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Monday, October 9
 

9:00am

Change[Health] Pitch Competition

Change[Health] Pitch Competition is a live pitch cash prize competition aimed at showcasing products and services that impact local community health. Join Healthcare.mn and Impact Hub MSP, as we showcase notable, up and coming entrepreneurs, and startups ready to pitch their innovative ideas that are challenging and re-imagining the current healthcare system for the better.

The top three pitches, as chosen by you, will walk away with cash in hand to bring their work from idea to action. Deadline to submit an application or nomination to participate is September 7.

Finalists will compete for first, second, and third place prizes of $300, $200, and $100 provided by Healthcare.mn and Allina Health.

Grab a coffee and cheer, as you hear from a selection of the best and brightest ideas reimagining the “care” of health in Minnesota. Be a part of the change and vote to ensure your favorite cause walks away with cash for care.

Light breakfast and coffee will be provided by local MN startup, Eat for Equity, a social enterprise.


Monday October 9, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Impact Hub 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

12:00pm

DO | GOOD | BETTER: How Your Business Can Create Social Impact
As an innovative entrepreneur or startup in the new economy how do you focus on utilizing your business to create positive impact? Join this lunch discussion, for an introduction to social business and explore the different ways that companies can cultivate positive impact in their work.

The conversation, facilitated by Danielle Steer, Manager of Operations and Member Services at Impact Hub MSP, will share the advantages to social driven business and showcase the community of creative, passionate entrepreneurs who are actively working to make a difference to inspire and encourage the changemaker within.

Meet the growing industry leaders that are utilizing the power of business and collaboration to advance social change. Features will include Software for Good, Peace Coffee, and more--all social enterprises that utilize a variety of ways to achieve social purpose. Dig deeper with the leading experts on what it takes to build a successful social enterprise.

Light lunch will be provided by Eat for Equity, a social enterprise.


Monday October 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Impact Hub 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

1:30pm

Social Enterprise Structuring: Measure your impact with B. Corp Certification
Social Enterprise Structuring: Measure your impact with B. Corp
Deep dive into the in’s and out’s of B. Corp and PBC Law
Hosted at Impact Hub MSP with Avisen Legal, P.A.

Attitudes towards business have changed, with many for-profit companies pursuing objectives beyond just profit growth--looking to communicate their values through the unique B Corp Certification. If you’ve explored this option you know that this assessment sets a very high bar for companies and highlights the best of the best when it comes to social, environmental and economic impact. Join us for Part II of this social business series as Kim Lowe, Shareholder at Avisen Legal, and other experts in the field, dive deeper into the inner workings of B-Corps and Public Benefit Corporations, and the current legal status of PBC law in Minnesota.

Come meet other interested companies and experts in the field, and together we will workshop ideas on how becoming a B-Corp can help advance your business goals, and where to start when you are ready to take the leap into this high profile option of social enterprise. Light snacks will be provided by Eat for Equity, a social enterprise.

Monday October 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Impact Hub 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

3:00pm

The Future of Nonprofit Fundraising: Developing a Hybrid Business Model
The Future of Nonprofit Fundraising: Developing a Hybrid Business Model
"How nonprofits can diversify their funding sources through business"
Hosted by Impact Hub MSP, Social Enterprise Alliance - TC and Avisen Legal, P.A.

As the trends in philanthropy and grant funding changes for nonprofits, many are asking, "how can we legally generate revenue to support our programming?" Luckily, there are multiple activities nonprofits can leverage to generate revenue. See what income strategies are working among local non-profit scene and what revenue sources are available that align best with your mission.

Whether you are thinking of starting a nonprofit or are looking to develop a new revenue generating income stream, get to know your options and possibilities with guidance from expert, Kim Lowe, Shareholder at Avisen Legal, and other nonprofit experts who have creatively utilized business strategy to elevate their ability to deliver more impact and strengthen mission.


Monday October 9, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Impact Hub 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

3:00pm

Open Office Hours - Free Legal Council Avisen Legal, P.A.

Tapping into Trade Secrets: Ask an Expert Series
Open Office Hours – Free Legal Council from Avisen Legal, P.A.

As an entrepreneur or startup, each week seems to bring on a new set of challenges, questions, and opportunities to learn something new.

