• Speaker Series: Aaron Kardell - Founder & CEO, HomeSpotter
    Our February Meetup features Aaron Kardell (@akardell (https://twitter.com/akardell)), Founder and CEO of HomeSpotter (http://www.homespotter.com). This event is being sponsored and hosted by Industrious (https://www.industriousoffice.com/locations/minneapolis/) at their incredible co-working space in downtown Minneapolis. Aaron's journey with HomeSpotter started when he wanted to buy a house in 2009 and realized there were no good mobile apps to help with the process...so he solved his own problem. Since then, HomeSpotter has raised (http://tech.mn/news/2015/01/26/mobile-realty-apps-banks-1-8m-funding-changes-name-homespotter/) multiple rounds (http://tech.mn/news/2016/02/19/minneapolis-fintech-startup-homespotter-raises-925k/) of funding as the company's growth has skyrocketed. Aaron was also just awarded a spot on the Swanepoel 2017 Emerging Leaders list (http://blog.homespotter.com/2017/01/09/swanepoel-power-2017-list/), which acknowledges leaders who are 40 years or younger in the Real Estate industry. In this discussion, we'll focus on the latest HomeSpotter activities and path forward as a company. Aaron is also one of the best technical CEOs in town, so we'll geek out a little more than usual. Date and Time Tuesday, February 21 with the speaker discussion at 6:00 PM and wrapping up in about an hour. Social time begins at 5:15 PM prior to our discussion with Aaron. The event will be held at Industrious in downtown Minneapolis. Parking Parking is available at street level meters and nearby parking ramps for a fee. Food and Drink Food and drink (pizza and beers) will be provided at no cost to attendees. Follow us on Twitter at @EnterpriseMN (http://twitter.com/EnterpriseMN) for updates on the Meetup group and Minnesota enterprise tech.

    Industrious Minneapolis

    60 S 6th Street Suite 2800 · Minneapolis, MN

  • Speaker Series: Clay Collins - Co-Founder & CEO, Leadpages
    Our January Meetup features Clay Collins, Co-founder and CEO of Leadpages (http://leadpages.net). This event is being hosted at their spectacular office in Minneapolis (http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2015/10/20/cool-offices-leadpages-hq-minneapolis-photos.html). Clay has grown Leadpages all the way from a blog into a multi-million dollar business (http://www.inc.com/glenn-leibowitz/how-this-entrepreneur-turned-his-blog-into-an-8-figure-software-business-with-46.html) that has raised a total of $38 million in funding (http://tech.mn/news/2015/06/17/leadpages-27m-venture-capital-funding/). Oh, by the way, it's also #148 on the Inc. 5000 list. In this discussion, we'll focus on the latest Leadpages activities (launch of Center, acquisition of Drip) and path towards dominance of enterprise. Date and Time Tuesday, January 31 with the speaker discussion at 6:00 PM and wrapping up in about an hour. Social time begins at 5:15 PM prior to our discussion with Clay. The event will be held at Leadpages headquarters in downtown Minneapolis (North Loop). Parking Parking is available at street level meters and nearby parking lots for a fee. Food and Drink Food and drink (pizza and beers) will be provided at no cost to attendees. Follow us on Twitter at @EnterpriseMN (http://twitter.com/EnterpriseMN) for updates on the Meetup group and Minnesota enterprise tech.

    LeadPages

    251 N. 1st Avenue Suite 200 · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Speaker Series: Chad Halvorson - Founder & CEO, When I Work
    We're back in action with the very awesome Chad Halvorson (https://twitter.com/chadworks), Founder and CEO of When I Work (http://wheniwork.com/). This event is the first Meetup at their brand new office in Minneapolis (http://wheniwork.com/blog/moving-to-minneapolis/), which looks amazing and is a must-see if you haven't been lucky enough to stop by yet. Chad has grown When I Work all the way from an idea that solved his own problem (http://tech.mn/news/2015/04/17/how-bagging-groceries-inspired-chad-halvorson-to-bootstrap-when-i-work/) to a startup that employs over 100 people, has over $10 million in revenue, has offered service to 12,000 customers, and recently raised $15 million (https://medium.com/@chadworks/2-billion-reasons-we-just-received-15-million-132f982a51d4#.pc45tgvdq). Date and Time Monday, December 5 with the speaker discussion at 5:30 PM and wrapping up in about an hour. Social time begins at approximately 6:30 PM following the conclusion of our discussion. The event will be held at When I Work's new headquarters at the Ford Building in downtown Minneapolis. Parking Parking is available at street level meters and nearby parking lots for a fee. Food and Drink Food and drink (Black Sheep pizza and local craft beers) will be provided at no cost to attendees. Follow us on Twitter at @EnterpriseMN (http://twitter.com/EnterpriseMN) for updates on the Meetup group and Minnesota enterprise tech.

