Emerging Leaders

Andrew Sorenson

Founded in 2008, this Plymouth-based company has plans to trash the traditional waste-hauling industry model. It's a franchise operation that touts itself as an environmentally conscious garbage collection and disposal

Dan Olson and Ed Lefkow

When the economy plummeted, Olson and Lefkow saw an increase in demand for freelancers and contractors, and launched their completely virtual staffing firm. They use group call services such a
Mynul Khan

Mynul Khan

Barely in his 30s, Khan is the wunderkind behind Field Nation, a networking website that connects employers with individual contractors around the world.Field Nation filled a growing need as a

Sarah Longacre

Lonacre--a native Minnesotan, birth doula, and prenatal yoga instructor--saw a need for a local "one-stop-shop" yoga, childbirth education, and wellness services provider for new and expectant mothers. She opened Blooma

Kim Herman

Hard of hearing? There's an app for that. Only two years into the job, but backed by 25 years of health care industry experience, Herman continues to spearhead other innovative
Scott Burns

Scott Burns

The Oct. 1 rollout for Healthcare.gov, the Affordable Care Act's online insurance marketplace, went less than smoothly. But it did shine in one regard, thanks in large part to GovDelivery,

Steve Anderson

One of the newest entries in the Minnesota medical device field is Preceptis, whose introducer concept promises to make ear-tube insertion, one of the most common pediatric surgical procedures in
Khadija Ali and Siyad Abdullahi

Khadija Ali and Siyad Abdullahi

A husband-and-wife team, Abdullahi and Ali both won the 2013 International Immigrant Achievement Award, and the two have made their mark in the Twin Cities by removing cultural and linguistic