Tech

The Vitals app creates transparency between first responders and vulnerable community members

A new app is making communication between first responders and people with special needs or visible or invisible conditions that might affect their behavior easier and clearer. For example, a diabetic whose blood sugar is low might seem drunk to a police officer. A person with epilepsy who is in the midst of a seizure…

TeacherSpark brings teachers together to share ideas and set off classroom innovation

A small cohort of North Dakota teachers are hoping to foster education innovation with an app that marries the structure of dating apps to a professional development focus. The app, TeacherSpark, will connect teachers to other teachers, giving them the opportunity to exchange ideas and resources and to support each other in their careers. Sara…

New app Tavolo makes dining out a seamless experience

A team of young Twin Cities entrepreneurs is working to streamline your dining experience with their new app, Tavolo. Users of Tavolo will be able to browse restaurants’ menus, order, and pay for their meals through the app, which will make going out to eat less time-consuming. Tavolo co-founder Taranvir Johal will present on Tavolo…

Golden Path Solutions looks to provide a faster road from school to career for students and employers

Patrick Mineer of Blue Fire Consulting is looking to revolutionize career planning by bringing students together with hiring companies earlier and more deeply through a new start-up, Golden Path Solutions. The process of transitioning from secondary school into a career has been the subject of tremendous, culture-wide anxiety in recent years. College can bring increased…

QuePics makes printing photos easier than ever before

Photography is a bigger part of social life than ever, and there has been a parallel rise in the ways available to share your photos—at least digitally, that is. The convenience of printing off and displaying photos, however, has not caught up. QuePics, a recently launched local start-up, aims to make printing photos easier. The…

Hamse Warfa harnesses the power of blockchain to help the world's poorest participate in the global economy with BanQu

The ability to acquire credit is one of the key elements necessary to participate in a modern economy. Unfortunately, having a traceable credit history is a typical requirement for acquiring credit. If that seems like sort of a Catch-22, that’s because for many of the world’s poorest people, it is. Hamse Warfa, co-founder of BanQu,…

Tom Waddell is helping create tech solutions to healthcare problems with TheraTec

Problem: Progress in physical therapy requires patients to do their exercises diligently outside of their physical therapy appointments, on their own time. It’s homework, and if you’ve been to school you know that people don’t always do their homework, even if they know they should. Solution: Technology? Tom Waddell, COO and co-founder of TheraTec, is…

Rising Tide Software Offers Tech Aid to Abduction Investigations

Sadiyo Hassan, a co-founder of Rising Tide Software, is using software solutions to benefit the Fargo-Moorhead community in collaboration with the West Fargo Police Department. Hassan’s team also won this year’s Fargo Startup Weekend.   The idea for Rising Tide goes back further than Startup Weekend, to a high school project of Hassan’s, in which…

Fargo-Based Start-up Offers Small Non-Profit CRM

In 2017, Matt Bitzegaio founded DonorDock, a simple donor management system for non-profits. DonorDock is the culmination of Bitzegaio’s experience in the tech industry and his passion to help the non-profit industry. “Overtime, I realized that non-profits were often ignored… I wanted to build something different and affordable that would accelerate the small non-profit,” explained…

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…