Month: June 2017

Bring the barn to your living room or watch plants wage war

Written by: Peter Schott of Myriad Mobile A Breath of Fresh Air The Farming Simulator has taken the world by storm, proving to be wildly popular among farmers and city dwellers. To keep things fresh, GIANTS software and Vapos, Inc. have decided to step up the realism, introducing a device that will release in-game smells to your living room. For…

Field of View: Drone Image and Software Solutions Company

David Dvorak is the founder and current CEO of Field of View, which specializes in solutions for drone mapping, inspection, and surveying. The company began in 2010 with an emphasis in agriculture mapping. Currently, Field of View specializes in the products that drone service providers can utilize to capture images while flying over specific locations.…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Intern: Martin Altenburg

Emerging Prairie is excited to welcome our third intern for the year, Martin! Learn more about Martin in his Q&A below and make sure to welcome him if you see him around! Meet Martin Nickname: Martin Hometown: Fargo, ND Currently a student at Stanford (just graduated from North High School) What has been the most influential technology innovation…

Fargo Company Creating Endless Possibilities with Spider Silk

As a molecular biologist, Dr. Amanda Brooks has conducted research at public universities that has led to the start of two private sector businesses within the pharmaceutical industry. She is currently an assistant professor at North Dakota State University researching the potential uses of spider silk, which has led to the start of Brooks Biomimetic…

Learning by Teaching

Taking time to volunteer with kids is a win-win Author: Dean Scott Beaulier  We are all so busy these days and the thought of volunteering to teach and mentor kids may seem like a waste of time, or a poor fit for many of us. Maybe you don’t think you have anything to offer, or…

Fargo Start-up Creating a Universal API

Anthony Molzahn arrived in Fargo, North Dakota almost 10 years ago with aspirations of moving to California to pursue a career as a professional golfer. Anthony never left Fargo, and he is now providing solutions for transferring information in several industries as a co-founder of Project Phoenix. “We started our company to bring life back…

First Annual Drone Focus Film Festival – 2017 Winners

The Drone Focus Film Festival was a new installment in the Drone Focus conference held on May 31 through June 1 in Fargo, ND. The inaugural festival drew in submissions from across the globe with over 41 submissions from 21 countries. Winners of the five categories were announced on the main stage during the Drone…

DocuMNtary Celebrates and Advocates Minnesota Technology Community

In 2015, Nick Roseth presented the idea of a documentary that would feature the technology community in the Minneapolis area to the Minnesota High Tech Association (MTHA). “I was going to tech conferences and noticed how little national visibility there was for the cool events taking place in Minneapolis like MinneDemo,” explained Nick. Since 2015,…

Drone Focus 2017: The Future is Here in the Unmanned Industry

Emerging Prairie hosted over 600 attendees and over 55 speakers from around the country during the third annual two-day Drone Focus Conference. Almost 300 companies were represented in the crowd as the current work and future plans for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other unmanned systems were put forth from the stage. The speakers represented…

Fargo-Company Automates the Medical Packaging Industry

Fargo-Company Automates the Medical Packaging Industry Kevin Biffert founded Fargo Automation with a simple purpose: to bring machine automation to everything. Over the course of two decades, Kevin has led the company to focus on automating the medical device industry and recently sold the company in January of 2017 to Korber Solutions. “At Fargo Automation, we…