Interviews

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Bridget McManamon

Emerging Prairie is happy to announce that Bridget McManamon has joined the team! Bridget joins the Emerging Prairie team as a TEDxFargo Intern. She is currently attending Creighton University where she’s studying Political Science on the Pre Law track. Get to know Bridget a little more below!   Tell us a little bit about you.…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Trevor Schmidt

Emerging Prairie is happy to announce that Trevor Schmidt has joined the team! Trevor comes aboard the Emerging Prairie team as a Grand Farm Intern. He has just finished his first year at North Dakota State University, where he plans on majoring in Finance and Computer Science! Get to know Trevor a little more below!…

She's paving the way for young girls in tech and is our latest guest writer. Welcome, Betty Gronneberg!

What topics will you be focusing on in your writing? Technology and gender, tech talent pool, future trends in tech, global point of view, economic development and its tech influencers or disruptors Where is home for you? Fargo has been home for the last decade. What brought you to Fargo, ND?  Love. I did it…

Software solution start-up offers custom fit business solutions for companies.

Mike Vetter, President and Chief Technology Officer for DataSync Corporation, is using technology to make a difference in the sales and marketing industry. “I am driven by my faith in the Lord and have a passion for making a difference in the world. I choose to make a difference through my knowledge of technology and…

An interview with Startup Weekend guru Michael Norton

Name + Nickname: Michael Norton + @TheRedHype Tagline: Actually Pretty Legit Hometown: Seattle // San Diego Current location: American Airlines EP: What are you currently doing with your life? (Ah…a question for the ages, this.) MN: For the past eight months or so I’ve been traveling throughout the United States and Canada. I facilitate a…

Startup Spotlight: Kirk Anton

Not many grown men can say they have willingly recieved a pedicure in which their toenails were painted purple. But Kirk Anton can. Kirk is a Fargo-Moorhead native and founder of Heat Transfer Warehouse, a local startup that makes digital prints for textile decoration. He’s the kind of guy who would get a pedicure, just…

Startup Community Pillars: North Dakota Department of Commerce

Emerging Prairie is proud to bring readers yet another Startup Community Pillar – and this time we reached out to give recognition to the North Dakota Department of Commerce. Often acting as an intermediary for startups and entrepreneur networking, the individuals working within the government entity are poised to assist businesses in many different ways.…

Fargo high school senior invents GoPro accessory

As a senior at Fargo North High School, John Daly has already stopped relying on the overarching marketplace to provide everything he wants. At the age of 18, this soon-to-be Bison is attempting to kickstart his own product. He is doing this with Pro Aim, an accessory for the GoPro camera that allows users to…

Startup Community Pillars: Myriad is mobilizing

This feature was written by Conner Scott, an Emerging Prairie contributor and NDSU student. Jake Joraanstad and Myriad Mobile are considering it their personal responsibility to make the Fargo-Moorhead area a great community. They aim to support the community they love, not only through the success of their business, but with the utilization of the…

NDSU grad acquires over $7 million in funding with Storefront

San Francisco-based startup Storefront has finished its Series A investment round with a total of $7.3 million raised. The company was formed approximately two years ago by Erik Eliason and Tristan Pollock as a way for retail space operators to rent out space – be it a kiosk at a fair or an entire store…