2015 Upper Midwest finalists

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Each of the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 finalists fulfilled a dream by turning a visionary idea into a successful enterprise. Now its time to recognize them for their achievements and see who will take home top honors.

Atul Gupta
Advanced Technologies Group, LLC
West Des Moines, Iowa

Mike Wolbrink
Azule Staffing
Eagan, Minnesota

Kim Bartmann
Biltwell Restaurant, LLC
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jon Carlson
Braun Intertec
Bloomington, Minnesota

Nancy Lyons
Clockwork
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Paul Lidsky
Datalink
Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Brad Fick
Direct Source
Chanhassen, Minnesota

Mason Thelen
Elicit
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jerry Johnson
Energy Management Collaborative
Plymouth, Minnesota

Hank Harris
Harrisvaccines
Ames, Iowa

Bill Szlaius
Logic Information Systems, Inc.
Bloomington, Minnesota

Jeff Gau
Marco, Inc.
Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Chris Klitgaard
MediRevv
Coralville, Iowa

Bjorn Stansvik
MentorMate
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nic Thomley
Morning Star Financial Services
Golden Valley, Minnesota

Don Rachel
Rachel Contracting, Inc.
Saint Michael, Minnesota

Dean Atchison
Spectrum Aeromed
Fargo, North Dakota

Archie Black
SPS Commerce
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Maureen Steinwall
Steinwall, Inc.
Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Steve Gill and Josh Hochschuler
Talenti Gelato
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mike Derheim
The Nerdery
Bloomington, Minnesota

Cindy Koebele
TitleSmart, Inc.
Maplewood, Minnesota

Thomas Siering
Two Harbors Investment Corp.
Minnetonka, Minnesota

Stu Henderson
Western National Insurance Group
Edina, Minnesota