Month: December 2015

Emerging Prairie's December in Review 2015

It’s fitting that the last month of the year brought on some of the biggest wins yet for Fargo. What better way to wrap up the year than with Fortune Magazine, calling Fargo, “America’s Most Undervalued Tech Hub”? And not long after, on Christmas Day, The New York Times came out with a front page…

Fargo-based startup Smart C2 continues to build drone industry

As the drone industry in North Dakota continues to gain attention, a Fargo-based software company continues to get attention as well. Smart C2 is a company creating VirtualAirBoss (VAB), a software for UAS business operations, in an effort to help the industry stay in line with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. “It’s a system that’s…

7 Accounting Tips for Entrepreneurs

This piece comes from guest writer Katie Hutton, a marketing specialist for Eide Bailly.  Eide Bailly is a Fargo-based certified public accounting and business advisory firm. Katie’s work brings her in connection with many local entrepreneurs and small business owners, each struggling to balance the finance end of starting a company. Here, Katie compiles a…

North Dakota drone industry featured in The New York Times

Drone enthusiasts in North Dakota got a nice present Christmas morning – a front page feature in the New York Times calling the North Dakota drone industry “A Silicon Valley for Drones.” The article was published online Dec. 25 and hit the front page of the print edition on Dec. 26. The author, The New…

All I want for Christmas is a lightsaber: Techie wishlist 2015

It may be a little late in the game to do Christmas shopping, but there’s some techie gadgets that came out this year that deserve a mention. Here’s just a few of the top gadgets from 2015 that we’d love to see under the tree. 1. The Closest Thing To A Lightsaber Whether you bought…

RealTruck names new Vice President to spearhead rapid growth

RealTruck.com, a Jamestown based company that sells truck accessories online, is starting off 2016 with some big changes; earlier this month they announced that long-time Chief of Technology Officer, Justin Deltener, will be promoted to Vice President. RealTruck.com, which was founded by Scott Bintz in 1997, has reported high growth in recent years – earning…

Phi Delta Theta launches mobile app with Myriad Mobile

Starting this month, thousands of fraternity brothers of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity could be connecting using an app designed by local startup, Myriad Mobile. The mobile developing company recently released their latest project – an app designed specifically for Phi Delta Theta as a way to connect with other “Phis.” “The purpose of this…

Local financial firm aims to change the way you see investing

Finance isn’t sexy. Ross Almlie, a 22-year veteran in the financial advisory industry, knows it well. Terms are confusing, numbers get overwhelming, and often people end up throwing their hands up and saying, “Can you just take care of this for for me?” If Almlie hears those words, he sees it as a sign of…

Fortune calls Fargo "America's Most Undervalued Tech Hub"

Today Fargo’s tech scene made national news in a feature by Fortune Magazine titled, “Inside Fargo: America’s Most Undervalued Tech Hub.” The article starts with a bang, with these lines: “It gets 50 inches of snow a year and is so cold that its bikeshare moves inside for the winter. But its homegrown tech community…

Emerging Prairie officially files for non-profit status

In September, Emerging Prairie announced that they were transitioning to become a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Today, the first stage – filing for non-profit status – was completed as Executive Director Greg Tehven signed the last dotted line. Emerging Prairie is working with Danielson Legal for the process. Now, as Tehven said, the organization has “fingers crossed”…