Posts by Matt Paulson

Featured Event: Mini-Mastermind

Do you have a business problem you don’t know how to solve? Is there an area where your business is sorely lacking? Not sure how to keep growing your business? Please join Startup Sioux Falls and Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship for a mini-mastermind event. This event will be a round-table discussion where anyone can present…

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2019 Hey Sioux Falls Award Winners Announced

Six local entrepreneurs and companies were recognized for building great businesses or pushing the Sioux Falls entrepreneurial community forward at the second annual Hey Sioux Falls awards program on Thursday. Recipients were selected from eighteen finalists and more than 70 nominees. The 2019 Hey Sioux Falls award recipients are: New Startup of the Year: Advanced…

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Featured Event: Failure Fest

A new event has been announced: Failure Fest! Most small businesses and startups fail, and that’s okay. Failure Fest is a unique event that celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and recognizes that trying and failing to do something important is better than never trying at all. At Failure Fest, we will hear from two entrepreneurs who…

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Innovation Expo Finance Panel

A group of venture capital experts and startup founders discuss the challenges founders face while raising capital in the Great Plains. This is a talk from the South Dakota Innovation Expo conference that was held in Sioux Falls, SD in October 2019.

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Finalists Announced for Hey Sioux Falls Awards

Eighteen finalists have been selected for six awards celebrating entrepreneurship in the region. Award winners will be named at the second annual Hey Sioux Falls event, which will be held Thursday, November 7th at the historic Orpheum Theater in downtown Sioux Falls. Six local entrepreneurs will receive awards for building great businesses or pushing the…

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Rob Walling Discusses Innovative Growth Paths for Startups (Video)

TinySeed co-founder, Rob Walling, shares about how some companies are raising venture capital funding while avoiding the risk-it-all and “shoot the moon” mentality that is prevalent in Silicon Valley. Learn more about TinySeed at http://tinyseed.co/. This is a talk from the South Dakota Innovation Expo conference that was held in Sioux Falls, SD in October…

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How HabitAware is Bringing Awareness to Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors

HabitAware co-founder Aneela Idnani shares how her company is helping people that suffer from a series of mental conditions called body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). Their product, a smart band called Keen, helps people become aware of unhealthy subconscious behavior, such as hair pulling, skin picking, and nail-biting. Learn more about HabitAware at https://habitaware.com/ This is…

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How Peter Chamberlain Aims to Prevent Senior Falls and Reduce Healthcare Spending (Video)

WalkWise founder, Peter Chamberlain, shares how his startup is aiming to prevent senior falls and reduce healthcare spending with his company’s smart walker attachment. He also discusses the role South Dakota angel funds, including Falls Angel Fund and Hub City capital, have played in the growth of his startup. Learn more about WalkWise at https://walkwise.com/.…

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Mark Luecke Awarded 2019 Spirit of Enterprise Award (Video)

Mark Luecke, CEO of Prairie AquaTech, was awarded the Spirit of Enterprise Award by McGowan Capital and the Enterprise Institute at the 2019 Innovation Expo in Sioux Falls, SD. Learn more about Prairie Aquatech at https://www.prairieaquatech.com/. This is a talk from the South Dakota Innovation Expo conference that was held in Sioux Falls, SD in…

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