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Falls Angel Fund Portfolio Company Joins Techstars Accelerator

Fargo startup, WalkWise, is the first North Dakota company to be selected for the Techstars Accelerator Program. The program, in partnership with United Healthcare, commenced on September 9 in Minneapolis. Founded in 2016, WalkWise’s simple and discrete technologies help seniors maintain their independence and offer peace of mind to families. Their smart walker attachment functions…

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Featured Event: South Dakota Technology Showcase

The fourth annual South Dakota Technology Showcase will be held on Thursday, September 26 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The event was originally the brainchild of AT&T Northern Plains States.  “When we started the South Dakota Tech Showcase in 2016, our goal was twofold: to highlight the emerging technological innovations in South Dakota and…

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Organization Focus: What’s new at Zeal?

Summer may be winding down, but things are ramping up at Zeal. At the end of May, Zeal welcomed its new executive director, Brienne Maner.  Throughout the summer, Maner has spent time assessing Zeal’s strengths and weaknesses and working on the center’s strategic vision.  Earlier in August, Maner traveled to Fargo for the Ecosystem Centers…

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Co-working space for women begins crowdfunding effort Friday

Jen Kolb says the look and feel of her workspace has always been important to her. “I realized that if my surroundings weren’t in order and inspiring to me, I wasn’t going to be very effective,” Kolb said.  As a mother of two, she also felt the challenge of balancing her responsibilities at work—her background…

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Featured Event: The IO Summit

Four years ago, Lincoln-based entrepreneur, Brian Ardinger, started a podcast called Inside Outside Innovation, with weekly episodes featuring startups outside Silicon Valley. After two years running the podcast, Ardinger decided to create an event around the same concept, which became Lincoln’s IO Summit. “The idea is to bring together the best and the brightest from…

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Featured Event: Hey Sioux Falls

Have you ever wished you could attend a live award show? If so, mark your calendar for the second annual Hey Sioux Falls event on November 7.  Hey Sioux Falls began in 2018 as an award show and celebration focused on the local startup and entrepreneurship community.  The show was the brainchild of John Meyer,…

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Startup Sioux Falls August Update

We are now just under six months into operations of Startup Sioux Falls. During that time, our primary efforts have been around content creation and building an online community for small business owners and startup founders in the Sioux Falls area. We’ve highlighted the stories of 16 ecosystem organizations and community groups. We’ve published 9…

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Organization Focus: DTSF

If you’ve ever spent time in downtown Sioux Falls, you’re probably familiar with the DTSF-branded banners that hang from the street lamps. It’s a logo and an acronym that have become synonymous with downtown living, but there’s more behind the banners than meets the eye. Where it all began DTSF, which of course stands for…

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Featured Event: Innovation Expo

On October 10, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to connect with peers and investors at the annual Innovation Expo, co-hosted by Startup Sioux Falls and the Enterprise Institute. Executive Director of the Enterprise Institute (EI), Tim Weelborg, says the conference aims to bring “founders and funders” together for an afternoon of speakers, breakout sessions, and…

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