On Tuesday, Sept. 13, TiE Minnesota — a nonprofit fostering technology, innovation and entrepreneurship — invites young professionals to attend the second program in the 2011 “How Did You Do It?” speaker series.
The format of this four-part series includes a presentation from a start-up company, a presentation about an economic development opportunity, and an interactive conversation with successful, big-name entrepreneurs and investors.
The upcoming “How Did You Do It?” will feature serial entrepreneur and investor Lloyd M. Sigel and Chamilia Worldwide co-founder Jeff Julkowski, winner of the Ernst & Young 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Julkowski is co-founder of the jewelry retailer Chamilia, headquartered in Minneapolis. Currently the company’s board chairman, Julkowski was Chamilia’s CEO from its inception in 2002 until 2007. Chamilia is the winner of the Upper Midwest 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, recognizing its extraordinary innovation in the personal fashion sector and its exceptional growth year over year. Previous to co-founding Chamilia, Julkowski co-founded, grew and sold a high-end spa with eight locations. He also spent seven years on Wall Street as a sell-side equity research analyst at Morgan Stanley and Salomon SmithBarney/Citigroup. A resident of Naples, Fla., Julkowski grew up in Forest Lake, Minn.
Lloyd M. Sigel
Sigel is founder and 20-year CEO of Lloyd’s Barbeque Co., St. Paul, Minn., a national cooked-barbeque meat business that is now a division of Hormel Corporation. Currently, Sigel is president of Lloyd’s Food Products Holding, LLC, a consulting practice focused on strategic planning, transition and succession business management, and equity investing. Additionally, he is principal and chairman of Golden Walnut Specialty Foods — a specialty bakery business out of Minnetonka, Minn., — and Quaker Bakery Brands of Appleton, Wis. Sigel was previously chairman of Wisconsin Cheese Group, Inc., of Monroe, Wis. and the Steak-umm Co., of Pomfret Center, Conn. Sigel has over 40 years of experience in sales management, marketing management and senior management in specialty food and value added perishable food product businesses.
Langley is current CEO of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership and a nationally-recognized economic development leader. Prior to serving in the Twin Cities, Michael was founder and president of Langley Group, an economic development consulting practice with offices in Pittsburgh, Penn.; Washington, D.C.; and Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Langley’s corporate career was spent in the technology sector, working in leadership positions for a number of Westinghouse/CBS subsidiaries, including serving as president and CEO of Westinghouse Audio Intelligence Devices, Inc., a world leader in wireless surveillance technology.
This event promises to deliver an excellent opportunity for networking and professional growth!
Here’s the evening’s agenda:
6:30 p.m. – Networking and light hors-d’oeuvres
7:00 p.m. – Welcome
7:05 p.m. – SkyRide Technology start-up presentation
7:13 p.m. – Greater MSP economic opportunity presentation
7:25 p.m. – Conversation with featured entrepreneurs
8:10 p.m. – Q&A
8:30 p.m. – Networking
9:00 p.m. – Event close
Don’t miss this evening of actionable insight! The breadth and depth of entrepreneurial life experience from our presentors is tremendous.
For more information, contact Lois Josefson: 218-205-9519 or lois [at] minnesota [dot] tie [dot] org.
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011
Place: The J. J. Hill Reference Library, 80 4th St. W., St. Paul, MN 55102
Cost: TiE members: $20; TiE student members: $10; all others: $35