Twin Cities Startup Weekend Youth
Friday, January 13 - 15, 2017
Friday, January 13 - 15, 2017
Event starts at 5:30 pm
1925 4th Street S
PITCH TO PROTOTYPE IN 3 DAYS (FRI, JAN 13 - SUN, JAN 15)
Any student interested in startups, launching a business, entrepreneurship, or creative problem solving is encouraged to register. Startup Weekend demands teamwork, creativity, and determination! External experts with business and technical experience will help mentor teams, however, students will be forced to push the limits of their comfort zone and learn new skills.
NO TALK, ALL ACTION!
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Friday January 13th
Saturday January 14th
Sunday January 15th
He also served as the Vice President, Merchant & Marketing for the Connectivity Business Group. In that role, he led marketing for the computer, tablet, & mobile phone categories & had P&L responsibility for Best Buy’s “Connected Accessory” business. He has held leadership positions with Best Buy Advertising, Hunt Adkins, and Fallon Worldwide. He is an active angel investor. He began his career as a Teach For America corps member working in the Houston Independent School District. He subsequently served as regional director for TFA New Jersey and was a founding board member for KIPP Stand Academy. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University. He lives in St. Paul, MN with his wife and two children.
Earlier in his career, Amir was an investment banker at Chartwell Capital Solutions, where he spent the majority of his time executing valuation engagements for ESOPs, equity compensation plans, buy- and sell-side fairness opinions, and buy-sell agreements. While at Chartwell, he also worked on a variety of other investment banking activities, including buy- and sell-side M&A and restructuring engagements.
Coaches and Mentors
Alex currently acts as CEO of Get Bizzy Inc., a startup beverage company whose mission is to create the healthiest and most convenient beverages on the market. Get Bizzy Inc. uses a proprietary process to create organic, shelf stable beverages without preservatives or pasteurization. When not working on his business, Alex spends his time mentoring college students and training for ultra-endurance races.
Prior to starting Get Bizzy Inc. Alex worked as an Associate at 301 Inc. General Mills' Venture Capital division, as a Marketing Analyst for Cheerios, an M&A Analyst at Lazard Middle Market, Demand Forecast Analyst at Best Buy, and started Lifty, a consumer brand in the snow sports industry. Alex holds a BA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.
His primary responsibilities include the financial and legal management of Blue Rock. In addition, Mr. Young was responsible for the operational due diligence division of Blue Rock providing review and confirmation of the operational effectiveness and internal controls of the hedge funds that were to be added to the Blue Rock fund. Before Blue Rock, Mr. Young was the Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of Personnel Decisions International (PDI – now Korn Ferry) from 1997 to 2009. Mr. Young managed the global financial, sales, legal, IT and administrative operations of PDI and served the Board of Directors of PDI’s parent company and 16 subsidiaries. PDI is recognized as the innovators of the application of behavioral science in talent management, PDI provides nearly 80% of the Fortune 500 companies with real-world solutions that are critical to delivering their talent strategies. Mr. Young help lead the growth of PDI from $30M to $200M before selling the Company to Korn Ferry at the end of 2012. Mr. Young graduated from St. John’s University in 1988 with a B.A. in Accounting, holds a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, and holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.
Mr. Young was a member of the Board of Directors and served as Secretary of Korn Ferry (formerly PDI) a global, human resources consulting company from 2003-2012 and is a member of the Board of Directors and serves as the Chairman of Smile Network International, a global, non-profit organization that provides life-altering reconstructive surgeries to impoverished children in developing countries
This summer, I will be beginning my full time career with Boom Lab in Minneapolis, and I am thrilled to be joining a team of dynamic and intelligent young professionals. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, writing, reading, and discovering new restaurants in the Twin Cities.
Owner and President at Mueller Unity Group
We are a for profit organization that is committed to building legacy incomes by helping people out of their circumstances they feel trapped in.
I strive to create an impactful lifestyle that is integrity driven. We provide a supportive, open and empowering culture while solving financial hardship and influencing health related ailments.
I help businesses and organization realize their opportunities by facilitating the inclusion of Service Design principles and practices into their development processes. Encouraging a broad range of stakeholders to creatively consider, prototype, test and reconsider their and others' roles in a service delivery ecosystem results in ideas and solutions that could not be discovered without their participation.
The engagement and enthusiasm that results from these approaches helps to ensure that the progress made will not disappear once the consultant leaves. It's not about providing an answer or solution. It's about helping organization discover new ways of thinking about their capacity for creative and innovative problem-solving and arming them with the tools to act.
Sarah Van Slyke
Director of Strategic Development at Thrivent Financial
She has consistently been a change maker at several large, highly regulated organizations, using the opportunity to learn and implement multiple innovation disciplines. Sarah is an MBA graduate of University of St Thomas and attained an undergraduate degree at University of Northwestern St Paul, where she is now an adjunct faculty member. She lives in Minnesota and takes every opportunity to explore the world through travel.
Specialties: Small Business Owner,
Vice President & General Manager - (Fortune 500 Company),
Quality Leader/Coach & Consultant - (One of the largest Privately Held Companies in the World),
Six Sigma Trainer,
Graduate of the Stevie Ray Stand Up/Improv Comedy School...really!
Passionate about early-stage startups, growth marketing and emerging tech.
Specialties: customer acquisition, a/b testing, conversion rate optimization (CRO), marketing automation, sales funnels, email marketing, and web analytics.
Healthcare consumers deserve peace of mind. At AdrenaCard I work to make that a reality for the millions of severe allergy sufferers. I lead the commercialization of a new class of auto-injector that integrates into the lives of users.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Twin Cities Startup Weekend Youth team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Startup Weekend the Twin Cities is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here