About Bryan

Bryan Stave is the co-founder and head of operations at Investii. While Bryan is from Milwaukee, WI, he has been traveling to North Dakota since he was a child. Bryan explains that he loves North Dakota and has family from various parts of the state.


About Investii

Originally, Bryan was looking to build a consumer app that would be designed to help young adults make financial progress. Bryan states, “that route proved unfeasible in the current environment, but our UI/UX and financial insights caught the attention of our bank partner.”


Now, Investii is working collaboratively to “create a white-label startup bank which can be branded by accelerators to help them capture banking relationships with their portfolio companies and provide better financial support.” The goal of Investii is to “give founders the financial insights at their earliest stages to be successful and accelerators the metrics to support their investments.” 


Each entrepreneurial journey has both low points and high points. Bryan explains that a low point in his journey was “coming to the painful realization that a consumer app wasn’t going to be feasible. 2021-22 ended up being a terrible time for consumer fintech, but the work we put into that product opened the door for our pivot.” Bryan shares that a high point in his journey would be getting the initial partners for the white-label bank partnerships.  


Bryan states, “for those with questions or willing to offer feedback on their startup banking experiences and wants, I’m always open to conversations.”

Readers can learn more about Bryan and Investii by visiting their Website

Tresa Wickenheiser

Tresa is the Marketing Intern for Emerging Prairie. She is currently a Communication Studies major and Marketing minor at MSUM. Tresa is passionate about connecting with others. She is looking forward to learning more about the community that EP is building through technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the lake, trying new coffee shops, and hanging out with family and friends.