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Emerging Prairie Employment Opportunity: Full Stack Software Engineer Instructor

Emerging Digital Academy is hiring an instructor for our Full Stack Web Engineering course. The full-stack engineering instructor is responsible for the instruction and support of the students in our 20-week full-stack engineering program. In addition, this position supports key operational functions of the school, including supporting the Director to ensure that educational and state…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Jenny

Emerging Prairie is excited to welcome Jenny to the team! She joins us as our Entrepreneurial Programs Manager, working to develop our many entrepreneur-focused programs and the ecosystem as whole.   Jenny comes to Emerging Prairie from Bozeman, Montana with a background in marketing and communications. She also has experience as an entrepreneur, having founded…

StartupBREW Speaker Reunion Day 2021

A Trip Down StartupBREW Lane At Emerging Prairie, we believe that founders do better and succeed faster when they have access to one another and a community that supports them! Early 2021 we kicked off the inaugural season of StartupBREW Fargo – a weekly event on Wednesday mornings to learn, support, and inspire.   Throughout…

Emerging Prairie Hosts StartupBREW Fargo Speaker Reunion Day

Fargo, ND – StartupBREW Fargo is celebrating its final event of the season with a Speaker Reunion Day. StartupBREW is a weekly event on Wednesday mornings for community members to explore the entrepreneurial journey. Over the last 30 weeks StartupBREW has featured more than 50 founders, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. These past speakers will…

Educate. Empower. Support.

About Amanda Amanda Pieters is a birth and postpartum doula and the Founder of Avocado Doula, based in Fargo, North Dakota. In August 2021, Amanda became the first Evidence-Based Birth Instructor® in North Dakota as a trained birth doula through DONA International. Amanda attended the University of Wisconsin La-Crosse, where she earned a bachelor’s degree…

Improving Lives Within the Workforce

About Crystal Crystal Nelson is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, and the owner of Fargo Ergonomics. Crystal graduated from the University of Mary, Bismarck, with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, and has earned certification for functional capacity evaluations, functional job assessments, and pre-work screens/post-offer employment testing. The entrepreneurial path has always…

Unplugging to Reconnect

About Michelle and the Magic Meeple Michelle Mortinse is the owner of the Magic Meeple, Fargo, North Dakota’s new board game café. Michelle has always possessed an entrepreneurial spirit; however, it wasn’t until about five months ago that she began seriously considering the idea of pursuing the entrepreneurial path. After 24 years of working as…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Matt

Emerging Prairie is excited to welcome Matt to the team! He joins us as our Director of Marketing & Communications, where he will focus on telling the story of Emerging Prairie and its partners.   Matt comes to us after spending 10 years in Colorado, where he led communications and public affairs for the Colorado…

The Escape Room That’s Going Places

About Sarah and The Travel Escape Room Sarah Carlisle is the owner and Founder of Travel Escape Room, North Dakota, and Minnesota’s first mobile escape room servicing the entirety of both states. Sarah is a Minnesota State University Moorhead graduate with a BS degree in Elementary Education and a specialty in Middle School Science. After…

Emerging Digital Academy Accepts Technology Innovator Award from Technology Council of North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota – At Cybercon Conference in Bismarck on Oct. 5, Emerging Digital Academy (EDA) accepted the Technology Innovator Award from the Technology Council of North Dakota (TechND).     Emerging Digital Academy is a 20-week coding bootcamp dedicated to addressing the growing demand for skilled software developers in North Dakota. The program is designed…