Q&A with Aneela Idnani Kumar, who turned a bad habit into a Minnesota Cup-winning idea
18 Dec 2018
Aneela Idnani Kumar’s pursuit of product to help address her own mental health disorder led to her founding HabitAware, a startup that recently won the grand prize in the Minnesota Cup business-idea competition.
Idnani Kumar and her husband, Samir, launched St. Louis Park-based HabitAware about three years ago to develop a bracelet that would alert wearers when they are performing repetitive actions, like hair pulling, that can be symptoms of mental health conditions.
Cargill’s beef plant in Schuyler, Nebraska recently welcomed a new co-worker: a remote-controlled, two-armed, bag-waving robot cowboy some are calling R2DMoo. The silly-sounding robot serves a serious purpose: keeping employees safe. The average bovine that moves through Cargill’s beef plant can weigh up to three quarters of a ton,...
Retail Trade in Central MinnesotaDec 16 2018
Bricks-and-mortar stores have been struggling nationwide in recent years, but retail jobs are still growing in central Minnesota. Retail employment and businesses in the area grew at a faster pace than any other Minnesota region in 2017, according to a story by Luke Greiner in Trends magazine. Altogether,...
New Guide to Hiring Disabled Veterans AvailableDec 14 2018
With record low unemployment, more and more employers are feeling the laborforce crunch, but one group of job seekers may be overlooked – disabled veterans. To raise employer awareness of this labor source and lower perceived barriers to hiring disabled veterans, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has released their 2018 hiring guide...