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Friday, October 11 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Twin Cities Startup Week Sprint Story/Hackathon - creating a thriving Minnesota for everyone

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Apply your start-up skills for humanity - You are invited to a three-part series designed to develop and pilot solutions to address the systemic inequities in Minnesota. These are systems designed to prevent communities from thriving.

The disparities in education, health, housing, and wealth that occur in our state are unacceptable; preventing the state from reaching its true potential. 

It was recently reported that 1 in 5 Minnesotans are reported to be living in poverty, against the backdrop of what some say is the epicenter of food and healthcare.  

A sense of urgency - We are taking a risk and trying something new - a design sprint/hackathon focused on disrupting the status quo by applying our collective start-up skills to pilot 4 new ideas, one every 90 days, testing the potential to “move the needle” in serving our most vulnerable brothers and sisters.  

This is part 1 of a 3 part series entitled, how did we get here?  A panel discussion about what is preventing us from thriving?   
“Lurking beneath every goal are dangerous assumptions. The longer those assumptions remain unexamined, the greater the risk.” - Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky & Braden Kowitz, Google Ventures.
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Suggested reading/viewing before Friday, October 11th.:

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Greg Pavett

Executive Director, The Humanity Alliance
Moderated by Greg Pavett, Founder/Executive Director - The Humanity Alliance, https://www.humanityalliance.org/. The Humanity Alliance is applying disruptive innovations that unravel the health outcomes tied to food insecurity. Greg has spent most of his twenty-nine year career disrupting in the for profit space; launching ideas from early-stage concepts to fully functioning products.Most... Read More →

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Nohemi Feltl

Founder, Blac-Sheep
Nohemi Feltl is a passionate technologist at heart and has over 15 years of experience in the Software Engineering industry. She holds a Bachelors in Electronics and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. She started her career as a Software Engineer and later... Read More →
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Dr. Chris Brooks

Founding Partner, Brown Venture Group
Dr. Chris Brooks is the Founding Partner of Brown Venture Group https://brownventuregroup.com/. Chris is a seasoned executive, entrepreneur, thought leader and public speaker.His professional background includes executive leadership and fundraising in Nonprofit Organizations as well as corporate consulting regarding HR strategy and business development in communities of color (emer... Read More →
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Adair Mosely

President & CEO, Pillsbury United Communities
Adair Mosley currently serves as the president and CEO of Pillsbury United Communities, https://pillsburyunited.org/about/#approach where he stewards four neighborhood centers, seven social enterprises, and the authorization of twenty-one charter schools. He is a proactive and visionary leader with vast experience in strategy, economic development, and innovation. Mr. Mosley leads strategic and divergent thinking... Read More →
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Rev. Nekima Levy-Armstrong

Owner & Founder, Black Pearl LLC
Reverend, Dr. Nekima Levy-Armstrong is owner and founder of Black Pearl LLC, https://blackpearlmn.com/ a consulting firm specializing in racial equity, problem solving, community engagement, and public relations. Nekima has received numerous awards for her service including: the Distinguished Service Award from the Governor’s Commission, “40 Under 40” by Minneapolis/St. Paul B... Read More →

Friday October 11, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
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