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Meet The Editorial Board: Scott Meyer

NDSU
Ozbun Executive Director of Entrepreneurship

Scott Meyer is the Ozbun Executive Director of Entrepreneurship at North Dakota State University. He founded The Nice Center, an entrepreneurship center for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Previously, Meyer founded 9 Clouds, an automotive inbound marketing agency based in Sioux Falls, SD. He also worked on political campaigns across the country during the 2018 midterms as a digital strategist.

As a community leader and former city councilor, he founded TEDxBrookings, Creativity Week and 1 Million Cups in Brookings. View his full bio and connect on LinkedIn.


Awards

  • The South Dakota Spirit of Entrepreneurship
  • Top 40 Under 40 by Prairie Business Journal
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year in South Dakota

What is your favorite thing about your professional life?

I encourage students and community members to bet on themselves.

Three unique facts about yourself

  1. I lived for five years above the Arctic Circle.
  2. I speak Norwegian and Spanish.
  3. I’m an ultimate frisbee lover.

What are some of your favorite things about the Fargo- Moorhead area?

The community of people is what makes Fargo-Moorhead. People want to help and that creates an amazing ecosystem for entrepreneurs.

If you weren’t working in your current profession, what would you be doing?

I would be starting another company! So many ideas, so little time.

What are some books or podcasts you recommend people check out?

  1. Akimbo podcast
  2. Stratechery podcast and newsletter
  3. The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

What are some things you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy playing with my three little girls, getting outside on runs and bike rides, and playing music on guitar or piano if I find the time!

If you could change or impact one thing in our business community, what would it be?

More diverse founders would help improve the creativity and success of everyone.

Why work with Fargo INC?

Fargo INC creates an intersection where experienced businesses can share and learn from newcomers. This is essential to share lessons and inspire the next generation of businesses in Fargo.

What are three business tips you can give?

Talk to your customer-that will help you learn what problems actually need to be solved.

Dedicate 20% of your company time to your own projects – this will help you innovate, improve your work, and build your next generation of products and services.

Tell your story – your marketing should be transparently sharing the process. Sharing who you are will attract the right customers.

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