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AirSpace Minnesota

AirSpace Minnesota is hosting the Gilruth Tribune Celebration at the University of Minnesota on Thursday, April 23 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. Featured Guest: Minnesota native Robert Cabana, Director of the Kennedy Space Center 

The Minnesotan who advised President Kennedy to put a man on the moon led Apollo program and built a great space center in a pasture to do it. Known as the as the "Father of America's Human Space Flight program," Robert Gilruth was born in Nashwauk, Minnesota on October 8, 1913. He graduated from high school in Duluth, earned Aeronautical Engineering degrees from the University of Minnesota and oversaw 25 manned spaceflights, from the suborbital Mercury-Redstone 3 flight to Apollo 15 lunar landing mission - July 1971.   


About Mr. Cabana

Mr. Cabana, a Minneapolis Washburn High School graduate, was appointed to lead the Kennedy Space Center in 2008. The Hall of Fame astronaut previously served as director of NASA's Stannis Space Center and deputy director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.


Register today for this exciting experience honoring Robert Gilruth, the University of Minnesota and the many Minnesotans who helped take America into space. Tickets are $40, with opportunities to sponsor students and educators.


More information about the event and registration here

Meet and greet with one of Sweden's top boarding schools
On Saturday, February 21 Lena Månsson, a senior administrator of SSHL, will be at the American Swedish Institute to speak and provide informational literature about the school’s programs. SSHL has between 550-600 students between ages 13-19 enrolled in both middle school and high school levels, a majority of which are boarding students, in programs that combine high academic standards with a wide range of recreational activities.
For more information click here.

Networking Breakfast With Björn Stansvik of MentorMate
Thursday, October 9, 2014: 8:00am - 10:00am

Dorsey & Whitney 
50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500

“The impact of mobile business and how it can help your company” 
MentorMate was started in 2001 and was an early adopter of apps for language educators. Today the company has grown to 240 employees in 5 cities globally delivering Mobile & Web Strategy, Design and Delivery. MentorMate is an international mobile solutions firm that strives to fulfill mobile business needs from the user’s perspective. MentorMate has placed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 fast growth three consecutive years and ranked as the 4th fastest growing company in Minnesota in 2014. Learn more

Congratulations Björn Stansvik
2014 Titan of Technology-CEO Award
In Friday's edition of the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, SACC-MN Honorary Board Member Björn Stansvik received the 2014 CEO TITAN Award.  

The 2014 CEO Titan Award honors the region's outstanding chief executive officers at technology or communications-industry companies. 

Björn Stansvik started MentorMate in 2001, which develops and delivers mobile-application services. Today, MentorMate is one of the fastest growing businesses in Minnesota with more than 200 employees and over 500 projects developed. MentorMate works with startups, mid-sized, and Fortune 500 companies to turn their mobile app ideas into reality.  

Networking Event featuring speaker Tony Rubin of Surgical Science Inc. 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Dorsey & Whitney 
50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500

Hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine will be served 
​SACC-MN members free
Guests $10, pay at door

Building on over 15 years of medical sales, marketing and senior management industry experience, Tony joined Surgical Science in 2008 to develop a direct business subsidiary for Swedish company, Surgical Science Sweden AB. Prior to Surgical Science, Tony helped drive sales and marketing excellence for several global medtech leaders, including Medtronic, Inc.; Merck & Co.    Learn More

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