, benefits and rewards of our program, as well as ask our most recent division winners pointed questions about their personal experiences.

Below is the schedule and the companies/topics we will feature each Friday:

  • March 31 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session w/ Activated Research Company & Self Eco Garden
  • April 7 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session with Berd Spokes and Vugo
  • April 14 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session with Stemonix and ExpressionMed
  • April 21 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session with Asiya and Minnealloy
  • April 28 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session to answer last minute questions about application

People who sign up for the Google Hangout will receive an email confirmation prior to the event with the link to access the hangout.

Apr
13
1:00 pm13:00

Equity Logic for Small Business: Mod 2

  • Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce

Module 2 - Basic Intercultural Acuity - April 13, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Module 2 provides a more in-depth examination of culture and how cultural differences can impact the workplace. Participants will identify their own cultural norms and contrast their norms with those of others. Participants will also learn how to build an inclusive workplace culture that will increase employee retention and improve workplace morale.

Apr
14
12:00 pm12:00

MN Cup Friday Chats

The 2017 MN Cup application will launch on March 20. Entrepreneurs interested in applying to the FREE competition can access the application on our homepage at www.mncup.org. Startups will have until April 28 to complete and submit their application.

To help all applicants with the initial round of the competition, MN Cup is hosting a series of online events called Friday Chatsfeaturing our 2016 winners. Join us via Google Hangouts every Friday from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. to better understand the process, time commitment, benefits and rewards of our program, as well as ask our most recent division winners pointed questions about their personal experiences.

Below is the schedule and the companies/topics we will feature each Friday:

  • March 31 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session w/ Activated Research Company & Self Eco Garden
  • April 7 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session with Berd Spokes and Vugo
  • April 14 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session with Stemonix and ExpressionMed
  • April 21 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session with Asiya and Minnealloy
  • April 28 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session to answer last minute questions about application

People who sign up for the Google Hangout will receive an email confirmation prior to the event with the link to access the hangout.

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup
Apr
18
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.

Ignite Cup 2017 - Southern MN Startup Competition
Apr
18
6:00 pm18:00

Ignite Cup 2017 - Southern MN Startup Competition

  • Red Wing Ignite Innovation Center

WHAT? Startup competition to connect and grow our entrepreneurial ecosystem

WHO? All are invited! Entrepreneurs, Investors and Community Members in Southeast Minnesota

WHY? Grow regional and state innovation footprint

- Startups will receive exposure, regional connections, investor feedback and link to MN Cup.

- Attendees will be able to see the latest innovation and network with like minds!

Apr
21
12:00 pm12:00

MN Cup Friday Chats

The 2017 MN Cup application will launch on March 20. Entrepreneurs interested in applying to the FREE competition can access the application on our homepage at www.mncup.org. Startups will have until April 28 to complete and submit their application.

To help all applicants with the initial round of the competition, MN Cup is hosting a series of online events called Friday Chatsfeaturing our 2016 winners. Join us via Google Hangouts every Friday from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. to better understand the process, time commitment, benefits and rewards of our program, as well as ask our most recent division winners pointed questions about their personal experiences.

Below is the schedule and the companies/topics we will feature each Friday:

  • March 31 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session w/ Activated Research Company & Self Eco Garden
  • April 7 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session with Berd Spokes and Vugo
  • April 14 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session with Stemonix and ExpressionMed
  • April 21 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session with Asiya and Minnealloy
  • April 28 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session to answer last minute questions about application

People who sign up for the Google Hangout will receive an email confirmation prior to the event with the link to access the hangout.

WSU Speaker Series- When it Comes to Leadership, All Conversations are Crucial
Apr
26
12:00 pm12:00

WSU Speaker Series- When it Comes to Leadership, All Conversations are Crucial

  • Winona State University - Rochester

Session Description:

Effective leaders use interpersonal skills that might be called “nice” or “soft.” But these skills take courage and discipline, and they help to address hard issues. Leaders have opportunities to apply these skills in every single conversation or interaction they have, so the impact can be immediate and powerful.

If organizations were able to quantify the financial impact of poor conversations, they would quickly conclude that improving the quality of workplace interactions must be a priority for both the organization and individual leaders. Indeed, one might conclude that the ability to effectively manage interactions is at the heart of successful leadership.

Join us for an engaging conversation on the seven common interaction traps and how to build your organizational effectiveness!

