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Two companies graduate from NDSU Incubator

Posted on 7/24/2018

The NDSU Research and Technology Park is celebrating two more NDSU Incubator company graduates.OpGo Marketing and Red Diamond Coatings are moving forward from their incubation phase.

OpGo Marketing makes marketing more efficient by measuring current efforts and effects to maximize a businesses' return on their marketing investment. They are an extension of a company's marketing team that helps to create accountability and provide successful avenues for marketing efforts. Tiffanie Honeyman, CEO of OpGo Marketing is moving her business to Broadway in the Black Building.

Honeyman's goal for OpGo is to work as an integrated component of existing marketing strategies to maximize the results of a businesses' marketing plan."Through the Incubator, OpGo was able to get various startup funding, including the Innovate ND grant. The Incubator provided assistance in the application, completion and training during the grant period. This was just one of many opportunities that entrepreneurs have at the Incubator. There's probably 10 to 20 things I didn't know about starting a business, but the Incubator is a safe place to learn and to grow," she said.

Red Diamond Coatings makes eco-friendly paints that are stronger than epoxy, easy to clean, waterproof, fireproof, and will last a lifetime above or below fresh or salt water. Brad Kubela, Red Diamond CEO, has more than a decade of research experience in the polymers and coatings industry and will be launching his product internationally."After due diligence, I found the Incubator in the NDSU Research and Technology Park provided access to an incredible entrepreneurial community and excellent connections to the university, with their outstanding polymer and coatings researchers," he said.

He will relocate to Greenville, South Carolina, to secure manufacturing and be close to critical chemical suppliers and a large international seaport for exporting.

The companies join other Incubator graduates including, c2renew, Discovery Express Kids, Intelligent InSite's, Pedigree Technologies, Appareo, Myriad Mobile and Fargo 3D Printing, all, of which are located in Fargo.

"We are very proud of OpGo and Red Diamond Coatings. Both companies worked diligently to use all the resources available to them through the Park and develop their businesses. They are clearly ready to expand and we wish them the best as they advance their companies," said Chuck Hoge, NDSU Research & Technology Park executive director.

The Technology Incubator in the NDSU Research and Technology Park is a space for innovative technology startups to advance the North Dakota economy through the creation of new startups.

For more information, contact Emily Schubert at 701-499-3604 or emily@ndsuresearchpark.com.

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