North Dakota

Emerging Prairie and gener8tor Announce Emergency Response Program

Emerging Prairie, in partnership with gener8tor announced today a new initiative supporting North Dakota small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Under the North Dakota Emergency Response Program, small businesses, startups, freelancers and nonprofits will have access to a free, week-long webinar series designed to identify and leverage critical resources in order to weather this…
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Plug and Play Kicks Off New Office in Fargo, North Dakota Focused on Agtech

Plug and Play has announced its newest location in Fargo, North Dakota with a focus in agriculture technology. This office will launch with four Founding Partners: Bremer Bank, CHS, Microsoft Corp., and The OCP Group. Full operations are scheduled to kick off in late May.   “Being on the ground in North Dakota alongside our…
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Microsoft Commits to Partnering with Grand Farm

Emerging Prairie is excited to announce a partnership with Microsoft as our community works towards making Grand Farm a reality.  This creates a one of a kind partnership between farmers, businesses, government, and entrepreneurs. Microsoft is investing $1.5 million in the project and we will be bringing the talent of the company’s technologists and data…

The Challey Institute’s New Amercian Entrepreneur Program Announces the 2019 Cohort

  The Challey Institute for Global Innovation & Growth and Emerging Prairie are proud to announce the 10 companies that will make up the 2019 Challey Institute’s New American Entrepreneur Program, an accelerator program that connects New American entrepreneurs to capital, community, and technology resources. This program seeks to increase the success of New American…

Living Legends Day at 1 Million Cups Fargo to Feature Sister Thomas Welder and Gary Tharaldson

The third annual ‘Living Legends Day’ edition of 1 Million Cups Fargo takes place on Wednesday, September 25th from 9:15am – 10:15am at the Stage at Island Park, and will feature Sister Thomas Welder, President Emerita of the University of Mary, and Gary Tharaldson, hospitality entrepreneur and North Dakota’s first billionaire.   Sister Thomas Welder…

7 Generation Games is Closing Math Gaps in Underserved Communities

Maria Burns Ortiz, of 7 Generation Games, will be speaking at 1 Million Cups Fargo on September 11th. Join her and other community members at the Island Park Stage at 9:15 a.m. Meet Maria Maria, CEO and co-founder of 7 Generation Games, graduated from New York University with a major in Journalism and minor in…

Razor Tracking Maximizes Efficiencies and Decreases Management Stress of Operating Large Assets

Casey McCullough, of Razor Tracking, plans to highlight the story of the company’s past, present, and future at 1 Million Cups Fargo on September 11. Join him at the Island Park Stage at 9:15 a.m. Meet Casey Casey McCullough, Vice President of Business Development at Razor Tracking, received his college degree from Minnesota State University…

Entrepreneur Day at the State Capitol Recap

Emerging Prairie hosted the first-ever Entrepreneur Day at the State Capitol (EDSC) on January 21, 2019, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Bank of North Dakota and the North Dakota Department of Commerce. The vision for the event was to have a day where doers and thinkers from across the state could travel…

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…