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Mariah Billadeau offers a potential sustainable replacement for microplastics in fashion with EcoTex concept

The NDSU Innovation Challenge helped NDSU junior Mariah Billadeau meet interested collaborators for EcoTex, an environmentally-friendly textile concept. Billadeau will present at 1 Million Cups Fargo on Wednesday, April 24. Her idea for EcoTex took second place in the Innovation Challenge’s social impact track. The roots of the concept trace to a study abroad trip…

Fargo-Moorhead Internships announced at 1 Million Cups

The snow might be falling, but businesses are gearing up and preparing for summer. Fargo- Moorhead businesses gathered at 1 Million Cups Fargo Intern Day to present their internship opportunities.   1 Million Cups is a weekly, free event designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs and the community. In addition to David Batcheller of…

Homilink: Connecting Humans to the Internet

Ted Zipoy and Timothy Straus are two college students that have launched Homilink, a company on a mission to connect people more and more with the internet-of-things. Inspired by the future of the internet, Zipoy and Straus are targeting the medical industry with an implantable technology product called Me ID. “Homilink was created to connect…

The 6 must do things as a Freshman in Fargo-Moorhead

Written by: Austin Sandmeyer Congratulations! By some stuck of luck and fortune, you are lucky enough to call the Fargo-Moorhead region home for the next four years. Let me be one of the first to welcome you to this amazing area where college students are plentiful, fall is beautiful, and winter is just an excuse to…

Mentors: The Best Friends You Can Have in Business

Author: Dean Scott Beaulier  I recently had lunch with a Fargo business leader who shared with me a bit about his path to success. I always enjoy hearing insight into personal journeys that contribute to the making of a successful entrepreneur — as dean of a business school, these conversations are invaluable in helping design…

Innovative Start-Up Creates New Business Ventures

Barry Batcheller is a North Dakota State University graduate and honorary doctorate recipient who has charted the entrepreneurial course during his career and is now opening doors for more entrepreneurs in the Fargo area. As an engineer and creative thinker, Barry Batcheller has founded or co-founded 4 businesses and is currently the Chairman and CEO…

A Failure is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Written by: Scott A. Beaulier Setting the Goal I was young; I was fit; and this was an “easy” goal for me to bag. On the day of the race in Gainesville, Florida, a cold front had passed, and a runner’s worst enemy—high winds—made the run more challenging. But, no excuses, right? I battled the wind…

B-School: My Vision

Written by: Scott A. Beaulier In recent years, business programs — both undergraduate and graduate — have been criticized as irrelevant and disconnected from the “real world.” Just 20 years ago when I was a student, business programs and MBA programs in particular, had a fair amount of sizzle and prestige. Students with just undergraduate business…