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Disruption and Innovation – St. Cloud Lunchtime Learning

June 14, 2019 @ 11:45 am - June 20, 2019 @ 1:15 pm


Ryan Weber will be speaking at this event on June 20th! It is free and open to the public. The Lunchtime Learning sessions are part of a series sponsored by the Initiative Foundation, and a listing of events can be found on their website.



Disruption and Innovation – What does it mean for the Nonprofit Sector?

In this session we will cover the following topics:

  • What does disruption look like today?
  • How does it influence innovation?
  • Disruption and Innovation – the impact or opportunity in the nonprofit sector.
  • What creates a healthy and encouraging space for innovation or social change?

Note: Lunch is not provided. Please bring your own.


About the 2019 Nonprofit Lunchtime Learning Sessions

To help local nonprofit professionals learn and connect, the Initiative Foundation, in partnership with the Central Minnesota Community Foundation, Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Sourcewell (formerly the National Joint Powers Alliance) and CliftonLarsonAllen, conveniently offer quarterly training, networking and information sessions over the lunch hour.

Presenter: Ryan Weber, Managing Partner at Great North Labs

Ryan Weber is a Managing Partner at Great North Labs, an early stage venture fund that primarily invests in technology startups across any industry that are based, or have meaningful operations, in Minnesota and the upper Midwest. Great North Labs has assembled a team experienced in scaling technology startups across a variety of industries, along with individuals with strong expertise in exponential technologies, to enable regional startups to achieve rapid growth and global reach. Previously, Ryan co-founded and served as Chief Product Officer of NativeX (formerly named W3i/Freeze.com) a digital media company that he scaled to $70M in revenue, 170 employees, and offices in Silicon Valley and Minnesota with his twin brother, Rob Weber. Ryan holds a B.S. in Computer Science from St. Cloud State University. A graduate of Singularity University’s Executive Program, Ryan also is currently co-ambassador for the SingularityU Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter. Ryan and Rob began investing in area startups through their angel fund, 32 Degrees. From 2006 to 2011, their investments in regional startups including eBureau, Zencoder, and FieldNation generated more than a 5x return.


June 14, 2019 @ 11:45 am
June 20, 2019 @ 1:15 pm


Initiative Foundation


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