Month: January 2018

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Ian Carlstrom

Meet our newest teammate: Ian Carlstrom. He’s joining our team as our Manager of Operations. Be sure to welcome Ian when you see him around at 1 Million Cups Fargo and other Emerging Prairie events! Nickname: I don’t really have a nickname, everyone calls me Ian Hometown: Wadena, MN Why are you in Fargo? For me, Fargo isn’t…

Catalyzing Emerging Prairie in 2018

Since 2013, Emerging Prairie has existed to connect and celebrate the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Fargo. Through organized events, conferences, and meet-ups, this mission has been accomplished with the support of the Fargo community. “Our Emerging Prairie team fully believes that the greatest way to make an impact in the world is to increase access to…

North Dakota Start-Up Automates Construction Industry

Tom Kading, Wes Henry, and Aaron McWilliams joined together in 2017 to co-found Construction Automation. The team is preparing for the first product launch called AutoSaw. “Tom Kading had the idea for an automated saw that could load, measure, and cut a board… We joined together around this innovation and formed Construction Automation,” explained McWilliams.…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Christopher Edgerley

Meet our newest teammate: Christopher Edgerley. He’s joining our team as an Experiential Design Fellow. Be sure to welcome Christopher when you see him around at 1 Million Cups Fargo and other Emerging Prairie events! Meet Christopher Nickname: Everyone calls me Chris, except in the rare cases that someone prefers to call me by Christopher (which…

Innovative Job Seeking Platform launched in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

In August 2017, Alex and Nathan Guggenberger launched Jobiki, an innovative online platform for job seekers and companies. The Jobiki team is trying to reduce the stress of job seekers while offering a glimpse into companies that want to share their benefits, environment, and culture with the world. “Just like many fourth graders want to…

Stoneridge Software: Successful Small Town Start-up

Eric Newell, Becky Newell, and Cody Marshall started Stoneridge Software, a Microsoft Partner firm, in 2012 in their hometown of Barnesville, Minnesota earning a revenue of $100,000 that year. In 2017, just five years later, this small town start-up exceeded over $16 million in revenue behind steady year over year growth. “We’ve been able to…