North Dakota

Emerging Prairie Announces Annual Award Winners for 2018

Emerging Prairie is excited to announce the recipients of their annual awards! Each year, Emerging Prairie and a selection committee identify individuals and organizations that made a significant impact in the startup community and contributed to a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem over the past year.  This year’s award recipients are: Rookie of the Year Award—Sadiyo Hassan This…

Emerging Prairie Receives Nationally-Competitive Grant, Plans ‘Entrepreneur Day at the State Capitol’

Emerging Prairie has received a $15,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for an initiative that will help create access for entrepreneurs to connect with state policymakers. The grant is the result of Emerging Prairie winning a pitch competition in which the organization proposed organizing ‘Entrepreneur Day at the State Capitol,’ where entrepreneurs from…

Venturing in Downtown Fargo

Every downtown tells a story. The narrative of downtown Fargo describes a financial center where people come to work, play, live, and create. “Downtown Fargo is a place with energy, innovative minds, and a collaborative spirit. It’s full of unique characteristics and historical landmarks that give Fargo a sense of place. It’s home to some…

The Culture and Community Impact of Heat Transfer Warehouse

In 2010, Heat Transfer Warehouse was founded in Fargo, North Dakota and is today the leading wholesale online supplier of heat transfer materials. The secret of Heat Transfer Warehouse’s success goes further than the point of sale. The heartbeat of this Fargo-based company is the emphasis of core values that produce a strong workplace culture…

Cultivate conference explores future of ag industry

Guest post by Charles Wallace Charles Wallace was born and raised in Los Angeles and lived in California until moving to Fargo to study Agriculture Communications at North Dakota State University. Read more of his articles at fromlatothefarm.com. Nearly 300 people attended the 2nd annual Cultivate conference hosted by Emerging Prairie on November 15th, 2018.…

NDSU researchers study start-ups in Fargo

Since you’re reading this site, it’s likely no secret to you that Fargo has become a vibrant hub of entrepreneurial energy in recent years. The local start-up scene is remarkable enough that two NDSU professors have made Fargo’s economic ecosystem the subject of an academic study. Joshua Marineau and Onnolee Nordstrom are both professors of…

Emerging Prairie Welcomes New Teammate: Malachi Petersen

Meet our newest teammate, Malachi. He’s joining the team as the Government & Community Relations Coordinator. Malachi will be working on building strategies focused around the entrepreneurial ecosystem and be our point person for government affairs. Be sure to welcome Malachi at 1 Million Cups, at the Prairie Den, or at any Emerging Prairie event!…

10x Marketing Formula: The Book for Marketing Results

Garret Moon, CEO and co-founder of CoSchedule, is taking lessons learned in content marketing and sharing it with the world in his book, 10x Marketing Formula. The book is the culmination of CoSchedule’s strategy for success over the last 5 years. “We wrote this book because it just didn’t exist, and we needed it to…

‘Principles to Fortune’, Culture and Business Growth from North Dakota Entrepreneur

Scott Bintz is the founder of RealTruck and the author of Principles to Fortune: Crafting a Culture to Massively Grow a Business. The book was written to help everyday business owners, leaders, and employees. “The real purpose of the book was to share how running a business by principles will help it grow and is…

Northern Plains UAS Test Site is Blazing Trails in North Dakota

Nicholas Flom is the Executive Director of the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Site located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Along with 6 other states, the State of North Dakota established this UAS test site in 2014 to collaborate with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “We collaborate with FAA and industry partners to develop…