We are finalists in the fifth annual ‘Spark Your Startup’ Barnesville Business Pitch Contest. We’ll pitch our first product, MICA, next Wednesday evening at Stoneridge Software headquarters in Barnesville. We’ll be competing for a cash prize of up to $1,500, as well as business mentoring.

We’d love your support as we try to win the People’s Choice award. Please go here to vote for Rising Tide Software: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KH8ZXCJ

Major Incident Command Assist, or MICA, is a software application that helps law enforcement agencies work more efficiently and effectively during major incidents like child abductions and shootings.

MICA gives responders the tools they need for emergency workflow management, communication between field officers and the incident command center, and officer location tracking. MICA will help law enforcement agencies save more lives. In addition, major incident response is expensive, so every hour that MICA saves during an incident also means considerable cost savings for the community.

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.”

Read more at the GFMEDC website and make sure to get your tickets to see Sadiyo at TedX Fargo on July 26.