About this Event
Get ready for more wonderful fuckups. Our third outing of Fuckup Nights Twin Cities (presented by tech.mn) is going down on March 4, 2021 at 4 p.m. Each of the speakers will share their biggest mistakes, what they learned from them, and how they moved on by telling stories rich with advice.
Alexis Walsko – Owner of Lola Red PR
Alexis is the founder, Chief Executive Officer & Visionary at Lola Red. She founded the agency at 22 years of age and has since established Lola Red as an award-winning and nationally recognized PR firm. In 2019 she oversaw the addition of a team and office in Denver, Colorado. In 2015, she oversaw the addition of Lola Pro, a division of Lola Red that represents professional athletes including NFL Man of the Year nominee Kyle Rudolph and NHL King Clancy recipient Jason Zucker. In her role as Visionary, Alexis nurtures the agency’s passion for hustling on behalf of its clients.
Alexis has received numerous accolades, including as both a “Women in Business” and “40 under 40” award recipient from Biz Journals, “Young Entrepreneur” and “Founder of the Year” award from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Volunteer of the Year from Smile Network International. She is also recognized as one of the top 500 business people in the Twin Cities.
Aneela Idnani – Co-Founder of HabitAware
Aneela Idnani is Cofounder & Marketing/Design Lead at HabitAware. HabitAware is a Minneapolis-based mental health tech startup and 2018 TIME Magazine Best Invention. HabitAware’s flagship product, Keen, is a smart bracelet designed to help people overcome body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB). Having grown up with a hair pulling disorder (also known as trichotillomania, a BFRB), Aneela is now an outspoken mental health advocate, raising awareness of these very common yet unknown conditions. Aneela is a native New Yorker and first generation Indian American. She proudly calls Minneapolis home
Reed Robinson – Founder and Partner of Groove Capital | Co-Founder of BETA and Twin Cities Startup Week
Reed Robinson is a founder, community builder, and investor. His direct startup experience ranges from co-founding a small consumer-tech company to an acquisition as an employee of a venture-backed startup. As a Co-founder of BETA and Twin Cities Startup Week, Reed has developed programming and channeled community investments into Minnesota’s most promising early stage startups. With Groove Capital, Reed is providing first check investments to the area’s top innovators whose products and services make the world a better place, starting in Minnesota.
The MC: Sarah McNally
Sarah recently received a compliment from a client who called her, “The Business Culture Doctor.” It’s the perfect description of what Sarah strives to accomplish in her role as CEO The People Brand Company. The People Brand Company doesn’t believe people are separate from the brand. They ARE the brand. They work with leaders and employees alike to increase engagement and create awareness of the vital part they play in delivering consistent and relevant customer experiences.
Sarah is also the founder of a virtual women’s networking group called, Lady Boss Virtual. The mission of Lady Boss Virtual is to help women expand their networks so we can help each other get to our what’s next.
About FuckUp Nights
FuckUp Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share public business failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world.
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