It’s already been more than a year since we launched our first CO.STARTERS cohorts, and a lot has changed since then.  Here at Startup Sioux Falls, we have graduated four CO.STARTERS cohorts, announced our move downtown and continued our commitment to building a strong and connected startup ecosystem. For the entrepreneurs we have walked alongside…

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Image by Koch Hazard Architects Join the Founders Club After Startup Sioux Falls announced the launch of its Founders Club at the annual Founders Day celebration on March 2, interest has swelled, with close to half of the available memberships already spoken for. The Founders Club was designed for individuals who are looking to get…

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A podcast started by a group of students at the University of Sioux Falls (USF) launched its second season today with a special first guest—Mayor Paul TenHaken. The From the Ground Up Podcast first launched during the fall 2021 semester of USF’s Entrepreneurial Team Projects course. Led by Professor Shelly Gaddis, the course is a…

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Nearly 100 members of Sioux Falls’ entrepreneurial ecosystem gathered on Tuesday night to celebrate the graduates of Startup Sioux Falls’ third CO.STARTERS accelerator program cohort.  In just over a year, CO.STARTERS has produced 46 alumni and dozens of incredible business and mentorship connections. Founders have refined their ideas, launched products and services and successfully found…

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Last week, Startup Sioux Falls welcomed Jeff Hayward to the team as its program manager. The position opened up as part of the SBA Community Navigators grant that Startup Sioux Falls was awarded, and its responsibilities are centered around facilitating that project which seeks to reach underserved populations through the CO.STARTERS curriculum and providing more…

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check out the project website Thanks to a $1 million grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Startup Sioux Falls is planning to expand resources, including piloting an expanded version of its CO.STARTERS accelerator program, to better reach underserved communities.  The SBA announced the grant opportunity—the Community Navigator Pilot Program—in May 2021 with the…

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Philanthropy study reveals key insights about emerging leaders, state of Sioux Falls’ nonprofit sector Sioux Falls is facing a turning point in terms of its growth and the leadership and infrastructure necessary to support it. That shift is also reflected in the changing landscape of the city’s nonprofit sector.  Maximizing Excellence, LLC is a consulting…

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