About Startup Sioux Falls

Startup Sioux Falls logo Startup Sioux Falls (www.siouxfalls.eco) is a community organization that connects small business owners and startup founders to one another and to the startup ecosystem in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota metro. Our mission is to create a movement of small business owners and startup founders working to create and grow businesses for the betterment of themselves, their families, and their communities.

You can use the Startup Sioux Falls website as a one-stop-shop to learn about resources available to entrepreneurs, to find education and networking events relevant to business owners and to read the latest news about startups in Sioux Falls and the startup ecosystem in Sioux Falls.

The online community of startup founders in the Sioux Falls area is the Startup Sioux Falls Facebook group. It has more than 6,000 members and is used by participants to get feedback about business ideas, to discuss business strategy and to find employees and business partners.

Startup Sioux Falls is home to Joshua Sopko's Sioux Falls Startup Stories podcast and Clint Brown's Startup Sioux Falls Live podcast, Both Joshua and Clint interview local entrepreneurs about their stories, their businesses and what challenges they've faced in their entrepreneurial journeys.

Several in-person events are put on by Startup Sioux Falls each year, including startup socials, pitch events, educational training events on a variety of topics. Startup Sioux Falls Cohosts the annual Innovation Expo event, which brings together entrepreneurs, innovators, angel investors, venture capitalists, and the many others who are involved in developing startup companies.

Startup Sioux Falls and the Startup Sioux Falls online community was created by Matt Paulson, in collaboration with MarketBeat, the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship, the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Sioux Falls Development Foundation.

If you have questions about Startup Sioux Falls, please contact Matt Paulson via email at matt [at] mattpaulson [dot] com.

The Startup Sioux Falls Team

Matt Paulson


Becky Squyer

Content Specialist

Josh Sopko

Podcast Host

Andrea Van Essen

Freelance Writer

Maureen Ohm

Events Manager

Clinton Brown

Podcast Host

Miranda Ochocki

Event Photographer

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