Mary and Steve GroveCo-founders
Mary and Steve Grove co-founded Silicon North Stars. Steve grew up in Northfield, MN, and is Director of the News Lab at Google. Mary is the Director of Google for Entrepreneurs.
R.T. RybakBoard Member
R.T. Rybak is the former mayor of Minneapolis and journalist who launched the STEP-UP summer jobs program. He now leads Generation Next, an effort to close the achievement gap in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Damola OgundipeBoard Member
Damola Ogundipe is co-founder and CEO of St. Paul-based start-up Civic Eagle. He first attracted attention as a University of Minnesota Golden Gopher football player who also scored a degree from the Carlson School.
Kyle CoolbrothBoard Member
Kyle Coolbroth is the co-founder and CEO of COCO, a network of co-working space for startups in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Matthew GroveMinnesota Program Manager
Matthew Grove is a high school social studies teacher in Farmington, Minnesota, where he leads the school's LINK program, a leadership development program for high school seniors, and also started the school's Outdoors Club.
Garrio HarrisonMinnesota Program Manager
Garrio Harrison is the Marketing Manager at COCO, a network of co-working spaces for startups and small businesses in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Connor SwensonSilicon Valley Program Manager
Connor Swenson works for Google and lives in London. He is originally from Plymouth, Minnesota.
Joe HiminkoolDesign Guru
Joe Himinkool grew up in San Diego and currently works in Marketing at a Fortune 500 Company in San Francisco.