Miguel Danielson

Emerging Prairie launches campaign to find first Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Emerging Prairie is excited to announce that they are officially launching their campaign to find and hire the first Executive Director of our organization. Details on our job posting can be found at the EmergingPrairie.com Job Board, to which all prospective candidates are invited. Please join us in this process by sharing our job…

Startup Community Spotlight: Collaboration

This article is a re-post from our friends at Fargo Monthly.  Each Month, Emerging Prairie Co-Founder, Greg Tehven, offers his thoughts on our local startup community. (Featured photo by Dan Francis.) What does one plus one equal? It’s one of the most basic mathematical equations. However, I believe many people don’t take the time to think…

CoCo to launch Fargo co-working location

In an announcement of huge consequence to the startup community in the Fargo-Moorhead area, Minneapolis co-working company CoCo has announced today that they will imminently be launching a CoCo Fargo location, in partnership with Emerging Prairie. The news signals the first launch of a CoCo location outside of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, and is a major signal that…

Very special 1 Million Cups announced!

Emerging Prairie is very excited to announce a fantastic double bill for the next 1 Million Cups event at 9:15 AM on Wednesday, June 25 at the Stage at Island Park. On tap for the event will be recently hired Chief Executive Officer of Intelligent InSites, Shane Waslaski. Shane joined Intelligent InSites on May 23, after…

ND Women's Startup Weekend a smashing success

The first ever Women’s Startup Weekend event in North Dakota, and one of only a handful ever conducted in the world, launched with incredible success this past weekend.  Over 60 participants, forming 7 teams, worked 54 hours to create a “minimum viable product” for their business idea.  Judges, including Border States Electric CEO Tammy Miller,…

Tech services social enterprise Specialisterne to open Fargo office, announces Executive Director hire

Specialisterne, an international social enterprise that provides tech-focused jobs to individuals with autism and similar challenges, has announced the forthcoming opening of a new office in Fargo, ND.  The organization has also appointed Tony Thomann as the first Executive Director of its Midwest division, covering ND, SD, MN, MT, WI and IA. “I believe that…

Startup Communities: from Fargo to Bangalore

Today’s guest post is by Matt Gantz, a senior at Concordia College’s Offutt School of Business.  Matt recently returned from travel in India, where he participated in the Offutt School’s international business program. Approximately 20 years ago, India removed its economic barriers and became a budding international market contender. Since then, culturally-applied negative connotations of…

Concordia students participate in Startup Weekend Bangalore

Guest contributor, Zach Lipp, is a student at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.  Zach recently visited Bangalore, India as part of his program at the Offutt School of Business and shares part of his experience in this post. Startup Weekend recently conducted Global Startup Battle, which incorporates hundreds of independently organized events occurring around the…

North Dakota Women's Startup Weekend slated for January 24-26

Organizers of North Dakota Women’s Startup Weekend have announced an event date of January 24th through the 26th, 2014.  The event follows Women’s Startup Weekend events in other noteworthy communities such as San Francisco and Seattle, and is the first Startup Weekend event to follow Fargo’s main Startup Weekend held in March of this year.…

OTA and Pollen merge to create tri-state creative community powerhouse

OTA, a network of community leaders focusing on immersive community events, and Pollen, an online network of civic-minded connectors that shares in information and resources, have announced their merger.  The joining of forces comes as the to organizations broaden both their scope and their geographic reach under a combined set of grants totaling $3 million…