Overview

October 12, 2017

The Innovation Expo in Sioux Falls is a conference focusing on connecting entrepreneurs, innovators, angel investors, venture capitalists, and the many others who are involved in developing startup companies. The event will consist of speakers, breakout sessions, and networking focusing on the entrepreneurial community.

General: $25
Student: $10

Speakers

Speaker List

Additional Schedule Details

Greg Tehven

Greg Tehven

Emerging Prairie
Greg is proud to be from Fargo, North Dakota. After traveling around the world and taking in other places and ways of life, he returned home ready to stop observing and start taking action to change what the world thinks when they hear Fargo. Greg had always known what a great city Fargo is, but he wanted everyone else to know too. As a leader in the startup community, Greg has been involved in many projects and events including TEDxFargo, 1 Million Cups, Startup Weekend, and Emerging Prairie. He often speaks about creative economic development, shining a spotlight on the best our cities have to offer, and innovative problem solving.
Addie Graham-Kramer

Addie Graham-Kramer

The Event Company
After having planned events for 14 years in the corporate world and non-profit sector, Addie Graham-Kramer took a leap of faith and launched her own business, The Event Company, in October, 2013. The Event Company is an event design and production company that specializes in corporate, non-profit and social events. As the President of The Event Company, Addie is passionate about encouraging other females to embrace empowerment and to follow their dreams, just as she has done. She is one of the organizers of Sioux Falls 1 Million Cups and is the current out-going president of Sioux Falls Business & Professional Women.
Jake Joraanstad

Jake Joraanstad

Myriad Mobile
Jake Joraanstad is the CEO of Myriad Mobile, full-service mobile and web application development company. In addition to co-founding Myriad Mobile, Jake and his team developed Bushel, the grain industry's first automated, real-time software platform developed to provide real-time information about scale tickets, contracts, cash bids, and other variables associated with grain production. Jake also co-founded Emerging Prairie, a non-profit organization that helps grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Fargo and the upper great plains.
Jimmy Fritz

Jimmy Fritz

Wedding Shoppe
Jimmy Fritz is CEO of Wedding Shoppe and co-founder of www.KennedyBlue.com and www.summitandfinn.com. Wedding Shoppe is a full-service wedding retailer and e-commerce brand located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kennedy Blue is an innovative way to shop for bridesmaid dresses online. Customers can try-on dresses in the convenience of their homes, then the entire wedding party can order online.Jimmy has over 15 years of marketing and business leadership experience. Using creative marketing strategies, he has taken websites from moderate or no traffic to over a million visitors per year. Through the process of learning online marketing, he co-founded Summit and Finn to help training and develop in-house growth teams for companies.
Jodi Schwan

Jodi Schwan

Align Content Studio
Jodi Schwan is the founder of Align Content Studio, which provides content strategy, production and distribution to clients in a wide range of industries. She also develops and oversees Align's original content brands including www.SiouxFalls.business and provides business news and analysis to KSFY-TV and KELO-AM. Jodi is a former editor, broadcaster and columnist who also served as chief of staff for the city of Sioux Falls from 2006 until 2010. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University and is a native of Cleveland, Ohio.
Andy Jorgensen

Andy Jorgensen

Fire Bros. Fireworks
Andy is the Founder of Fire Bros. Fireworks, a company that brings the power of e-commerce to the traditional fireworks industry. Fire Bros. was founded to change the way people buy fireworks by letting them watch videos of fireworks on an online store, pay for them on the site, then pick them up from our location, packaged and ready to go. Andy is also heavily involved in the Sioux Falls entrepreneurial scene having served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship and currently serving as a co-organizer for 1 Million Cups Sioux Falls.
John Berdahl

John Berdahl

Vance Thompson Vision
John Berdahl, MD, is a partner at Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls where he specializes in advanced Refractive, Cataract, Corneal and Glaucoma Surgery. Dr. Berdahl serves on the Vision for Mars program and started a medical device company to help treat glaucoma and other diseases caused by an imbalance between intraocular pressure and intracranial pressure. His commitment to those in need is demonstrated by his leadership role in EyeCare America and the numerous surgical mission trips he continues to participate in worldwide. In 2013 he was named the top young physician in South Dakota and was recently name one of the Top 40 under 40 ophthalmologists worldwide in addition to the Top 40 under 40 business leaders in the Dakotas.
Tyler Remund

Tyler Remund

Sanford Health
Tyler is the Enterprise Director of Research Commercialization at Sanford Health. There, he supports all aspects of product and business development in areas such as advanced surgical devices, bio therapeutics, and multiplex diagnostics. Before Sanford Research, Tyler worked for South Dakota Innovation Partners, a seed stage venture capital group who partnered with University Researchers to commercialize inventions in the areas of biofuels, solar energy, drug delivery, and animal feeds.
Matt Paulson

Matt Paulson

MarketBeat
Matthew Paulson is the founder of MarketBeat.com, an Inc. 5000 financial media company that is committed to making real-time investing information available to investors at all levels. MarketBeat publishes a daily investment newsletter to more than 450,000 subscribers and its network of financial news websites attracts more than 4 million visitors each month. Matthew also serves as the chairman of Falls Angel Fund, an angel investment group that invests in early-stage, high-growth companies in South Dakota and surrounding states. As an angel investor, Matthew has invested in more than thirty early-stage companies in a variety of verticals.

Location

The Orpheum Theater • Sioux Falls, SD

Schedule

Schedule Details

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The Orpheum Theater
12:30 PM
Registration Opens
1:00 PM
Opening Remarks
1:10 PM
Speaker TBA
1:15 PM
Addie Graham-Kramer
The Event Company
1:35 PM
Jake Joraanstad
Myriad Mobile
2:00 PM
Student Pitches
2:30 PM
Break
3:00 PM
Jim Fritz
Wedding Shoppe
3:30 PM
Jodi Schwan
Sioux Falls.Business
3:50 PM
Andy Jorgensen
Fire Brothers Fireworks
4:00 PM
Spirit of Enterprise Award
4:15 PM
John Berdahl
Equinox
4:35 PM
Tyler Remund
Sanford Health
4:45 PM
Early Stage Capital Investor Panel
Moderator: Matt Paulson
5:15 PM
Closing Remarks
5:30 PM
Happy Hour

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