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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

Read Remote Work recap blog here:


Last Fall we hosted a four-part webinar series on working remotely. You can follow the link behind each title to watch the episode now!


Nice Studio

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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

Read 2019 Women's Entrepreneurship Week Blog:


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

Last October we celebrated, connected and impacted the state of women in entrepreneurship in Fargo. We gathered with community members to share a coffee with our female students and hosted a variety of events to share stories and empower all to achieve more. Be on the lookout for WeW 2020 this fall! 

Innovation Challenge

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Innovation Challenge is North Dakota's largest student idea competition. 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. Be on the lookout next fall for Innovation Challenge 2020!

Events & Opportunities:

  • The Nice Center's Anniversary Party ~ Wed, Jan 15th ~ 4:30PM-6:30PM
  • 1 Million Cups Fargo ~ Wed, Jan 22nd ~ TBD ~ 9:15AM-10:15AM
  • Challey Institute's Distinguished Speaker Series: Johan Norberg ~ Thurs, Jan 23rd ~ NDSU Barry Hall AgCountry Auditorium ~ 2:30PM-3:30PM

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


Latest from the Blog:

Fargo-based Bushel Closes $19.5 Million Series B Investment

As Bushel continues to grow and create the future of ag tech, NDSU looks forward to connecting students with this fast growing start-up.

Visual History of 30 Years of Philanthropy at NDSU

The Nice Center and NDSU have bold ideas for the future of entrepreneurship and education. The generosity of the Bison community will continue to drive our innovation into the next decade. Help us as we pursue our mission of entrepreneurship for all.

Applications Open for Global Innovation Challenge

In partnership with Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge, The Nice Center invites student teams to present innovative solutions to address social and environmental challenges. 

Artists, Agronomists, Architects (and more) Collaboratively Envision the Future of Farming

With a mission to increase innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship across NDSU and North Dakota, The Nice Center facilitated this opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration, and to orient the university’s research toward community and industry.

How to Impact a Community with a Crowdsourced Festival

The success of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week should not be limited to Fargo. Here’s how it happened and how you can do the same in your community.

NDSU is the Latest University to Establish a Local Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors

The NAI is a member organization made up of U.S. and international universities, governmental and non-profit institutes. They have over 4,000 sole inventor members and fellows that expand more than 250 institutions worldwide. 

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