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Minnesota Cup Hosts Inaugural Women's Event

Yesterday, Minnesota Cup hosted the inaugural Women's Entrepreneur Event sponsored by Fredrikson & Byron. It was held at the Carlson School of Management and provided the audience with an opportunity to gain insight from prominent women business leaders in the community. Topics included legal, financing, choosing an advisory board, raising capital and many more!

The day was filled with breakout sessions and concluded with a keynote discussion between Marilyn Carlson Nelson, chairman and former CEO of Carlson and Dean Sri Zaheer of the Carlson School of Management.

If you missed out on the event, check out our Twitter feed for key takeaways and quotes from yesterday's panelists.

A big thank you to our moderators and panelists for making this inaugural event a success!

Before you start a business
Moderator: Pam Bishop, Entrepreneur Senior Program Officer, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Julie Gilbert Newrai, Founder and CEO, PreciouStatus
Marie Johnson, Founder and CEO, AUM Cardiovascular
Carla Pavone, University of Minnesota, Senior Lecturer
Strategic Mgmt/Entrepreneurship

Building a management team and advisory board
Moderator: Sara Russick, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Gopher Angels
Linda Hall, Entrepreneur-in-Residence; Adjunct Professor at Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Lee Jones, President and CEO, Rebiotix
Jennifer Sethre, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Lumena SSL

How to finance your business
Moderator: Cathy Connett, President, CorConnections
Jeanne Crain, President & CEO, Bremer Bank
Leslie Frecon, CEO, LFE Capital
Barb Stinnett, CEO & Managing Partner, Timmaron Group

Legal basics for startups
Moderator: Connie Rutledge, Associate Director, Carlson Ventures Enterprise
Cate Heaven Young, attorney, Stinson Leonard Street
Terri Krivosha, attorney, Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand
Kim Lowe, attorney, Fredrikson & Byron

Driving profitable growth
Moderator: Kathy Mayerhofer, director of sales, Proto Labs
Donna Avery, CEO, Coolibar
Judy Corson, Chair, Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board
Lisa Lavin, founder and CEO, Anser Innovation

Thank you to everyone who attended the event!

Pictured Below: Carla Pavone and Lee Jones
Photo credit: Joe Kelley Photography
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Photo credit: Joe Kelley Photography
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Pictured below: Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Dean Sri Zaheer
Photo credit: Wally Agboola
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Pictured below: Dean Sri Zaheer, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Kelly Towle, Melissa Kjolsing and John Stavig
Photo credit: Joe Kelley Photography
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