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Startup Digest Fargo - Issue #20: Tons of events; Intern Grant; Shout Outs

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The personalized local newsletter for the Fargo Moorhead startup scene.

North Dakota Dept. of Commerce Operation Intern applications are now open through 3/1. Employers can access up to $4,000 of matching funds for each student, with a maximum of 5 interns per year. The program focuses on creating new internships and apprenticeships within the state’s targeted industries: Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Value-Added Agriculture, Tourism and Technology-Based Businesses, to include Cybersecurity. Priority will be given to new startups, companies that have not participated in the program previously and new internship or apprenticeship positions.
“Matchmaking” & regular registration is open for the midwest.tech/connect virtual summit. This event focuses on one-on-one meetings for Midwest-based or Midwest-linked startup founders, VCs, angel investors, incubators, and accelerators - focused on Pre-Seed, Seed, and Series A stages. Startup matchmaking starts next week, so if this is of interest, you should register sooner than later.
Two local business leadership programs are currently accepting applications:
  • The SBA Emerging Leaders - To be eligible to participate, a small business must have been in business for at least 3 years; generate revenues of at least $250,000; have at least one employee besides the owner; be committed to attend 13 bi-weekly workshops and complete required course-work from May-November, 2021. Apply.
  • The North Dakota Women’s Business Center Women’s Leadership Program challenges and inspires women from every level with their six-month program. Fargo class: apply by 4/30.
If you are looking for a job, feel free to follow me on LinkedIn as I often share local job opportunities I come across (and sometimes Twitter too). I posted several this past week. Or if you are an employer that want me to share it out, let me know as well.
Upcoming Events:
1 Million Cups Fargo most Wednesdays at 9am, currently via Facebook Live
Concordia College Music & Entrepreneurship Residency: Ron McCurdy Book Talk” 2/19 9:20am online; also see more info below in Other FYIs & Resources
Women Connect: Paralyzed By Perfect” 2/22 3:30pm online
Blockchain In Ag” 2/26 8:30am online
Agriculture’s Economic Impact” 3/2 7:30pm in-person or online
Women’s Business Conference 2021” 3/8-3/12 various sessions & times online

Featured Startups & Shoutouts
Checkable Medical's Move To North Dakota
10 Questions With David Dvorak Of Field Of View
Beta Test Advertising On Pixilart.com
Plug And Play ND Hiring For A Director
Local Entrepreneur Secures First Patent On Personalized Gene Therapy Plasmids
Other FYIs & Resources
Cash Reigns Supreme Webinar Series
ND Women's Business Center — Library
What is an equity pool? An important thing for all founders to know
TechCrunch Early Stage Part 1 – Operations & Fundraising (Part 1: 4/1-4/2; Part 2: 7/8-7/9)
Concordia College Music & Entrepreneurship Residency:  Ron McCurdy
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builder Podcast
25 of the Best Marketing Strategies for Social Entrepreneurs: A Guide
A Guide to Startup Valuation | StartEngine
12 Useful SaaS Pricing Strategy Resources | 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
john.machacek@startupdigestmail.com
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