 

  • Food: Lunch included
  • Attendee Fee: $10/participant

WSU Speaker Series - Engaging and Motivating Your Talent
Apr
26
2:00 pm14:00

WSU Speaker Series - Engaging and Motivating Your Talent

  • Winona State University - Rochester

Session Description:

Research tells us that employee engagement is the primary enabler behind the successful execution of any business strategy. And, no one affects engagement and retention more than the employee’s immediate leader.

This session will provide you with a model to determine what drives each individual’s engagement, as well as methods for proactive engagement and talent retention.

Join us to explore ways to create an engaging environment using no-cost “everyday engagers.”

  • 4-5pm Networking Happy Hour
  • Light Hors d'oeuvres and drinks included
  • Attendee Fee: $10/participant
Medical Alley Association 2017 Annual Meeting
Apr
27
4:30 pm16:30

Medical Alley Association 2017 Annual Meeting

  • Radisson Blu Mall of America

Don't miss Medical Alley’s premiere annual gathering – about you, for you! Reconnect with the colleagues and industry leaders that make Medical Alley the global epicenter of health technology and care. Celebrate our leadership, innovation and impact on improving and saving lives.

We’ll deliver insights into the current state of Medical Alley, outline projections for 2017 and provide great content and comradery. Medical Alley IS powering the evolution of healthcare. There are still available opportunities to elevate your organization’s profile and we’ve expanded our capacity after last year’s SOLD OUT meeting!

Apr
28
12:00 pm12:00

MN Cup Friday Chats

The 2017 MN Cup application will launch on March 20. Entrepreneurs interested in applying to the FREE competition can access the application on our homepage at www.mncup.org. Startups will have until April 28 to complete and submit their application.

To help all applicants with the initial round of the competition, MN Cup is hosting a series of online events called Friday Chatsfeaturing our 2016 winners. Join us via Google Hangouts every Friday from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. to better understand the process, time commitment, benefits and rewards of our program, as well as ask our most recent division winners pointed questions about their personal experiences.

Below is the schedule and the companies/topics we will feature each Friday:

  • March 31 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session w/ Activated Research Company & Self Eco Garden
  • April 7 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session with Berd Spokes and Vugo
  • April 14 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session with Stemonix and ExpressionMed
  • April 21 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session with Asiya and Minnealloy
  • April 28 – MN Cup Virtual Q&A Session to answer last minute questions about application

People who sign up for the Google Hangout will receive an email confirmation prior to the event with the link to access the hangout.

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup
May
2
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.

Red Wing Maker Space
May
2
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
May
4
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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

May
25
10:00 am10:00

Alley Charts 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.

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.

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.

 

 

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!

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.

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.


Mar
24
7:00 am07:00

March Cards 'n Coffee

  • Crooken Pint Ale House

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

SPECIAL NOTE: Breakfast will be available to order and 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 Thursday out right!

Medical Device Commercialization: The steps after a concept prototype, with Devicix
Mar
23
5:30 pm17:30

Medical Device Commercialization: The steps after a concept prototype, with Devicix

  • Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator Suite #202

Medical Device Commercialization: The steps after a concept prototype.

Devicix - A Nortech Company - is a medical product realization engineering firm specializing in innovative design solutions and product development services.

This seminar will be given by Andreas C. Pfahnl, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for Devicix

Accelerating the Shift From Volume to Value: What MACRA Means for MedTech
Mar
23
8:00 am08:00

Accelerating the Shift From Volume to Value: What MACRA Means for MedTech

  • Medtronic

The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is a game-changing development for health care delivery that began implementation in January 2017. Significant changes are now underway as providers and payers determine how to best implement MACRA and navigate the accelerating shift from volume to value that MACRA is designed to drive. The implications for MedTech companies are far-reaching in terms of the changing customer base and buying behaviors, demands for evidence, and opportunities to support customers across the continuum of care settings. In this discussion, we will cover:

• Briefing on MACRA: how it changes provider and payer reimbursement and drives incentives to modify behavior and business models
• Emerging archetypes and market characteristics to consider
• Implications for MedTech companies – the new imperatives for success and what to watch for in coming months

Join Deloitte Consulting LLP and Medical Alley for a discussion that brings our industry perspective of provider and payer actions under MACRA and how that will impact the Medical Technology market.

