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Emerging Leaders Session for Entrepreneurs/Designers/Students


Sunday, September 24th, 12:00 - 4:00pm
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot   


For Emerging Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Students



Attend this exciting short program for Emerging Leaders and Young Entrepreneurs. In a lively session hear from Design & Innovation executives from around the world, as they share their advice and tips on Design, Innovation, Branding, Leadership, and Business Planning. Sandwiches and refreshments provided at noon. 






Topics & Speakers:




Carole Bilson
President, DMI

This session starts with a welcome and a warm-up exercise to get everyone introduced.


Build Your Personal Brand

Mauro Porcini
Chief Design Officer, Pepsico

Whether you're moving up in your organization, freelancing, or launching a startup, your most valuable asset is your personal brand. Learn how to build yours from the best in the business.


Lean Startup & Financing Fundamentals

John Stavig
Director - Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Minnesota

You need more than a great idea to launch a new venture. Get the download on startup financing with this expert.


One Entrepreneur's Journey

Elizabeth Brown
Co CEO & Head of Design, WebJunto
(a 3 yr old start-up)

Liz will share her unique story and talk about launching WebJunto, a mobile app and web development company 3 years ago.


How Brands Work Today

Dan Wallace
Marketing Consultant, Entrepreneur, and Co-Author of "The Physics of Brand"

Social networks are disrupting everything you knew about brands. Dan will talk about remaining relevant now... and into the future.


WOW Factor: What Design brings to Business and Society

David M. Parsons
Director, Experience Design Group Xerox Corporation

David has seen the disruption and rebuilding of an industry giant. Hear what part design played to bring about the reconstruction.



Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
225 3rd Avenue South (@ Washington)
Minneapolis, MN 55401


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Session fee, per person: $170
Attendees are NOT required to attend the DMI Conference that follows on Monday and Tuesday


Sandwiches and refreshments provided.  
Limited Seats!




To Register for the Design Leadership Conference and Emerging Leaders Session click here.

To Register for the Emerging Leaders Session Only click click here.



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