We believe that entrepreneurs and startups succeed when they have access to the resources they need — whether that’s business support, social capital, or private capital. Prairie Capital Summit was created as a way to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and community builders to spark discussions around private capital in the midwest. Take a look at photos from our most recent Prairie Capital Summit!

What can I expect at Prairie Capital Summit?
This half-day gathering includes inspiring and educational speakers, panel discussions on topics relevant to founders and investors, and educational tracks for those managing funds and those wanting to learn more about raising capital. 

Who is this event for?
This event was created for entrepreneurs who are interested or considering equity finances as a pathway to grow their startup, investors who are actively investing in early stage startups, community organizations who are focused on benefiting entrepreneurs by sharing state or public resources, and students who are interested in pursuing a career in venture capital or entrepreneurship.

For questions on the event itself, attendance, or volunteering, email Liz Campbell at lizc@emergingprairie.com

October 11, 2023


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  • 10:30 am


  • 10:45 am

    Investing in North Dakota

  • 11:00 am

    Keynote 1

    • Wade Meyers

  • 11:20 am

    Founder Wins

  • 11:40 am

    Breakout Session

    • Preparing for your Seed Round
    • Leveraging Your Board 

  • 12:25 pm


  • 1:25 pm

    Breakout Session

    • “Are You Ready to Scale? Do the Math”
    • "What Your CTO Isn’t Telling You

  • 2:10 pm

    Keynote 2

    • Van Espahbodi

  • 2:30 pm


  • 2:45 pm

    Fireside chat: Path to Exit

  • 3:05 pm

    Using AI to Scale

  • 3:25 pm

    Fireside chat: Evolution from Seed to C: Bushel’s Capital Journey

  • 4:00 pm

    Happy Hour