2021, Alumni: What a first year. After closing stores and furloughing 51,000 employees, a quick pivot to curbside pickup, e-commerce, and an ongoing “shop your way” strategy produced strong results,
Mary, 2021, Alumni: In June, former Google exec and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund partner Mary Grove teamed up with investor Brett Brohl on Bread & Butter Ventures.
2021, Alumni: Joan Gabel has had a lot to navigate amid Covid-19 and the disruption to normal class schedules. She’s decisive and not afraid to make unpopular calls, such as
2021, Alumni: Under Ping Yeh’s guidance, stem cell-based research firm and 2016 MN Cup winner StemoniX is currently working out the final details of a major merger with New Jersey-based
2021, Alumni: Following George Floyd’s death, Pahoua Yang Hoffman is expanding grantmaking to nonprofits serving people of color. With the goal of redistributing power, she’s also focused on diversifying the
2021, Alumni: Sahan means “pioneer” in Somali. The St. Paul-based news nonprofit led by Mukhtar Ibrahim has been drawing national notice for its coverage of immigrant and refugee communities. In
2021, Alumni: Quick to recognize 3M’s ability to play a key role in combating Covid-19, Michael Roman directed his team to double global production of N95 masks, while expanding production