    When I Work (Ford Center)

    420 North 5th Street, Suite 500 · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Enterprise Beers and Brats @ Casey's (August '16)
    We're re-purposing our August meetup for a summertime rooftop barbecue to enjoy the nice weather and discuss enterprise tech and startups. Date and Time Wednesday, August 10 from 5:30-7:00 PM Location The event will be held at Casey Allen's rooftop. Parking Free. South parking lot -- turn in at the large, brown brick sign that says "The Covington". Food and Drink Food and drink (brats and beers) are on us.

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  • Speaker Series: Daren Cotter - Founder & CEO at InboxDollars, Angel Investor
    For our April Enterprise.MN (http://enterprise.mn/) Speaker Series, we'll be talking with Daren Cotter from InboxDollars (http://www.inboxdollars.com) about successfully bootstrapping his company all the way from his college dorm room to multi-million dollar annual revenue (five years on Inc. Magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies list). Daren is also a highly active and successful angel investor with multiple investments in local companies (HomeSpotter, MyAlerts, Kidizen, and more). There are very few people in town with Daren's breadth of experience with both running and investing in successful startups. This is a can't miss event for anyone wanting to understand startups from the perspective of a CEO and investor. Date and Time Wednesday, April 13 with the speaker discussion at 5:15 PM and social time after our discussion. The event will be held at the beautiful Target Plaza Commons building on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Parking Parking is available at street level meters and nearby parking lots. Meters are the cheapest option and usually available after 5. Food and Drink We'll have light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks (sorry, no beers this time!) available for you. Follow us on Twitter at @EnterpriseMN (http://twitter.com/EnterpriseMN) for updates on the Meetup group and Minnesota enterprise tech.

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    Target Plaza Commons

    1011 Nicollet Mall · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Speaker Series: Doug Berg - Founder & CEO, MyAlerts
    For our March Enterprise.MN (http://enterprise.mn/) Speaker Series, we'll be talking with Doug Berg from MyAlerts (http://myalerts.com) (formerly TrackIF) about successfully starting multiple companies, as well as his epic failures that got him to this point. Doug is widely known as one of the most open and honest CEOs in town. He is also one of the most experienced, having led multiple companies to $100+ million dollar valuations. Prepare for a blunt and entertaining discussion about the ups and downs of starting enterprise tech companies for more than a decade. Full Biography (http://business.myalerts.com/doug-berg) | TECHdotMN Interview (2012) (http://tech.mn/news/2012/01/11/techdotmn-tv-season-2-doug-berg-jobs2web-interview/) Date and Time Monday, March 14 with the speaker discussion at 5:30 PM and wrapping up in about an hour. Social time begins at approximately 6:30 PM following the conclusion of our discussion. The event will be held at Target Plaza Commons on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Parking Parking is available at street level meters and nearby parking lots for a fee. Food and Drink Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided at no cost to attendees. Follow us on Twitter at @EnterpriseMN (http://twitter.com/EnterpriseMN) for updates on the Meetup group and Minnesota enterprise tech.

