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Study innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in the classroom or in workshops open to the public. Receive an entrepreneurship certificate or minor to compliment majors across campus. Learn more.


Engage in the community and connect with businesses, creatives, mentors and new opportunities. View our events and join our network. 


Take action on your idea to launch a project, side-hustle or business. Use our Podcast and Blog as a resource. 

Key Initiatives:

Niche Craft: Remote Work

Remote work is an essential skill for current and future employees. In this free four-part webinar series in November, we bring in experts from around the world to share:

  • Tools needed for remote work (11/7)
  • How to work remotely (11/14)
  • How to hire remotely (11/21)
  • How to build a remote culture (12/5)

The webinar series is remote (ironically) so join us from around the world to begin building a distributed work force. Register here.

Nice Studio

Work on your ideas with students and community mentors at the Prairie Den every Wednesday from 2-4pm. Open to all.

Women's Entrepreneurship Week

 We're on a mission to make our region the best place for women to start companies.

Join us in Fargo October 21-25 to celebrate, connect and impact the state of women in entrepreneurship. We are looking for community members to share a coffee with our female students and attend our events.

View Events.Get Involved.

Innovation Challenge

Participate in North Dakota's largest student idea competition this fall. All students are welcome from the Tri-College, including both undergraduate and graduate students. Even if you don't have an idea yet, you can join a team and participate in bootcamps to learn how to create an idea for the competition. Learn more here.

Events & Opportunities:

  • 1 Million Cups Fargo: CboysTV ~ Wed, Nov 20th ~ The Stage at Island Park ~ 9:15AM-10:15AM
  • Nice Studio ~ Every Wednesday ~ Prairie Den ~ 2:00PM-4:00PM
  • Niche Craft: Remote Work ~ Every Thursday in November ~ 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • Creative Mornings Fargo: Wild Prairie Seminole ~ Fri, Nov 22nd ~ Drekker Brewhalla ~ 8:00AM-9:30AM

For more info on all these events and more, check our Calendar!


Latest from the Blog:

WalkWise: North Dakota’s First Company in Techstars Accelerator Program

Today, we are excited to share that one of Fargo’s own has the dubious distinction of being the first North Dakotan company accepted into a Techstars accelerator.

NDSU Student, Dieumerci Christel, Winner of NPR How I Built This Fellowship

Dieumerci Christel, known as Chris, is the founder and creator of Enlight and a 2019 winner of NPR’s How I Built This Fellowship. Chris explains that Enlight is an “app that helps teachers become experts on their students. The more they know about their students the more effective they are.”

Women’s Entrepreneurship Week Celebrates, Connects, and Impacts the State of Women in Entrepreneurship

Mark your calendars October 21–25 for Women’s Entrepreneurship Week in Fargo, North Dakota. The week’s mission is to make the region the best place for women to start companies.

Calling Nice Explorers: Travel and Attend Conferences

The Nice Explorers provides scholarships for students and faculty to attend conferences or design learning experiences that develop innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. 

The Mount Rushmore of Entrepreneurial Content — Top Books, Blogs, Podcasts and Videos

What should I be reading if I’m interested in entrepreneurship? Here’s the one book, blog, podcast and video I would recommend.

The Ultimate List of Entrepreneurship Competitions

No matter where you are geographically, there is likely to be an entrepreneurship competition accessible to you. 

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