Month: November 2014

A Fargo Thanksgiving

The turkey has been gobbled up, the last slice of pumpkin pie divvied and shared, and the rest is now stocking up the fridge for those beloved Thanksgiving leftovers that might even be better than the meal itself. The guests have gone home, the goodbyes have been said. Another day of thanks has come to…

Minneapolis startup Buzzcut expands to Fargo

A Minneapolis-based startup called Buzzcut is coming to Fargo, and it claims to make big changes to the nightlife experience.  Buzzcut’s co-founder and president, Joseph Taralson, presented at today’s 1 Million Cups Fargo to tell us more about the app, which is hitting the streets of Fargo very soon thanks to a partnership with Fargo…

Aerobotic Innovations is now Botlink

The Fargo-based startup formerly known as Aerobotic Innovations is changing their name to Botlink. Botlink was originally just the name of the application they are building, which is a cloud-connected platform that allows you to operate drones safely. The company decided that, moving forward, it makes more sense to unify their company name with their…

1MC Re-cap: How entrepreneurs can utilize a university

Last week’s 1 Million Cups was different from the rest in a few ways. As opposed to the usual tech-related content, the event kicked off by showing a video from CNN Airport featuring our friends at the Fargo Brewing Company and the work they did in collaboration with the MBAxAmerica. The video, which calls Fargo…

4 teenage girls bring passion for entrepreneurship to Fargo South High

Entrepreneurship might be the farthest thing from your mind when seeing the average teenager today – who usually appear preoccupied with taking triple-chin Snapchats or composing clever captions for Instagram. Heck, teenagers are just trying to get through puberty. One might assume that starting a business is the furthest thing from their mind. Four girls…

Apple Pay in Fargo

One month ago today, Apple released Apple Pay – a slick, plastic-free way to pay using the latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. In that month people have been raving about the ease of this new platform, using it to buy everything form felafels to booze, a recent article in MarketWatch reported. Those who use…

Midcontinent Communications to offer gigabit Internet in North Dakota

North Dakota is being kept up to speed quite literally, with the help of Midcontinent Communications Gigabit Frontier Initiative. In a press release on Monday, November 17, Midcontinent announced that they will be bringing gigabit Internet access to homes and businesses in hundreds of communities in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota. This Initiative means…

President of NDSU to speak at 1 Million Cups

The President of North Dakota State University, Dr. Dean Bresciani, is hitting the stage at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, November 19, to talk about the role of a university in innovation. He sought this opportunity himself, seeking out Greg Tehven to arrange a time when he could present to the nearly 200 attendees that…

7 ways to avoid fraud for the holidays, and save yourself a million bucks

Did you know 5% of all revenues are lost annually as a result of fraud? That’s right, in just 2014, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) reported that the median loss caused by fraud in the study was  $145,000, and 22% of the study cases involved losses of at least $1 million. The primary victims?…

Bringing safety to the skies: How North Dakota could own the drone industry

While Fargo-based Aerobotic CEO Shawn Muehler was speaking at 1 Million Cups Wednesday morning about drone safety, the Associated Press was publishing an article about the exact same thing. The article, which has now been re-published by Fox News, Yahoo, and a multitude of other news outlets, only confirms the claims of Muehler and his…