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“Starting up Outside the Beltway”

Connect with these Co-Hosts during the Entrepreneur Bazaar:
Southwest MN Foundation, Northwest MN Foundation, U of M Crookston, Minnesota Innovates,
MN Chamber of Commerce/Grow Minnesota, Small Business Development
Corporation (SBDC), Small Business Administration (SBA), Agricultural Utilization
Research Institute (AURI), Silicon Prairie Online, Great North Labs/Singularity
University, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Mary’s University, Junior Achievement
Speak to these Featured Startups: Clearwater Biologic, Sanos Nutrition

12:15 – 12:40 Lunch & Learn Session Part I

“Starting from Scratch, Finding your Strength & Sourcing Support”

The startup journey of Founder, Michael Lopez, will set the stage for discussion of company founding realities by highlighting both universal and unique insights and experiences. Comments will include information for DBE Founders – Disadvantage Business Enterprise Founders

For: Problem Solvers, Inventors, Founders, and Small Business Owners
Featured Startup: Michael Lopez – Halo Ramp
Co-Host Facilitators: Inventor’s Network, Legal Corps

“Competitions & Accelerators – Choosing When to Apply, Making the Most
of the Opportunity and Implications of Winning or of not Winning

For: Scalable Startups
Featured Startups: Sanos Nutrition, Remooble, Clearwater Biologic, LLC, Vitals Aware Services,
Virtue Analytics, Davinci Industries, ReLamp, Capakñan, Depart Smart, Plyo
Co-Host Facilitators: Greater MSP, Entrepreneurs Organization
Co-Host Resources: Gener8tor, Techstars Farm to Fork, AngelPolleNation

12:45 – 1:10 Lunch & Learn Sessions – Part II

“Student Founder Insights”

Featured Startup Founders: Meghan Sharkus – Expression Med, Anthony
Valiulis – Davinci Industries, Nikolas Liepins – Bee Kind MN, Inc., Peter Schultze –
Plyo, Alejandro Lalama – Capakñan, Diana Zhu & Vicky Li – Solupal
Co-Host Facilitators: Junior Achievement
Co-Host Resources: Saint Mary’s University, University of Saint Thomas, Gener8tor

“Technology Commercialization Opportunities and the Research to
Entrepreneurship Imperative/Conundrum”

Co-Host Facilitators: MHTA/MNSBIR; U of M Technology Commercialization
Featured Startup Resources: Clearwater Biologic, LLC, Sanos Nutrition,
Remooble, Ativa Medical

“The Dawning of the Hemp Industry – Identifying and Leveraging its

Co-Host Facilitators: Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, U of M
Co-Host Resources: SW Minnesota Initiative Foundation, Minnesota Chamber of
Commerce/Grow Minnesota