Applications have been submitted, participants have been selected, and the team at Zeal is preparing to launch its second CO.STARTERS cohort. This time around, the group will be led by two facilitators — Tove Hoff Bormes and Ty Vuong — a pair whose combined experiences promise to offer wisdom and inspiration for new entrepreneurs. If…

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On March 16, the team at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship hosted a graduation ceremony for its first CO.STARTERS cohort. The hybrid event began with a Zoom gathering that featured commentary from Zeal executive director Brienne Maner, cohort facilitator Eric Weisser and Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken. Event attendees included Zeal board members and startup…

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The Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship is already gearing up for its second CO.STARTERS accelerator cohort, beginning May 4. Applications opened up Feb. 22 and remain open through March 14. While the structure of the cohort remains the same each time around, one thing that will change is the instructors. This time, the group will be…

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The Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship is excited to announce that applications are once again open for CO.STARTERS, a 10-week accelerator program for entrepreneurs and their growth-stage startups. The inaugural CO.STARTERS cohort is over halfway through the program at this point, and the Zeal team has been thrilled with the experience and its reception thus far.…

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As we celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week, CO.STARTERS participants at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship have just crossed the halfway mark in their 10-week program. CO.STARTERS is an experience designed to provide structure, support and resources for entrepreneurs to execute on their business ideas. Participants represent a variety of industries. For instance, Naomi Blank started Ubwiza Boutique…

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Starting today, small businesses facing economic hardship due to COVID-19 are again eligible to apply for forgivable loans through a new extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  In March 2020, President Donald Trump signed the $2 trillion CARES Act into law which contained a variety of emergency relief resources for businesses, including the PPP.…

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