Month: April 2016

Marvin Nelson on entrepreneurship in North Dakota

Earlier this month, Emerging Prairie sent out a request to North Dakota’s gubernatorial candidates — Democratic candidate Marvin Nelson and Republican candidates Doug Burgum and Wayne Stenehjem. As an organization that focuses on tech-based entrepreneurs, we asked each candidate the following questions: Q: 1) How do you view the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in North Dakota?…

Month in Review: April 2016

Weather truly does have an impact on this city. As the cold slowly pulls back and we’re getting longer days and more light, energy is coursing through the streets again and people are outside and engaged. The result makes for a pretty exciting month. Here’s a look back on a few things that happened in…

Wayne Stenehjem on entrepreneurship in North Dakota

Earlier this month, Emerging Prairie sent out a request to North Dakota’s gubernatorial candidates — Democratic candidate Marvin Nelson and Republican candidates Doug Burgum and Wayne Stenehjem. As an organization that focuses on tech-based entrepreneurs, we asked each candidate the following questions: Q: 1) How do you view the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in North Dakota?…

Brains and bacteria: NDSU student takes a closer look

Bacteria get a bad rep, according to North Dakota State University grad student Manpreet “Matt” Bains. People often think of bacteria as negative or gross. In reality, Bains’ study of bacteria and brain proteins show that not only are bacteria an necessary part of human health, but also that we may be more intrinsically connected…

Doug Burgum on entrepreneurship in North Dakota

Earlier this month, Emerging Prairie sent out a request to North Dakota’s gubernatorial candidates — Democratic candidate Marvin Nelson and Republican candidates Doug Burgum and Wayne Stenehjem. As an organization that focuses on tech-based entrepreneurs, we asked each candidate the following questions: Q: 1) How do you view the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in North Dakota?…

Winners of North Dakota Women's Startup Weekend 2016

The third annual North Dakota Women’s Startup Weekend turned out another handful of early stage startups once again. Four teams pitched and built on their ideas over the course of the weekend, beginning  the evening of Friday, April 11, and concluding last night with the final presentations. In first place was team “How the F”…

Concordia officially brings back computer science major

Concordia College has officially announced that they are bringing back a computer science major. The major has concentrations in computing and data analytics. Students can begin declaring the major this fall. Concordia has not offered a major in computer science since the program was pulled in 2011. “We’ve spent the last five years trying to…

Meet the Captains: Startup Drinks April 2016

Meet our Startup Drinks captains for our April 26 event, powered by Heat Transfer Warehouse! These people are the hosts and hostesses with the most and mostesses. Personal favorite part is the “fun fact most people don’t know section” — you’ll be surprised what stories these folks can tell you. Click here to claim your…

A whole new world: Playing with 360 cameras

I was entirely unprepared for what happened after clicking what looked like a normal video. Sure, the caption stated it plain and clear: “We spent some time over the weekend capturing footage with a 360 camera,” read the post, made by local videography studio Yarn. “If you haven’t experienced the wonder that is watching 360…

An interview with Startup Weekend guru Michael Norton

Name + Nickname: Michael Norton + @TheRedHype Tagline: Actually Pretty Legit Hometown: Seattle // San Diego Current location: American Airlines EP: What are you currently doing with your life? (Ah…a question for the ages, this.) MN: For the past eight months or so I’ve been traveling throughout the United States and Canada. I facilitate a…