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Ben from Minneapolis is working to transform Minnesota by ‘Connecting member services operations and community to drive growth’.

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Ben Ihde is a dynamic professional hailing from Minneapolis, making waves in the startup ecosystem as the Coordinator of Forge North. With a rich background in member services and community engagement, he has been instrumental in fostering growth and innovation within the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region since stepping into his role in November 2021. Ben's dedication to connecting and supporting startups underscores his commitment to transforming the industry by creating fertile ground for collaboration and development.

Prior to his current position, Ben made significant contributions at Impact Hub Minneapolis - St. Paul, where he excelled as a Member Services & Operations professional. Here, he focused on supporting mission-driven businesses and entrepreneurs tackling pressing issues such as equitable employment and local food entrepreneurship. Ben's knack for creating inclusive spaces, securing grants, and organizing engaging virtual events played a pivotal role in cultivating a sense of community and driving impactful initiatives within the organization.

With his passion for supporting startups and nurturing a vibrant entrepreneurial community, Ben Ihde is well-poised to unite the industry and catalyze transformation. His expertise in member services, operations, and community engagement equips him with the tools to facilitate collaboration, drive growth, and inspire innovation. By leveraging his diverse skill set and unwavering commitment to creating impactful change, Ben embodies a visionary leader dedicated to propelling the Minneapolis-Saint Paul startup ecosystem to new heights.

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

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Ben’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.

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

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

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Ben tends to be a multitasker who thrives on flexibility.


OVERVIEW:

When selling to Ben, make sure to keep the conversation lighthearted and funny. The product doesn't have to be at the center of the discussion. You can earn their trust and buy-in through engaging stories and laughter.

What comes naturally to Ben

  • Thinking out loud

  • Prioritizing innovation and excitement above stability and security

  • Creating a high energy work environment


COMMUNICATON:

Ben tends to be confident and charming. He may approach conversations in a lively, enthusiastic manner, often using his communication skills to energize others. Maintain a positive, upbeat tone and focus on addressing the big picture. Avoid being overly analytical.

When speaking to Ben

  • Use diagrams to explain concepts

  • Listen to and engage with their personal stories

  • Speak with colorful descriptions


MOTIVATION:

Ben is an outgoing optimist, driven by a passion for out-of-the-box thinking. He wants to constantly expand his network by meeting other creative, influential people. Give his plenty of opportunities to work closely with others.

What motivates Ben

  • Adventure

  • Fun & excitement

  • Social energy


WORK:

Ben has an expressive, engaging attitude that others can easily be drawn to. His ability to passionately pursue new opportunities can help move an organization towards growth. At times, others can help balance his idealism by offering advice for improving their thinking and following through on projects.

When working with Ben

  • Encourage them to follow through with their goals

  • Show passion for your work

  • Spend time exploring new ideas

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

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

Coordinator

Member Services

Operations

Innovation Coordinator

Development

Program Manager

Co-Founder

Leadership

Research

Team Management

Project Management

Data Analysis

Management

Operations Management

Coordinator

Member Services

Operations

Innovation Coordinator

Development

Program Manager

Co-Founder

Leadership

Research

Team Management

Project Management

Data Analysis

Management

Operations Management

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 youForge Northfor supporting United We Transform!

How can Ben 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

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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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