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Startup Digest Fargo - Issue #14: Opportunities, events, FYIs & more

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The personalized local newsletter for the Fargo Moorhead startup scene.

Kudos to Food Of The North for helping to “celebrate, connect and empower the local food community and beyond.” Including this page on their website highlighting local biz products you can support. Also, their next First Friday event will be this Friday at 8am, featuring “Native American Food Ways”.
And in line with the above kudos, a tip of the hat to Folkways as their 2020 Red River Market season wrapped up this past Saturday. COVID caused the market to look a little different this year, but we are appreciative it still happened and that Folkways provided this opportunity for all of us to have an experience and supporting local food/craft/music/more.
I’m passing on this message from Zoe Bundy, the beyond-her-years of ambition, maturity and networked high schooler, on a potential new job shadow program that she is developing. See her message and sign up form HERE.
The application deadline for the Bank of North Dakota COVID-19 PACE Recovery II program has been extended until 11/30 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.
Upcoming Events:
1 Million Cups Fargo” 11/4 (and most Wednesdays at 9:15am) now back to online via Facebook Live
Use YouTube To Grow Your Business” 11/4 10am online
FM Welcome Party” 11/5 noon online
Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities: A Multistate Showcase” a series of webinars from 11/9-11/13
Navigating The FDA” 11/10 noon online
Startup Of The Year Summit” 11/16-11/18 online. The schedule has been released for this free, online event.
North Dakota Innovation Day” 11/19 online
  • 1 p.m. - Nice Idea Showcase: Listen to the final pitches of high school students across North Dakota as they share projects to improve their communities.
  • 2 p.m. - Innovation Challenge: Watch the final pitches of university competitors in the Innovation Challenge and help us choose the winners.
  • 3 p.m. - Innovate ND Showcase: Meet start-ups across the state as they scale their companies.

Featured Startups & Shoutouts
SkySkopes Named Top U.S. Drone Service Provider
10 Questions With Garrett Moon of CoSchedule | Fargo INC! Magazine
Other FYIs & Resources
Lightning Rounds: Accelerator Pitches — Apply By 11/7
Mentor Makers | The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
Women Entrepreneur Cohort - Emerging Prairie - Applications Due 12/18
Food | Ag | Ideas Week - 2020 Overview
Just Go Grind Podcast: Jonny Price, Director of Fundraising at Wefunder, the Largest Regulation Crowdfunding Platform
Target + Grow North Minority Trade Show Event
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
john.machacek@startupdigestmail.com
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