Center for Technology & Business

North Dakota Women’s Business Center

CTB operates the North Dakota Women’s Business Center, a partnership funded by the US Small Business Administration and the ND Department of Commerce. Many services are provided through this program including free one-on-one business advising services and North Dakota Women Owned Business Certification.

IDEA Center

CTB operates the IDEA Center, one of five certified Entrepreneurial Centers in North Dakota. The Incubator for Developing Entrepreneurial Activity (IDEA) Center serves as a supportive community to nurture ideas into reality and stimulate sustainable economic growth by connecting businesses, students, and the resources necessary to hatch entrepreneurial activity.

North Dakota Women Owned Business Certification

CTB is solely authorized by the ND Department of Commerce to examine the applicants’ documentation and qualify the applicant for status as a Certified Women Owned Business in the State of North Dakota. Woman Owned Business Certification denotes that a woman (or women) has majority ownership and control of a business entity (at least 51%).

WOB Certification is not based on company size, number of employees, or profitability.

Women’s Leadership Program

CTB’s Women’s Leadership Program is an intense six month program dedicated to expanding the personal, pro­fessional, community and health leadership skills for women of all ages. Throughout the program participants hear from over 20 top leaders from North Dakota and beyond that guide and challenge the women to take the next steps in their leadership development. Participants gain hands on experience through leadership exercises and a philanthropy challenge.

Business Technology Acceleration Program

CTB provides BTAP training based on community and regional demand.

Throughout the program, participants hear from top business and technology experts that guide and challenge participants to take the next steps in developing strategic solutions for business growth through accelerated technology training. Participants benefit from personalized attention and individual business analysis as well as group exercises and trainings on a mobile technology lab.

North Dakota Rural Development Council

CTB facilitates the Rural Development Council by providing a forum and network through which issues, projects and activities pertinent to rural residents are acted upon.

North Dakota Young Professionals Network

CTB coordinates NDYP, a statewide network dedicated to advancing opportunities for young professionals across North Dakota. This program also facilitates the Great Plains Young Professionals Summit, held annually in North Dakota.

Crash Course

CTB partners with ND College Access Network to hold hands-on learning seminars throughout North Dakota that provide information on local career opportunities, college readiness and financial planning for families of students in grades 7-12.