Rochester, MN

Current Organizers

Chris Lukenbill

Chris Lukenbill is the Director of Software at Bright Agrotech. As the founder of Able he partnered with Bright Agrotech to connect produce farmers that have the passion to grow with the knowledge they need to be successful.

Amanda Leightner

Founder of Rochester Rising, an online news site that amplifies the stories of Rochester's entrepreneurs. Business and Community Development Specialist at Community and Economic Development Associates.

Joya Stetson

Director of Marketing for Community and Economic Development Associates and Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Stewartville, MN. Passionate community builder and rural community enthusiast.

Marty Walsh

I work in Rural Economic Development with a particular passion for increasing the Entrepreneurial Drive of the rural population.

Sam Gill

Sam Gill is a workforce development and branding professional who has spent three years in service-based community and economic development organizations. Sam's passion is to promote small business growth and success.

Xavier Frigola

Director of the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator, Mayo’s biotechnology incubator. Liaison between intellectual property office, funding sources, entrepreneurs and community in Southeast MN.