August 28, 2009
REN is structured in such a way that I don't have to be concerned about referrals or selling products. I can show up and learn, be motivated, and network with other entrepreneurs. It is really about developing, growing and helping others and this group gives me opportunities to do that.
I currently hold a majority equity stake in Minnesota's oldest handmade ice cream sandwich manufacturer, Mama Meg's Frozen Novelties, LLC (DBA Mama Meg’s Parlour). Founder of real estate investment firm and fund (Rochester Realty Pros, LLC and Lucro Legacie Fund). Co-Founded Cube, a cooperative coworking site in Rochester, MN (www.cube.mn). On the boards of www.SoMNSourcelink.com, Southern Minnesota BioBusiness Champions, member of the Southern Minnesota Peer-to-peer entrepreneur network and Director of the Rochester Entrepreneur Network. Founded and sold a web based property data business, National Assessor, LLC.
Skilled at early stage business development and growth, emphasis on revenue generation through enterprise sales and fundraising. Prospectus development and fundraising ($5k-$2m). I am a professional real estate investor, experienced in web based business development and food manufacturing.
As an experienced entrepreneur, I was looking for a group of people that were wired similar to me. I enjoy meeting and learning about other people's ideas and businesses. My hope is that people leave these meetings energized.
Great opportunity to find encouragement and motivation from like-minded local entrepreneurs and inventors. The educational offerings each month have been very focused, diverse, and very beneficial.