Tested. Proven. Seasoned.

Our team has a track record of success starting, operating, and exiting high value technology companies.

Dedicated Staff

Ryan Weber

Ryan Weber

Managing Partner & Co-Founder - Minnesota

Formerly Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, NativeX (FKA W3i/Freeze); Angel Investor at 32 Degrees family office, and Founding Board Member of Singularity University Minneapolis- St. Paul Chapter

Rob Weber

Rob Weber

Managing Partner & Co-Founder - Minnesota

Formerly Co-Founder & CEO, NativeX (FKA W3i/Freeze);
Board member at Minnestar, and Angel Investor at 32 Degrees family office

 

Pradip Madan

Pradip Madan

Managing Partner - Silicon Valley

Formerly SVP, Corporate Strategy & Development Synnex (SNX); President, Microland; MBA, Wharton

 

Michael Schulte

Michael Schulte

Senior Analyst

Former Associate at Soffer Charbonnet Law Group and Aristotle Fund; JD/MBA at University of St. Thomas

 

Josef Siebert

Josef Siebert

Senior Marketing Manager

Formerly Data and Content Strategy at Finally Growth Hacking, Analytics and Digital Innovation at Bay Area News Group; MSJ in Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University

 

Melissa Weber

Melissa Weber

Marketing & Events Coordinator

President of Sartell Sapphires Board of Directors, Creative Team member and past Chair of CentraCare Health Foundation’s Holly Ball, BA in Communications Studies at St. Cloud State University

 

Emily Shirley

Emily Shirley

Venture Analyst

Former Strategic Account Intern at Cintrifuse, Co-founder first undergraduate Social Impact Fund in the nation; BS Finance and Entrepreneurship at Miami University

Advisors

Brian Schoenborn

Brian Schoenborn

Advisor

Attorney, Moss & Barnett
Founding Owner, Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)

 

Sona Mehring

Sona Mehring

Advisor

Founder and former CEO CaringBridge
Board Member, Minnestar

 

Jeff Hinck

Jeff Hinck

Advisor

General Partner, Rally Ventures
Formerly Board Member SportsEngine, Compellent

 

Alex Ryan

Alex Ryan

Advisor

Founder of Bitmatter
Co-Founder/CTO of Starting 11

Corey Koskie

Corey Koskie

Advisor

Entrepreneur, Planet Fitness franchisee
Former MLB: Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers

Brian Bispala

Brian Bispala

Advisor

Co-Founder Rambl
Director Foodsby
Co-Founder Code 42

Shivani Khanna Stumpf

Shivani Khanna Stumpf

Advisor

CTO at Hoonuit (FKA Atomic Learning)
Formerly Sr. Director of Product Management at SPS Commerce & Engineering/Product Manager at Sports Engine

Rick Ehrman

Rick Ehrman

Advisor

VP & Head of Corp Dev Sports Engine
Formerly Univision Communications, NBCUniversal, GE

 

Robert Bodor

Robert Bodor

Advisor

Vice President & General Manager, Americas at Proto Labs
Previously Strategy & Business Development, Honeywell

Jackie Schneider

Jackie Schneider

Advisor

CRO, Field Nation
Formerly Global Vice President of Sales at Proto Labs

 

Don Krantz

Don Krantz

Advisor

Board member at Proto Labs
Associate Digi Labs
Board Advisor for RSAM (Robotic, Sensors, & Advanced Manufacturing) area of MnDRIVE
Formerly Executive Vice President and Technology Officer at Proto Labs

Jared Oasheim

Jared Oasheim

Advisor

Controller at CVRx
Formerly of Sports Engine, BioAmber Inc, Compellent Technologies

 

Bjorn Stansvik

Björn Stansvik

Advisor

CEO & Founder, MentorMate

 

Nicolas Thomley

Nicolas Thomley

Advisor

Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute
Co-Founder & CEO of Morning Sun Financial Services
Founder of Pinnacle Service

