CEO of Start-Up That Began at NDSU Technology Incubator Featured in Prairie Business Journal's '40 Under 40'

Fargo, N.D. -- Myriad Devices’ CEO Jake Joraanstad was recognized in Prairie Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40’ in the magazine's December issue. Each year, the Prairie Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40’ recognizes outstanding professionals under the age of 40 for their contributions to their organizations and to the community. At 24 years old, Joraanstad, a graduate of NDSU, was also the youngest on the list.

“It’s great to be recognized with other leaders in our community,” said Joraanstad. “We’re here to raise the profile of the area and show the nation we’re the best place to do business.”

Jake began his career while he was a student at North Dakota State University, and has since grown his mobile technology company, Myriad Devices, to nearly 25 employees in 3 years. He is also involved in Emerging Prairie, a web publication that reports on regional entrepreneurial activity. Myriad Devices, in its start-up phase, began business as a tenant in the NDSU Technology Incubator, located in the North Dakota State University Research and Technology Park.

Myriad Devices and NDSU Agriculture Communications were honored in September as a White House Champion of Change for Community Preparedness and Resilience for creating two disaster education mobile phone apps. The Winter Survival Kit and Disaster Recovery Log apps won the Innovative Use of Technology class in the Federal Emergency Management Agency Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. FEMA then forwarded the nomination to the White House for consideration, where the work was selected for the additional honor.

Myriad Devices is North Dakota’s largest mobile development company and is recognized as the premier source for mobile technology, design, strategy, and consulting. Located in Fargo, N.D., the company has grown rapidly and is considering expansion to other locations. Myriad Devices client list spans small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

Jake earned  a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from North Dakota State University and lives in Fargo, N.D.

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