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If you can’t make it to 1 Million Cups Fargo every week, don’t fret. We’ll be bringing you a monthly recap of the most recent speakers and presentations. We’ll also include some of the best photos and social-media questions from each event, as well as pertinent speaker and company info for if you’re interested in learning more.
1 Million Cups Fargo Turns 4
Eric Newell, CEO, Stoneridge Software
In 2012, Eric and Becky Newell and Cody Marshall started Microsoft Partner software firm Stoneridge Software in their hometown of Barnesville, Minnesota. In just five years, the small-town startup has gone from $100,000 to more than $16 million in revenue behind steady year-over-year growth.
“We’ve been able to achieve this by setting out to make a difference in the market by consistently delivering successful business software implementations,” Newell says. “What differentiates us is our process-centric implementation approach and our team’s product knowledge and tenacious nature.”
Alex and Nathan Guggenberger, Cofounders, Jobiki
In August 2017, Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based brothers Alex and Nathan Guggenberger launched Jobiki, an innovative online platform for job-seekers and companies. The Jobiki team is trying to reduce the stress of job seekers while offering a glimpse into companies that want to share their benefits, environment and culture with the world.
“Just like many fourth graders want to be in a class with a teacher that has a 64-crayon box set, personal whiteboards, balance balls and fun classmates,” Alex Guggenberger explains, “many adults want to work at a company that has unlimited vacation, catered lunch, a matching 401(k) plan and that allows them to bike to work. Jobiki helps people find that company.”
Eric Olson, FM Open Source Economy
Dan Schott, ND Blockchain Group
Dan Schott is a long-time bitcoin enthusiast. Schott brought the first bitcoin ATMs to Grand Forks, North Dakota, and has been working on bitcoin initiatives for years. He is also the organizer of the North Dakota Blockchain Group meetup. Eric Olson is a member of the FM Open Source Economy meetup.
About 1 Million Cups Fargo
Who: The vibrant entrepreneurial community of Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo and Emerging Prairie
What: A weekly event filled with guest speakers, tons of coffee, ideas and excellent networking opportunities
Where: The Stage at Island Park (site occasionally rotates)
When: Every Wednesday, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
How Much: Free