Month: May 2016

HALOS Act breaks down barriers for angel investors

New legislation that has been passed by the House of Representatives will benefit startup companies seeking investors, according to Congressman Kevin Cramer. H.R. 4498, the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups Act (HALOS Act), amends the Securities Act of 1933 to ensure that startup companies do not inadvertently violate Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations governing…

Senator John Hoeven on cell phones, drones, and “the next big thing”

To comprehend the importance of the UAS industry in North Dakota, Sen. John Hoeven believes that you need look no farther than your own pocket. “Look at all of the things you have on your cell phone,” he said. There is likely a navigation system, a camera, and a woman named Siri to tell you everything you need to know.…

How to meet Paul Singh in Fargo

Global investor and entrepreneur Paul Singh is rolling into Fargo for the week in his custom-built Airstream, and he’s here to meet people. Here’s everything you need to know. Tuesday, May 31: Entrepreneur Funding Exploration When: 12:00 – 1:00 PM Where: The Prairie Den Who: Founders and those looking for capital to scale their business.…

Month in Review: May 2016

May may may may may. While things are really shifting into gear next week with the launch of June, bringing with it a visit from global investor Paul Singh and the annual Drone Focus Con, May was the perfect energy-builder for summer. Complete with sunshine, thunderstorms and a healthy dose of startup activity. Start it…

Meet the Captains: Startup Drinks June 2016

This Startup Drinks also serves as the after party for one of Fargo’s biggest events of the year: Drone Focus Con 2016. The second annual conference is drawing a crowd of nearly 300 people from across the globe — so this is going to be one heck of a Startup Drinks. We’ll have food, drink…

Johnson & Johnson's Steve Garguilo is putting ideas into action

Steve Garguilo has led a grassroots movement to transform the culture of one of the largest companies in the world, started a company of his own, and traveled to 98 countries. He is, in every sense of the word, an innovator. However, when Garguilo hears the word “innovation,” he cringes. “If it means everything, it…

Paul Singh is coming to Fargo, cash in hand

Paul Singh, global investor and founder of five companies, is coming to Fargo next week as part of his cross-country Results Junkies tour. He’s stacking his week with events and opportunities to meet local founders and investors, with the possibility of investing in a few companies as well. The goal, he said, is to “shine…

TEDxFargo Where Are They Now: Kayla Delzer

Most kids start counting down to the last day of school on, well, the first day of school. But on his last day of second grade, Christian could not stop crying; he did not want to let go of one last hug with his teacher, Mrs. Delzer. Kayla Delzer sees classrooms differently. She is a…

Former Intelligent InSites exec Jim Traynor announces new role at NetSuite

Jim Traynor, formerly the director of partnerships at local healthcare startup Intelligent InSites, recently announced his new position as a regional sales manager at NetSuite. NetSuite is a business management software company, that provides an enterprise resource planning (ERP) service to over 30,000 organizations across 160 countries. The company was founded in 1998 and headquartered…

Finding the ultimate to do list app

Today’s guest post is by Mike Dragosavich, publisher at Spotlight Media. As manager of multiple publications all on tight deadlines, Drago is always on the hunt for new technology to help optimize his time. Here he shares his favorite software for managing ever-growing to-do lists.   If you are like me, you have ten different…