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    Target Plaza Commons

    1011 Nicollet Mall · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Speaker Series: Clarke Porter - Co-founder, Pearson VUE
    For our January http://Enterprise.MN Speaker Series, we'll be talking with Clarke Porter from Pearson VUE about successfully starting and selling two companies (both to Pearson), as well as starting his new project, Acclaim, within Pearson VUE. During this live interview, we'll hear how Clarke took his first startup from launch to acquired, the abnormal way he stumbled into launching his second, what it was like to sell a second company, and some of his epic failures along the way. Date and Time Monday, January 25 with the speaker discussion at 6:00 PM and wrapping up in about an hour. Social time begins at approximately 7:00 PM following the conclusion of our discussion. The event will be held at Vidku's headquarters in the North Loop area of downtown Minneapolis. Parking Parking is available at street level meters and nearby parking lots for a fee. Food and Drink Food and drink (Pizza Luce and local craft beers) will be provided at no cost to attendees. Follow us on Twitter at @EnterpriseMN (http://twitter.com/EnterpriseMN) for updates on the Meetup group and Minnesota enterprise tech.

    Vidku

    251 N 1st Ave #500 · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Speaker Series: Chip Pearson - Co-founder, JAMF Software
    For our October Enterprise.MN (http://ent.mn) Speaker Series, we'll be talking with Chip Pearson from JAMF Software (http://jamfsoftware.com) about the process of building one of Minnesota's best enterprise technology companies. This discussion will be an inside look directly from the perspective of a former CEO and co-founder about what made the company the success it is today. Chip served as Co-Chief Executive Officer at JAMF Software and currently serves as a Managing Partner. JAMF Software has focused exclusively on helping the enterprise succeed with the Apple platform since its founding in 2002. JAMF Software has over 4,000 customers across commercial, education and government verticals managing more than 3 million Macs, iPads and iPhones. JAMF Software is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Date and Time Thursday, October 22 with the speaker discussion at 5:45 PM and wrapping up in about an hour. Social time begins at approximately 7:00 PM following the conclusion of our discussion. Location The event will be held at JAMF's headquarters building, located at the Grain Exchange building in downtown Minneapolis. 301 4th Ave S #1075 Minneapolis, MN Parking Paid parking is available in the Gateway Ramp directly attached to the Grain Exchange building. http://www.minneapolisparking.com/gateway/ Follow us on Twitter at @EnterpriseMN (http://twitter.com/EnterpriseMN) for updates on the Meetup group and Minnesota enterprise tech.

    JAMF Software

    301 4th Ave S #1075 · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Speaker Series: Justin Kaufenberg - CEO, Sport Ngin
    For our September Enterprise.MN (http://ent.mn) Speaker Series, we'll be talking with Justin Kaufenberg from Sport Ngin (http://sportngin.com) about the process of building one of Minnesota's best enterprise technology companies. This discussion will be an inside look directly from the perspective of a CEO and co-founder about what made the company the success it is today. Justin is Chief Executive Officer at Sport Ngin, which he co-founded in 2008. Justin is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company, as well as new growth initiatives. Justin holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics and marketing from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he graduated with honors and served as a captain of the UWEC Varsity Hockey Team. Date and Time Wednesday, September 30 with the speaker discussion at 5:45 PM and wrapping up in about an hour. Social time begins at approximately 7:00 PM following the conclusion of our discussion. Location The event will be held at Sport Ngin's awesome (http://community.sportngin.com/construction-blog) new headquarters building, Highlight, located in Northeast Minneapolis. 807 Broadway Street NE Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN 55413 Parking There is free parking in the lot outside of Sport Ngin's Highlight building. Building Entry Enter through door "12", which is marked on the outside of the building. Take the elevator or the stairs up to the 3rd floor. Follow us on Twitter at @EnterpriseMN (http://twitter.com/EnterpriseMN) for updates on the Meetup group and Minnesota enterprise tech.

    Sport Ngin

    807 Broadway St NE, Suite 300 · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Enterprise Beers and Brats @ Casey's (August)
    We're re-purposing our August meetup for a summertime rooftop barbecue to enjoy the nice weather and discuss enterprise tech and startups. Date and Time Tuesday, August 25 from 5:30-7:00 PM Location The event will be held at Casey Allen's rooftop. Parking Free. South parking lot -- turn in at the large, brown brick sign that says "The Covington". Food and Drink Food and drink (brats and beers) will be provided at no cost to attendees.

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