The Judging Panel
Meghan is the COO at Clockwork. She’s the co-author of Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process (New Riders 2012), was named a “Woman to Watch” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and was a 2016 Minnesota Business Journal (Real) Power 50 award winner. She serves on three local boards: GiveMN, Bollywood Dance Scene, and Still Kickin’. As one of the dynamic duo known as the Geek Girls Guide, she is a speaker, writer, and podcaster who loves demystifying technology for non-technical people. She's a frequent contributor to the internet, and a frequently awkward Bollywood dancer.
Thompson is the co-founder and CEO of RetraceHealth, a new model for primary care medicine. Governor Mark Dayton appointed Thompson to MNsure, the MN Health Insurance Exchange Board of Directors, in April 2013. In June 2014 Thompson was appointed by the MN Commissioner of Health to the legislatively created All Payer Claims Data work group to create policy to reform healthcare price transparency in Minnesota. Thompson also co-founded Healthcare.mn, the Twin Cities premier organization for healthcare entrepreneurs, which has grown in two years to over 1,000 members. Thompson has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Minnesota; an M.S. in Statistics; and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management.
Lona's been leading companies in the Internet and telecom industries for 15 years. Currently, she directs all business development activities for Autodesk IoT products where she is focused on building strategic relationships throughout the IoT ecosystem, including hardware, connectivity technologies and software integrations. She holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a BS in Biological Science from Penn State University.
Jasmine has 8 years of experience in market research and digital analytics across markets of: retail, consumer products, healthcare, service and technology industries. From her analytic focus, she brings a knowledge base of optimizing market strategy--guiding broad concepts into strategic business action. Outside of her data and technology involvement, Jasmine holds a deep passion for women empowerment, community projects/events, cupcakes, yoga and minimalism.