Developing the Leaders That Will Drive Minnesota’s Technology Community Forward

The ACE program emphasizes awareness of different leadership styles, expands leaders’ knowledge of the Minnesota tech ecosystem, deepens core leadership competencies, expands participants’ network, and more. Companies demonstrate a clear investment in their employees’ development, while giving emerging leaders the tools they need to produce stronger outcomes and effectively lead within their teams.

Program Highlights:

  • Seminars: Six day-long courses featuring executive speakers, panels of subject matter experts, and cohort discussions.
  • Executive coaching: ACE leaders are paired with a coach, a senior leader in technology, to help provide individualized approaches on topics covered in the course.
  • Group projects: Leaders work on small group strategy-based projects which culminate with a presentation to MnTech’s Board of Directors.

Sponsorships available

2024 ACE Cohort Sessions

Beginning each February and September, the program consists of seven day-long sessions over the course of the year. Senior executives from technology, government and education sectors will share lessons learned in their areas of expertise. Participants will discuss ideas and apply them in their own organizations and collaborate with other next generation leaders.

Session 1 | March 2024  Know yourself and know your brand

Session 2 | April 2024  Develop healthy networks by being mentored, mentoring others, networking, and sharing your network

Session 3 |  May  2024 Engage in your broader community: government, education, nonprofits, and associations

Session 4 | June 2024 Lead leaders

Session 5 | July 2024  Communicate for results

Session 6 | August 2024  Cultivate inclusive organizations, presentations, final celebration


The program is $3,500 for MnTech members*. We accept professionals from non-member companies on a case-by-case basis. 

*Not sure if your company is a member of MnTech? Search our current members list

If you have any question about the program, please contact us.

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