Impact Talks: Building a Purpose Driven Economy

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TPT Partnerships

172 4th Street East

Saint Paul, MN 55101

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Join us during Twin Cities Startup Week for this opportunity to connect and share ideas around building a purpose-driven economy!

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Building a Purpose-Driven Economy

Bold changes come from bold ideas. Our world is changing at rapid speed, requiring new ideas that have never been done before to ignite and take flight, ultimately making a positive impact on people and the planet.

Impact Talks gives local changemakers in our community 6 minutes to share an idea on the theme, “Building a Purpose-Driven Economy.” Whether it’s an idea, project, or something their business or organization is working on, each speaker will highlight how they envision building a new economy that is driven by purpose over profits.

Similar to Lightning & Ignite talks, Impact Talks are about sharing bold, impact-focused ideas in a short amount of time. Listen in as your fellow changemakers take to the stage to share a new idea or different way of approaching a problem that is disrupting the status quo, challenging systems, breaking down barriers, or making a real impact on changing the world and our economy as we know it -- all in 6 minutes or less.


11:30 - 11:50 am - Grab lunch & mingle

11:50 am - Program Welcome

12:00 pm - Talks begin

1:00 - 1:15 pm Closing Remarks & Mingle with speakers

Take a break and join us over lunch for this inspiring session. Come ready to learn, be challenged, and share your own ideas on what it means to build a new, purpose-driven economy - one that works for everyone!


Michelle Maryns, FINNovation Fellow, Founder & CEO of We Sparkle

“Sparking Change: Designing impact into your organization through social enterprise.”

Anna Tsantir, Owner of Two Bettys Cleaning

“How can we set up the future of work to utilize more inclusive hiring practices and build in sustainability.”

Carrie Moore, Women Venture

“How women are changing the way business is done.”

Kara Wentworth, Director of Impact Strategy, Twin Cities Public Television

"How can we design for greater impact?"

Chris Webley, New Rules North

“Where art meets community: Why creating a space of belonging is vital and how to get started.”

Junita Flowers, Junita’s Jar

“Start Where You Are, Use What You Have: Creating Change One Small Step At A Time.”


Attendees are welcome to bring your own or grab lunch on-site. On-site lunch will be a build your own bowl served by Soul Bowl! Walk-in lunch will be available, but very limited. RSVP early to reserve your lunch.

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172 4th Street East

Saint Paul, MN 55101

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