Month: January 2017

West Fargo couple creates fashionable yet functional jewelry company.

In October of 2015, SweetCarolinaK launched into the e-commerce world selling fashionable jewelry created to replace simple nylon lanyards professional women often wear on the job. Only 45 days prior, these fashionable lanyards were just a product that Christina Snider dreamed of creating. Christina had wanted to replace the customary nylon lanyard that often clashed…

Internships Abound in Fargo

During Intern Day at 1 Million Cups, hosted at NDSU’s Barry Hall, more than 25 organizations shared over 45 internship opportunities. Everything from social media and marketing to engineering and research. Fargo just might be the greatest city for interns.   We captured a list of companies and opportunities. Peruse it. Use it. And choose an…

Fargo foundation focused on making the greatest impact.

Pat Traynor lives and breathes the mission of the Impact Foundation. He is the Executive Director of this Fargo-based foundation that works to see people collaborate to improve the quality of life by sharing their time, talents and money. The Impact Foundation is strategically focused on serving non-profits and small businesses with training and coaching…

Third Annual 1 Million Thanks

Written by: Danyel Mae Schneider The Sanctuary Events Center was a full house last night as 230 attendees gathered for Emerging Prairie’s third annual 1 Million Thanks event. The evening is dedicated to highlighting members in the community and their unique success stories that made 2016 great for Fargo-Moorhead. Infusing the arts is always part of…

B-School: My Vision

Written by: Scott A. Beaulier In recent years, business programs — both undergraduate and graduate — have been criticized as irrelevant and disconnected from the “real world.” Just 20 years ago when I was a student, business programs and MBA programs in particular, had a fair amount of sizzle and prestige. Students with just undergraduate business…

Smart Beer Flight is enhancing the craft beer experience.

Three years ago, Ben McDougal had the idea for a smart beer flight. It arose from an evening filled with lively conversation, delicious food, and a beer flight. The growing industry of craft beer and craft breweries has led to the creation of an expansive variety of beers with distinct flavor profiles that can take…

Producing an Innovative Workforce.

Written By: Dr. David Wells The most persistent problem identified in the wide spectrum of challenges for our economy is workforce  —  availability of enough people with the right skill sets and the right attitudes to fuel the continuing surge of the F-M economy.  This is doubly true for Startup Fargo.  I recently took the…

The Professor of Innovation? We think so. Welcome Guest Writer, Dr. David Wells.

What is innovation and how can we foster innovation in ourselves as well as our workplace? Dr. David Wells, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Professor has an answer. With 26 years of experience and having mentored over 312 students through two unique courses at North Dakota State University, Dr. Wells has watched and learned. As with…

Software solution start-up offers custom fit business solutions for companies.

Mike Vetter, President and Chief Technology Officer for DataSync Corporation, is using technology to make a difference in the sales and marketing industry. “I am driven by my faith in the Lord and have a passion for making a difference in the world. I choose to make a difference through my knowledge of technology and…

Meet America's Youngest Business Dean and Our New Guest Writer.

During the summer heat of June 2016, Dr. Scott Beaulier became America’s youngest business dean at North Dakota State University after a year-long search. Beaulier came to NDSU with nearly ten years of experience in academia with an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics. Now, after having some time to settle into his role and begin…