Startup Digest Fargo - Issue #46

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The personalized local newsletter for the Fargo Moorhead startup scene.

A lot of things to shout about in my Shout Outs section below. Great to see the continued progress for these organizations and the ecosystem.
Last issue I mentioned how funds are already depleted for this year’s ND Operation Intern. Now a similar message is out regarding Innovate ND, in that “Due to strong demand for its program offerings, Innovate ND is at budget capacity and will not be accepting new applications until further notice”. I look forward to when this can open back up as it’s been a very instrumental program for years in helping entrepreneurs work through ideas and pivots through both the mentor guidance & funding.
Similar to the above, the Launch Minnesota Innovation Grants have also announced they have expended all funds. The next fiscal year begins this July and is funded with $1.5M. Application materials will be published beginning June 1, 2022.
The cup’s half empty with all of this is that it’s a bummer that funding is currently dry; but the half full is that this is a sign that entrepreneurial activity remains strong, feeding the demand for these programs. Hopefully legislators and commerce departments of both states see this as a positive trend and adequately fund programming going forward.
Upcoming Events (times are in Central Time):
ON It! Community 2/28 9-11:30am Fargo City Hall Meadowlark Room (2nd floor)
Entrepreneurship Startup Class in 10 sessions 3/1 (through 5/3) 11:30am online
Business And Beer 3/1 4pm El Zagal Shrine
StartupBREW Fargo 3/2 8:30am Fargo Brewing Company & Facebook Live
Flow: The Ladyboss Retreat 3/3-3/5 Grandview Lodge, Nisswa, MN
StartupBREW Fargo 3/9 8:30am Prairie Den & Facebook Live
Startup Valuations 101 3/14 3pm online
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.

Featured Startups & Shoutouts
10 Questions With c2renew | Fargo INC! Magazine
Golden Path Solution Announces A New Partnership with XAP & RUReady.ND.gov
ND Dept of Commerce Awards Grand Farm $10 Million Matching Grant to Advance Autonomous Agriculture Technology
Plug and Play North Dakota Accepts 9 Startups Into Its Fifth Batch
North Dakota in 3D - N. Dakota Living
Other FYIs & Resources
West Central + Fargo Virtual Cohort 2022 – ILT Academy (Due 3/1)
Applications Open For Emerging Prairie's Black Startup Cohort & Women Startup Cohort (Due 3/11)
Virtual Women’s Business Conference – Week of March 7th
Crowdfunding: What To Know Before You Start | Finnovation Lab
IFundWomen Crowdfunding Office Hours (Weekly)
Save The Date: Annual Government Procurement Fair, March 30, 2022
Frequently Used Entrepreneurial Resources - Greater FM 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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