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Exploiting a Harsh Niche in a Crowded Field

This post originally appeared in Minnesota Business Magazine’s October issue. When it comes to the accuracy and durability of products, for Todd Roach it’s life or death. Todd is co-owner and VP of Innovation at Computype, a company that produces labeling solutions for the healthcare, rubber and industrial industries. This Twin Cities-based outfit produces the serialized barcodes for…

The Last of the Tuskegee Airmen Video Recap

Dr. Harold Brown is one of the last of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, and we brought him to the Twin Cities for an evening of heroism, history and inspiration. One of the first African American pilots allowed to join the U.S. Army Air Corps, Harold’s heroic feats include showing incredible determination to become an aviator in…

The Studio/E Knowledge Box

Exploration is key to success in today’s rapidly changing world. We’ve said it once, twice, hundreds of times, and we stand by it. One component of exploration is trying new things. As part of our Studio/E Masters program, we send out Knowledge Boxes to provide our members with opportunities to continue to explore during the…

A Hero’s Journey

Heroes play an influential role at Studio/E: authors, explorers, rule-breakers, artists and business starters. But last week we had the opportunity to be with a real hero. For our event, A Hero’s Journey | The Last of the Tuskegee Airmen, we brought Lt. Colonel Harold Brown to the Twin Cities for an evening of inspiration. Harold Brown…

Thinking Big, Acting Small

This post originally appeared in Minnesota Business Magazine’s September issue. Tiffany Snyder is one of those special people you meet who exudes an entrepreneurial vibe and happens to work in a large organization. She prefers agility to big initiatives that cause paralysis — a deadly symptom that runs rampant in organizations which have so many resources…

#ideaSLAM Recap Video

Our first-ever #ideaSLAM was a great success, and it is all thanks to the incredible community that showed up. Watch for the announcement for our second #ideaSLAM, coming up this winter. In the meantime, here is a recap video from the event.

The Obstacle is the Way

To be courageous means to live with heart. Weak souls live in their heads and create security by thinking they dictate certainty in a world that is uncertain. People that live courageously travel into the unknown and find new meaning, discover ways to help others and create approaches on how to manage life’s dilemmas. Within…

Shaping Future Leaders

Jared Hanks is among the younger Studio/E members, but his contributions compare well to those with far more years under their belt. At Juxtaposition Arts, an organization that connects young talent from the north side of Minneapolis to the creative economy, Jared runs outreach and engagement.

Event Recap: #ideaSLAM

We want to give a big ole THANK YOU to everyone who showed up to the #ideaSLAM. It was gratifying for us to watch as members of the Studio/E community intermingled with non-members (who, by the way, made up more than half of the attendees). Folks made connections and friends, and hopefully left feeling inspired…

#ideaSLAM Exhibitioners Round Two

In anticipation of our upcoming #ideaSLAM — an event during which five members will get up in front of a crowd and share their experience of successfully launching an idea — we would like to introduce you to the final presenters, Norm Domholt and Anne Spaeth: Who: Norm Domholt, BlackDog Robotics LLC What: A modular…