Impact Hub will host free open office hours throughout the week with experts from Avisen Legal, P.A. ready to answer your business questions and provide any personal guidance, resources, and trade secrets.

Stop in to visit us throughout Twin Cities Startup Week to schedule your one-on-one conversation on a series of topics. While the topics are on rotation, any questions are open and welcome.

The Impact Hub provides resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow the positive impact of your work.

Open Office Hours Themes for the week will include:

Monday, Tuesday
3 pm – 5 pm 

Monday Topic: Intellectual Property, attorney Larry Fox
Tuesday Topic: Raising Money and Crowdfunding, attorney Brian Edstrom

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
9 am – 11 am 

Wednesday Topic: General Business Law Questions, including a dive into Social Enterprises Questions
Thursday Topic: Employment Law, attorney Bill Egan
Friday Topic: General Business Law Questions, including a dive into Social Enterprises Questions, attorney John Saunders



Monday October 9, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Impact Hub 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401
 
Tuesday, October 10
 

8:30am

Meeting at the Table: Food as a Tool for Social Justice
Hungry for change? Start the morning meeting and hearing from organizations in the Twin Cities building businesses in the food industry to drive social change and job creation. Discover the deep rooted inequalities found in our current food system and meet the local startups who are committed to using food as a vehicle for social change.

This panel and discussion will be moderated by Jeff Dykstra, Co-Founder/CEO Partners in Food Solutions, and feature Michelle Horovitz, Co-Founder/Executive Director, Appetite for Change, Marcus Owens, CEO/President of NEON, Tricia Nelson, Sales Development and Community Relations, FINNEGANS SBC, and Patsy Noble, Senior Program Director, of Urban Roots coming together to discuss the role of food and business in cultivating social justice. Together they will share the impact of their work, discuss the issues happening within our own community, and showcase how startups can play a critical role in continuing to drive this change.

Find your place at the community table, as we come together to ask questions and bring about new ideas to solve one of the most important social justice issues of our time. 
 
Breakfast will provided by Breaking Bread cafe, a social enterprise, as well as feature products from each of the programs highlighted.

Moderators
JD

Jeff Dykstra

Co-Founder and CEO, Partners in Food Solutions

Speakers
MH

Michelle Horovitz

Executive Director Appetite for Change
MO

Marcus Owens

Executive Director and President of NEON


Tuesday October 10, 2017 8:30am - 10:15am
Impact Hub 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

3:00pm

Open Office Hours – Free Legal Council from Avisen Legal, P.A.

Tapping into Trade Secrets: Ask an Expert Series
Open Office Hours – Free Legal Council from Avisen Legal, P.A.

As an entrepreneur or startup, each week seems to bring on a new set of challenges, questions, and opportunities to learn something new.

Impact Hub will host free open office hours throughout the week with experts from Avisen Legal, P.A. ready to answer your business questions and provide any personal guidance, resources, and trade secrets.

Stop in to visit us throughout Twin Cities Startup Week to schedule your one-on-one conversation on a series of topics. While the topics are on rotation, any questions are open and welcome.

The Impact Hub provides resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow the positive impact of your work.

Open Office Hours Themes for the week will include:

Monday, Tuesday
3 pm – 5 pm 

Monday Topic: Intellectual Property, attorney Larry Fox
Tuesday Topic: Raising Money and Crowdfunding, attorney Brian Edstrom

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
9 am – 11 am 

Wednesday Topic: General Business Law Questions, including a dive into Social Enterprises Questions
Thursday Topic: Employment Law, attorney Bill Egan
Friday Topic: General Business Law Questions, including a dive into Social Enterprises Questions, attorney John Saunders



Tuesday October 10, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Impact Hub 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401
 
Wednesday, October 11
 

9:00am

Open Office Hours – Free Legal Council from Avisen Legal, P.A.

Tapping into Trade Secrets: Ask an Expert Series
Open Office Hours – Free Legal Council from Avisen Legal, P.A.

As an entrepreneur or startup, each week seems to bring on a new set of challenges, questions, and opportunities to learn something new.

Impact Hub will host free open office hours throughout the week with experts from Avisen Legal, P.A. ready to answer your business questions and provide any personal guidance, resources, and trade secrets.

Stop in to visit us throughout Twin Cities Startup Week to schedule your one-on-one conversation on a series of topics. While the topics are on rotation, any questions are open and welcome.

