Month: May 2017

The Queen Bee is dead, long live eBee!

Winston Churchill and the Secretary of State for War waiting to see the launch of a de Havilland Queen Bee radio-controlled target drone, 6 June 1941. The Prime Minister, Mr. Winston Churchill, with Captain The Right Honourable David Margesson, Secretary of State for War, watching preparations being made in an unspecified UK location for the…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Intern: Emma McIntyre

Emerging Prairie is excited to welcome our second intern of 2017. Emma will be focusing her time on the TEDxFargo experience. Learn more about Emma in her Q&A below and make sure to welcome her if you see her around! Meet Emma Nickname: Emma Hometown: Fargo, ND Currently a student at University of Northern Colorado What…

North Dakota is Ready. Are you?

Written by: Austin Sandmeyer It was a blistery cool spring day in Fargo, but that couldn’t put a damper on the energy radiating from the Stage at Island Park. As many may know, Norwegian heritage isn’t uncommon across North Dakota, and as luck would have it, the Statewide 1 Million Cups fell on Norwegian Independence day.…

Motif: Innovative Theme-Based Investing Start-up Company

Hardeep Walia, founder, and CEO of Motif, is utilizing technology to innovate in the financial investing industry. While many in the industry are concerned with an impending crisis, Walia explained that “Motif seeks to inform customers with asset transparency with a human-like platform where technology is bringing down the costs of investing.” The Road to…

Don’t squander the summer

Author: Dean Scott Beaulier  Well, school’s out for summer. As I write this column, it’s our first day of work after Commencement. The temperatures are perfect, the sun’s out and up until almost 10 pm, and it’s a nice time of year to reflect on accomplishments over the past year and goals for the coming…

The Bank of North Dakota provides Start-Up Advantage

As the President and CEO of the Bank of North Dakota, Eric Hardmeyer is passionate about making a positive impact on the citizens and economy of North Dakota. As a state-established institution in 1919, The Bank of North Dakota remains the only state-operated bank in the United States. “The Bank of North Dakota is a…

Are you an FM College Student? You better check out Emerging Prairie

Written by: Austin Sandmeyer Someone recently asked me what my most insightful experience was while attending college at NDSU, and truthfully, the answer wasn’t that hard. It was my time spent getting to know the Fargo-Moorhead Community. From the amazing TedxFargo event that highlights local and regional inspirational thought leaders to Startup Days and 1 Million…

North Dakota Department of Commerce: A Catalyst for the Start-Up Ecosystem

Jay Schuler is the current Commissioner of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. “We [The Department of Commerce team] are a ‘can do’ staff…. and we are working to make North Dakota a better state to live and work,” explained Schuler. Through state-established programs and grants, this team desires to be a catalyst for the…

North Dakota Farming Family Innovating in the Craft Brewing Industry

The Stober family has been growing barley for over 100 years on their 6th generation farm in Goodrich, North Dakota. Brothers Jared and Donovan Stober have started Two Track Malting to sell malted barley directly to craft breweries around the nation. “We have grown barley for more than 100 years… We realized we could sell…