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StartupBREW Speaker Reunion Day 2021

A Trip Down StartupBREW Lane At Emerging Prairie, we believe that founders do better and succeed faster when they have access to one another and a community that supports them! Early 2021 we kicked off the inaugural season of StartupBREW Fargo – a weekly event on Wednesday mornings to learn, support, and inspire.   Throughout…

Educate. Empower. Support.

About Amanda Amanda Pieters is a birth and postpartum doula and the Founder of Avocado Doula, based in Fargo, North Dakota. In August 2021, Amanda became the first Evidence-Based Birth Instructor® in North Dakota as a trained birth doula through DONA International. Amanda attended the University of Wisconsin La-Crosse, where she earned a bachelor’s degree…

Dress to Impress

Holly Kraft does it all as the Founder, owner, social media specialist, lead sales, merchandiser, and not to mention janitor at DRUTHERS. DRUTHERS is a boutique for men; this boutique allows men to feel comfortable shopping and provides a space to find their style at a great price. Holly began her college education at Minnesota…

Growing Happier

Jaclynn Maahs is the Co-Founder of The Plant Supply, the supplier of handcrafted pots and plants. Jaclynn attended the University of Minnesota, where she studied Environmental Science and has always had a spirit for entrepreneurship. “As a little kid, I loved going to craft shows with my mom and always dreamed of selling my handmade products someday,”…

Reinventing The Employee Benefits Industry

Troy Bagne, CEO of Wanido, has always possessed an entrepreneurial mindset and approach. “My career had led me to the creation of several industry firsts when the last project was complete; I knew that the next logical step in my path was entrepreneurship,” says Troy.   Wanido is about building a bridge between employees and…

Improving Lives Within the Workforce

About Crystal Crystal Nelson is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, and the owner of Fargo Ergonomics. Crystal graduated from the University of Mary, Bismarck, with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, and has earned certification for functional capacity evaluations, functional job assessments, and pre-work screens/post-offer employment testing. The entrepreneurial path has always…
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Leaftech Ag at StartupBREW

John Mascoe is the Founder and CEO of Leaftech Ag. Inc., operating out of East Central Indiana. John attended Purdue University, where he graduated with a degree in Animal Science and Agronomy. John played a significant role in contributing to a startup and helped them go public; after this, his desire to continue working in…

Unplugging to Reconnect

About Michelle and the Magic Meeple Michelle Mortinse is the owner of the Magic Meeple, Fargo, North Dakota’s new board game café. Michelle has always possessed an entrepreneurial spirit; however, it wasn’t until about five months ago that she began seriously considering the idea of pursuing the entrepreneurial path. After 24 years of working as…

The Escape Room That’s Going Places

About Sarah and The Travel Escape Room Sarah Carlisle is the owner and Founder of Travel Escape Room, North Dakota, and Minnesota’s first mobile escape room servicing the entirety of both states. Sarah is a Minnesota State University Moorhead graduate with a BS degree in Elementary Education and a specialty in Middle School Science. After…

The Brew Masters of Fargo

About Aaron and Fargo Brewing Company Aaron Hill is the Co-Founder & Sales Manager of Fargo Brewing Company. Aaron is a St. John’s graduate and attended graduate school at the University of Mary’s Fargo campus.   Since 2011, Fargo Brewing Company has been creating an exceptional experience for communities through its handcrafted beers. The first…