The Impact Hub provides resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow the positive impact of your work.

Open Office Hours Themes for the week will include:

Monday, Tuesday
3 pm – 5 pm 

Monday Topic: Intellectual Property, attorney Larry Fox
Tuesday Topic: Raising Money and Crowdfunding, attorney Brian Edstrom

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
9 am – 11 am 

Wednesday Topic: General Business Law Questions, including a dive into Social Enterprises Questions
Thursday Topic: Employment Law, attorney Bill Egan
Friday Topic: General Business Law Questions, including a dive into Social Enterprises Questions, attorney John Saunders




Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Impact Hub 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401
 
Thursday, October 12
 

9:00am

Open Office Hours – Free Legal Council from Avisen Legal, P.A.

Tapping into Trade Secrets: Ask an Expert Series
Open Office Hours – Free Legal Council from Avisen Legal, P.A.

As an entrepreneur or startup, each week seems to bring on a new set of challenges, questions, and opportunities to learn something new.

Impact Hub will host free open office hours throughout the week with experts from Avisen Legal, P.A. ready to answer your business questions and provide any personal guidance, resources, and trade secrets.

Stop in to visit us throughout Twin Cities Startup Week to schedule your one-on-one conversation on a series of topics. While the topics are on rotation, any questions are open and welcome.

The Impact Hub provides resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow the positive impact of your work.

Open Office Hours Themes for the week will include:

Monday, Tuesday
3 pm – 5 pm 

Monday Topic: Intellectual Property, attorney Larry Fox
Tuesday Topic: Raising Money and Crowdfunding, attorney Brian Edstrom

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
9 am – 11 am 

Wednesday Topic: General Business Law Questions, including a dive into Social Enterprises Questions
Thursday Topic: Employment Law, attorney Bill Egan
Friday Topic: General Business Law Questions, including a dive into Social Enterprises Questions, attorney John Saunders


Thursday October 12, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Impact Hub 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401

2:00pm

Clothing for a Cause
Meet the founders of several Twin Cities businesses who are making a positive impact through sales of apparel products. These entrepreneurs will share their tips for how best to weave a philanthropic mission into a brand in an authentic way.

Speakers
LL

Lea Leopold

Founder of Zuma Blu
MM

Michael Mader

Founder of Hippy Feet
LM

Lori Myren-Manbec

Founder of Inclusivi-tee


Thursday October 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Textile Center 3000 University Ave SE #100, Minneapolis, MN 55414
 
Friday, October 13
 

8:00am

Hack For Change
Join us on October 13th for Startup Week's Hackathon, presented by Nexosis. Participants will have the opportunity to work in small teams to ideate, design and present projects centered on creating solutions that provide positive social impact using the Nexosis API.

The Winning team will receive $1000 to donate to a charity of their choice.

Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Impact Hub MSP 250 3rd Ave N Suite 550 Minneapolis, MN 55401

9:00am

Open Office Hours – Free Legal Council from Avisen Legal, P.A.

Tapping into Trade Secrets: Ask an Expert Series
Open Office Hours – Free Legal Council from Avisen Legal, P.A.

As an entrepreneur or startup, each week seems to bring on a new set of challenges, questions, and opportunities to learn something new.

Impact Hub will host free open office hours throughout the week with experts from Avisen Legal, P.A. ready to answer your business questions and provide any personal guidance, resources, and trade secrets.

Stop in to visit us throughout Twin Cities Startup Week to schedule your one-on-one conversation on a series of topics. While the topics are on rotation, any questions are open and welcome.

The Impact Hub provides resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow the positive impact of your work.

Open Office Hours Themes for the week will include:

Monday, Tuesday
3 pm – 5 pm 

Monday Topic: Intellectual Property, attorney Larry Fox
Tuesday Topic: Raising Money and Crowdfunding, attorney Brian Edstrom

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
9 am – 11 am 

Wednesday Topic: General Business Law Questions, including a dive into Social Enterprises Questions
Thursday Topic: Employment Law, attorney Bill Egan
Friday Topic: General Business Law Questions, including a dive into Social Enterprises Questions, attorney John Saunders



Friday October 13, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Impact Hub 250 3rd Ave N #550, Minneapolis, MN 55401
 


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