Women's Demo Night
Mar
22
6:00 pm18:00

Women's Demo Night

  • Rochester Area Foundation

Join us at Rochester's very first women's demo night! 

Demo night is an opportunity to showcase emerging entrepreneurs and novel products that were developed right here in Minnesota, especially in our women-led companies and startups. Four women-led businsses will use six minutes to tell their story, explain the unique solution their product provides, and demonstrate how their product works. Presenting companies will also field a few questions from the audience. At the end of the program, these women-led businesses can interact and network even more with the audience at their own tables around the venue.

Women's Demo Night is for everyone, not just women! It's for all entrepreneurs, business owners, mentors, investors, students, and interested members of the community. It's a great opportunity to shed some light on our next entrepreneurs.

Besides getting to watch this amazing showcase from female entrepreneurs, each attendee will also receive two drink tickets and access to lots of appetizers!

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, if they don't sell out. This is our very first event, so we are keeping things small. So remember to buy your tickets early before they are all gone!

UMR Connects: Text Neck
Mar
21
7:00 pm19:00

UMR Connects: Text Neck

  • University of Minnesota - Rochester 4th Floor

Learn about the risks and damages of prolonged usage of cellphones, tablets, and other wireless devices. Students are especially at risk for experiencing symptoms of text neck. Symptoms can include neck pain, headaches, migraines, and vision issues. Our doctor discusses how to combat the epidemic facing this generation of tech users.

Are you looking for something FREE, interesting, and fun to do in downtown Rochester, Minnesota, on a Tuesday night? Following a specific theme each month, the UMR CONNECTS professional speaker series will connect you to speakers, authors, panels, and more! All events are free and open to the public, and no registration is required. We hope you will join us!

For More Information

  • Sign up to receive the list of upcoming events/speakers via email each month here.
  • Contact Anne Kowal at 507-258-8090 or email amkowal@r.umn.edu
Mar
21
4:00 pm16:00

WSU - Engaged Ethics Conversation: Reflections from Prison

  • Winona State University - Somsen Hall

Winona State University College of Business is proud to present the first annual Engaged Ethics Conversation, an annual event that brings together students, faculty and members of the business community for an insightful and thought-provoking conversation on personal and professional ethics. Designed to give students an up-close and personal look at both ethical and unethical behavior from a variety of viewpoints, the goal of the event is to reinforce support for ethical decision-making across the curriculum.  This year our theme is Reflections from Prison. We have three speakers, two of whom were convicted of white collar crime in the financial services area, and a third from the Winona County District Attorney’s Office. 

Partnering For Growth 2017: Biotech Innovation Showcase
Mar
21
7:30 am07:30

Partnering For Growth 2017: Biotech Innovation Showcase

  • FFA Enrichment Center

Partnering for Growth features an investor conference and industry forum that joins innovators, investors and biotech leaders together over the course of a day and a half. It is a premier event for learning, investing and networking with various sectors of the biotech industry.  Start-up presentations will be focused around the development of biofuels and biomaterials; advances in food, ag and plant genetics; progress in animal health; as well as human health and medical technology.

Rochester Open Coffee Club (ROCC) Tech Meetup
Mar
21
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.

2017 MN Cup Launch Party
Mar
20
5:30 pm17:30

2017 MN Cup Launch Party

  • Minneapolis Event Centers

Join Minnesota’s entrepreneurial community on March 20 to celebrate the launch of the 2017 MN Cup competition! In addition to our first-ever launch party, MN Cup is teaming up with Grow North to showcase local food startups.

PROGRAM AT 6:00 PM:

  • Welcome: Scott Litman, MN Cup Cofounder and Equals 3
  • Why Enter MN Cup: Chad Halvorson, When I Work (2013 MN Cup High Tech Division Winner)
  • What's next: Melissa Kjolsing Lynch, MN Cup Director

The evening is filled with valuable connections and resources including:

  • Past MN Cup winners sharing updates on where they are today
  • MN Cup judges and mentors available to answer questions and provide direction on how to approach the FREE application
  • Minnesota resources for early-stage entrepreneurs
  • Food and beverage samples from local startups

This event will be combined with the third annual EAT (Entrepreneurs at the Table) event, a showcase of local food and beverage companies hosted by Grow North, another program of the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship. For more information about Grow North and how they're supporting Minnesota's food and agriculture entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses faster, visit www.grownorthmn.com

The 2017 MN Cup competition will award a record $425,000+ to MN-based startups. The application will be available on March 20 and can be accessed on MN Cup's homepage. For more information visit www.mncup.org.

