Breakout Speaker: Angie Bastian


Breakout Session: Creating a Cult Following

Complete session information coming soon.

About Angie Bastian

“Angie Bastian, entrepreneur, co-founder and namesake of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP, took a kernel of an idea and popped it into one of the fastest growing brands of natural popcorn. She and husband Dan founded their snack company in their Mankato, MN garage in 2001 as a means of creating a college fund for their children. Their gluten free, non-GMO, whole grain popcorn is proudly sold in natural food, grocery, club and mass retail outlets nationwide with a product presence in Canada, South Korea, Peru, Japan, the Caribbean and Mexico. The company is constantly innovating and is one of the fastest growing and most successful popcorn brands in the market today.  Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP is loved by fans as an empowered, spirited brand that represents authentic, real food that delivers on the attributes of clean, transparent labeling and great taste experience.

The company has twice won Star Tribune’s Top workplace honors.  Angie herself is a recipient of the 2015 ACG BOLD Award for corporate growth and Connect Business Magazine’s 2012 Person of the Year. Girl Scouts honored her as a Pioneering Trailblazer and she is a 2015 Inductee to the Minnesota Women’s Business Owner’s Hall of Fame.  She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, quoted in Forbes Magazine and appeared on the Martha Stewart Show.  Her products have been recognized and awarded by numerous national publications and media. To learn more about Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP, visit or visit the Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. “


Omar Ansari
Surly Brewing Co.

Brett Baldwin
Managing Digital Producer for Minnesota Public Radio's The Current

Dave Schneider
Chief Marketing Officer of Red Wing Shoe Company

Tim Brunelle
VP Creative Director at BBDO Minneapolis