Emerging Prairie

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Dani Haekenkamp

Emerging Prairie is excited to introduce a new teammate, Dani Haekenkamp! Dani joins the team as our new Event Coordinator, where she will play a key role in event planning, event logistics, and event execution. Make sure you say hi and welcome her if you see her around town! Get to know Dani a little…

Entrepreneur Day at the State Capitol Recap

Emerging Prairie hosted the first-ever Entrepreneur Day at the State Capitol (EDSC) on January 21, 2019, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Bank of North Dakota and the North Dakota Department of Commerce. The vision for the event was to have a day where doers and thinkers from across the state could travel…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Nancy Ngo

Emerging Prairie is excited to introduce a new teammate, Nancy Ngo! Nancy joins our team as the Student Ambassador, focusing on recruitment and student engagement at NDSU and other universities in the region. Be sure to say hello and welcome her when you see her out and about in Fargo and at our events! Get…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Andrew Parsons

Emerging Prairie is excited to introduce a new teammate, Andrew Parsons! Andrew joins the team as our Digital Marketing Intern and will have a heavy focus on social media and digital content creation. Be sure to say hello and welcome him when you see him out an about in Fargo and at our events! Get…

Emerging Prairie Employment Opportunity: Event Coordinator

Event Coordinator Emerging Prairie is looking to add a teammate into the Event Coordinator role within the organization. Our ideal teammate is someone who is great at accomplishing tasks, loves Fargo, and wants to contribute in a meaningful way to help our team be world-class in hosting events. The Event Coordinator for Emerging Prairie will…

Emerging Prairie Announces Annual Award Winners for 2018

Emerging Prairie is excited to announce the recipients of their annual awards! Each year, Emerging Prairie and a selection committee identify individuals and organizations that made a significant impact in the startup community and contributed to a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem over the past year.  This year’s award recipients are: Rookie of the Year Award—Sadiyo Hassan This…

Emerging Prairie Employment Opportunity: Digital Marketing Intern

Digital Marketing Intern Emerging Prairie is looking for a part-time Digital Marketing Intern to engage the organization’s online community and develop and expand its presence on social networks. The Digital Marketing Intern will assist the Communications Manager and Digital Marketing Coordinator with the implementation of Emerging Prairie’s overall communications and marketing plan, focusing specifically on…

Emerging Prairie Receives Nationally-Competitive Grant, Plans ‘Entrepreneur Day at the State Capitol’

Emerging Prairie has received a $15,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for an initiative that will help create access for entrepreneurs to connect with state policymakers. The grant is the result of Emerging Prairie winning a pitch competition in which the organization proposed organizing ‘Entrepreneur Day at the State Capitol,’ where entrepreneurs from…

Emerging Prairie Awarded Ecosystem Grant from the Bush Foundation

On October 8, 2018, Emerging Prairie was officially awarded the Ecosystem Grant from the Bush Foundation for the second time. The Ecosystem Grant is focused on providing general operating support for an ecosystem organization that, “…advance[s] the goal[s] of a [Bush] Foundation program or strategic initiative” (bushfoundation.org). The programs and initiatives included are; community innovation,…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Jeanna Yaggie

Emerging Prairie is excited to introduce another new teammate, Jeanna Yaggie. Jeanna joins the team as Program Coordinator and will be working on 1 Million Cups, founders programming and more. Be sure to say hello and welcome her when you see her out and about in the community! Get to know a little bit about…