Access to capital and investors is one of the biggest issues entrepreneurs face in North Dakota, and Prairie Capital Summit aims to solve that problem. Prairie Capital Summit is an afternoon event taking place at Sanctuary Events Center on March 11th that will focus on bringing together investors, entrepreneurs, resource partners and students to connect and explore the capital side of entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on equity financing. 


This summit features keynote and panel presentations, a showcasing of resources and educational tracks for both funders and entrepreneurs. Designed around the concept of creating an atmosphere for learning and connecting, this event will contain mainstage sessions, breakout sessions, networking breaks and a social hour.


Mary Grove, a partner at Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, will headline the event.  Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund was launched in 2017 by AOL founder, Steve Case, with a focus on investing in startups based outside of Silicon Valley.  Steve Case leads the fund alongside 4 other partners, including Mary Grove.


Mary leads some of the fund’s investments in a range of sectors including investments in Mahmee, PartySlate, POPS Diabetes Care, PatientOne and more. She also manages the portfolio engagement platform to support the Rise of the Rest portfolio companies across the pillars of technology & tools, education and community. Prior to joining Revolution, Mary spent 15 years at Google in Silicon Valley, New York City, and Zurich. She was the founding Director of Google for Entrepreneurs and led the company’s global efforts to support entrepreneurs and communities in over 100 countries.

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Darby is the Creative Manager at Emerging Prairie. She loves bringing her experiences in media, design, and photography to Emerging Prairie! Darby graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Photojournalism and Advertising and a minor in Graphic Communications.