Month: March 2018

WalkSmart: Offering Peace-of-mind One Step at a Time

Peter Chamberlain is co-founder and president of WalkSmart, an innovative solution that seeks to prevent falls by those who utilize walkers. This innovation impacts the cost of medical bills for the elderly and offers peace-of-mind for family members. “WalkSmart is the first smart walker attachment… it began as an idea for my family members and…

30+ Internships Announced at 1 Million Cups

It’s that time of year again – today was Intern Day at 1 Million Cups! In addition to having our entrepreneur speaker, we held an internship event where local companies could present internships they are looking to fill for the summer of 2018. This event was meant to connect students and those looking for experience to…

Fargo Company Offers End-to-End Commodity Solutions

In 2015, Al Yablonski and Seth Novak co-founded Anchor Ingredients in Fargo, North Dakota. With several years of experience in the commodity industry, Yablonski and Novak are now focused on creating an end-to-end ingredient solution for the food and pet food industries with their company Anchor Ingredients. “Anchor Ingredients is a super premium ingredient company…

Homilink: Connecting Humans to the Internet

Ted Zipoy and Timothy Straus are two college students that have launched Homilink, a company on a mission to connect people more and more with the internet-of-things. Inspired by the future of the internet, Zipoy and Straus are targeting the medical industry with an implantable technology product called Me ID. “Homilink was created to connect…

North Dakota Start-up Offers Human Touch to Online Selling

Prairie Grit is a new online antique, vintage, and collector’s marketplace created by Shawn Herrick. As a proud North Dakotan, Herrick desires for Prairie Grit to be a company that continues to build on the positive momentum of the Midwest. “I want Prairie Grit to compete on an international level with big-box retailers from our…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Kelsey Nelson

Meet our newest teammate, Kelsey. She’s joining our team as Event Coordinator. Be sure to welcome Kelsey when you see her around at 1 Million Cups Fargo and other Emerging Prairie events! Nickname: None Hometown: Rugby, ND Why are you in Fargo? Kelsey Nelson graduated from UND where she studied Human Resource Management and Business Management.…

Start-Up Sparks STEM Interest with Robotics

In 2016, Ryan Swanson started COR Robotics to promote STEM careers by sparking an interest in students through summer camps. The first summer COR Robotics held 7 summer camps, and in 2018 the goal is to host 50 robotics camps across the region. “I gained a passion for robotics in high school, founded Bison Robotics…