informational technology

Episode 68: Winona State University + Information Technology Expert Panel, Part 2

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This week on the podcast, we listen in to the final portion of audio from a recent Information Technology (IT) Expert Panel with Winona State University Rochester and Collider Coworking. This panel event facilitated an “open and fluid” conversation about IT in Rochester, talent and educational needs in the field, and how higher education organizations like Winona State can help to fill these gaps. The podcast today is the second in this two part series from the discussion. The expert IT panel at the event included David Borrillo of CoreLogic, Nadia Wood of The Hybrids, and Chris Lukenbill of Fresh with Edge. In this final part of the discussion, the panel talked about the importance of developing a business around their IT product, lessons they learned while building a company, what they look for when hiring talent for a startup, and the reality of working with a remote team.

“It’s not just about developing a software solution. It’s also about…the business around it.” –Nadia Wood, Founder of The Hybrids

Episode 67: Winona State University Rochester + Information Technology Expert Panel

From left to right: Informational Technology (IT) Expert Panel of David Borrillo, Nadia Wood, and Chris Lukenbill.

From left to right: Informational Technology (IT) Expert Panel of David Borrillo, Nadia Wood, and Chris Lukenbill.

This week on the podcast, we listen in to some audio from a recent Information Technology (IT) Expert Panel with Winona State University Rochester and Collider Coworking. This panel event facilitated an “open and fluid” conversation about IT in Rochester, talent and educational needs in the field, and how higher education organizations like Winona State can help to fill these gaps. The podcast today is the first in this two part series from the discussion. The expert IT panel at the event included David Borrillo of CoreLogic, Nadia Wood of The Hybrids, and Chris Lukenbill of Fresh with Edge. On the podcast today, the panelists talk about how their companies are solving problems in today’s marketplace, what IT training gaps they see in the community, and how to attract and hire the right talent for your startup.

“When you’re trying to find people that are willing to take that same jump, and to a certain degree when you’re a small company, you have to find people that are okay without that kind of security.” – Chris Lukenbill, Founder of Fresh with Edge