On Thursday, Nov. 10, TiE Minnesota — a nonprofit fostering technology, innovation and entrepreneurship — invites young professionals to attend the third 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 Horizontal Integration co-founder Sabin Ephrem and Augusoft CEO and Project Skyway co-founder Cem Erdem.
Ephrem is the co-founder, president and CEO of Horizontal Integration, a technology solutions company specializing in interactive marketing, business management applications, and IT staff augmentation.
Ephrem’s foresight in creating a integrated service agency and his aptitude for recognizing the types of resources required to build a good management team to execute this vision have allowed Horizontal Integration to grow from a one-person shop in 2003 to a firm with over 225 employees today.
Horizontal Integration continues to remain among Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing companies and Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s top five fastest-growing companies and the “Best Places to Work” every year since 2007.
Ephrem has more than 22 years of experience consulting and providing technical and business solutions to some of the leading organizations such as Microsoft, United Health Group, Ameriprise, Target, Xcel Energy, Ecolab and the Federal Reserve, among many others.
Erdem is the co-founder of Project Skyway, Minnesota’s first tech accelerator program, and current president and CEO of Augusoft, Inc., the first software company to establish a web-hosted enrollment management system for the lifelong learning community.
Erdem’s vision to increase lifelong learning participation by combining innovative technology solutions with industry best practices have been central to the success of Augusoft’s product and services.
Erdem is now committed to helping other tech entrepreneurs achieve their dreams by offering connections to mentors, resources and funding.
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 dessert
7:00 p.m. – Welcome
7:05 p.m. – 3 Second Selling start-up presentation by David Ghee
7:12 p.m. – MinnWest Technology Campus economic opportunity presentation
7:25 p.m. – Conversation with featured entrepreneurs
8:40 p.m. – Q&A
8:45 p.m. – Informal discussion
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: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011
Place: The Radisson Roseville, 2540 Cleveland Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113
Early bird cost (through Nov. 7): TiE members: $15; TiE student members: $10; all others: $30
Regular cost: TiE members: $25; TiE student members: $20; all others: $40