Month: February 2018

Iowa Start-Up Changing How Money Moves

Ben Milne and the Dwolla team are charting a course to disrupt the e-commerce industry by building the ideal money-moving platform. What began as frustration over transaction fees has now grown into a thriving business providing solutions for customers all over the world. “Dwolla is the portmanteau of Web and Dollar. The software and our…

Fargo Entrepreneur Creates Free Online Educational Platform

Clever Mukori, a Concordia College graduate and native of Zimbabwe, is creating a web-based platform that will revolutionize the education industry called Learn or Teach. The culmination of Mukori’s life journey from Africa to the United States and the pursuit to help those less fortunate led to the creation of Learn or Teach. “I was…

Fargo Woman Creates Go-To ‘Go Do’ App

In 2017, the Go/Do App was launched providing a one-stop location for events and everyday activities taking place in the Fargo, North Dakota region. Founder, Cindy Gillund, created the app to connect people with the things they want to do to create memories. “I hope this app allows for memories to be made and shared……

Fargo Non-Profit Offers Fresh Starts

In 2016, the F5 Project was founded in Fargo, North Dakota to provide assistance to individuals from prison to a new life. The F5 project offers housing, employment, socialization, and transportation for those that have committed felonies. “As a 5-time felon myself, I began volunteering time to help those in the prison system… I soon…

Fargo Start-Up Non-profit Offers More Than Gymnastics

Since 2006, Kim Pladson and the TNT Kid’s Fitness and Gymnastics team have been on a mission to unlock individual’s potential through movement. Over the last decade, the multiplication of this mission has led to serving over 2,000 people each week. “I love that TNT is inclusive and serves all individuals with the experience and…

1 Million Thanks: Recap

Emerging Prairie hosted the Fourth Annual 1 Million Thanks at the Fargo Air Museum on January 25th, 2018. Gratitude and celebration filled the room as the Fargo entrepreneurial community reflected on 2017. “Year after year, it is exciting to see the culture of Fargo’s entrepreneurial ecosystem multiply… people are taking risks, businesses are started, and…