1MC NevaehNumber five of a six-installment trial period for 1 Million Cups Fargo was fortunate enough to have Courtny Evanson share her newly-patented designs and business proposition for Nevaeh. Her device is a massage table that doubles as a comfortable breast pumping station for new mothers. This presentation also holds a special accolade here at Emerging Prairie as it is our youngest featured startup at 1 Million Cups Fargo to date!

Courtny participated in North Dakota Women’s Startup Weekend 2014 this past January. During the weekend-long event, she and her team developed the Nevaeh idea with business development plans, ultimately receiving first place in the entrepreneurial competition. With a boost from first prize perks, including startup assistance and legal help from intellectual property lawyers, Courtny has continued to spend time on her idea so that it can become an actual product and organization.

Following Courtny’s pitch at 1 Million Cups Fargo was a lively question and answer period in which Fargo community members showed their support and interest in this entrepreneur’s business plans. Eager audience members expressed a willingness to help Courtny progress with her plans to create Nevaeh as a full-fledged business with a diversified product line.

Expect even more on this subject via an exclusive discussion of Nevaeh in an upcoming feature during the next couple of weeks only on Emerging Prairie. This pitch came just weeks before Startup Weekend Fargo 2014, which will be taking place March 7-9. Don’t miss your opportunity to take part in this weekend of entrepreneurship and community-building.

In the meantime, 1 Million Cups Fargo continues into its sixth successful week this Wednesday, February 26, at 9:00am in the Plains Art Museum. Come check out Rick Berg as he pitches AdShark Marketing to the Fargo community. Founded in 2013, AdShark seeks to optimize technology and marketing for its clients through assistance in search engine optimization, social media management, and paid search work. Participate in this conversation by registering here. Miguel Danielson of Danielson Legal, LLC is still providing the coffee to fuel your morning, and it is still very much free.

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