Research Park February Newsletter
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Innovation Challenge Kickoff!
FARGO, ND, – The NDSU Research and Technology Park launched the events of Innovation Challenge Pitch Night at 6:00 PM on January 16, 2018 at the Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center. Pitch Night brought students together who may have an entrepreneurial idea and those who want to be part of creating the next big thing. The goal for the evening was to encourage students to share their ideas and link them to others whose talents and knowledge would be a useful asset to their team. Jake Joranstaad, Myriad Mobile CEO, emceed the event and facilitated activities to put participants in the innovative mindset.
Over 115 students and community members attended the 9th Annual Innovation Challenge kickoff, showcasing a hearty following and curiosity around entrepreneurial activities in the FM area. Over 35 students stood up in front of the crowd, in hopes of winning Ed Sheeran tickets from Y94, and presented their ideas for the “next big thing.” Winners included the concept of a thermal suit that is worn underneath the clothes and who’s extra heat is power by the wearer’s movement, and first prize went to a social impact concept of repurposing the excess dining passes at the end of a semester and giving them to those in need.
The teams have submitted their proposals and the next event will be the Project Showcase – Semi-Finals. During the morning of March 21st, the teams will present to judges and receive feedback. From 5:00 – 6:30 PM the Memorial Union Ballroom will be open to the public. Anyone is welcome to enjoy free appetizers and cast their vote for the $1,000 Dr. Well’s People’s Choice Award the winner of which will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on April 17th.
Thunder Coffee Mobile Coffee Cart
February 6th, 7:30—10:30 AM, join the Incubator with Thunder freshly brewed coffee and get a free Sandy’s Donut to enjoy on your way to work or class. Better yet, stick around and hear about the incredible things that the entrepreneurs of the NDSU Research and Technology Park are doing. Who knows who you’ll meet?
Rookie of the Year at 1 Million Thanks
Congratulations goes out to Ray berry with Omnibyte Technology for winning the 1 Million Thanks Rookie of the Year Award! Omnibyte has grown significantly from just two people to 16 employees. The NDSU Technology Incubator is proud to be called Omnibyte’s home. Congratulations Ray!
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