The Collaborative Innovation Series: What it Takes to Build Your Company

Tuesday, July 23, 7:30 AM

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The Collaborative events help companies efficiently and effectively address the issues commonly faced by all growing businesses. Event attendees include entrepreneurs, investors, executives and experts, all of whom take away tools and techniques to fuel Minnesota’s innovation economy.

Session topics will include:

  • Public Private Partnering: Fostering Innovation & Jobs
  • Employees
  • Social
  • Space
  • Valuation & Negotiation

Speakers and session leaders include:

Dr. Chris Puto, Dean, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas
Dan Carr, CEO, The Collaborative
Katie Clark Sieben, Commissioner, MN Dept. of Employment & Economic Development
Gary Halleen, CEO, API Outsourcing
Bob Menne, President, Premier Plastics
Matt Sjoberg, Director of Business Development, Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board
Alec Johnson, Professor, Dept. of Entrepreneurship, University of St. Thomas
Becky Woods, Vice President, Human Resources, Doherty Employer Services
Matt Kucharski, Executive Vice President, Agency Services and Technology Practice Leader, Padilla Speer Beardsley
Atul Thakrar, CEO, Segetis
Dan Mayleben, CFO, Axium; Former CFO, Amcom, HighJump and Adaytum
Andrea Grosz, Managing Director, Marquette Capital Partners
Peter Ekberg, Managing Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
Ben Schultes, Assurance Partner, McGladrey
Tad Jellison, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Apply for a complimentary UST student or faculty registration by emailing

Event Details:
Tuesday, July 23, 7:30 AM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
46 11th Street South
Schulze Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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