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, Prairie Capital Summit, TEDxFargo and the Prairie Den coworking space. Sign up for newsletters on their homepage.

The Nice Network

The Nice Network at NDSU has a mission of “entrepreneurship for all”. They pursue this goal by teaching, training, and supporting students, faculty and community members. The Nice Network is always coming up with new programs and learning opportunities not only for students but also the community at large.

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 serves almost as a town hall gathering a vast collection of friendly and engaged citizens.

Startup Digest Fargo

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

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

Some groups use as their organizing platform.


GFMEDC is involved with organizing or sponsoring various competitions throughout the year such as Startup Weekend, 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.

Other opportunities to let some Fargo-Moorhead-serendipity run its course

Our community is often jam-packed with events and trainings, as we are a friendly & creative community of doers and activators.  You may run into people like this at events like Creative Mornings Fargo, Stampede and First Fridays, just to name a few.  Connections are always plenty as well at our many coffee shops and breweries/wineries.