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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…

AnalyzeCeph streamlines cephalometric x-ray analysis for dentists, orthodontists and other oral health pros

AnalyzeCeph is a young technology start-up aiming to help dentists and orthodontist with the process of x-ray analysis.   Co-founder Aziz Usmanov will present at 1 Million Cups Fargo on Wednesday, June 12.   The company increases return on investment for general dentists who take on orthodontic cases as an additional revenue to their business,…

BowWow Bo-Ties helps dogs look fetching

Fargo seventh grader Ivy Mastrud has taken it upon herself to make sure dogs look dapper with her YEA Shark Tank-winning business BowWow Bo Ties. Even though Mastrud’s concept won the Fargo-Moorhead Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy this year, as Mastrud tells it, the concept was a last-minute replacement. “The whole time I was working on…

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…

btqBOX brings boutique vendors and retailers together through wholesale subscription boxes

  Recently launched btqBOX offers a wholesale subscription box for boutique owners that brings the apparel market to their door. btqBOX founder Ciara Stockland will present at 1 Million Cups Fargo on Wednesday, May 22. Stockland has owned boutique stores herself, including MODE, which at one point had franchises in a number of cities. “After…

Storysquares’ interactive writing templates offer flexible solutions for a variety of writing situations

  Storysquares, an up-and-coming Montana-based startup, seeks to demystify writing in the classroom and the workplace with its interactive writing templates. Storysquares founder Jennifer Sheets will present at 1 Million Cups Fargo on Wednesday, May 22. Sheets is a creative writer with experience teaching undergraduate students, and she’s also worked in K-12 education as a…

West Fargo principal developing Quiver app to track benefits of school house systems

Legacy Elementary School principal Jason Markusen is working to help schools “develop the whole child” through in-development app Quiver. Markusen will present at 1 Million Cups Fargo on Wednesday, May 15. Quiver streamlines and deepens the data management of houses, teams, and similar institutional structures within schools. House systems organize students into groups upon enrollment…

Smart Ag addresses seasonal labor shortages, other issues through automated equipment

Smart Ag is using automated harvest machinery to push agriculture forward. The company’s first products allow crop producers to automate their equipment using software. Paul Bruns, Western Region Business Director for Smart Ag, will present at 1 Million Cups Fargo on Wednesday, May 8. Smart Ag was founded in 2015 by CEO Colin Hurd. “Colin…

Tommy Kenville is a drone industry pioneer and innovator

Tommy Kenville, President of ISight RPV Services and co-founder of Midwest Drone Group and UAI International, has been a pioneer of the drone industry and a major force in making North Dakota one of the most drone-friendly states in the nation. Kenville will present at 1 Million Cups Fargo on Wednesday, May 8. Midwest Drone…

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…