Bonnie Speer McGrath

Bonnie Speer McGrath

Advisor

President, Speer McGrath & Co.
CHRO, Timmaron Group
Formerly President, TruScribe Software

Shawn Teal

Shawn Teal

Advisor

President, Forest Hill Capital

Mitch Coopet

Mitch Coopet

Advisor

CEO/Co-Founder, Rambl
Co-Founder Code42

Shannon Wiger

Shannon Wiger

Advisor

VP, Spring Hill Capital
Director of Business Development at Moss and Barnett

James DonFrancesco

James DonFrancesco

Advisor

Chief Product Officer, The Micah Group
Formerly Accenture, Apple, Best Buy, Bremer Bank, Brooksource

Brad Lehrman

Brad Lehrman

Advisor

Attorney, Soffer Law Group, PLLC

Jeffrey Robbins

Jeffrey Robbins

Advisor

Attorney for Entrepreneurs and Angel and Venture Investors, Messerli & Kramer

Daine Billmark

Daine Billmark

Advisor

Director, App Dev & Design at TransUnion
Formerly Senior Engineer at eBureau
Wade Beavers

Wade Beavers

Advisor

President of Mobile at Newscycle Solutions

Jason Heath

Jason Heath

Advisor

CFO, Drip + LeadPages
Formerly VP, Business Intelligence & Analytics at GoDaddy

Mike Bollinger

Mike Bollinger

Advisor

Founder, Livefront
Co-Founder, TECHdotMN

Graeme Thickins

Graeme Thickins

Advisor

Founder, GT&A Strategic Marketing; tech startup marketing consultant, advisor, mentor
Board member, MinneAnalytics

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Advisor

CEO at Triurmac Capital LLC
President & CEO of Spot Stuff, Inc.
Formerly Chief Officer of Strategy & Business Development at Jostens

John Sheehan

John Sheehan

Advisor

VP, Product Management at CA Technologies
Formerly Co-Founder Runscope & Developer Evangelism Twilio

Daren Cotter

Daren Cotter

Advisor

Founder & CEO at InboxDollars

Joe Francis

Joe Francis

Advisor

President and CEO, Central McGowan

Bryan Virnig

Bryan Virnig

Advisor

Director of Sales and Marketing at Virnig Manufacturing, Inc.

Jeff Liebl

Jeff Liebl

Advisor

President and CEO, Atmosphere IoT Corp.
Formerly CMO Digi International, VP, Sales & Marketing Sport Engine, VP Sales eBureau

Dan Frankowski

Dan Frankowski

Advisor

Data Science at Pinterest
Formerly Data Science at Code42 and
Software Engineer Google

Jack Dempsey

Jack Dempsey

Advisor

Investor, Board Member, CEO Mentor
Former Senior Partner at McKinsey & Co.
Former President at Pentair, Inc.
Joe Sriver

Joe Sriver

Advisor

Chief Giver at 4giving
Founded Revirs & DoApp
Formerly at IBM and Intel,
First UX Designer at Google
Shawntera Hardy

Shawntera Hardy

Advisor

Co-Founder & CSO, Civic Eagle
Co-Founder, Fearless Commerce
Founder & CSO, PolicyGrounds Consulting
Former Commissioner, MN DEED
Casey Allen

Casey Allen

Advisor

Founder & Tribe Leader, Enterprise Rising
Founder & Tribe Leader, Health Rising
Former Co-Founder and Partner, Skyway Fund

Nick Tietz

Nick Tietz

Advisor

Founder, ILT Studios
Former Director of New Business Development and Innovation, Life Time Fitness
Co-Founder, VariAware, LLC
Co-Founder, Vitals Aware Services

Aaron Kardell

Aaron Kardell

Advisor

Founder & CEO, HomeSpotter
Formerly Founder & CEO Mobile Realty Apps and co-founder Deals.by

 

Casey Carl

Casey Carl

Advisor

CEO and Founder of North Coast Ventures
Chairman of the Board of Directors, MATTER

