MN Diverse Speaker Directory

Welcome to the MN Diverse Speaker Directory. This page includes a list of subject matter experts in the startup space that are traditionally underrepresented.

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Jazz Hampton

Preferred speaking topics: Developing a Business While Black, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Legal Guidance,  Technology Solutions, Social Enterprises

Contact: jhampton@turnsignl.com

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General Entrepreneurship, Legal, Technology, Leadership, Negotiations, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Marlaina Love

Preferred speaking topics: EdTech, Startup/Founder Journey, Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology

Contact: contact@lovemarlaina.com

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General Entrepreneurship, Creative Economy, Technology, Leadership, Education & Training, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Philanthropy

Luis Moreno
Luis Moreno

Preferred speaking topics: Emotional intelligence, empathy, human-centered leadership, talent, diversity, equity and inclusion

Contact: luismoreno@dotbin.net

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Marketing, Leadership, Education & Training, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Monique Maddox
Monique Maddox

Preferred speaking topics: Angel investing, application security

Contact: monique.t.maddox@gmail.com

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Sarah Brown

Preferred speaking topics: Creating value, Systemic problem solving, Living and aging well, Human behavior, Curiosity, Knowledge transfer

Contact: admin@gatherwellmn.com

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Healthcare, Creative Economy

Stephen Moore
Stephen Moore

Preferred speaking topics: How to increase employee engagement through transforming workplace culture

Contact: stephen@culturebooster.com

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Leadership, General Entrepreneurship, Education & Training, Technology

Stephanie Rich
Stephanie Rich

Preferred speaking topics: Early-stage entrepreneurship, raising and working with venture capital, how to support entrepreneurs as they grow

Contact: stephanie@breadandbutterventures.com

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General Entrepreneurship, Investing, Marketing

Thompson Aderinkomi
Thompson Aderinkomi

Preferred speaking topics: Healthcare and Leadership

Contact: taderinkomi@nice.healthcare

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Healthcare, General Entrepreneurship
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Ashley McCray
Preferred speaking topics: Packaging for consumer item, Manufacturing and product development of food/beverages, Consumer testing/learning

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Food and Ag
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Jenna Redfield
Preferred speaking topics: I can help you with: social media marketing for small business with a focus on Instagram, growing a local community, and how to market your podcast using tools and strategy to grow your followers.
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General Entrepreneurship, Creative Economy, Marketing
Juli Lassow
Juli Lassow
Preferred speaking topics: Deepening Retail Supplier Relationships

Contact: juli@jhl-solutions.com

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General Entrepreneurship, Retail, Creative Economy, Supplier Partnerships
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Michele Krolczyk
Preferred speaking topics: EOS from Ground Zero: How small businesses and start-ups can use the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) to create focus, clarity and success from the get go.

Contact: michele@vivid360.net

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General Entrepreneurship
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Duane Coleman
Preferred speaking topics: Website Cybersecurity

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Marketing, Advertising, Website Cybersecurity
megan-trice
Megan Trice
Preferred speaking topics: Founders negotiate with suppliers, customers, employees and investors.

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General Entrepreneurship, Retail, Food and Ag, Negotiations
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Jote Taddese
Preferred speaking topics: African Diaspora Ingenuity Enabling Quality HealthCare

Contact: jote.taddese@gmail.com

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General Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Technology
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Elaine Tymchak
Preferred speaking topics: How then, can leaders and innovators use their positions of influence to ensure that profits and growth do not perpetuate inequalities and injustices?

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Education & Training, Philanthropy, Capacity-building
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Paula Norbom
Preferred speaking topics: How do you brand yourself and your company to maximize market awareness?

Contact: pnorbom@talencio.com

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General Entrepreneurship, Technology, Healthcare, Med Device/MedTech
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Reyna Meinhardt
Preferred speaking topics: Getting Away from Instagram. Learning to prioritize building a community in areas outside of Instagram and then utilizing the unique features of Instagram to lead to the final sale.

Contact: reynameinhardt@gmail.com

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General Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Advertising, Creative Economy
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Nak Koh
Preferred speaking topics: Diversity awareness for founders

Contact: nakgon.koh@gmail.com

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General Entrepreneurship, Technology, Healthcare, Marketing, Advertising
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Trina Olson
Preferred speaking topics: Radical new approaches to hiring policies and the hiring process.

Contact: trina@teamdynamicsmn.com

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General Entrepreneurship, Education & Training, Creative Economy, Diversity & Equity, Inclusion
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