Month: April 2013

Cultivate.You event inspires startups in Fargo-Moorhead

The Arthur Ventures and FM Economic Development Corporation sponsored event, Cultivate.You, made a big splash in the local startup community this past Friday.  Over 800 participants gathered to hear words of wisdom from Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-CEO of Australian startup phenomenon Atlassian, which has recently achieved over $150 million dollars in annual sales and is by…

Clint Howitz leads the pack with dogIDS.com

Clint Howitz believes dogs deserve the very best.  Howitz is the director, or as he calls himself, pack leader, of dogIDs.com, a dog-centric online boutique based in Fargo, ND.  Howitz and his wife Lori, both born and raised in the Red River Valley, were inspired by their own canine companions to produce and supply the…

Cultivate 2013 sows the seeds of growth and potential

Arthur Ventures kicked off on Thursday its two-day Cultivate 2013 conference in Downtown Fargo.  The purpose of the Cultivate 2013 event is to inspire growth amongst the Arthur Ventures portfolio companies (which Arthur Ventures refers to as Partner companies) and related companies in the region through “networking, sharing, and learning from each other as [they]…

Startup hangout OpenCoffee comes to Fargo-Moorhead

Emerging Prairie is pleased to announce that OpenCoffee has hit the Fargo-Moorhead area!  OpenCoffee is a worldwide phenomenon that involves semi-regular, open meetings for “people who love startups to hang out and meet.”  The first OpenCoffee meeting for Fargo-Moorhead will be this coming Tuesday, April 30th from 8 AM to 10 AM at Atomic Coffee…

Greg Tehven: Maximizing impact and value at startup events

Emerging Prairie’s own Greg Tehven is known to many in the Fargo-Moorhead area as a master connector of people.  We asked Greg to share with us his thoughts on maximizing impact and value at startup events.  This article is very timely in view of the many great activities happening in the FM area this week.…

Innovation, investment, and opportunity in the upper midwest: Interview with James Burgum of Arthur Ventures

James Burgum is co-founder and Managing Director of Arthur Ventures.  Based in Fargo, Arthur Ventures is the leading private equity firm in North Dakota and sits at the center of the nascent startup community of the Red River Valley.  Arthur Ventures has recently been in the process of creating their second investment fund, and has…

Unprecedented Week of Startup Events on Tap

The Fargo-Moorhead community is on the verge of experiencing an unprecedented week full of startup-focused events.  Those with an interest in the the startup community will have their plates full with the following events next week: CULTIVATE.you – Friday, April 26th, 10 AM – 12 PM, Fargo Theatre.  Local entrepreneur and philanthropist Doug Burgum will…

TEDx hits NDSU campus

Organizers of TEDx NDSU hosted their inaugural event yesterday evening.  The theme of the event was “Inspire Today, Spark Tomorrow” and featured numerous speakers both from NDSU and outside of the school.  Among the several speakers were Josh Reminitz, an NDSU alum who recently became the youngest member ever elected to the Minneapolis School Board.…

Intelligent InSites adds Senior Medical Advisor

Fargo-based startup, Intelligent InSites, has announced the hiring of Eric Novack, M.D., as Senior Medical Advisor to the company.  Dr. Novack is an experienced orthopedic surgeon based in Phoenix, Arizona.  He holds a medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and has done general and surgical residencies at the University of Washington in Seattle. As…