We are cheerleaders and champions of the people who are doing great things in our community. Working from the idea of “a rising tide lifts all boats,” we celebrate those who are making progress and positively impacting our community.


StartupBREW Fargo

A weekly event on Wednesday mornings from 8:30am - 9:30am to learn, support, and inspire. This morning meetup is for entrepreneurs, innovators, creatives, and community members alike to come together and explore the entrepreneurial journey.

Become a Software Engineer

Apply for Emerging Digital Academy's 20-week coding boot camp to become a fully qualified software engineer. No prior experience needed, and financing options are flexible. Our graduates average a 136% increase in their salary post-graduation - without a four year degree.


Emerging Prairie is an organization that focuses on energizing communities through innovative programming and events that move the needle and ignite economic growth for the state of North Dakota. With our values, mission and vision as a guiding force, we strive to support the founders, creators, innovators and community builders across the region to be curious and relentless in their pursuits.


The events and conferences that Emerging Prairie helps organize connect people from around the region and the country to explore and celebrate innovations, bright spots and new ideas.


We create and publish content about what’s happening in the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We strive to keep people informed
on our startup community.

Our Initiatives

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Energizing Agtech

Grand Farm

Grand Farm aims to capitalize on the region’s potential in the agriculture and technology industries.

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Learn to Code

Emerging Digital Academy

Emerging Digital Academy was created to address the growing demand for skilled software developers in North Dakota.

Connecting the Community

We host events that give entrepreneurs a platform to share their passion about their business or idea. We continue to strengthen programs that provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to learn and connect.

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