Month: April 2017

Entrepreneur Uses Start-Up to Inspire Students to Consider a Technology Future

Mondo Davison is an entrepreneur and the self-labeled “Black Tech Guy” based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Through his start-ups and advocacy of technology careers, Mondo is creating opportunities for minority students. “Many young black men dream of being athletes as plan A… and I am creating a narrative for Plan A to be in tech,”…

Mentors: The Best Friends You Can Have in Business

Author: Dean Scott Beaulier  I recently had lunch with a Fargo business leader who shared with me a bit about his path to success. I always enjoy hearing insight into personal journeys that contribute to the making of a successful entrepreneur — as dean of a business school, these conversations are invaluable in helping design…

The Future Flies Above Us

Written by: Austin Sandmeyer Our entertainment, crops, packages and emergency response could soon fly above us. And wildly enough, it isn’t as far out as we think. The technology is available, and it’s only getting better and better. Many in the entrepreneurship community believe that financial, regulatory, and economic constraints are one of the best ways…

FarmQA: Innovates Quality and Assurance in Agriculture Technology

Dan Hodgson is grateful to entrepreneurs that have gone before him. As a child that grew up on a farm in North Dakota and later graduated from college in the region, Dan has built a strong network as a venture capitalist and entrepreneur. His most recent endeavor includes providing leadership for FarmQA as its President.…

Corgi's and crop production

Written by: Peter Schott of Myriad Mobile The idea of modifying genetics is not a new one. It has, in fact, been around for over 30,000 years! It all started with the Corgi. Well, not the breed we now know and love as Corgis but their ancestors. In ancient China, wild wolves would join together with…

Agriculture Research Leads to Technology Start-Up Company

A company in Madison, Wisconsin is taking a different look at using technology in the agriculture industry. Agrograph is a start-up company formed from the research of Mutlu Ozdogan. As a trained geologist originally from Turkey, Mutlu currently serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of…

Start-Up Brings Excitement to Real Estate Purchases

Bill Svoboda is an entrepreneur and co-founder of two companies (Coed Monkey and Close Simple) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The success of these companies is built upon the belief Bill holds that “if you are making something people care about, then they will want to share it with the world.” Currently, Bill is working on a…

Pakkage: An Innovative Delivery System for North Dakota

The Pakkage App team is innovating the way packages are shipped in the state of North Dakota. Co-owner Shawn Brannan and CEO Marlo Anderson are working together to bring ride-sharing methods to the shipping industry. “As we travel across North Dakota, we are often asked to pick up or deliver something in another city…..so being…