Wednesday, October 11 • 7:30am - 8:30am
MN Innovates Mentor Morning

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Mentor Morning is a successful four year old Twin Cities based program that brings together early stage entrepreneurs and experienced business mentors in an informal setting to provide an opportunity for start-ups to share experiences and seek guidance.  Mentor Morning delivers "sound advice" and multiple network connections to early stage entrepreneurs."Mentors present, for consultation on the 11th, have national and international sector experience and carry expertise in:
  • Software architecture and development
  • Food manufacturing, distribution and marketing 
  • Technical product design, development and marketing 
  • Large retail sector sales
  • Veteran entrepreneur experience, finance, government contracting 
  • Business competition participation 
  • Team development
  • Corporate partnering and relations development
  • Cleantech 
  • Medical device development and accompanying regulatory environment and multi-sector resource connections.


James Beal

For over 20 years, James has focused on using technology to meet business needs: product development, marketing, sales, service and operations. An experienced web developer and technologist.  He is a "full stack" IT generalist who helps unify and lead technical and business activities... Read More →

Lars Oddsson

Lars Oddsson is an experienced biomedical scientist, an inventor, a visionary leader and an entrepreneur. He is President and Co-founder of RxFunction Inc., a medical device start-up company based on Dr. Oddsson’s invention that commercializes Walkasins™, an external lower leg... Read More →

Hassan Syed

Hassan Syed is the CEO of Bir Ventures and a board member at TechCast Global. He advises many technology startups - bringing to them his forte as a technologist, full spectrum business manager and trend forecaster, as well as, a significant global network. A technologist at heart... Read More →

Paul Taylor

Taylor is in the eighth year of his fourth career - Volunteering.   His first three careers included senior management Sales, Marketing and General Management positions with a Minneapolis, MN Fortune 500 company, three Twin Cities based start-ups and successful experience with a... Read More →

Bob Thorbus

Bob Thorbus is cofounder and CEO of Arc Suppression Technologies.  A company that has designed, engineered and patented protected a line of contact current arc suppressors, which extend the operational lifetime of electromechanical switches by 10 times or more.  He has a B.S... Read More →

Jim Zitek

Jim Zitek is the Founder of Harbor Capital Group.  Harbor Capital focuses on helping disruptive and innovative technology start-ups with evidence based business models to grow and succeed.  Jim Zitek has significant management experience in marketing, communications, advertising... Read More →

Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am CDT
Venture Bank