Tested. Proven. Seasoned.


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

The Team

Ryan Weber

Managing Partner & Co-Founder Great North Labs

Formerly Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer NativeX (FKA W3i/Freeze)
& Angel Investor at 32 Degrees

Rob Weber

Managing Partner & Co-Founder Great North Labs

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

Pradip Madan

Venture Partner

Formerly SVP, Corporate Strategy & Development Synnex

James DonFrancesco

Startup School Manager & Fund Tech Support

Formerly Accenture, Apple, Best Buy, Bremer Bank, Precognitive Research

Hieu Nguyen


Formerly of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shoreline Growth Partners, Cargill Feed & Nutrition

Michael Schulte


Associate at Soffer Charbonnet Law Group
Formerly Aristotle Fund, JD/MBA at University of St. Thomas

Qinyue Qian (Starry)


Formerly of Ningbo Venture Capital Guidance Fund, Enactus, Gopher Asset Management, GF Xinde Asset Management

Josef Siebert

Digital Marketing Specialist

Formerly of Finally Growth Hacking, Bay Area News Group, MS Journalism at Northwestern

Emily McCallson

Digital Marketing Specialist

Undergraduate – Bachelors of Science in Marketing at St. Cloud State University

Jared Oasheim


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

Sona Mehring


Founder and former CEO CaringBridge
Board Member, Minnestar

Ben Edwards


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

Rick Ehrman


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

Jonathan Ozeran


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

Brian Schoenborn


Partner & Co-Chair of Sports & Entertainment Business, Stinson Leonard Street
Founding Owner, Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)

Björn Stansvik


CEO & Founder, MentorMate

Matt Blodgett


Managing Director, Vector Capital
Enthusiastic Investor in MN Tech Companies; Proto Labs (Former Board Member) & NativeX (Former Board Observer)

Corey Koskie


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

Jeff Hinck


General Partner, Rally Ventures
Formerly Board Member SportsEngine, Compellent


Kevin Raheja


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

Don Krantz


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



Shivani Khanna Stumpf


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

Nicholas Kartos


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

Bobby George


CEO at Montessorium

Brian Bispala


Co-founder Aftercode
Director Foodsby
Co-founder Code 42

Robert Bodor


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

Bradley Schaufenbuel


CISO & VP, Paylocity

Candice Savino


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

Nicolas Thomley


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

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