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Learn | Connect | Create


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:

New American Program

The Nice Center is support The Challey Institute promote its New American Entrepreneur Program. This program seeks to increase the success rate of New American Entrepreneurs and accelerate their growth in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Nominate an entrepreneur here.

Nice Studio

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

Nice Student Fellows

This fall, apply to be a Nice Student Fellow. Work on ideas from the community and from the Fellows alongside experienced entrepreneurs to launch businesses that you can actually run.

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:

  • Mastering Teams and Co-workers - Wed, August 21st - TAK Music Venue - 11:30AM
  • Lunch & Learn: Google for Small Businesses & Non-Profits - Wed, August 21st - Prairie Den - 12:00PM
  • Food Truck at NDSU RTP Incubator - Thurs, August 22nd - NDSU RTP Incubator Parking Lot - 11:30AM
  • Creative Mornings Fargo: Officer Michael Bloom - Fri, August 23rd - Drekker Brewing: Brewhalla - 8:00AM

For more info on all these events and more, head to our Nice Calendar!

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