Welcome Week events at CoCo Fargo

We’re celebrating the opening of CoCo Fargo by opening our doors to the curious and the hungry. Please join us for any or all of these events! They are all free and open to the public. You know where to find us!

Monday, Sept. 22

  • Mimosas and muffins – 11 a.m.
  • Tour of CoCo – 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept 23

  • Tour of CoCo - 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept 24

  • Tour of CoCo – 11 a.m.
  • Sweeto Burrito buffet with Rachel – Noon
  • Startup Drinks - 5:30 p.m. - RSVP required

Thursday, Sept. 25

  • Tour of CoCo - 11 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 26

  • Ice Cream Friday – 1 p.m.
Posted in Fargo

Freelancers Union brings After Hours event to CoCo


Share stories. Trade gigs. Discuss issues. Find common answers. Freelancers know they can do big things when they come together.

That’s why we’re proud to bring Freelancers Union After Hours to CoCo. The first After Hours event will be held on Sept. 3 at CoCo Uptown.

After Hours is a nation-wide, free monthly networking event for freelancers to chat, brainstorm, and discover what’s next. After Hours will be held at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month – a perfect time for a nation of freelancers to unwind and connect with people who get what’s its like to fly solo.

On Wednesday, Sept. 3, the first After Hours will kick off in coworking spaces across the country. The theme for this first event will be “What makes your city a great freelance city? What could make it better?”

Please come!

RSVP for After Hours on Sept. 3 at CoCo Uptown


Posted in Events, homepage feature

Rise of the Rest tour comes to MSP



Update: applications for the pitch competition are being accepted until Sept. 21. Apply now!

We’re pleased to announce that the “Rise of the Rest” Road Tour led by AOL founder Steve Case, will make a stop in Minneapolis/St. Paul on Oct. 7.

Building off momentum from his first bus tour in June, Case will be visiting 5 Midwest cities this fall, including Madison, Minneapolis, DesMoines, Kansas City and St. Louis.

The goal of the tour is to “catalyze entrepreneurship in America’s heartland because we believe that a diverse, broad-based startup economy is an economic imperative that must be advanced.”Partnering organizations include Revolution, UP Global, Google for Entrepreneurs, Engine, Startup Grind and Seed Here Studio.

The tour will feature visits with local startups, fireside chats with Steve Case and The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons, happy hours led by Revolution and Google for Entrepreneurs and high-stakes pitch competitions where each city’s winner will earn a $100,000 investment from Steve Case. Startups can apply to pitch by visiting our website, www.riseoftherest.com. The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 21st.

Although the itinerary is still being finalized, the Twin Cities leg of the tour will include events at CoCo, the Varsity Theater as well as local startups.

Learn more about the road tour, including times and locations for specific events in each city by visiting the website and follow @RiseOfRest on Twitter and Instagram.

Posted in Entrepreneurs, homepage feature, Startups

Meet Rachel, CoCo Fargo’s new community manager

We’re delighted to introduce Rachel Sternhagen as our first-ever Community Manager at our new Fargo location. Although CoCo Fargo won’t open until Aug. 25, Rachel’s already in training.

We’ll let Rachel introduce herself!

“I am Fargo/Moorhead through and through. I was born in Fargo and raised in Moorhead. While I did move away for college and a time right after graduation I found my way back and love it now even more.

My professional life has previously been in more traditional, corporate settings. I am very excited to get involved in the entrepreneurial culture that is springing up in Fargo. From the first moment I started exploring and researching CoCo I could feel an energy and an excitement that I absolutely wanted to be a part of. The incredible energy of CoCo has become even clearer as I have visited the Twin Cities CoCo locations during my training this week.

I hope that as we start to open the location and all learn about what CoCo has to offer that I can be a guide, a friend and a resource.”

If you run into Rachel while she’s in training or when she’s working her magic in Fargo, please say hi!

Posted in Fargo

Unlea(she)d Breakfast Series with Kate O’Reilly

July – October
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
CoCo Uptown

Eventbrite - Unlea(she)d Breakfast Series with Kate O'Reilly

kateHosted by Kate O’Reillyaka @cleverkate

Join us for this breakfast series, in which we’ll talk with experts (and each other!) about topics like:

  • Confidence and worth
  • Reducing barriers (and ceilings)
  • Working families (The Great Balancing Act)
  • Establishing and being rooted in your values
  • Current events that are important to us

All are welcome, women and men! Come for the relevant conversation, and if you’re able to, stay at CoCo all day to work, meet and collaborate with members and attendees. The dates are:

  • July 18, 8-10 a..m
  • August 15, 8-10 a.m.
  • Sept. 19, 8-10 a.m.
  • Oct. 10, 8-10 a.m.

Finally, to round out the year right, we’ll invite you to a year-end reception in November for everyone who has participated in CoCo’s #unleashed and #40Forward events.

Cost: $50 for 4-part series (includes breakfast, coffee, and coworking for the day) and the year-end reception!.

About Unlea(she)d
Unleashed is a monthly speaker series, held at CoCo, in which we invite women entrepreneurs and leaders to talk about their journeys in life and business. Unlea(she)d is part of CoCo’s participation in #40Forward – a Google-sponsored effort to increase the presence and participation of women in startup communities around the world.

Posted in 40Forward, Events, Google for Entrepreneurs, Programming, Uptown, Women


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