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Rochester Entrepreneur Network

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Organization: Rochester Entrepreneur Network

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit ; Commerce

Organization Mission: The Rochester Entrepreneur Network (REN) was incubated by a small group of local entrepreneurs and advocates, led by Jamie Sundsbak and David Hewitt, who strongly believe in a robust startup ecosystem. As a means to bring together local inventors and entrepreneurs. The purpose of the events posted on REN are to offer business geeks and creators the ability to receive encouragement, learning, and networking. The vision of REN is to cultivate creative thinking and passion, into viable, economically enhancing products and businesses that people get excited about. RENs members will work to push Southeast Minnesota as the leading incubator for new, viable products and businesses. REN is a public network open to any one aspiring to cultivate their ideas. REN events are typically hosted or sponsored by Cube.mn, BioAm.org, Cafe Steam, Mayo Business Accelerator and the University of Minnesota Rochester. Hope to see you soon, keep rocking.

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The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Best Practice ; Business Process ; Economic Development ; Entrepreneurship ; STEM

Lvl 2: Networking ; STEM ; Technology Enablement

DMC Impact: Commercial Research & Technology

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Startup

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Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that Cbeam will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, Cbeam's distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevancies with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements.

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. Cbeam could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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