Month: September 2014

Burrito to business: the GoodSurv story

Sometimes inspiration strikes in remarkable places. For Sam Jacobs, it was while alone in Qdoba, eating a burrito. When looking over his receipt, he noticed that at the bottom it requested the customer go online and take a survey, for a chance to win ten grand. “I started running through all of the reasons I…

Talk and tasty treats at Startup Drinks

Almost a hundred entrepreneurs, designers, developers, community builders, and other interested Fargo locals filled CoCo Fargo last Wednesday evening, September 24, for Emerging Prairie’s Startup Drinks event. The event, organized by Emerging Prairie, serves to provide “a chance for folks interested in innovation to come together, share ideas, and have a few laughs,” according to…

BUILDing a better future for healthcare

Healthcare, while a controversial subject, is a vital component to any society. Why is it then, that it is also an industry sorely lacking in innovative technology? Yesterday morning, hundreds of people, from curious locals to prominent leaders in medical and technology fields, gathered to address these questions at Intelligent InSites‘ BUILD.you event. The event…

BUILD is live!

Step outside downtown Fargo today or tomorrow, and you are sure to run into large crowds of smartly dressed men and women wearing yellow banded nametags. Why? Because Intelligent Insites’ BUILD event has begun! Currently, the Fargo Theater is filled with leaders in the healthcare and technology field, working on creating forward movement for improved…

CoCo brings co-working to Fargo

There is a fortune cookie fortune slipped in the corner of the “Welcome to CoCo” sign of Fargo’s brand new co-working space on 122 N. Broadway. It reads, “Really great people make you feel that you too can become great.” This idea that the community you surround yourself with has a direct effect on your…

Rise of the Rest tour offers 100K investment

In June, AOL founder Steve Case and his team got in a bus and hit the road to visit four cities with developing startup ecosystems, and now they’re doing it again. Case calls the tour, “The Rise of the Rest”-  the “rest” being the cities of American heartland, somewhat in the shadow of Silicon Valley…

From the ground up: Starter League's McGee shares his story

Mike McGee, co-founder of the coding school The Starter League, came all the way from Chicago to share his story with key community builders in Fargo yesterday at breakfast and 1 Million Cups. His story added renewed drive to existing discussions about building a coding school in Fargo. When he first heard about coding, McGee…

Emerging Prairie welcomes new Lead Writer to team

This announcement may make the day for some of our more diehard fans – thanks to a productive summer and a thriving entrepreneurial community, Emerging Prairie has added a full-time writer to the team. Marisa Jackels has recently relocated from Los Angeles, California, to Fargo to begin her tenure as our Lead Writer. Emerging Prairie…

Heat Transfer Warehouse hits milestone, announces industry expo

Kirk Anton and his expanding team at Heat Transfer Warehouse absolutely refuse to settle when it comes to what they do. The Fargo-based wholesale supplier and retailer of digital prints – the kind likely on a handful of shirts in your closet – has officially hired on its 20th employee, making its fourth year of business…

Preventice to merge with eCardio Diagnostics

Preventice, the medical applications company based out of Minneapolis with satellite offices in Fargo, announced their plan to merge with eCardio Diagnostics earlier this week. The strategic move allows for the melding of Preventice’s software and technical background with eCardio Diagnostics’ industry-leading cardiac monitoring products and services. As of mere hours ago, the companies together announced…