Business

Internships Abound in Fargo

During Intern Day at 1 Million Cups, hosted at NDSU’s Barry Hall, more than 25 organizations shared over 45 internship opportunities. Everything from social media and marketing to engineering and research. Fargo just might be the greatest city for interns.   We captured a list of companies and opportunities. Peruse it. Use it. And choose an…

B-School: My Vision

Written by: Scott A. Beaulier In recent years, business programs — both undergraduate and graduate — have been criticized as irrelevant and disconnected from the “real world.” Just 20 years ago when I was a student, business programs and MBA programs in particular, had a fair amount of sizzle and prestige. Students with just undergraduate business…

The Professor of Innovation? We think so. Welcome Guest Writer, Dr. David Wells.

What is innovation and how can we foster innovation in ourselves as well as our workplace? Dr. David Wells, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Professor has an answer. With 26 years of experience and having mentored over 312 students through two unique courses at North Dakota State University, Dr. Wells has watched and learned. As with…

Meet America's Youngest Business Dean and Our New Guest Writer.

During the summer heat of June 2016, Dr. Scott Beaulier became America’s youngest business dean at North Dakota State University after a year-long search. Beaulier came to NDSU with nearly ten years of experience in academia with an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics. Now, after having some time to settle into his role and begin…

Abode app simplifies home buying

You know what’s fun? Ordering a pizza and eating on the floor of your first home. You know what’s not fun? Figuring out your closing costs and tax payments. Kyle Stoner wants to simplify the home buying process. He’s putting data analytics to work with Abobe. This app matches buyers to the various professionals they…

Arthur Ventures eyes big investment goal for North Dakota's tech industry

Mischievous is not the word you want to hear about the person managing your investments. At least not until you get a little context. Someone who’s mischievous doesn’t settle for the norm. James Burgum was just that kind of kid, saying that he was in “constant motion.” He grew up and “evolved to push the status quo.” He’s now a partner at Arthur Ventures, a venture capital (VC) firm.

Token of Trust. Software company streamlines ID verification process.

“I was a tinkerer. Always building stuff.” Austin O’Brion is a maker. “I was a 4H-er. I focused on electricity. I had to learn how to sew…That’s what you do in rural Wisconsin.” He tooled around in his grandpa’s shop and apprenticed with skilled Amish wood workers. O’Brion also took to tech early. His teacher…

A personal lighthouse

“Find pizza near me.” “How do I get to the airport?” That’s how we’re used to using locater tech. It makes sense when you’re exploring a new city. We don’t typically use it to find our own property. Why not? Picture it. It’s a beautiful evening on the lake. You sit back, grab a cold…

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.…

NDSU professor Joshua Marineau focusing research on Fargo's entrepreneurial ecosystem

Joshua Marineau’s background in business can be traced back to his sophomore year of high school, when he began working as a barista at Kaladi Brothers Coffee Company in Anchorage, Alaska. Over fourteen years, Marineau went from pouring cappuccinos to training staff, roasting beans, developing blends, and managing the growing company’s warehouse and retail stores. By…