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Startup Digest Fargo - Issue #32

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The personalized local newsletter for the Fargo Moorhead startup scene.

I was recently visiting with a local tech entrepreneur and he was discussing how he’s guided some others in using wireframing to more effectively plan on how they want their app to function. He also shared an email with a bunch of good info & links; which if you would like to see, please email me at and I will forward it. An example comment and link are: “The user interface is intended to be “rough sketches” of what the user experience is going to be like, something along the lines of what you might sketch on a napkin at a restaurant when talking to someone about your application. I like Balsamiq because it forces the entrepreneur to focus on functionality and not get lost in the weeds for the details (what shade of green do I want to make the background? type questions can be so distracting and have the person spending time on things that just aren’t that important yet…).”
The State of MN is hiring a Launch Minnesota Program Specialist. They are “…looking for an energetic and collaborative leader to work with communities, businesses, and entrepreneurs to grow Minnesota’s startup community through Launch Minnesota’s grants, programs, and initiatives. Candidates should have a passion for our startup community, working directly with entrepreneurs, startups, and stakeholders to accelerate startups and grow Minnesota innovation ecosystem. We’re looking for an entrepreneurial self-starter with strong communication skills, and a detail-oriented problem solver.”
If this is your first time reading Startup Digest Fargo, I recommend checking out past recent issues to read about other resources & programs featured in those issues.
Upcoming Events (times are in Central Time):
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Featured Startups & Shoutouts
10 Questions With Red E | Fargo INC! Magazine
Ecosystem Shout Out: Folkways
9 Pride of Dakota Companies on How to Grow in North Dakota | Fargo INC! Magazine
Other FYIs & Resources
Greater Minnesota — gBETA
What Are Wireframes? | Balsamiq
Value Proposition Design Courses | Carlson School of Management
What is the difference between a Trademark, a patent, and a Copyright? — Fargo Patent & Business Law
Applications open for the 2022 Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars
Established's Startup of the Year Applications
She Starts Week (9/20-9/24)
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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