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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

Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange

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 prosthesis that replaces lost sensory information from the feet due to neuropathy to help patients improve balance function and mobility. Dr. Oddsson currently serves on the Board of Directors of LifeScience Alley, the Alley Institute and the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce. He has a broad background in neurophysiology, engineering, rehabilitation sciences and technology development, has served as principal investigator on federal as well as private foundations grants and he has authored numerous research articles in the areas of biomedical engineering, neuromotor control and rehabilitation science. He is a Senior Fellow of the IEEE and he holds several patents. Dr. Oddsson has previously held academic appointments at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, Boston University, MIT and Harvard Medical... 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 he... Read More →

Bob Thorbus

Arc Suppression Technologies

Jim Zitek

Harbor Capital Group

Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Venture Bank 6210 Wayzata Blvd. Golden Valley, MN 55416

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