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Alum, Trustee Wins Entrepreneur Award

Alum, Trustee Wins Entrepreneur Award

Troy Kopischke ’97 (center) recently won the “Impact Entrepreneur Award” from the Entrepreneurs' Organization's Minnesota chapter.

Bethel University Trustee and graduate Troy Kopischke was recently honored with the “Impact Entrepreneur Award” by the Minnesota chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization. Kopischke, a 1997 physics and engineering graduate, is the co-founder and co-CEO of Invenshure, a startup company that matches science and intellectual property ideas with business “to make a material difference in people's lives.”

A panel of judges selected four finalists and then chose Kopischke as the award recipient. The judges were: Glenda Amar, EO Minnesota chapter administrator; Kevin Burkart, area director for EO Minnesota and president of Savage-based StepStoneGroup Inc., Dirk DeYoung, editor of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal; Aparna Katre, assistant professor of cultural entrepreneurship at University of Minnesota—Duluth; and Willie Monteiro, CEO of Flextech Inc.

To read more about Kopischke’s award, visit the TechFlash blog with the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.