Opinion

Producing an Innovative Workforce.

Written By: Dr. David Wells The most persistent problem identified in the wide spectrum of challenges for our economy is workforce  —  availability of enough people with the right skill sets and the right attitudes to fuel the continuing surge of the F-M economy.  This is doubly true for Startup Fargo.  I recently took the…

A weekend with Techstars: How I learned to spell "entrepreneur"

The word “entrepreneur” meant very little to me a year ago. I was a recent college grad, fresh out of a year living in France, with no concept of the startup world that I’ve come to know. I say “startup world,” because that’s how it feels – like it’s own realm. I’ve since taken a…

Top five takeaways from TEDxFargo: On Purpose

It has been a week and a half since Fargo’s most recent TEDx proceedings finished which seems to be enough time for all the ideas presented to fully sink in. The full-day conference featured over 20 speakers from across the country, as well as two quintessentially Fargoan hosts (many thanks to Julie Peterson Klein and…

Podcast: The net neutrality debate and rural communities

Digital technology provides an opportunity for local business to compete on equal footing. Now the FCC wants to discriminate against local. In this week’s episode of Digital Homesteading, we take a deep dive on the debate around net neutrality and what it means for rural communities. As you’ll learn, this is not the first time…

The 5 biggest health risks of starting a business

Making your startup a success takes passion and dedication, but what are the risks of all those late nights and long days sitting at your computer? Your well being may not be on the forefront of your mind as you strive towards your goals. In today’s guest post by Dr. Susan Mathison of Catalyst Medical…

Technological inspiration at Google IO

Fargo’s Myriad Devices and its CEO, Jake Joraanstad, are presently in attendance at Google’s “I/O” conference in San Francisco, California.  We asked Joraanstad to offer his thoughts so far on the conference and what it means to have a North Dakota company represented there.   Inspiration is an important word. Inspiration, along with insight, is…