Small Business Development Center Meet Up with Mark Thein
Mar
20
5:30 pm17:30

Small Business Development Center Meet Up with Mark Thein

  • Ignite Building

Join Mark Thein, a consultant with the Small Business Development Center as he discusses and answers questions about:

Budgeting and cash flow

Financial Analysis

Working Capital

Cash Flow Statements

Valuation

How banks view loan proposals

Projections

Start Up

Moving Home Based Business to Store Front

Loan Packages

Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours
Mar
16
5:00 pm17:00

Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

  • Winona State University - Rochester

Business After Hours (BAH) is Rochester's award-winning, premier networking event held at a different member's place of business each month from 5 - 7 p.m.. BAH, which won the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureaus' Known for Networking award in 2007, brings together upwards of 250 businessmen and women for networking, door prizes, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. You won't want to miss this valuable networking opportunity

Byolincs: Kathy Bates
Mar
16
12:00 pm12:00

Byolincs: Kathy Bates

  • Mayo Clinic Guggenheim 13-98

This week Byolincs will be hosting Kathy Bates, the Senior Director of Laboratory Services and Partnership Development at Mayo Clinic. 

Kathy leads a team responsible for the evaluation, acquisition and implementation of novel diagnostic technologies and services to sustain and grow Mayo’s clinical practice and Mayo Medical Laboratories.  Mayo focuses on developing, or otherwise gaining access to, the appropriate menu of laboratory tests and technologies associated with a complex medical patient population. This involves business partnerships with numerous advanced technology companies and academic centers of excellence.

 

 

The Commission March Cards 'n Coffee
Mar
16
7:00 am07:00

The Commission March Cards 'n Coffee

  • Crooked Pint Ale House

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

SPECIAL NOTE: Breakfast will be available and 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 Thursday out right!

Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc. (RAEDI) Annual Meeting & Luncheon
Mar
15
11:30 am11:30

Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc. (RAEDI) Annual Meeting & Luncheon

  • Rochester International Event Center

You are invited to attend the Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc. (RAEDI) Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 11:30 a.m., at the Rochester International Event Center, 7333 Airport View Drive SW, Rochester. 

We are excited to share the work RAEDI has done in 2016. The program will consist of a business panel highlighting the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator, 504 Corporation, Economic Development Fund, and other RAEDI services. 

The meeting will include lunch and a program.

Cost to Attend:

$35 - Individual

Table sponsorships are still available. Call the RAEDI office at 507-288-0208 if you are interested.

*If you require a vegetarian or gluten-free meal, please select your meal choice during your ticket registration.

Grow North - Investing In Food Startups
Mar
15
11:30 am11:30

Grow North - Investing In Food Startups

Grow North is proud to partner with Gopher Angels on an education event for accredited angel investors in Minnesota. 


With an increasing number of growing food start-ups in Minnesota there come a lot of questions as well as investment opportunities. Join us for a panel discussion on investing in food start-ups including two active investors and leadership from General Mills M&A. 

Breakfast & Learn: What Is Dev Ops, Really?
Mar
15
7:45 am07:45

Breakfast & Learn: What Is Dev Ops, Really?

  • ILM Professional Services

Your development team keeps talking about DevOps and the Cloud, but what does that really mean? Should your team’s top priority be to get on the Microservices bandwagon? If you agree to make changes, what does that mean for your bottom line?

ILM Professional Services will lead a Breakfast & Learn session on this topic Wednesday, March 15 at 7:45 AM at ILM’s office in Edina. The topic will be presented by ILM Principal Consultant Sean Epping and Senior Consultant Josh Olson, who are .NET and Java DevOps developers, respectively. The presentation will take a business approach to how DevOps can impact your company, leaving out the developer-speak and debunking DevOps myths. A presentation given by developers, for technology leaders and decision makers.

Topics to be covered: containers (Docker), automated testing and CI/CD, DevOps, and cloud computing/hosting (AWS). You’ll walk away with a solid understanding of the topics and how to apply it to your business.

