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.


Imagine being transported to a space that feels both strange and familiar—a dreamscape where reality and imagination intertwine. This year, we dare you to journey into the enigmatic terrain of the unknown at TEDxFargo 2024, where "If" beckons the curious, the daring, and the dreamers.

Tickets on sale March 14th.

StartupBREW Fargo

StartupBREW Fargo is a weekly Wednesday event held at Drekker Brewing Company from 8 AM - 9:30 AM. This morning meetup is for entrepreneurs, innovators, creatives, and community members alike to come together and explore the entrepreneurial journey.

NSF Engine Inaugural Award

North Dakota wins up to $160 million in federal funding to support innovation, jobs, and economic growth in agriculture technology (AgTech). The winning team is led by North Dakota State University (NDSU), North Dakota Tribal College System, Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber Foundation, and Grand Farm.

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.

AgTech Week 2024

Join us for a week-long celebration in AgTech, alongside growers, policymakers, educators, investors, and innovating companies. It is a combination of learning, networking, and fun through Fargo’s welcoming community.

Powered by Bushel, FMWF Chamber of Commerce, and Grand Farm.


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.

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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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Emerging Digital Academy

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

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