Month: February 2017

Fargo Couple creates virtual reality media company

Matt and Katie Chaussee truly believe that providing high-quality media engages and connects people. For that reason, Matt and Katie co-founded Be More Colorful, a Fargo-based company that creates 360° photos and virtual reality tours. Matt shared that “a photo may say a thousand words, but a 360° photo tells a million…that’s why Be More…

The Prairie is On Fire… In the best way possible.

Written by Austin Sandmeyer The power of the Midwest and more specifically the Upper-Midwest came through in a multitude this week at the Prairie Capital Summit. This first ever collective get-together of eager and supportive founders, investors, and entrepreneurs (or want-reprenuers as Scott Bintz would say) signaled a massive flux of innovation, technology, and strong…

Generational tech gap amongst farmers.

Written by: Peter Schott of Myriad Mobile Growing up I spent many hours on farm equipment. Starting a field oftentimes meant long rounds around a field that could take 45 minutes to complete. Other than boredom there wasn’t much of a decision to start the next round. But every so often, a storm would be…

Meet our next guest writer, Peter Schott. Traveler, community builder and Ag. tech guru.

The intersection between technology and agriculture is where Peter, feels most at home. With international experiences and North Dakota in his blood, “Pete” is positioning himself to be a thought leader for the Ag. tech industry. Not to mention in his free time, he is creating opportunities for community members in the FM area to…

Startup Weekend Fargo announces keynote, Wade Foster.

Written by: McKenzy Diehl; Concordia Student and SWF volunteer The featured keynote speaker at this year’s Startup Weekend Fargo will be none other than, Wade Foster. Wade is a co-founder and CEO of Zapier a workflow automation app founded at a Startup Weekend in Columbia, Missouri. The app allows users to automate work by connecting over…

Business. Ethics. Morality. Values. Profit.

Written by: Scott A. Beaulier Last week, NDSU College of Business hosted our second Wold Lecture Series in Business Ethics. The monthly forum underscores our commitment to a 360-degree business education for our students. “Business” is more than balance sheets, product designs, cost cutting and productivity strategies. At the same time that automation has netted headlines—either…

Flywheel: A Midwest Web Hosting Platform for Designers

Dusty Davidson is a technology-based entrepreneur that is proud to call the Midwest home. Dusty is co-founder and the CEO of Flywheel, which is based in Omaha, Nebraska and provides a website hosting platform for designers and other agencies. Davidson shared he “loves that Flywheel is making a difference in the entrepreneurial community from it’s…

Welcome to Emerging Prairie Intern, Kirsten Stave!

Emerging Prairie is thrilled to welcome our first intern of 2017. Kirsten will be focusing her internship on the TEDxFargo experience and be learning more about building a startup community. Learn more about Kirsten in her Q&A below. Meet Kirsten Nickname: Just Kirsten! If you can think of a catchy way to shorten Kirsten, let…

Emerging Prairie welcomes new teammate: Jana Tronier

Community, we’ve got news! Emerging Prairie added a teammate in February: Jana Tronier (pronounce Tron-Yay!). Jana joins us in the role of Operations Administrator. She will make sure Emerging Prairie keeps running smoothly, taking on many operational duties including keeping our books in order, the day-to-day operations of the Prairie Den, and providing administrative support to the EP team and…

40 years in Fargo, The Story behind FBS – Creators of Flexmls

As a child growing up in Fargo, Mike Wurzer remembers watching his father work on large circuit boards and computers. Paul Wurzer was the founder of Financial Business Solutions (FBS) now known as, FBS – Creators of Flexmls that started in Fargo almost 40 years ago to provide data solutions for banks, hospitals, and other organizations.…