Skip to content

Emerging Prairie

Celebrate the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem at 1 Million Thanks

Emerging Prairie will host the fifth annual 1 Million Thanks at the Fargo Air Museum from 6:30 – 9:30 pm on January 30th. This is an evening dedicated to celebrating the forward momentum of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in our region. This event will be a time to connect with community members, reflect on the progress…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Maranda

Emerging Prairie is pleased to share that Maranda Tasa has joined the EP team! Maranda has taken on the role of Business Operations Manager. In this position, Maranda will focus on building up the processes around financials, human resources and operations management at Emerging Prairie. Maranda has more than 10 years of experience  having vast…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Blair

Another new teammate, Blair Petersen, has joined the Emerging Prairie Team.  Blair has taken on the role as Senior Executive Assistant. She will be assisting the Emerging Prairie’s executive team with planning, scheduling and day-to-day activities. Blair is from sunny Southern California and recently moved to Fargo to join hands with the team at Emerging…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Andrew

Emerging Prairie is excited to share that Andrew Jason has joined the EP team! Andrew joins the team as the Director of the Ecosystem. In this position, Andrew will lead a team in strategizing, planning and hosting Emerging Prairie’s events and programming that directly impact our ecosystem. Andrew’s entire professional career has been born out…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Lee

Emerging Prairie is happy to announce that Lee Schwartz has joined the team! Lee joins the Emerging Prairie team as the Director of Marketing for Grand Farm and Emerging Digital Academy. He will leading Emerging Prairie’s marketing efforts especially as it relates to elevating the Grand Farm Initiative and launching the Emerging Digital Academy. A…

Meet Timothy, Our Grand Farm Intern

We’re excited that Timothy Straus has joined the Emerging Prairie team! Tim has joined our team as a Grand Farm Intern. In his role, he will play a big part in the Grand Farm movement especially as it relates to involving college students in the movement. We’re thrilled that Tim is on our team and…

Microsoft Commits to Partnering with Grand Farm

Emerging Prairie is excited to announce a partnership with Microsoft as our community works towards making Grand Farm a reality.  This creates a one of a kind partnership between farmers, businesses, government, and entrepreneurs. Microsoft is investing $1.5 million in the project and we will be bringing the talent of the company’s technologists and data…

Meet William, Our Grand Farm Program Manager

William Aderholdt is the newest addition to the Emerging Prairie team! William has joined our team as a Grand Farm Program Manager. In his new role, he will play a big part in the Grand Farm movement and support Emerging Prairie through grant writing. We’re thrilled that William is here and to get to know him…

The Challey Institute’s New Amercian Entrepreneur Program Announces the 2019 Cohort

  The Challey Institute for Global Innovation & Growth and Emerging Prairie are proud to announce the 10 companies that will make up the 2019 Challey Institute’s New American Entrepreneur Program, an accelerator program that connects New American entrepreneurs to capital, community, and technology resources. This program seeks to increase the success of New American…

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai visits Fargo

Emerging Prairie is pleased to host the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for a roundtable at the Prairie Den today. The purpose of the conversation is for Chairman Pai to meet regional leaders making an impact and take time to explore pathways to connect rural America in the digital economy. This roundtable will allow…