Marisa Jackels

NDSU international student came to Fargo for the game-makers, launching VR game

There is a lot more than indie game fame hinging on Santipab “Ruben” Tipparach’s game, Fleet Hackers. If the game turns into a full-time job, he will be able to apply for an entrepreneur’s VISA. If not, he will have to return to his home country of Thailand. It’s a logistical maze any international student…

Meet the Captains: Startup Drinks August 2016

It’s that time again! Join us as we welcome NDSU’s College of Business Dean, Scott Beaulier, to this community. We’ll have all the usual goodies: drinks, apps, music, fun times. Keep reading to get to know our Captains. Sign up here! Ray Berry Organization: OmniByte Technology Do you have any nicknames? If so, share ’em…

The GoodBulb Story: How Tom Enright is using lightbulbs to make life brighter

Tom Enright’s story begins with an ad in the Chicago Paper. He was 23 years old, fresh out of college, and saw an ad for a job selling lightbulbs door to door. His girlfriend advised against it. He took it anyway. In this, he found his true calling as a salesman. He’d get up on…

Myriad Mobile ranked on Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies

Inc. Magazine today ranked Fargo-based mobile app development company Myriad Mobile on its 35th annual Inc., 5000 list, a ranking of the nation’s fastest­ growing private companies. Myriad Mobile made the list by achieving 589% revenue growth over the past three years, and a ranking of 667 out of 5000 private companies, putting them in…

Microsoft president pushes for more computer science education in North Dakota

“There are currently over 900 open jobs in computing throughout the state of North Dakota,” Microsoft President Brad Smith said. “Last year the state produced 116 computer science graduates to fill those jobs.” This was the conundrum Smith presented as part of his keynote at the State of Technology, hosted by the Fargo-Moorhead Chamber of…

Fargo Moorhead EDC awarded North Dakota IT Champion at State of Tech

The Fargo-Moorhead West Fargo Economic Development Corporation received the North Dakota IT Champion award today at the State of Technology 2016. The award goes to an individual or entity that has championed the promotion and use of technology or delivery of technology to North Dakota citizens. “The EDC’s activities have elevated the recognition of the…

Local Cart Summit event aims to be largest e-commerce conference in the Midwest

On September 23, 2016, Cart Summit, the Midwest’s premier e-commerce conference, will have its inaugural event right here in Fargo-Moorhead. Cart Summit was inspired by the ongoing success of the e-commerce monthly meet-up Cart Monthly. The meet-up, formerly called E-commerce Breakfast, was started two years ago by Kirk Anton, founder and CEO of Heat Transfer Warehouse,…

Fargo startup launches rTown: a mobile app for small towns

When the city of Wahpeton approached Ray Berry and his team at OmniByte Technology about building a custom mobile app for their community, they fell into a familiar predicament. The cost to build a custom mobile project is upwards of $50,000. For a city of 7,500 with a tight budget, this is just not feasible.…

Meet the weatherman: How Neil Brackin is leading the world's largest weather modification company from Fargo

Neil Brackin can be hard to get a hold of. In this case, his flight was delayed from Xiaxiang China, and he was Skyping in at thirteen hours ahead of Fargo from Beijing. It isn’t out of the ordinary; as president of Weather Modification Inc., Brackin has been to 15 countries in less than ten…

A mobile app for grain elevators: Meet Myriad Mobile's mAgri

Growing up on a farm in Kulm, North Dakota, Peter Schott remembers well the scale tickets picked up at grain elevators; white slips of paper clipped to the truck visor and flapping in the wind, or stuffed into an empty coffee can on the dashboard. It was standard routine. Haulers came to pick up harvest…