Emergingprairie

Don't let email take over your life

Sam Jacobs is an accountant and Excel enthusiast, who has recently held a fascination with email management. As a consultant with many different clients, Sam gets an average of about 50 emails a day. After extensive research over the past months, here are Sam’s thoughts on how to keep email from taking over your life.…

Startup marketing tips from Alec Winmill

Today’s guest post on startup marketing tips is by Alec Winmill, VP of Marketing and Communications at the Fargo-based drone startup, Botlink. This is the first in a three-part series on marketing for startups. When I started my career in marketing at Titan Machinery, I never imagined 5 short years later I’d be diving head…

Live Job Board: July 5, 2015

Looking for a job? Below are announcements from our most recent Live Job Board, held every first Wednesday of the month at our weekly 1 Million Cups event! Discovery Benefits IT Datacenter Operations Job Fair: Tuesday, August 11 3 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on site www.discoverybenefits.com March of Dimes Fall Communications Intern http://www.marchofdimes.org/northdakota/ ACL Sound…

The Dakotas represent at first-ever White House Demo Day

Today, August 4, 2015, the White House held its first Demo Day, a special showcase created by President Obama to highlight American entrepreneurs and their individual success stories. Drew Spooner and two other North Dakota State University fellows, Jordan Brummond and Andrew Dalman, along with University Innovation Fellow leaders Humera Fasihuddin and Katie Dzugan, were…

Why techies should all be softies

[Today’s post comes from David Batcheller, President and COO at Fargo-based electronic manufacturing company Appareo Systems. He also started The Speaker’s Bureau, which brings professionals into classrooms. Recently, David spoke about the importance of soft skills in the tech community to a class of Minnesota State University Moorhead students. We asked if he could share…

Emerging Prairie co-founder Greg Tehven to lead organization

Emerging Prairie co-founder Greg Tehven has officially accepted the executive leadership role within the organization. He will lead Emerging Prairie on its mission to connect and celebrate the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and has committed to a minimum two-year term in the position. “I think the opportunity to build and expand on the growing energy in our…

Why Fargo is a prime location for the gaming industry

Part 2 of CJ Shnase’s post on his experiences with the Game Developers Conference 2015. Read Part 1. After returning from the Game Developer Conference (GDC), a lot of people asked me questions about what it was like in San Francisco. I surprised myself with my response; I was so glad to be back in…