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Exploring fearless disruption & innovation with venture capitalist Kimmy Scotti

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Exploring how entrepreneurs face unchartered territory.

As a part of the Augeo Luminary Speaker's Series highlighting disruptive thinking – in conjunction with the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota – Augeo COO, Scott Moore, had a discussion with Kimmy Scotti, a venture capitalist focused on advancing women entrepreneurship. See what she has to say about being brave versus being fearless.

Scott Moore:
"As Augeo works with clients to help them grow their business we run into our fair share of entrepreneurial types–and we like it."

Augeo has always shared an entrepreneurial spirit. Our people are driven, resolute and committed. Our teams are built for resiliency and work with grit and determination.

At the same time, we understand that innovation and change require a willingness to take chances, calculated as they might be. We understand that when attempting to accomplish great things or do something you haven't done before, it requires agility and the willingness to pivot or change course.

In your work with entrepreneurs have you seen a certain sense of fearlessness or bravery? A willingness to approach "the great unknown" without trepidation?

See advice from Kimmy Scotti on handling unanticipated challenge.

Kimmy Scotti Background
Partner, 8VC & Founder/CEO, Monthly Gift.

As the Executive Director of Business Development & Operations at Loeb Enterprises, Kimmy Scotti is responsible for development and operations of Script Relief, which has helped over 4 million Americans who otherwise lack adequate insurance coverage, save on their medication purchases. Ms. Scotti has also been responsible for the development of several other ventures including WORKS by Nicole Williams, a multi-platform media and lifestyle brand dedicated to supporting young professional women in their quest for career success. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Ms. Scotti joined Loeb Enterprises in 2007.

Prior to joining Loeb Enterprises, Ms. Scotti founded Mimz New York, a fashion jewelry line, which was sold at Bloomingdales, luxury boutiques nationwide and was featured on the hit show, Project Runway.

Ms. Scotti is a founding board member of The Pink Agenda, a national non-profit committed to raising money for breast cancer care, research and awareness of the disease among young professionals, and continues to serve on the Board of Directors. Additionally, she serves as the Director-at-Large of The Resolution Project, a global non-profit fostering youth leadership development through collaborative social entrepreneurships.

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