Month: March 2016

Fargo startup 3Dom USA goes international

Three years after opening up shop as two self-proclaimed nerds with an interest in 3D printing, John Schneider and Jake Clark announced this week that they are going global with their business. Their company Fargo 3D printing has a few spin-offs that have developed since they launched in 2014, one of which being their 3D…

Grand Sky tenants granted use of Air Force Base runway

Grand Forks, ND – Tenants of Grand Sky, a business and aviation park for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in Grand Forks, will now be able to launch and recover both manned and unmanned aircraft from military’s 12,351-foot runway at Grand Forks Air Force Base. A joint use agreement (JUA) was signed yesterday by officials from…

9 Extremely Helpful Content Marketing Tools

Creating quality content is a well-recognized part of building company culture and brand. But it’s not doing much if your audience doesn’t see it, and the sheer amount of content marketing tools available can be overwhelming. Fear not! At last week’s Fargo-Moorhead Content Strategy Meet-up, Onsharp digital marketing masterminds Kirsten Jensen and Abby Boggs-Johnson shared…

The Coffee Craft: Stumbeano's quest for the perfect brew

Greg Stumbo is a coffee artist. Ever since he began brewing in his home over fifteen years ago, he fell in love with the science behind the brew, and the technique of creating the perfect cuppa joe. It started, as so many things do, as a side hobby. He roasted beans at home while working…

Twenty Below celebrates one year of creating community & coffee

It’s 12:35 PM on a Friday, and Twenty Below coffee shop is bustling with activity and conversation. A couple wanders in looking for a brew. “We’re actually closed right now,” says co-owner Mike Moran. “This is the community lunch hour. But you’re welcome to stay!” “We’ll stay,” the couple says. Moran offers the pay-what-you-can drip…

Kari Block: Starting a business, ignoring the haters & inspiring women

Kari Warberg Block followed her father’s footsteps in becoming an entrepreneur; but they didn’t always agree. For instance, as an entomologist, her father loved bugs. Kari grew up to create a bug and rodent repellent. “For me it was natural to make repellent, after living with them [bugs] as a kid,” she said. “Now that…

Smart schools, smart state: Interview with Chancellor Mark Hagerott

Mark Hagerott’s resume reads like a sci-fi novel. Before being named Chancellor of the North Dakota University System (NDUS) in April of 2015, he lead a panel called “Autonomy and Battle Space Awareness” and served on the Defense Science Board study of unmanned systems. Prior to that, he worked extensively in the world of cyber…

Space tech in Fargo: SatShot channels satellite imagery worldwide

Not far from the bustle of downtown Fargo, two multi-million dollar receiving stations sit on a farm gathering data from space. Lanny Faleide can see them from his window, the Epcot-like white fiberglass glistening in the sun. He likes to watch them, once the satellites start popping up over the horizon, begin their slow 180…

Grand Forks startup partners with ESPN, uses drone to film Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz nearly took out a drone with his football yesterday morning. The North Dakota State University quarterback and NFL draft poster boy filmed with ESPN all day yesterday, March 22, for an upcoming promotional video. SkySkopes, a Grand Forks based startup barely one year old, partnered to provide the drones-eye-view. ESPN reached out to…

uCodeGirl: New Fargo program aims to get more women in tech

Bethlehem “Betty” Gronneberg was in Ethiopia the first time she laid hands on computer programming. It was an old IBM, black and white set-up, using floppy disks the size of book covers. She was one of two women selected to participate in Addis Ababa University’s computer science minor. She remembers the moment she first “spoke”…