Two entrepreneurs in different trades put a compelling face on Minnesota business
October 22, 2019
October 19, 2019
Michelle Tran Maryns, daughter of Vietnamese immigrants with a master’s degree from Harvard, and Dr. Andres Acosta, an Ecuadorian immigrant and research physician at the Mayo Clinic, come from different worlds.
They also share a passion to make the world better through their entrepreneurial ventures.
They met recently when they were honored with awards at the MN Cup startup business competition, a highlight of Twin Cities Startup Week — forums, pitches and demonstrations to nurture the next wave of… Read more
Brewing Up Ideas
October 22, 2019
October 18, 2019
Star Tribune: Finnovation Lab, the Minneapolis co-working and business incubator created by Finnegans Brew Co. founder Jacquie Berglund, landed two national partners that will help educate and fund local entrepreneurs.
SKU of Austin, Texas, will adapt its 12-week curriculum that has been focused on consumer-packaged goods and its network of mentors to fit Finnovation’s emphasis on social entrepreneurs, people who start businesses with a focus on neighborhood and community development. The new program… Read more
This Woman is On a Mission to Turn Beer into Food
August 26, 2019
Freethink: Move the World
August 23, 2019
Jacquie Berglund considers herself more of a wine drinker than a beer drinker, yet she is building an empire around the beer brand, Finnegans.
When Berglund purchased the brand for only a dollar, she knew that if Finnegans were to make an impact, the beer needed to be in every pub in Minnesota. Now you can find Finnegans in four Midwest states. But Finnegans is more than a beer company. From combating food insecurity to nurturing young social entrepreneurs, Berglund hopes Finnegans will leave the… Read more
WCCO: A Look at FINNEGANS Brews
July 1, 2019
WCCO Mid-Morning-June 28, 2019: A Look at FINNEGANS Brews, FINNEGANS head brewer, Ryan Mihm, and Mike Mackiewicz, supplier of local honey from Bone Lake Meadows Apiary, discuss the use of sourcing local ingredients for several brews (2:56).… Read more
Twin Cities Business: By All Means, Tune Into TCB’s New Podcast
May 2, 2019
MAY 01, 2019
By All Means, Tune Into TCB’s New Podcast
TCB’s new podcast tells the stories behind beloved Minnesota brands.
Finnegans Brew Co. founder Jacquie Berglund first developed a case of the “inner itchies” nearly 30 years ago, as a young recruiter for Andcor, an executive search firm in Minneapolis where her clients included hot startups like Rollerblade. “I thought, this is really fun, but for me, there was no social purpose,” Berglund says.
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