Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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Plug and Play Kicks Off New Office in Fargo, North Dakota Focused on Agtech

Plug and Play has announced its newest location in Fargo, North Dakota with a focus in agriculture technology. This office will launch with four Founding Partners: Bremer Bank, CHS, Microsoft Corp., and The OCP Group. Full operations are scheduled to kick off in late May.   “Being on the ground in North Dakota alongside our…
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Downtown’s Prairie Den Plans Move to New Home

Prairie Den Success Generates Move to Black Building Diagram above shows the new layout for the Prairie Den location in the Black Building   The Prairie Den, a coworking and events space in downtown Fargo facilitated by Emerging Prairie, has outgrown the current space at 122 ½ North Broadway. As Emerging Prairie continues to connect…

The Challey Institute’s New American Entrepreneur Program

TThe 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. This accelerator program connects New American entrepreneurs to capital, community, and technology resources. The program seeks to increase the success of New American entrepreneurs and…

Set Your Rent makes for-sale homes rentable with the help of real estate investment

Set Your Rent, a new Grand Forks start-up, allows people to rent for-sale homes with the help of an investor who buys the home and rents it to them.   Co-founder Adam Zach will present at 1 Million Cups Fargo on Wednesday, June 12.   After entering the world of real estate with a “house…

Resonate brings Fargo’s vibrant musical community into rural ND schools

Fargo teen Joanna Lin is giving rural students access to high quality music education events with her organization Resonate. Resonate hosts music master classes for students in rural towns. The organization has two primary goals: To inspire students to look for other musical opportunities of their own volition, and to expose them to the way…

Founders Drinks

Founders Drinks is a space for founders to meet, network, learn from each other and collaborate. A gathering of founders, community builders, and industry experts to discuss the challenges of being a founder in our region.  Who’s eligible to attend? People who have started a company and/or business People who are working by themselves, those…

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…

NDSU researchers study start-ups in Fargo

Since you’re reading this site, it’s likely no secret to you that Fargo has become a vibrant hub of entrepreneurial energy in recent years. The local start-up scene is remarkable enough that two NDSU professors have made Fargo’s economic ecosystem the subject of an academic study. Joshua Marineau and Onnolee Nordstrom are both professors of…

Fargo start-up Harvestable streamlines the process of getting local produce into the hands of local chefs

Nate Heinold and Travis Rosenbluth are helping bring farmers and chefs together to put locally-sourced ingredients in restaurants with their recently launched web platform, Harvestable. The pair of co-founders were introduced by a mutual friend in downtown Fargo, and the seed of the company began to germinate even during that first meeting. “We kind of…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Malachi Petersen

Meet our newest teammate, Malachi. He’s joining the team as the Government & Community Relations Coordinator. Malachi will be working on building strategies focused around the entrepreneurial ecosystem and be our point person for government affairs. Be sure to welcome Malachi at 1 Million Cups, at the Prairie Den, or at any Emerging Prairie event!…