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SoGo Connect, LLC

Sogo Connect is a private social platform for group collaboration and deliberation. It is designed for primarily for nonprofit boards.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location Anoka, MN, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2012
  • Employees 0
  • Website

Company Summary

Sogo Connect is a private social platform for group collaboration and deliberation. It is designed for boards, committees, work teams and selected groups. Sogo Connect is inwardly-facing (PRIVATE) and complements outwardy-facing (PUBLIC) social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. The key benefits are privacy, document sharing, simplicity, asynchronous secure voting and automatic documentation and archiving of discussions/minutes


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    Co Founder

    Don Smithmier is a creator and builder of hit music, game-changing education models, and disruptive digital platforms in healthcare, content marketing, social media and online news.

    Since 2008, he's helped create a new business incubator in Minneapolis and launched four successful digital companies.

    Recently, Twin Cities Business Magazine named him one of 100 people in the Twin Cities "who can help you thrive in 2013.”

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    Co Founder

    Chuck has been in the technology industry for 30 years, starting as an engineer with IBM, then moving into a variety of IT leadership roles in large Corporations, and is currently working for Aeritae Consulting Group where he is leading teams to deliver creative IT solutions. His is also Chairman of the Board for the Community Bridge, a non-profit meeting the needs of low-income residents in the Philips neighborhood of South Minneapolis.

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    Co Founder

    With almost 20 years of experience as a corporate and tax attorney, Michael has developed a sizable client base of nonprofit organizations in Minnesota. As part of representing these organizations, he has served on numerous boards, committees and commissions. This experience and the needs he has seen with board participation inspired SoGo Connect. Through his partnership with the other Co Founders, he was excited to bring it to life in 2013.

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    A.J. Meyer
    Co Founder

    I've spent my career starting, inventing and creating for myself, my partners and my clients. I love disruption and looking at problems from new angles.

    Specialties:Branding, Information Architecture, User Experience Design, Search Engine Optimization, Custom Web-based Software, E-Commerce Systems, E-mail Marketing Management Systems, Lead Management Systems, Online Media / Marketing, Analytics.

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    Ken Ehling
    Co Founder

    Ken has over 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur. Having founded a company that he built to $30m in annual sales, he has been there for all stages of building and selling a major business enterprise.