Business Accelerator Program Teams for January 2013

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Program Information

Business Accelerator Program
Collaborators
Resources

Contact Information
Phone #: (612) 624-3704
Email: bced@umn.edu

Facilitators:

Diane Paterson, Office of Business & Community Economic Development
Amy Langer, Co-Founder of Salo, LLC

 

 

Eide Saw & Tool

Owner:
  Jane Burmaster
Mentor:
  Ivan Rafowitz, President of Northern Cap and Glove
Student:
  Fabio Riedel

 

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Owner:
  Randal Gast
Mentor:
  Bill Fruen, Founder of Franchoice
Student:
  William Paterson

 

Manny’s Tortas

Owners:
  Victoria and Manny Gonzalez
Mentor:
  Marni Bumsted, Owner of Hollywood Fashion Tape
Student:
  Sheena O’Malley

 

El-Amin’s Fish House

Owner:
  Sharon El-Amin
Mentor:
  Don Keysser, Principal of Hannover, Ltd.
Student:
  Weijen Lu

 

Minnehaha Animal Hospital

Owner:
  Joyce Tesarek
Mentor:
  Mary Poul, Founder of Third Mind Strategies
Student:
  Wendy Fang

 

Centicare Corporation

Owner:
  Kelly Wagner
Mentor:
  Gary Cohen, Founder of CO2 Partners
Student:
  Mara Paterson

 

Watson Chiropractic

Owner:
  Tara Watson
Mentor:
  Jennifer Smith, CEO of Innovative Office Solutions
Student:
  Clement Lau

 

American Chemical, Inc.

Client:
  Dennis Werneke
Mentor:
  Marshall Johnson, Vice President of Arrow Electronics
Student:
  Teddy Paterson
 
 

ERBUS

Founder:
  Deborah Yungner
Mentor:
  Jeremy Abbs, Healthcare Entrepreneur & Executive
Student:
  Nate Mitchell

 

McFarlane Media

Owner:
  Alvin McFarlane, Jr.
Mentor:
  Robin Kocina, Owner of Media Relations, Inc.
Student:
  Matthew Peyton

 

Urban Construction

Owner:
  Yohance Moore
Mentor:
  Chuck Bolton, President of The Bolton Group
Student:
  Profit Idowu

 

 

Workshop Facilitators

High Performance Management Systems Workshop: Chuck Bolton, President of The Bolton Group

Customer Service Workshop:  Mary Poul, Founder of Third Mind Strategies

Financial Management Workshop: Don Keysser, Principal of Hannover, Ltd.

Search Engine Optimization and Sales Optimization Workshop: Ben Theis, Founder of Skol Marketing

Social Media Applications Workshop: Phil Wilson, Owner of Recursive Awesome

Optimizing Team Performance Workshop: Chuck Bolton, President of The Bolton Group