UND Talent

Student-Run Enterprises is a resource created by the Center for Innovation as an opportunity to connect startups & local businesses to University of North Dakota (UND) Talent. All legacy businesses under Student-Run Enterprises are operated out of the Center for Innovation and are comprised of UND students. These students utilize their backgrounds and experience to successfully run a business and work collaboratively with local startups & businesses.

The Center for Innovation’s first SRE is Prodigy Marketing, a digital marketing company dedicated to helping startups & businesses increase brand awareness and tell their stories. Prodigy Marketing’s mission is to take your business marketing to the next level. See below what values Prodigy Marketing can bring to your startup or business. 

For UND Students:


Prodigy marketing provides:

  • Guided mentorship 
  • Responsibility for all business decisions and operations 
  • An opportunity for high-impact, experiential learning

For Businesses or Start Up Companies:

Prodigy Marketing Specialized in:

Prodigy Marketing specializes in

  • Integrated Marketing Strategies 
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) 
  • Website Development
    Product Photography 
  • Social Media Management

To Contact Prodigy Marketing:

Faculty Expertise

We are a collaborative partner in a vibrant local entrepreneurial ecosystem guiding innovators to resources at UND and in the Grand Forks community. We can connect you to UND talent, whether it be-faculty, students, and staff across a variety of different disciplines.

Click here to check out the UND’s page for the Center for Innovation.


The UND Center for Innovation believes in providing high-impact, experiential learning opportunities for students, regardless of their major. We believe all students have innovative potential and can learn to approach their passions with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Click here to check out UND’s page for the Center for Innovation Student Experiential Learning.

Faculty and Research

UND faculty members, postdocs, graduate students, and researchers have access to a number of technical assistance programs at the Center for Innovation. Our expertise is focused on commercialization and guiding researchers through the process of turning their research ideas, inventions, and expertise into a business model. Our entrepreneur coaches will use in-house commercialization tools such as the business model canvas, design thinking, and scaffold this coaching alongside our regional partnerships with the Midwest iCorp Node and SHARPHub program.

To learn more about how to begin the tech transfer process, follow the link below.

Click here to check out UND’s page for the Center for Innovation Commercialization and Corporate Engagement.