Our thanks to Emerging Prairie for inviting us to participate in the first-ever Entrepreneurs Day at the state capitol. We learned a lot and connected with other North Dakota entrepreneurs who are working hard to build their businesses.

We would also like to thank our state legislators, who do an enormous amount of work in a very short amount of time. We learned yesterday that about a thousand bills will go through the legislature in their eighty-day session.

We had a great meeting this week to create a roadmap for the year ahead. We outlined some ambitious goals and made a plan to achieve them. 

We also talked about how we will expand the team when the work grows beyond our capacity to manage it all, and how we will know what kind of people will be right for our team. As part of that conversation, we defined our core values.

As a company and as individuals, we value:

  • Autonomy and accountability
  • Efficiency
  • Growth
  • Service and impact

Autonomy and accountability

We each understand what our role is and what our responsibilities are. We are accountable for getting the job done with direction from our supervisors, but without hand-holding and micro-managing. We are self-starters and go-getters.

Efficiency

We find ways to maximize the value of our time and effort so we can achieve more. We help our customers do the same.

Growth

We value teaching and learning. We are lifelong learners who know we all have something to teach each other, as well as room to grow.

Service and impact

We care about serving our customers, our community, and each other. We are driven by the desire to make a positive impact wherever we can.

We got the team together yesterday to start working on the MVP (minimum viable product) of our software application. We wrote more than 100 Aglie user stories, which our tech team will turn into code in the coming weeks. 

We have also been working closely with the West Fargo Police Department to make sure our software meets their needs during major incidents. 

Half of the Rising Tide team Visiting the West Fargo PD during a training exercise.
Visiting the West Fargo PD during a training exercise

We have a busy few months ahead of us, and we’re ready to get to work. Stay tuned for announcements on a new product name, a V1 release date, and more.