Posts by Michael MacFadden

Start Ups vs. Small Businesses

There is a lot of media coverage, hype, and trendiness around “Start Ups”. Who is the next Unicorn? Who raised the latest eight figure round? Who is disrupting what? There is a ton of advice (blogs, videos, etc.) addressing the various aspects of being a Start Up founder and how to grow your business. That’s…

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What Else Sioux Falls Needs to Grow its Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

A few weeks ago Matt Paulson authored a great piece entitled “Four Things Sioux Falls Needs to Become an Entrepreneurial City“. In Matt’s post, he identified four main things that the Sioux Falls community needs to foster entrepreneurial growth: More Collisions – between potential partners, founders, employees, etc. Better Story Telling – of our entrepreneurial success stories. Better Education – focused…

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Sioux Falls – Tech Pints

Last night we had the first “Sioux Falls – Tech Pints” events at WoodGrain, Brewing Company in down town Sioux Falls, SD. The premise of the event was to gather together people interested in the Tech / Tech Startup Scene in Sioux Falls.  The first event was a bit of an experiment; an attempt to get…

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Future of Tech StartUp – Sioux Falls

I had the opportunity last night to sit on a open panel discussion in Sioux Falls, SD focused on the future of tech startups. It was a great night, with lots of energy, and lots of ideas shared about how to take Sioux Falls to the next level. For reference the panelist were: Michael MacFadden: Chief…

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Sioux Falls Public Pitch Event

I had the pleasure of serving as a judge at the “Launch Pad” event sponsored by CenturyLink and hosted by The Bakery in Sioux Falls, SD. The event featured five StartUps giving short 5-minute pitches followed by 10 minutes of questions from four judges and / or the audience. The evenings contenders were: Vivo Center…

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