GRAND FORKS, North Dakota (November 5, 2021) – Evolve Grand Forks has seen significant growth over the course of the last five months. In May of 2021, the team at Evolve added Kaelan Reedy, our Operations and Cultural Specialist to the list of employees in the space to oversee program continuity and community outreach. In late October of 2021, Kale Stroup, our new Administrative Assistant, joined the team and has helped improve logistics, public relations, and communications. This decision was made due to the increase in programs in the space, calling for more support in the form of staff.
“I am honored and ecstatic to be able to work in a space that promulgates entrepreneurship and ambition. The space is one that supports and promotes both established professionals with many ventures, as well as college students or young adults who are eager to begin their journey of entrepreneurship which is really cool to see,” stated Stroup, Administrative Assistant.
“I’m excited to see our organization grow,” said Reedy. “In bringing on additional staff, we are able to better serve the entrepreneurial community and continue doing what we do best.”
Executive Director, Maggie Smith, shares her sentiments, “During the past year, I’ve watched this nonprofit grow and achieve some widespread successes, such as the Support Small-Love Local digital gift card program. The addition of our two staff members increases our organizational efficiency and improves programmatic quality. We are able to go farther, faster.”
About Evolve Grand Forks: Established in 2017 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Evolve Grand Forks created The 701 Coworking space to offer entrepreneur programs and affordable office space for start-ups and budding businesses in the region. The 701 Coworking space is home to many of the area’s business owners and offers a convenient location to work remotely or as a team. Evolve Grand Forks currently offers many programs to assist entrepreneurs to successfully launch their business and is an integral piece of the Grand Forks Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.
Our Mission: Increasing market access for entrepreneurs by advocacy, inspiration, and connection
Our Vision: Grand Forks will be the startup community of choice in the Upper Midwest.