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Creedence Energy Services provides chemical solutions to oil well issues

Creedence Energy Services cures what ails oil wells. The company produces chemical solutions that clean pipes and equipment involved in oil harvesting and production, ensuring a longer life span. Creedence Energy Services co-founder and President Kevin Black will present at 1 Million Cups Fargo on Wednesday, March 20. He explained oil wells deteriorate like the…

Mineral Tracker gives mineral rights owners a more nuanced understanding of mineral compensation

Two petroleum engineers are helping mineral owners in North Dakota and beyond navigate the complicated world of mineral compensation with their app, Mineral Tracker. Joel Brown and Jeff Kummer are co-founders of Mineral Tracker, as well as McKenzie Minerals Management, a company providing guidance on various aspects of mineral ownership. The companies apply knowledge the…

David Batcheller of Appareo Systems returns to 1 Million Cups Fargo

1 Million Cups Fargo’s first ever speaker is making a return to the entrepreneurial meet-up’s stage. David Batcheller, President and CEO of Appareo Systems, will speak at 1 Million Cups Fargo on Wednesday, February 27. Appareo Systems is a Fargo-based developer of commercial and industrial hardware and software, including products for aviation, agriculture and other…

Positive Coaching Alliance helps build "Better Athletes, Better People"

Jim Thompson’s Positive Coaching Alliance has been helping youth athletes build character through positivity for twenty years. Thompson will speak on Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) at 1 Million Cups Fargo on Wednesday, January 23. PCA is an organization Thompson founded to change the way youth sports are coached by providing online and in-print resources for…

Entrepreneur behind Weave Got Maille launches new eco-friendly straw company 13 Straws

Ada, MN chain maille company Weave Got Maille is making an effort to tackle the environmentally unfriendly use of plastic straws with the launch of a new company, 13 Straws, which will produce reusable straws made of anodized aluminum. Edie Ramstad, who founded Weave Got Maille and Premier Anodizing, is now launching 13 Straws to…

Fargo Start-Up Creates Second Skin Innovation

A North Dakota State University student and mother, Lydia Gregersen, is the founder and creator of Skin2. Gregerson is seeking to create a product that has the barrier of protection of a latex glove combined with the physical protection of a leather glove. “Skin2 emerged from seeing my brother’s damaged diesel mechanic hands… he needed…

WalkSmart: Offering Peace-of-mind One Step at a Time

Peter Chamberlain is co-founder and president of WalkSmart, an innovative solution that seeks to prevent falls by those who utilize walkers. This innovation impacts the cost of medical bills for the elderly and offers peace-of-mind for family members. “WalkSmart is the first smart walker attachment… it began as an idea for my family members and…

Fargo Entrepreneur Creates Free Online Educational Platform

Clever Mukori, a Concordia College graduate and native of Zimbabwe, is creating a web-based platform that will revolutionize the education industry called Learn or Teach. The culmination of Mukori’s life journey from Africa to the United States and the pursuit to help those less fortunate led to the creation of Learn or Teach. “I was…

Catalyzing Emerging Prairie in 2018

Since 2013, Emerging Prairie has existed to connect and celebrate the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Fargo. Through organized events, conferences, and meet-ups, this mission has been accomplished with the support of the Fargo community. “Our Emerging Prairie team fully believes that the greatest way to make an impact in the world is to increase access to…

The Great Northern: A Collaborative Celebration of Winter

A cold winter in Minnesota is a guarantee. Eric Dayton is a Minneapolis native that is determined to claim the identity as America’s north and celebrate the wonder that winter brings each year. “Calling our region ‘the North’ is more than a marketing strategy… It is a call to embrace the winter and the traditions…