CEO Series: Amanda LaGrange of Tech Dump and Tech Discounts—POSTPONED
Amanda LaGrange leads a financially sustainable social enterprise that recycles and refurbishes hazardous e-waste and provides jobs and training for adults with a history of incarceration. Sign-up deadline March 15.
Amanda LaGrange, CEO of Tech Dump/Tech Discounts, came to her work with the belief that business could bring peace, justice, and a solution for poverty in our community. Tech Dump and Tech Discounts use electronics recycling and refurbishing as a work readiness training tool for adults facing barriers to employment, specifically those with a history of incarceration. In a fireside chat format, join us for a discussion on her transition from corporate to startup life, social enterprise, environment, and the challenges of scale.
About Amanda LaGrange
Amanda helped to found Tech Dump as a board member in 2010 while she worked at General Mills in Corporate Finance. Grounded in her belief that business can be a solution for poverty and injustice, she joined the Tech Dump leadership team as the Director of Marketing in 2013 and created awareness that drove double digit annual growth and established Tech Dump as an award-winning top electronics recycler in Minnesota and a leader nationwide in its commitment to the environment and job creation.
When she became CEO in 2015, Amanda operationalized a strategy to increase revenue that included portable cell-phone collection bins, the successful launch of the retail brand Tech Discounts and a second stand-alone location for store.
Amanda has testified before the Minnesota Legislature on the Right to Repair and has been recognized by The Minneapolis - Saint Paul Business Journal as a Top 50 Women in Business and as a Titan of Tech. Amanda is an Indiana native who graduated from Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!).
Tech Dump was one of five social enterprises to win the Google.org Impact Challenge Minnesota competition recently.
Please note: This event is held at Fredrikson & Byron. It is just a few blocks away from Dorsey & Whitney, where we have held many events in the past several years. Building security requires all guests to check in at the security desk. You must register to attend and you must bring a driver's license or other government-issued ID to be allowed to enter.
- The office address is 200 South 6th Street Suite 4000, in the north tower of U.S. Bank Plaza. The Plaza is on the block bounded by 5th and 6th Streets and 2nd and 3rd Avenues.
- Guest-paid parking is available in the U.S. Bank Plaza parking garage (entrance on 5th Street) and in other ramps nearby.
- On arrival, check in at the North Tower Security Desk on the ground floor. Tell the security guard that you are attending an event at Fredrikson & Byron You will receive a badge and be admitted to the elevator bank. Proceed to the 40th floor.
Click here for directions and additional security information and parking options.