Kupchella to be featured speaker on entrepreneurship at Smile Network event


BringMeTheNews founder and CEO Rick Kupchella will be the featured guest at a Thursday luncheon where he will discuss how he integrates business and social entrepreneurship.

Tickets are still available for this month's "From a Man's Perspective" luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crave, 825 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. The luncheon series, sponsored by Minnesota Monthly Magazine and Crave, benefits Smile Network International.

Kupchella, a long-time investigative reporter and broadcast journalist, says in this Minneapolis2Night interview that he is proud of the tough decision he made to leave a comfortable anchor's chair at KARE 11 and take the plunge into an opportunity to build something from scratch. The profile calls him "one of the Twin Cities most thriving entrepreneurs."

In addition to founding BringMeTheNews, Kupchella is a founder/partner in The IE Network, a public affairs and communications group, and he'a a partner at GoKart Labs, a digital innovation company.

Kupchella is also the new Chairman of the Board for Smile Network International a Minnesota-based non-profit, humanitarian organization that provides reconstructive surgeries and other health care to impoverished youths in developing countries.

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