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Startup Digest Fargo - Issue #16: Curiosity Week, Grants, Accelerators, Crowdfunding & More

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The personalized local newsletter for the Fargo Moorhead startup scene.

Emerging Digital Academy/Emerging Prairie is now promoting their upcoming Curiosity Week (12/13-12/19). The week will be filled with events that focus on building up the tech community in our region, providing virtual events. The events will focus on prof dev and learning opportunities for tech professionals, as well as training for folks new to the industry or those just curious about a career in the tech. If you have an idea for an event, contact them at
XX by Wefunder is accepting applications (through 1/17) for their 8-week accelerator. With this cohort, they state they are “looking for smart founders who are thinking about the first and second order impact of” the recent shift to remote work by companies and “expect an accelerated shift in how we work, play, and live…turning our focus towards challenges that will outlast 2020”.
Speaking of Wefunder, I will be hosting an online chat with Jonny Price, Wefunder’ Director of Fundraising. Wefunder is a leader in the Regulation Crowdfunding scene and has helped startups raise approximately $185 million so far. This type of fundraising continues to quickly gain popularity around the country but has not really been utilized in our region yet. This is an opportunity to increase your knowledge on the tool to determine IF & WHEN it’s relevant for you. 12/3 2pm via this Microsoft Teams link.
Emerging Digital Academy is hosting their virtual Career Day on 12/8. Want to meet some up and coming Full Stack Developers? Join them to chat with some Full Stack Devs about their projects, background, and hear about what they have been doing for the last 20 weeks. If you’d like to join, email
Upcoming Events:
1 Million Cups Fargo is now on break for the rest of 2020
Conversation with Jonny Price of Wefunder” 12/3 2pm online (see above)
Food I Ag I Ideas Week” 12/3-12/10 see below in Other FYIs & Resources
Expanding Innovation in North Dakota” 12/8 2:30pm online. The Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the US Patent & Trademark Office will share info & resources.
Curiosity Week” 12/13-12/19 various webinars throughout the week (see above)
Unvalley Conference” 12/17-12/18 online

Featured Startups & Shoutouts
10 Questions With Power Plate Meals
Go/Do App Partners With Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce
John Deere acquires Harvest Profit
Other FYIs & Resources
Food | Ag | Ideas Week - 12/3-12/10
eBay Up & Running Grants
Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021
ILT Academy virtual classes 1/5-5/18
Women Entrepreneur Cohort - Emerging Prairie - Applications Due 12/18
Techstars Launches Sustainability Challenge
Mentor Makers | The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
Don’t Forget to Scale HR! | Arthur Ventures
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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