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The judging panel has been set for the inaugural Startup Weekend St. Cloud and we couldn’t be more excited. We have an awesome lineup of successful people and great business experience.

Will Imholte

Will Imholte is a Founder and Chief Product Designer at Prime. Prime is a technology company that help people communicate about their health by syncing their medical records from their doctors and providing a private and secure way to message family members. Before founding Prime, Will worked as a designer and developer for various startups in the Bay Area. Will has a BFA from SCSU and is a St. Cloud native. Will is also our keynote speaker. 

Tom Ressemann

Tom has over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry, including positions as founder, President & CEO, Vice President, marketing management, process development engineer and research and development engineer. Tom is currently the President and CEO of Amphora Medical and founded Entellus Medical (recently went public) and Incubex, LLC. He is an inventor on more than 50 U.S. patents.

Leah Leyendecker

Leah is an attorney in the Intellectual Property, Technology and Privacy Practice Group at Gray Plant Mooty. Leah advises clients on trademark and copyright prosecution and enforcement, brand strategy, and privacy and social media issues. She also assists clients in drafting, negotiating, and executing technology, software, licensing, and general corporate agreements. Leah grew up in St. Cloud and went to Apollo High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at the University of St. Thomas and her JD at the University of Minnesota Law School. Leah enjoys traveling, dancing ballet, playing with her adorable puppy, Harper, and being active.

Doug Ramler

Doug is the Principal of the Entrepreneurial Services and Technology practice groups at Gray Plant Mooty. He cofounded Kipsu, a company leveraging technology for real-time customer engagement. Doug also is an angel investor and founding member of IrishAngels.

Brian Schoenborn

Brian Schoenborn practices out of Stinson Leonard Street’s St. Cloud, Minnesota, office, where he focuses on family and closely held businesses. Brian has substantial experience providing general counsel representation to closely held and family businesses within manufacturing, high technology and sports and entertainment industries. This experience includes business acquisitions and sales, business succession planning, real estate development and estate planning.


We’re looking forward to having the judges evaluate all of the pitches on Sunday evening.

Sam LaBine