Putting money and ventures together



By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune

“What do former Gov. Jesse Ventura, venture capitalist Michael Gorman and the entrepreneurs behind Compellent, Life Time Fitness and Caribou Coffee have in common?

They’ve all made presentations from Dan Carr’s innovation stage in the past 25 years.

Carr, 51, is the CEO and majority owner of the Collaborative, the entrepreneurial outfit that is staging its 25th annual Minnesota Venture & Finance Conference next week. It’s the biggest such bazaar between Chicago and the West Coast that showcases emerging local companies and financiers.”

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