Thursday, June 28, 2012

You're Invited: MOJO Start-Up Mixer 3

Starting something new and ready to mix things up? Tonight's the night for the third MOJO Mixer featuring speed mentoring for startups. Join a crew of great Agitators and subject matter experts for a chance to practice your elevator pitch, get some guidance, and be inspired by the entrepreneurial community and mojo that's alive and well in Minnesota!

MOJO Mixer 3 - Speed Mentoring for Startups

Hosted By:   MOJO Minnesota - support from Ovative Group

The MOJO Mixer is back - for startup founders/CEOs.
Come to meet, greet and mingle in the urban confines of Ovative Group (Open Book on Wash.) and get expert guidance and advice on the issues, questions and challenges you face in building and growing your startup.
We will have MOJO Agitators and other professional subject matter experts available on a first come, first-served basis, to answer questions, provide ideas and suggestions, and perhaps even connections, to budding entrepreneurs' questions.
These MOJO Agitators will be in the house:
Mary Meehan (founder, Iconoculture, Panoramix Global) - consumer insights, general marketing, starting and growing a successful startup
Tim Bachman (Principal, Primordial Soup) - Product Development, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Industrial Design
Rick Brimacomb (Brimacomb & Assoc.) - financing of early stage startups, capital structures, startup processes
Ernest Grumbles III (Adams Monahan) - IP strategy (patents, TM's, trade secrets), legal strategies for launch
Kim Garretson (Ovative) - innovation trends among mass retailers, media companies and agencies
Marti Nyman (Altavail Partners, LLC) - startup advisory, launch options, financing and business development
Parag Shah (Prodality) - opportunity identification, technology solutions
Joy Lindsay (Startec Investments), startup financing, venture capital, early stage technology startups
John Berns (Duane Morris Government Strategies) -how startups can connect with government and make their needs known to government
Brad Lehrman (Soffer Charbonnet)- Entrepreneurial venture attorney, venture capital and startup financing
Also joining in for the fun will be Becky Aistrup, SBIR/STTR grant specialist at the MN Science & Technology Authority.  She will be there to talk on process and purpose for this awesome form of non-dilutive capital.
The event is open to all entrepreneurs who have begun the launch of their business, as defined by one or more of the following:
- beta products launched
- proof of concepts developed
- customers engaged (paying, beta, pilot, etc.)
- team assembled and working
- initial funding provided (bootstrapped, friends & family, angels, etc.)
This should be a high-speed educational/inspirational networking event for entrepreneurs of the Twin Cities. Refreshments will be served and doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Thanks to sponsor and local host Ovative Group.
When you sign up, add a comment with your name, company (if named) and one thing you want to learn about.
For more information on MOJO, go to
For more info on the event, email ernest grumbles.

Date & Time:

Thursday, June 28 at 5:30 PM (CDT)


Ovative Group
Open Book, Suite 350
1011 Washington Ave. S
Minneapolis 55415

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