May 2014

Venture capital key to agbioscience industry growth

  Increasing venture capital is one of the most critical requirements in advancing agbioscience, says the Minnesota Agbioscience Strategy report by the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice. AURI’s Rod Larkins shared this opportunity and its potential impact on economic growth with the Gophers Angel Network–a network of accredited investors seeking to invest capital and expertise in early stage Minnesota businesses. “A venture capital community dedicated to and focused on opportunities in… Read More »Venture capital key to agbioscience industry growth

A love affair with beef jerky

–by Jonathan Eisenthal As do most couples, Mike Davis and Mali Kouanchao have a unique love story. While the Tennessee Native and the Laotian- American were falling in love with each other, Davis also fell in love with something else—his in-laws’ Lao cooking. And while all of the family recipes were unique and tasty, it was Aunt Thaipet’s beef jerky that was the winner of his tastebuds. “When my Aunt… Read More »A love affair with beef jerky