Month: November 2017

Gratitude Pays

Author: Scott Beaulier, Dean of NDSU’s College of Business It’s the week after Thanksgiving and the day after Giving Tuesday as I write this piece. Yesterday at NDSU was Giving Day, and we raised nearly $500,000 to support our university and the students we serve. This week and yesterday’s day of giving serve as important…

Creating a Culture Worth Multiplying: A Look into CoSchedule

Success and growth have defined CoSchedule over the last four years as they have expanded their team to over 60 people and multiplied profits. As the fastest growing start-up in North Dakota, the secret behind the team’s success goes beyond a game-changing social media calendar. CoSchedule’s culture is the key ingredient in producing a high-quality…

An Engineer’s Mistake: Learning that Sales and Marketing Are Critical to a Startup

Guest post from Chris Shellenbarger (Founder of CloudRepo) “Why do you want to run your own startup?”, is what many venture capitalists, potential co-founders, or business advisers would ask me. “I want to build my own software and build it the ‘right way’”, was usually my typical reply. The conversation that followed would involve whether or…

Cultivate: A Purposeful Collision of Agriculture and Technology

Technology is rapidly changing the landscape of the agriculture industry. Because of this reality, Emerging Prairie hosted the first Cultivate Conference on emerging technologies affecting agriculture. “We named this conference ‘Cultivate’ because we see this event and space as an opportunity to plant seeds of cooperation and future innovation,” explained James Burgum (Arthur Ventures) as…

The Great Northern: A Collaborative Celebration of Winter

A cold winter in Minnesota is a guarantee. Eric Dayton is a Minneapolis native that is determined to claim the identity as America’s north and celebrate the wonder that winter brings each year. “Calling our region ‘the North’ is more than a marketing strategy… It is a call to embrace the winter and the traditions…

Catalyst for Growth: The Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation

The Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation is a catalyst for economic growth in the region. Its mission is to spread the unexpected and intriguing factors of Fargo-Moorhead to residents and businesses.  With this mission, the GFMEDC has established strategic initiatives in business retention and expansion, entrepreneurial support and development, workforce attraction and development, and marketing.…

ChenPo: A Company for Creative Software Solutions

Chris Shellenbarger moved from San Francisco, California to Fargo, North Dakota to launch ChenPo, a technology company start-up named after his dog. As a software engineer, Shellenbarger is excited about creating products that will lead to future success and stability for ChenPo. “I have always wanted to work for myself… I am not planning to…

Touring Africa and Beyond With Help of Fargo Start-up

In 2016, Solomon Ayalew founded Touranb (Tour Africa and Beyond) to connect tourists with African travel companies. The web-based platform fills the gaps between a travel agencies, tourists, and local African travel companies. “Being from Ethiopia, I saw a need that could be met with the use of technology and communication… now more people can…