Thompson Aderinkomi

Thompson Aderinkomi

Advisor

Co-Founder and CEO, Nice Healthcare
Co-Founder, Relate
Former Co-Founder and Board Member, Healthcare.mn

Bryan Laskin

Bryan Laskin

Advisor

Founder, Operability, LLC
SVP of Innovation, Dental Care Alliance
Co-Founder, Talentship

Carson Kipfer

Carson Kipfer

Advisor

Co-Founder and Principal Designer, SportsEngine
Co-Commissioner, US Pond Hockey Championships

Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson

Advisor

Former CEO, NativeX
Former President, Fingerhut Ecommerce division

Patrick Riley

Patrick Riley

Advisor

Film Producer, Patrick Riley Productions
Former CEO & Co-Founder, Modern Survey Inc.
Former CEO & Founder, Cyber Works Inc.

Michael (Rynchek) Lawrence

Michael (Rynchek) Lawrence

Advisor

Global Strategy Lead, Onduo
Startup Investor/Advisor
Former Founder & CEO, Spyder Trap
Former CTO, Bright Health

Amit Patel

Amit Patel

Advisor

Co-Founder and CEO, Vios Medical

Brian Tockman

Brian Tockman

Advisor

Advisor to Consumer Growth and Omni-channel Retail Companies
Formerly Venture Investor at General Mills, Merchant at Target, and eCommerce Startup Leader

Steve Schmidt

Steve Schmidt

Advisor

Founder and CEO of Abetech

Jason Kirton is a Great North Labs Advisor

Jason Kirton

Advisor

Director of Engineering, Dispatch
Former CTO of Outdoors Advisors and VP of Engineering at NativeX

Candice Savino

Candice Savino

Advisor

VP of Engineering at Trunk Club
Formerly Senior Director of Engineering, Groupon

Suk Shah

Suk Shah

Advisor

CFO at Avant
Formerly CFO at HSBC

Bradley Schaufenbuel

Bradley Schaufenbuel

Advisor

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Paychex
Formerly CISO & VP, Paylocity

Jonathan Ozeran

Jonathan Ozeran

Advisor

Director of Product, Tempus
Co-Founder, WUF
Formerly VP of Product, Zest Health and
VP of Product, Yello

Barney Stanner

Barney Stanner

Advisor

Co-Founder, JobsinSports.com
Aurora Sports Ventures

Nicholas Kartos

Nicholas Kartos

Advisor

Co-Founder/CEO GymDandy
Formerly Director of Media & Advertising, Sports Ngin and
Founder Wisconsin Sports Network

Ann Rupnow

Ann Rupnow

Advisor

Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Scott Resnick

Scott Resnick

Advisor

COO of Hardin Design & Development
EiR and former Executive Director, StartingBlock Madison

Greg Tehven

Greg Tehven

Advisor

Co-Founder, Emerging Prairie
Adjunct Professor, North Dakota State University’s College of Business
Curator of TEDxFargo and Host of 1 Million Cups Fargo

Bobby George

Bobby George

Advisor

CEO at Montessorium

Geoff Wood

Geoff Wood

Advisor

Founder, Gravitate Coworking
Co-Founder and Publisher, Clay & Milk
Executive Director, West Des Moines Business Incubator

Matt Blodgett

Matt Blodgett

Advisor

Managing Director, Vector Capital
Enthusiastic Investor in MN Tech Companies
Formerly Proto Labs, Board Member and
NativeX, Board Observer

Kevin Raheja

Kevin Raheja

Advisor

Director of Strategic Partnerships at HubSpot
Formerly Strategic Partnerships at Groupon and
Head of Business Development at LeadPages

Paul Longhenry

Paul Longhenry

Advisor

SVP – Strategy, Corporate and Business Development at Tapjoy
Formerly Venture Capital Investment Director at D.E. Shaw Ventures

Ben Edwards

Ben Edwards

Advisor

Head of Community at Misty Robotics
Formerly Co-Founder of SmartThings, Minnestar, Refactr

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