Get Connected

With the genuinely helpful nature of our community, it is no surprise that many area startups look to personal connections as a great way to improve their business while also being an active participant in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Here are several helpful hints on how to better engage.

Emerging Prairie

This non-profit’s mission is to connect and celebrate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Fargo-Moorhead. They are the leader in many initiatives such as 1 Million Cups, Drone Focus, Cart Monthly, TEDxFargo and the Prairie Den coworking space. Sign up for newsletters on their homepage.

1 Million Cups

Our local 1MC is the largest in the nation, consistently attracting 125+ attendees each week, with some weeks as high as 350! Often referred to as “church for entrepreneurs”, our 1MC serve almost as a town hall gathering a vast collection of friendly and engaged citizens.

Startup Digest

Click here to subscribe to this bi-weekly email and view the calendar. This email and the coinciding calendar will have the most varied curation of entrepreneurial, innovation and business related happenings.

Eventbrite.com

Many events in our area utilize Eventbrite.com to market and organize their events.

Meetup.com

Some groups use Meetup.com as their organizing platform.

Competitions

GFMEDC is involved with organizing or sponsoring various competitions throughout the year such as Startup Weekend, TechCo Startup of the Year, Spark Your Startup Idea Pitch, NDSU Innovation Challenge & more. As a participant, these are great events to build exposure and fine-tune your ideas. As a spectator or volunteer, they are an interesting way to learn more about area innovators and provide valuable feedback.