Pioneer

Clarence Bethea

Clarence Bethea

In the Twin Cities startup community, Clarence Bethea stands out, and he’s quick to address the issue. “People invest in people who look like them. Venture capitalists are mostly white
Charlie Youakim

Charlie Youakim

Dozens of Minnesota companies have established a presence overseas, but it’s less common to go public in a foreign country, let alone Australia. But in July, Minneapolis-based Sezzle did just
Hudda Ibrahim

Hudda Ibrahim

The title of Hudda Ibrahim’s 2017 book summarizes her remarkable career: From Somalia to Snow. She came to St. Cloud in 2007 with her family, knowing very little English or
Mich Berthiaume

Mich Berthiaume

When Mall of America wanted to bring in local shopping for the holidays a few years ago, it called Mich Berthiaume to curate a market of Minnesota-made brands. She’s since
Reed Robinson

Reed Robinson

If you’re trying to build a startup in the Twin Cities, it won’t be long before you run into Reed Robinson. He co-founded Beta.MN, which he ran in his spare
Philip Xiao

Philip Xiao

Homi bills itself as the “career center of the future.” Launched in 2015, the social networking platform enables college students to connect with alumni to find job opportunities. Philip Xiao
Brandon Sampson

Brandon Sampson

Limb Lab looks more like a design studio than a medical office, and that’s intentional. After 15 years as a prosthetist, Brandon Sampson left the practice he worked for to