Stem Cell Research: A Look Back and a Glimpse Forward
Mar
14
7:00 pm19:00

Stem Cell Research: A Look Back and a Glimpse Forward

  • UMR - 4th Floor - Room 417

Hoffman will discuss what stem cells are, the diseases that cell therapies and regenerative medicine can treat, and highlights in stem cell research. Highlights include James Thomson’s isolation of human embryonic stem cells in 1998 and Shinya Yamanaka and Thomson’s discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) from adult tissues in 2007. Adult stem cells, embryonic stem cells, and iPS cells currently in cell therapy clinical trials will be reviewed. Hoffman will explore the ethical debate surrounding the use of human embryonic stem cells in research, human cloning, and “designer” children. Finally, he will talk about the direct-to-consumer stem cell industry in the U.S. and “stem cell tourism” around the world.

7th Annual Minnesota Entrepreneur Kick-off
Mar
14
2:45 pm14:45

7th Annual Minnesota Entrepreneur Kick-off

  • Boy Scout Base Camp

The 2017 Kick-off is the 7th Annual statewide gathering of Start-up Founders, Innovators, Investors, Mentors and the Organizations and Community Members who are committed to strengthening our MN Entrepreneur Ecosystem!

Experience the unparalleled Start-up Support Resource Bazaar featuring the MN Entrepreneur Network Co-Hosts, and Minnesota's MNvest Portals and White Label providers, learn about Hackathons, get Cap Table Do's & Don'ts Advice from Investors, meet Award Winning Start-ups, get a glimps into Tech's Crystal Ball, cheer for the Start-up Showcase, benefit from premier Entrepreneur Ecosystem Networking and join in the Pi Day Celebrations!!!

See the MN Entrepreneur Kick-off website - www.mnentrepreneurs.org - for Program and Presenter details!

Mar
11
9:00 am09:00

Startup Saturdays

  • Rochester Area Foundation

This FREE event is filled with helpful information on how to start a new business.  The Pop-Up Coworking event goes hand-in-hand with Start-Up Essentials. We will facilitate a co-working space, so have some coffee and bring whatever you're working on! You're invited to connect and ask any questions you may have.

Equity Logic for Small Business: Mod 1
Mar
9
1:00 pm13:00

Equity Logic for Small Business: Mod 1

  • Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce

Module 1 - Inclusivity: Core Elements of Proficiency - March 9, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Module 1 is an introductory look into the topics of diversity and inclusion. The presentation will include activities on bias and cultural understanding, as well as discussion about the barriers to and benefits of inclusivity in the workplace. Module 1 also includes a brief section on understanding culture as well as tools for increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace through improving job recruitment and job descriptions.

MHTA Small Business Road Show in Winona
Mar
8
11:00 am11:00

MHTA Small Business Road Show in Winona

  • Saint Mary's University - Toner Student Center

Are you looking for ways to engage in the broader science and technology community in Minnesota? Does your small business need help finding – and paying for – STEM interns? Do you have an idea for cutting edge science or technology that has the potential for commercialization? Join us for a complimentary lunch to hear how the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) supports innovation, technology and the growth of small business. 

Sponsored by Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Red Wing Maker Space
Mar
7
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!

UMR Connects: Minimally Invasive Thermal Ablation of Primary and Metastatic Tumors Involving the Spine
Mar
7
7:00 pm19:00

UMR Connects: Minimally Invasive Thermal Ablation of Primary and Metastatic Tumors Involving the Spine

  • Universtiy of Minnesota - Rochester -4th Floor

Are you looking for something FREE, interesting, and fun to do in downtown Rochester, Minnesota, on a Tuesday night? Following a specific theme each month, the UMR CONNECTS professional speaker series will connect you to speakers, authors, panels, and more! All events are free and open to the public, and no registration is required. We hope you will join us!

For More Information

  • Sign up to receive the list of upcoming events/speakers via email each month here.
  • Contact Anne Kowal at 507-258-8090 or email amkowal@r.umn.edu
State of Healthcare IT in Minnesota, with Waterline Ventures
Mar
7
5:30 pm17:30

State of Healthcare IT in Minnesota, with Waterline Ventures

  • Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator #202

Waterline Ventures invests in the early stage healthcare technology and services companies. Since its formation, in 2014, Waterline has invested in 5 Minnesota-based companies to date. 

Join us for a not-so-formal chat with Robbie Greenglass, managing director and founder and Abbie Hafler, partner at Waterline. 

Robbie and Abbiel will give us an overview of the Healthcare IT landscape in Minnesota: what is hot, what is getting funded, how is getting funded, etc