Think & Link for a Living: James Damian

James Damian, former senior vice president and chief design officer of Best Buy's customer experience design group, will be taking the Think & Link stage in June.

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Think & Link for a Living: Charles Youel

Charles Youel, founder and creative director of Artcrank, will be taking the Think & Link stage in May.

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Think & Link for a Living: Leah Wong

Leah Wong, vice president of external relations for the mpls downtown council, will take the Think & Link stage in April.

About Leah Wong As vice president of external relations for the mpls downtown council, Leah drives results by creating innovative solutions. She is a champion for the mpls downtown council brand, engagement, and overall downtown experience. Her previous experience includes event management and sales, public relations, marketing, and partnership development for clients including Microsoft, National Football League (NFL), Comcast, Lifetouch, Famous Dave's, Tria, and the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships.

In addition to her work with the mpls downtown council, Leah is an active member of...

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Think & Link for a Living: Dan Dittmer

Dan Dittmer, co-owner of Wolf Tooth Components and Otso Cycles, will take the Think & Link stage in March.

About Dan Dittmer Dan is the co-owner of Wolf Tooth Components, a local supplier of specialty cycling products. Born out of a desire for faster, lighter, and more reliable bikes, Wolf Tooth brought together a team of engineers and manufacturers to increase the quality of biking in one of the top cycling cities in the U.S. It didn't take long after Wolf Tooth launched that the founders started asking themselves, "what if we made our own bikes?" A few beers and a patent-pending...

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Think & Link for a Living: Sarah Nichols

Sarah Nichols, founder of RSVTea, will take the Think & Link stage in February.

About Sarah Nichols Macalster '16 grad Sarah Nichols is the founder and president of RSVTea Inc, a beverage company brewing fizzy, energy teas. Sarah created RSVTea because she wanted a healthier option than energy drinks and something better than boring, flat iced tea. After incubating company concepts in the Mac Startups '16 Program, RSVTea was one of six businesses selected for the competitive gBETA Accelerator Program. This is Sarah's first startup venture, and she's on a mission to "revive the power of celebration" with fizzy vibes. RSVTea: everyone's invited.

Sarah will be speaking on the journey in starting her own...

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Think & Link for a Living: Holiday Happy Hour

In honor of the holiday season, our December Think & Link will be celebrated accordingly: with drinks and Christmas music a-plenty. Join us on December 20th at 4:30 PM for a special happy hour Think & Link.

This is an invitation only event, email Maddi for more info on how to secure a ticket.

About Think & Link Capsule's Think & Link for a Living is an invitation-only gathering of like-minded people, coming together each month to discuss hot topics and important issues. It's an invaluable sharing of insight and inspiration.

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Think & Link for a Living: Fall Happy Hour with David Bedford

Just in time for fall and our beloved apple season, David Bedford, apple breeder at the University of Minnesota, will take the Think & Link stage.

About David David Bedford has been an apple breeder and research scientist at the University of Minnesota for 38 years. He has been involved in the development and introduction of multiple fruit varieties including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, pears, plums and apples. As an apple breeder, David has had his hands in the creation and introduction of five apple varieties from the University of Minnesota: Honeycrisp, Zestar!, SnowSweet, SweeTango and Frostbite. His job sometimes requires him to taste up to 500 apples per day in order to evaluate the 15,000 to 20,000 apple trees generated by...

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Think & Link for a Living: Kieran Folliard

Kieran Folliard, founder of 2 Gingers Whiskey, will take the Think & Link stage in October.

About Kieran Folliard Kieran grew up in a small town in the west of Ireland, in Ballyhaunis. Having established 4 still-thriving unique Irish pubs with modern, balanced and creative menu items, Kieran cultivated his interest in mixing classics with forward thinking, high quality and beauty.  The pubs reflect Kieran's passion and aspire to ‘leave people with an experience that they cannot wait to come back to.' The pubs - Kieran’s, The Local, The Liffey<...

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Think & Link for a Living: Allison Kaplan

Allison Kaplan, senior editor of Shopping & Style for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine will take the Think & Link stage for September.

About Allison Kaplan In addition to editing the Shopping & Style section of the Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Allison hosts Shop Girls, a weekly radio program on myTalk107.1, and can be seen on TV as a regular contributor to Fox 9 Morning Buzz and Twin Cities Live. Her award-winning Ali Shops Blog at mspmag.com is a popular resource for shopping and fashion insights as well as retail news. She is also the founder and editor of Ali Shops Mall of America (www.alishops.com<...

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Think & Link for a Living: Kenny & Danny King

On July 28th, we welcome Kenny and Danny King to the Capsule. Learn more. 

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