Events & Programs

We don’t talk about entrepreneurship. We do entrepreneurship.

We believe the best way to learn about entrepreneurship is to do it. Our events and programs give students, faculty, and community members the chance to take action on their ideas and meet fellow innovators to inspire their work. Everything is open and welcoming to all.

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Upcoming Events

We frequently update our list of events. Check back for the latest. Currently, all events are offered online, so join us from wherever you are.

  • 4/7 at 1pm: Mental Health in Times of Isolation
    On this webinar, we’ll connect with veteran, outdoor adventurer, documentary filmmaker, and mental health practitioner Stacy Bare who will share insights on how to take care of one’s health while living or feeling isolated. Everyone who registers will also receive a video replay in case you can't make it.
  • 4/14 at 1pm: How To Work Alone Without Feeling Lonely
    On this webinar, we'll chat with our friend Matt Decuir, founder of The Invisible Network, about how to connect with inspiration and collaborators while working alone. We’ll talk about how to stay focused, create amazing work, and connect with others virtually during this time of physical distancing. All registrants will receive a video replay in case you can't make it.
  • Ongoing: REFOCUS Virtual Workshop
    Are you a business owner? This two–hour virtual workshop will help you find the focus and clarity you need to shift your mindset and find a new way forward. If you feel stuck, join us to identify your best next steps together. During this workshop, we will be using resources from the CO.STARTERS at The Nice Center program, a nine-week course that equips new entrepreneurs to move from idea to action.
  • 4/21 at 1pm: Deep Work in Isolation
    On this webinar, we'll welcome California-based creative director Jon Joiner to share with us how this time of physical distancing can awaken our imagination and lead to some of our most creative work. All registrants will receive a video replay in case you can't make it live.
  • 4/28 at 1pm: Designing the Perfect Home Office
    On this webinar, we’ll be joined by Camille Grade, our friend from Bushel, a software company specializing in mobile apps serving the agricultural industry. She'll talk about the latest software (and hardware) needed to keep your work-life balance, even when work has come home with you. All registrants receive a video recording in case you can't make it live.

Our Programs

All programs are available for students and community members unless otherwise noted. We are also happy to partner with other organizations to start additional programs. Contact us to discuss.

  • Civic Innovation Force - March
    Explore how you can join a select team of student leaders making an impact on pressing issues facing the Fargo community.
  • CO.STARTERS at The Nice Center - Every Two Months
    Nine-week business development program that helps aspiring entrepreneurs put ideas into action, and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving small business.
  • CO.STARTERS Generator at The Nice Center - Upon Request
    Toolkit that helps teens explore their passions through generating, testing, and launching ideas. Generator is a great way to inspire youth with the vision, enthusiasm, and tenacity needed to move from idea to action.
  • Nice Passport - Every Semester
    Encouraging and rewarding attendance at events on and off campus related to creativity, entrepreneurship, learning and leadership, and community.
  • Nice Starts 2020 - March
    Training and promoting crowdfunding campaigns to help businesses launch together.
  • The Nice Store - Online
    An online store for NDSU-made goods, run and managed by NDSU students.