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.


Questions?
For questions on the event itself, attendance, or volunteering, email Jenny Sheets at jennys@emergingprairie.com

September 14, 2022

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Plains Art Museum

Fargo, ND

SCHEDULE

  • 12:30 pm

    Registration

  • 1:00 pm

    Welcome

    • Kodee Furst - 50 South Capital
    • Glenn Bosch - North Dakota State Representative

  • 1:20 pm

    Mainstage Speaker

    • Michael Chambers - Aldevron

  • 1:45 pm

    Panel - gener8tor Alumni Insights

    • Moderator: Lauren Usher - gener8tor
    • Matt LeKrey - Remo Health
    • Zoe Levin - Bim Bam Boo
    • Jeremy Neren - gener8tor

  • 2:05 pm

    Break

  • 2:15 pm

    Breakout Sessions

    • 50 South Capital: Raising Institutional Capital
      • Kodee Furst, Bridget Schweihs + Murielle Dawdy 

    • Homegrown Capital: Crafting Early Stage Pitches
      • Matt Paulson + Tim Weelborg 

  • 2:45 pm

    Breakout Session: Expert Voices

    • Leveraging Your Board: Kathy Cochran - Elevate2 Consulting
    • What is an Accelerator?: Baylie Evans - gener8tor
    • Acquisitions as a Growth Strategy: Ryan Raguse - Bushel
    • Becoming an Angel Investor: Mickayla Rosard - Groove Investment Group
    • What to Expect During Early Stage Diligence: Ryan Weber - Great North Ventures

  • 3:15 pm

    Break

  • 3:30 pm

    Panel - From Start to Sell: The Lifecycle of Money in Your Business

    • Moderator: Erik Barner - Broadwater Capital
    • Brooks Burgum - LongWater Opportunities
    • Amanda Heyman - Tundra Ventures

  • 3:45 pm

    Panel - Aligning Visions: A Conversation Between Founder and Lead Investor

    • Moderator: Kodee Furst - 50 South Capital
    • Blaine Crissman - Badlands Capital
    • Josh Riedy - Airtonomy

  • 4:00 pm

    Social Hour

  • 5:00 pm

    Event Ends

SPEAKERS

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Kodee Furst (Event Host)

Director
50 South Capital

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Erik Barner

Founder
Broadwater Capital

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Glenn Bosch

North Dakota State Representative

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Brooks Burgum

Partner
LongWater Opportunities

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Michael Chambers

Founding CEO, Executive Chairman
Aldevron

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Blaine Crissman

Managing Partner
Badlands Capital

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Murielle Dawdy

Vice President
50 South Capital

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Amanda Heyman

Managing Partner
Tundra Ventures

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Matt LeKrey

CEO + Co-founder
Remo Health

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Zoe Levin

CEO + Founder
Bim Bam Boo

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Jeremy Neren

Investment Accelerators VP
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Matt Paulson

General Partner 
Homegrown Capital

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Josh Riedy

Founder + CEO
Airtonomy

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Bridget Schweihs

Vice President
50 South Capital

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Lauren Usher

VP of gBETA
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Tim Weelborg

General Partner
Homegrown Capital

EXPERT VOICES

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Kathy Cochran

Founder
Elevate2 Consulting

Topic: Leveraging Your Board

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Ryan Weber

Managing Partner
Great North Ventures

Topic: What to Expect During Early Stage Diligence

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Baylie Evans

Managing Director of gBETA
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Topic: What is an Accelerator?

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Ryan Raguse

Co-founder + President
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Topic: Acquisitions as a Growth Strategy

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Mickayla Rosard

Partner
Groove Investment Group

Topic: Becoming an Angel Investor

Our 2022 Sponors

Thank you to our event partners who help make this event possible. 

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