Month: March 2014

HQC Biosciences at 1 Million Cups Fargo

Last Wednesday, 1 Million Cups Fargo experienced its first change of venue since the event’s inception this past January. Members of the Fargo community and travelers alike gathered at the Fargo Public Library to hear Dr. Erin Nyren-Erickson discuss HQC Biosciences. With a new location and the ever-constant free coffee, 1 Million Cups Fargo had…

Announcing an exciting partnership with 9 Clouds

A number of months ago we briefly featured a rather rad group out of Brookings, South Dakota, called 9 Clouds. The organization launched a Digital Homesteading podcast in 2013 featuring one of Emerging Prairie’s founders, Greg Tehven, in the initial episode. One year later, Digital Homesteading is gearing up for season two, and Emerging Prairie…

March's E-Commerce Breakfast Series a success

“The fever of entrepreneurship is alive and well in Fargo.” So said Hardeep Walia, CEO of Motif Investing, after a successful e-commerce breakfast series at the Plains Art Museum last Wednesday. Last week, a group of nearly 25 convened in the early hours of Wednesday morning to discuss e-commerce with Fargo-based entrepreneurs, Emerging Prairie representatives,…

An interview with Medytex founder, Saurabh Tyagi

Emerging Prairie’s mission is to celebrate startups and entrepreneurial spirit in the Red River Valley, and this is accomplished through many means, including connecting community members through events, publishing startup news, and interviewing entrepreneurs who are creating unique businesses in the area. We recently reconnected with Saurabh Tyagi, founder of Medytex, to learn what the…

1 Million Cups Fargo rocks on with Kirk Anton, Hardeep Walia

Another morning of coffee and entrepreneurial discussion took place last Wednesday in downtown Fargo. Last week’s speaker was Kirk Anton of Heat Transfer Warehouse, who stepped up to demonstrate his company’s success, achieved in a relatively short time period. 1 Million Cups Fargo also had another layer of intricacy last week by including a second…

Fargo Mobile Tech Meetup this Wednesday

The second official monthly meetup for mobile technology is this Wednesday, March 26, from 5:30-6:30pm. After a successful first encounter, the original Mobile Tech Meetup participants decided to make Studio 222 their home for all future meetups unless otherwise noted. This month’s topic is wearables, so if you’ve been curious about Google Glass or are…

Innovation to benefit new mothers: Courtny Evanson and Nevaeh

Today’s guest post is by Conner Scott, a junior at North Dakota State University.  Conner recently became involved with Emerging Prairie and Fargo’s entrepreneurial community. Courtny Evanson went in to the North Dakota Women’s Startup Weekend with an idea, and emerged as an entrepreneur. Last January’s competition awoke Evanson’s passion to create a product that…

Cogi: The evolution of note taking

A good friend of mine is so committed in his friendships and interactions with others that he refuses to perform multiple tasks when conversing. Always present in the moment, he even has difficulty taking notes in academic lectures, afraid he might miss the next important idea being discussed. Last week I spoke with Mark Cromack,…

Intelligent InSites adds new Director of Customer Success

Intelligent InSites (Fargo, ND) leaders have announced that Andy Westby is joining the team as Director of Customer Success. The new hire is part of a commitment to 100 percent customer satisfaction, and Andy’s responsibilities will encompass various tasks that further the company’s overarching customer success management vision. Andy comes to Intelligent InSites after multiple…

A special offer with the Now What? Conference

Emerging Prairie is pleased to announce a discount for our followers who register for the Now What? Conference to be held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on April 23 and 24, 2014. The conference is centered around post-launch website management, and will include speakers, workshops, networking, and the chance to broaden your vision of possibilities for…