Emerging Prairie

WeClean – Doing Good for Your Home and Community

About Jared and Amos Jared and Amos are the co-founders of WeClean, a modern home cleaning service. Amos got his start in entrepreneurship at the young age of 16 and has spent the last 25 years as a serial entrepreneur. Jared on the other hand cannot point to a singular moment that made him want…

MCMktg, LLC Offers Social Media Marketing Services to Female Business Owners

About Mary Cait Mary Cait is the founder and Social Media Strategist of MCMktg, LLC currently operating out of Moorhead, Minnesota. As a high schooler, Mary Cait took an interest in entrepreneurship, but thought she’d play a supporting role rather than the founder of her own business. To her surprise, graduating during a pandemic shifted…

Creating an Event Planning Business During a Pandemic

About Dani  Dani is the Founder and Chief Pun Officer at Quirky Event Planning. Quirky is based out of Fargo and serves the Minnesota and North Dakota area. After graduating from Concordia College in Moorhead, Dani entered the typical nine-to-five workforce. She knew from a young age she wanted to start her own business, she…

Arise! Communities Empowers Underrepresented Groups in the Tech Industry

About Theresa and Kirsten Theresa and Kirsten are the Co-Founders of Arise! Communities, a nonprofit organization offering a full spectrum of judgment-free technology education to diverse people groups. Kirsten attended college just down the road at Concordia College, while Theresa graduated from North Carolina Central University. Previously, these two women were a part of an…

Pursuit of Innovation Offers Tech Opportunities to Underserved Youth

About Nancy Nancy Mwirotsi is the Founder and Executive Director of Pursuit of Innovation (Pi515), operating out of Des Moines, Iowa. From an early age, Nancy was exposed to the entrepreneurial journey by her father, who found little ways to involve her in the process with tasks like counting money each night, which was accompanied…

Meet Tré – Emerging Digital Academy Student

Meet Tré Olson, one of the 11 students of the Conway Cohort at Emerging Digital Academy. Tré was born and raised in Fargo and has spent most of his life in the area. After graduating high school in 2017, he entered into college for computer engineering. A year and a half later, He made the…

Meet Milton – Emerging Digital Academy Student

Meet Milton Fernandez, one of the 11 students of the Conway Cohort at Emerging Digital Academy. Milton grew up just outside of Grand Forks in a small town called Crookston, MN. In May of 2020, he graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Computer Engineering and began his career in the field…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Dana

Emerging Prairie is excited to welcome Dana Peterson to the Emerging Prairie Team! She joins the team as the Chief Strategy Officer where she’ll oversee the implementation of the strategic plan, works with existing partners, builds new partnerships, including federal and state government partners Dana is a builder of people and organizations, change agent, and…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes Dana Peterson as Chief Strategy Officer

Emerging Prairie has added Dana Peterson to help lead its pursuit to improve the human condition.   Dana Peterson joins Emerging Prairie as a member of the executive management team (in collaboration with Emerging Prairie’s Co-Founder & CEO , Greg Tehven) and will articulate and implement a strategic vision for Emerging Prairie that focuses on…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Jimmy

Emerging Prairie is excited to welcome Jimmy Kragt to the Emerging Prairie Team! He’ll be taking on the role of our Sales Intern. He’ll be assisting in building our partnership models and development strategies as an organization.   Jimmy is a central Minnesota native who is currently a senior at Concordia College – Moorhead majoring in Business…