Tech

RJ Energy Solutions is Preventing Expensive Breakdowns and Reducing Energy Costs

Russel Schell, of RJ Energy Solutions, plans to discuss the different business offerings they have offered over the last few years at 1 Million Cups Fargo on November 6. Join him at the Island Park Stage at 9:15 a.m.   Meet Russel Russel Schell, President of RJ Energy Solutions, attended US Air Force Technical Training.…

TerraCOH Introduces New CPG Technology

John Griffin, of TerraCOH, will highlight their new CPG technology at 1 Million Cups Fargo on September 4. Join him at the Island Park Stage at 9:15 a.m.    Meet John John Griffin, President and Chairman of TerraCOH Board of Directors, is an alumnus of University of Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor of Science…

HabitAware’s Keen bracelet helps people fight compulsive behaviors

HabitAware helps people dealing with Body Focused Repetitive Behavior through their product Keen, a bracelet that makes users conscious of their gestures.   Aneela Idnani, a designer and co-founder of HabitAware, will present at 1 Million Cups Fargo on Wednesday, July 24.   “HabitAware was born out of personal necessity,” she said.   Idnani dealt…

Startup weekend success UnStuck promotes cold weather kindness with app concept

UnStuck, an app concept applying rideshare principles to winter Good Samaritanism, took second place at Techstars’ annual Startup Weekend in Fargo in April. Nolan Borchardt, an NDSU junior and member of UnStuck’s team, will present at 1 Million Cups Fargo on Wednesday, April 29. “The idea is—it’s an app that operates a lot like Uber,”…

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,…