Month: October 2014

Start Bismarck follows Fargo's lead

It’s not often that an announcement of someone quitting their job is met with resounding applause. And yet that is what happened at a recent 1 Million Cups Bismarck when an attendee announced he quit his job in order to work full-time at his startup company. It was a moment of success for Garrett Moon…

CoCo Fargo builds their CoCommunity

CoCo Fargo is continuing to build and grow their community through some upcoming events, kicking it off last night with a Halloween Happy Hour for members and guests.Community manager Rachel Sternhagen, posing as a 50’s girl in a poodle skirt, provided snacks like chips and dip, homemade cupcakes and orange-frosted cookies, and drinks like pumpkin…

Re-inventing takeout with Z!ng

Boil pasta. Heat sauce. Assemble. That’s all it takes to make the sun dried tomato mac n’ cheese offered on Z!ng‘s menu, a dish which is the personal favorite of business co-founder and head chef Mama Jean. Z!ng, which was officially in business three months ago, is an app-based food ordering system which offers homemade…

1 Million Cups re-cap: The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is a game-changer, as Alex Warner told us at 1 Million Cups last Wednesday. Forbes’ claims it will change your workday in 2020, and Gigaom calls it “the next cloud battleground.” So what is it? Wikipedia will tell you it is “the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the…

Bloomberg features Fargo the city, not the movie

This morning Bloomberg released an article and a video featuring our very own home turf of Fargo, North Dakota. The article highlights the fact that Fargo has the fourth fastest growing metro region in the U.S, yet continually gets negatively stereotyped because of the movie and TV series with the same namesake. “The world should…

5 reasons you don't want to miss Startup Drinks

For over a year Emerging Prairie has sought to gather the community together in casual settings to eat, drink, and be merry. Startup Drinks, or SUDs, has gone from being a small gathering to nearly a hundred people at each event. And it is always a good time. If you have never been to SUDs,…

NDSU Innovation Pitch opens door to fresh ideas

It’s really late on a Saturday night. You’ve been out with friends, and now you’re hungry. You look around to the local food joints – Sweeto Burrito’s got a line out the door. Drunken Noodle offers you an hour wait time. Sketchy hot dog stand on the corner is closing up shop. What to do?!…

Get "recharged" at 1 Million Cups

Last week at 1 Million Cups, we heard from Edie Ramstad of Weave Got Maille, who reaffirmed the value of our weekly gatherings at The Stage at Island Park. Two years ago, after retiring from work as a goldsmith and finding it not to her liking, Edie went back to work making chain mail rings…

CoSchedule reaches 2000 customers

After only one year of business, Bismarck-based company CoSchedule has reached 2000 customers as of last week! CoSchedule, which was founded in September 2013 by Garrett Moon and Justin Walsh, is a social media editorial calendar for WordPress that allows users to schedule blog posts and social media on a unified drag and drop calendar.…

NDSU offers big bucks for student innovators

ide·ate : to form an idea NDSU is calling its students to ideate. But taking action on those ideas can be tough. All too often, a brilliant idea is stifled by lack of resources or fear of failure. That’s why NDSU is hosting their 6th annual Innovation Challenge: to encourage students to be innovative while…