A runway show like never before.

Meet the innovators, entrepreneurs, and hustlers that are werking to make MSP a better place.

 

Brought to you by our lead sponsor, the Bush Foundation.

 

WERK IT: YOUTH

RedLetter

Cornel Beard

Cornel Beard, Co-founder of Red Letter. Red Letter designs and creates apparel that inspires; while dedicating a portion of t…

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Fatima

Fatima Hussein

Fatima Hussein, co-founder of ASIYA Sport. ASIYA honors & encourages Muslim women of all ages to experience a new level o…

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Chau Le

Chau Le

Chau Le, co-founder of LeGen Leaders, an organization that aspires to be the go-to non-profit that trains and prepares youth …

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Bianca Dawkins

Bianca Dawkins

Bianca Dawkins, founder of Faces of Hope, is inspiring youth to identify what empowers them to become their best selves

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Oskar Ly

Oskar Ly is a queer Hmong French American multi-disciplinary artist, organizer and creative cultural producer based in the Tw…

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Greater Twin Cities United Way

We are proud to have Greater Twin Cities United Way supporting our awesome entrepreneurs who are making positive change in th…

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Bush Foundation

Bush Foundation

This event in made possible due to the generous support of the Bush Foundation. The Bush Foundation encourages individuals an…

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WERK IT: FOOD & HEALTH

Michelle

Michelle Horovitz

Michelle Horovitz, Co-founder of Appetite For Change. Appetite For Change uses food to build health, wealth and social change…

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Maria

Maria Maldonado

Maria Maldonado founder of Trip4Care, a medical tourism service company that supports individuals and companies to get access…

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Junita Flowers

Junita Flowers

Junita Flowers, founder of Favorable Treats. Built on scratch-made family recipes, Favorable Treats is a cookie company dedic…

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Howasta

Howasta Means

Howasta Means, founder of Gatherings Cafe @ The Minneapolis American Indian Center, a community embraced café & culinary…

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Eric Sannerud

Eric Sannerud

Eric Sannerud, co-founder of Mighty Axe Hops, a Minnesota hop farm. As the largest farm in the State they're leading the…

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Jummy Thomas

Jummy Thomas is a Minneapolis St. Paul based designer.

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Partners in Food Solutions

Partners in Food Solutions is a proud sponsor of Werk It, supporting our awesome entrepreneurs who are making positive change…

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WERK IT: ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

Reginaldo

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, co-founder of Main Street Project, creating a socially, economically, ecologically resilient foo…

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Kim Bartmann

Kim Bartmann

Kim Bartmann, founder and "instigator" of Biltwell Restaurants

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Isreal

Isreal Moses IV

Isreal Moses IV is the director of Integrated Care at Better Futures MN, "We are more than a program. We are building a …

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Amanda LaGrange

Amanda LaGrange

Amanda LaGrange is the CEO of Tech Dump and Tech Discounts, providing job training for adults facing barriers to employment, …

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Lisa Marie Gherardini

Lisa Marie Gherardini is an aesthetic artist working in fashion. Specializing in wardrobe styling, costume design, art direc…

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Bush Foundation

Bush Foundation

This event in made possible due to the generous support of the Bush Foundation. The Bush Foundation encourages individuals an…

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WERK IT: CREATIVE

Jenae

Jenae Harris

Jenae Harris, co-founder of HuesBox, a subscription box service created to connect people of color interested in all things h…

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Vivian Guerra and Lisa Owen

Vivian Guerra & Lisa Owen

Vivian Guerra and Lisa Owen are co-founders of Adobe DeSigns LLC, a turn key signage company with design build capabilities

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Houston White

Houston White

Houston White is the founder of HWMR, a lifestyle brand who's mantra is excellence, specifically Black Excellence. They …

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Evva

Evva Kraikul

Evva Kraikul is a co-founder of GLITCH, which promotes the exploration of digital games as a culture, career, and creative p…

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Rosemary

Rosemary Ugboajah

Rosemary Ugboajah is the co-founder of Neka Creative, a brand development firm with a relentless mission to build brands, gro…

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Felicia Perry

I CREATE. I was born in a small town in Arkansas. My mother and first step father made their exodus to Minnes…

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WERK IT: COMMUNITY

Dr. Joi

Dr. Joi Lewis

Dr. Joi Lewis is the founder of Joi Unlimited, a crisis, conflict and change management firm specializing in transformation…

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Kathy and Sy

Kathy and Sy Vang Mouacheupao

Kathy and Sy Vang Mouacheupao are the co-founders of Saint Paul Funeral, LLC , providing culturally-appropriate funeral servi…

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Tim O'Neil

Tim O’Neil

Tim O'Neil is the founder of Bunker Labs Minneapolis, a not-for-profit organization built by military veteran entrepren…

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Mark Harris

Mark Harris

Mark Harris is the founder of Abundant Office Solutions, your all in one office supply solution. We offer 40,000 products, ex…

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Rose Mcgee

Rose McGee

Rose McGee is the founder of Sweet Potato Comfort Pie. We respond to the call by keeping our "eyes on the pies!"

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Chris and Nancy

Christopher Webley Nancy Musinguzi

Christopher Webley and Nancy Musinguzi are the co-founders of New Rules, a 4,000 sq. ft. communal marketplace combining co-w…

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Tim Navarro

Tim Navarro is the co-founder of TIM + THOM, Minneapolis based designers & tailors.

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AARP Minneapolis

We are proud to have AARP Minneapolis supporting our awesome entrepreneurs who are making positive change in their communitie…

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WERK IT: TECH

Ivy Kaminsky

Ivy Kaminsky

Ivy Kaminsky is the founder of Find Your Power, enabling women worldwide to fully access and utilize the internet for their o…

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Mana Werk It

Mana Bhatt Sanghvi

Mana Bhatt Sanghvi, founder of Sittereco (pronounced Sitter-Reco) is YOUR word-of-mouth mobile app network of RECOmmended par…

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Tim Roman & Ted Carling

Tim Roman and Ted Carling are co-founders of Ecotone Analytics, combining social and environmental research, cost data, and d…

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Jasmine Russell

Jasmine Russell is the co-founder of Monicat Data, doing data management & research agency specifically focused in bringi…

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Werk It - Kristen

Kristen Womack

Kristen is the co-founder, with Jenna Pederson, of Hack the Gap, a tangible and direct way of creating the change in diversi…

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Thom Navarro

Minneapolis based designers & tailors.

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Sunrise Banks

We are proud to have Sunrise Banks supporting our awesome entrepreneurs who are making positive change in their communities.

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Bush Foundation

Bush Foundation

This event in made possible due to the generous support of the Bush Foundation. The Bush Foundation encourages individuals an…

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Sarah Edwards

Sarah Edwards is a Content Maker, Innovative Event Producer and Creative Strategist. Sarah creates unique experiences that in…

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Events by Lady K

Events by Lady K is a Minnesota-based, LGBT-owned event design and management firm that specializes in attendee-centered, cul…

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Pollen Midwest

Pollen Midwest helps people break down barriers to build better connected communities.

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