FM Economic Development Association Highlights Rising Tide Software Co-Founder
Sadiyo Hassan is featured in a new article by the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation:
When Sadiyo Hassan steps onto the stage at TEDx Fargo on July 26, she’ll share a story about transformation.
This 2018 graduate of West Fargo High School will talk about the need for transformational change in the tools used by law enforcement. She’ll speak about how connections can transform a community and empower others to be more successful.
Hassan understands this well because transformation is her story.
In 2005, she moved from Nairobi, Kenya, to North Dakota as a refugee, along with her mother and five siblings – all of Somali heritage.
Now, Hassan is the valedictorian of her graduating class of nearly 300 people, this year’s Startup Weekend winner, and the founder of a technology company. She credits these successes to the support she has received from the Fargo community.
“It’s surreal,” Hassan said, describing her transformative journey. “Mine is just one of hundreds of lives affected by the involvement of the community. It changed my life. I can’t express enough how amazing the community members and the businesses are in Fargo. Without them, I would not be where I am today, nor would I have found my passion.”