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Innovation Challenge 2020 has been launched!

Earlier this week, we hosted the first meet-up of the Innovation Challenge series. Hear from our Entrepreneur-in-Residence and member of The Nice Center Leadership Council, Melissa Kjolsing, who inspired our participants by sharing the story of her entrepreneurial journey.

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NDSU News: Women’s Entrepreneurship Week set for next week

09/15/2020 Events College of Business NDSU’s Nice Center is a founding partner and lead organizer for the second annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, scheduled for Sept. 21-25. More than 30 events are planned across the community. Virtual and...

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NDSU News: Student’s company to be on display during Twin Cities Startup Week

enlight app

09/14/2020 Students College of Business An NDSU student’s start-up company is scheduled to be featured during Twin Cities Startup Week’s BETA Accelerator cohort. Dieumerci “Chris” Christel, a senior marketing major, is the founder and creator of Enlight, an app...

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InForum: Women’s Entrepreneurship Week returns Sept. 21

Written By: Ryan Stotts | Sep 17th, 2020 - 10 am The community-sourced festival that aims to connect and celebrate entrepreneurial women in the region will this year facilitate hour-long “ask-me-anything” sessions with various subject matter experts. Laura...

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Introducing the Nice-Challey Entrepreneur-In-Residence

Meet Melissa Kjolsing - founder, community builder and growth expert. Introducing the Entrepreneur-In-Residence Program The Nice Center and The Challey Institute are focused on increasing entrepreneurial knowledge and activity. One of the best ways to...

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How Might We Create an Anti-Racist Campus?

Over the past few months, long overdue conversations about inequality and racism have begun to take place across the globe. In our pursuit of entrepreneurship for all, which can only happen if there is first equitable treatment of all, The Nice Center is inviting dialogue and solution-seeking on the NDSU campus.

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Women’s Entrepreneurship Week is Back!

2020 has been full of changes, but one thing remains the same - our belief that our region can be the best place for anyone to start a company. Join us for our second annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, taking place September 21-25, from wherever you feel comfortable. We have a week packed with virtual and small in-person events to help you build your business, access to experts on issues facing all entrepreneurs and opportunities to connect with others committed to supporting founders.

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Reflecting on the 2020 Civic Innovation Force Fellowship

Civic Innovation Force Fellow Emily Hopfauf reflects on her experience as a fellow and the creation of a new community resource known as Fargo Walking Tours.

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Fargo Walking Tours

Civic Innovation Force Fellow DeAnna Hurley reflects on her summer project of bringing Fargo Walking Tours to life. Read about the process she designed to thoughtfully bring an art-focused tour of Downtown Fargo to our community.

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In-Person Learning in the Time of COVID

This week marked the beginning of a new school year. It will likely be one of the most unusual on record. But, as an entrepreneurship center that challenges people to leave their comfort zones, we’re doing our best to walk our talk and demonstrate adaptability to what the world is handing us right now. It’s for this reason that we held our first design thinking workshop of the fall outside on a patio, which kicked off our Nice Leap Workshop series that is open to both campus and community.

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