Startup is hard so it's not for everyone. There are many questions one need to think before deciding to build their own startup or join one. Is startup for me? What does it take to start and run a startup? To answer these questions and more, several MN tech startup executives (founders, CEOs, VPs) will share what they do every day to build and grow their company. The audience is encouraged to ask questions. The discussion will be moderated by Anna Prisacari from Praxik.
Clarence Bethea, Founder & CEO at Upsie
Angie Eilers, Founder & CEO at UR TURN
James Jones Jr., Founder & CEO at Spark DJ
Matt Ronge, Cofounder & CEO Astro HQ
Sameer Kumar, Cofounder & CEO at HabitAware
Anna Prisacari is the Senior UX Design Researcher at Honeywell and previously worked as VP of UX and Marketing at Praxik, an Augmented Reality startup in Minneapolis. In her role, she closely works with clients to understand their pain points and needs and with developers and engineers to ensure the clients' needs are transformed into practical and desired products. To do so, Anna connects ideas and research findings, conducts UX testing, and oversees client satisfaction. She holds a BA in International Business, Marketing, Political Science, and French and MBA from St. Ambrose University and MS and Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction from Iowa State University. Anna is the recipient of numerous awards in communication, teaching, and service and is a passionate speaker, writer, and mentor on subjects like UX, women in technology, and STEM. You can connect with Anna on LinkedIn and follow her on Instagram.