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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
  • How to work remotely
  • How to hire remotely
  • How to build a remote culture

The webinar series is remote (obviously) 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:

  • Innovation Challenge: Follow path Create > Innovation Challenge to learn more!
  • 1 Million Cups: Plyo & Flourish Wellness Ecosystem ~ Wed, Oct 16th ~ The Stage at Island Park ~ 9:15AM-10:15AM
  • Nice Studio ~ Every Wednesday ~ Prairie Den ~ 2:00PM-4:00PM
  • Ideas: An Evening of Conversation ~ Wed, Oct 16th ~ Fargo Theatre ~ 7:00PM - 9:30PM

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

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Join the Nice Network

Find events, connect with the community and discover resources using The Nice Network. 

We're not hiring normal.

If you're not normal, willing to push an organization to the next level, and looking to make an impact, we may be hiring you.

2019 Nice Faculty Fellows

The Nice Faculty Fellows is one of the 10 initiatives that launched in the spring of 2019 here at The Nice Center. Click here to see all 10...

Nice Productions Team

Hear ideas and stories from NDSU alumni, faculty, students, and guests; captured by the Nice Productions team as podcasts, videos, and more. 

Innovation Challenge

The Innovation Challenge has been encouraging entrepreneurship at NDSU for 5 years. This year, The Nice Center is excited to help develop...

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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