event builds on Fargo Moorhead’s entrepreneurial ecosystem (April 26)

Innovation and entrepreneurship have been transformative for many in our region, and it has been a driving force in the development of our economy. To continue to support and fuel the entrepreneurial ecosystem, the GFMEDC and Arthur Ventures invite you to join us at the first ever event.
Friday, April 26 10:00 a.m. – noon
Fargo Theatre
Tickets (free) at: will feature two global leaders in the entrepreneurship community: Forbes Publisher and North Dakotan, Rich Karlgaard, and Atlassian Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Mike Cannon-Brookes. Rich and Mike will share their experience of entrepreneurship and innovation as well as their ideas for the future.

Arthur Ventures and the GFMEDC are committed to supporting regional entrepreneurial efforts. Inspired and encouraged by the success of TEDxFargo and Startup Weekend, we hope to build on this momentum. Tickets are limited, and we expect a packed crowd for the event. Please make sure if you sign up for a ticket that you attend. If you have questions, please contact Greg Tehven at

About the Speakers:

Since 1998, Rich Karlgaard has served as Publisher of Forbes, where he writes a biweekly column called Innovation Rules. Rich is also a regular panelist on cable news’ popular business show, Forbes on FOX and frequent guest analyst on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report. In 1997, he founded Garage Technology Ventures with Guy Kawasaki.  As a journalist, investor and thought leader, he is passionate about driven leadership, innovation, and growth. Learn more about Rich –

Mike Cannon-Brookes is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Atlassian – an award winning enterprise software company that helps teams of all sizes track and share everything, work smarter, and create better software together.  Atlassian currently has over 25,000 customers globally and has been named one of the “Fastest Growing Companies” by both Deloitte and BRW Magazine. Mike has received international recognition for his work, including the “Australian IT Professional of the Year” award in 2004 and “Australian Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006. He’s also been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2009, and is currently a member of The Forum of Young Global Leaders.  Learn more about Atlassian’s growth –

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