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Andrew from Minneapolis is working to transform Minnesota by ‘transforming Minnesota's startup and business ecosystem through his expertise and support.’.

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Andrew Aarestad is a dynamic entrepreneur and experienced consultant who is passionate about helping people achieve success. With a strong background in building startups, he understands the challenges and opportunities that come with starting a new business. Having founded three companies and provided consulting services to numerous others, he brings a wealth of expertise to the table.

One of his key strengths lies in his ability to develop comprehensive business and product plans. As he builds trust with his clients, he can provide valuable insights and recommendations to ensure their success. His goal at his current company, Hypercolor, is to extend this customer-oriented approach to all their clients, empowering founders with the best opportunities for growth and prosperity.

His engineering contributions span a wide range of areas, including domain knowledge, REST APIs, mobile and web apps, AWS, machine learning, recommendation systems, blockchain/web3, GPS, and more. His proficiency in languages such as Typescript, C/C++, Python, Java, and Solidity, combined with his expertise in tools like Jupyter, Kubernetes, and Node.js, make him a versatile and resourceful problem solver. Moreover, he is an AWS certified cloud practitioner, well-versed in various AWS services such as EKS, IAM, EC2, and CloudFormation.

With Andrew Aarestad's diverse skillset and client-centric approach, he is well-equipped to contribute to the transformation and unity of Minnesota. His entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to helping others make him an invaluable asset to any startup or business in the state.

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Andrew's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Andrew’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.

Andrew will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.

This is an AI generated perspective of Andrew’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.

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Andrew tends to be direct in verbalizing concerns without leaving anything up for interpretation.


OVERVIEW:

Be prepared to answer several tough questions from Andrew in as much detail and with as much evidence as possible. Ease their concerns by sharing some fact and figures about the success or impact of your product.

What comes naturally to Andrew

  • Having a well-organized area

  • Making decisions based on logical analysis

  • Experimenting with many solutions to a problem


COMMUNICATON:

Andrew tends to prioritize detailed information. He can be very literal and formal, so avoid being sarcastic. Share important details and address any of his concerns in a thorough and logical way.

When speaking to Andrew

  • Start conversations with an issue to resolve

  • Provide your reasoning before you get to the bottom line

  • Remain logical and objective


MOTIVATION:

Andrew thrives when working on his own. Generally reserved, Andrew tends to enjoy space to thoroughly consider possible solutions and outcomes before making a decision. He likes asking clarifying questions and following specific, reliable rules or procedures.

What motivates Andrew

  • Accuracy & precision

  • Fixing problems

  • Order and organization


WORK:

Andrew is a practical problem-solver who values his independence. He likes to take his time really weighing his choices before making a firm decision. He brings a grounding sense of logic to a team.

When working with Andrew

  • Count on them to keep things on track

  • Recognize and trust his skill

  • Set clear expectations

By publishing their virtual Fingerprint, allows others to get to know them a little better.

Andrew’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Andrew’s online activity.

Cloud

Building Better

Startupsstarting

Bluetooth Low Energy

Opportunity Cost

Service Mentality

Web Apps

Company Rocks

Cash Investments

Product Plans

Engineering Contributions

Businesses And Clients

Elastic Search

Cloudf Ormation

Hypercolor

Knowledgerest

Python

Java

Postgres

Boost

Codepipeline

Eventbridge

Comprehend

Sagemaker

Cloud

Building Better

Startupsstarting

Bluetooth Low Energy

Opportunity Cost

Service Mentality

Web Apps

Company Rocks

Cash Investments

Product Plans

Engineering Contributions

Businesses And Clients

Elastic Search

Cloudf Ormation

Hypercolor

Knowledgerest

Python

Java

Postgres

Boost

Codepipeline

Eventbridge

Comprehend

Sagemaker

We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.

A quick pause to thank our employers:

We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….

How can we influence the media with our corporate budgets to make the changes necessary in our state?

Please check out my organizations website to see if it could serve yours.

Thank youHypercolor Digitalfor supporting United We Transform!

How can Andrew extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?

To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.

We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!

Vincent Pecararo
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense


KEYWORDS
Digital Transformation
Daycare Management
Contracting
B21

PRESUADE WITH
Kindness
Contracting details
Concrete evidence
Sincerity

DIGITAL RATING

12

Colter Lease
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Photoshop
Art Direction
Spray Pain Art
Artificial Intelligence

PRESUADE WITH
Creativity
Art
Design
Parenthood

DIGITAL RATING

36

Nathalia Luna
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Data science
Graphs
Design Thinking
Real Time Work

PRESUADE WITH
Travel
Remote Working
Real time feedback
Quick thinking

DIGITAL RATING

45

Jack Burgess
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Landscape Painting
Skateboards
Facilitation
Design Methodology

PRESUADE WITH
Rural settings
Artistic Influence
MGT Models
Low tech

DIGITAL RATING

22

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2/5 Very little or inaccurate social data
3/5 Has details but doesn’t post/share/comment often
4/5 Active and accurate
5/5 Social leader

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