Mankato, MN

Current Organizers

Lisa Hughes

I am a Regional Business Development Manager with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). I assist companies in their site selection process, including incentives, finance, permitting, and labor.

Mike Hahn

A builder of entrepreneurs and communities.

John Considine

John serves as the Director of Regional Business Intelligence at Greater Mankato Growth. His position entails gathering information and leveraging resources that are useful to existing or new business in Greater Mankato.

Yvonne Cariveau

Grew up in an entrepreneurial family - restaurants, mini golf course, motel & antique shops. MNSU-Mankato alum with an MBA, got my PhD from the UofM. Owner of Internet Connections from 1993 to present. Teach Entrepreneurship!

brooke dorn

Marketing Major with a Entrepreneurship & Innovation minor to be completed by 2020. Always looking to make connections and get involved!

Bobby Drengler

A Event planner with a passionate love for music, artwork and New creative concepts especially in water. Enjoys outdoor activities and puts his family as his best accomplishment. Believes in prayers, poems and promises.

Keith Balster

Vice President of Lending at BankVista--Mankato, 29 years of banking experience. I have live in the Mankato community since 2005. Also, attended MSU-Mankato and graduated in 1989.

Tabitha Melvin

I'm a Regional Vice President with Primerica. My mission is to help middle income families become debt free, properly protected and financially independent by bringing financial literacy to our community through FUN!!

Jennifer Wanderscheid

I help small business owners find affordable office space in the Mankato area.

Gary Schott

Energetic volunteer with a range of talent development and project management experiences interested in cultivating innovation and accelerating entrepreneurship in my region.