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Startup Digest Fargo - Issue #13: Opportunities, events, FYIs & more

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The personalized local newsletter for the Fargo Moorhead startup scene.

Entrepreneur Brian Larry is looking for 3 startups based in Moorhead, MN for a few sponsored spots in the ILT Academy Lean Startup trainings. Contact him at
Exciting to see NDDOT test out some autonomous trucks last week out at Grand Farm. A hopeful sign of more good things to come for innovation, autonomous vehicles and the work of the Grand Farm.
The application period for the Bank of North Dakota COVID-19 PACE Recovery II program is open until 10/30 for North Dakota businesses. This program provides a buydown of up to $50,000 for interest accrued on existing debt from 4/1-9/30/20. To qualify, must have a minimum 20% year-over-year loss comparing a specific time frame of 2019 to 2020. See the link for program details. Must apply through a financial institution.
Do you know of any regional business “kickstarters” going on? If so, please feel free to share with me to help give them a plug.
Welcome Maggie Smith on her move to the region, as she was recently hired as the new Executive Director of Evolve Grand Forks.
I, and a few other fine folks (Ahmed Shiil, Abdi Mohamed, Matour Alier) in the metro, had a nice conversation with Anisa Hajimumin on her new role with the MN Dept of Employment & Econ Dev as Asst Commissioner for Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. Her goals include improving the following for immigrants and refugees in these work & biz areas: language barriers, economic opportunity, connecting with employers, and changing the narrative. If your a MN biz or org wanting to play a role in this, I suggest connecting with Anisa.
Upcoming Events:
1 Million Cups Fargo” 10/21 (and most Wednesdays at 9:15am) now back to online via Facebook Live
2020 Innovation Challenge Project Showcase” 10/29 4pm NDSU Memorial Union(?)
FM Welcome Party” 11/5 noon online
Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities: A Multistate Showcase” a series of webinars from 11/9-11/13
SAVE THE DATE for “North Dakota Innovation Day” 11/19 online

Featured Startups & Shoutouts
10 Questions With Garrett Moon of CoSchedule | Fargo INC! Magazine
Fargo-based Genesis Feed Technologies On Being Selected As One Of Seven Finalists Soy Innovation Challenge
Other FYIs & Resources
Lightning Rounds: Accelerator Pitches — Apply By 11/7
2020 Rise of the Rest Virtual Tour: Equity Edition (pitch deadline is 10/25)
Women Entrepreneur Cohort - Emerging Prairie - Applications Due 12/18
Target + Grow North Minority Trade Show Event
Exit Planning for a VC backed company | Midwest Startups
Why Smaller Cities Can Be the Perfect Place for A Growing Company
Small-Town Incentives Entrepreneurs Should Consider Before Moving to a Big City
Frequently Used Entrepreneurial Resources - Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC
Techstars Startup Digest Fargo is curated by:
John Machacek John Machacek - Chief Innovation Officer at Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC
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