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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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Organization Focus: Business Woman Sioux Falls

Local business owner, Mariah Brunz, dreamed of a fellowship opportunity for entrepreneurial women in Sioux Falls that would go beyond networking or referral groups.  In February 2019, she brought her idea to life with the launch of the Facebook group, Business Woman Sioux Falls. With over 500 members and counting, the group has experienced rapid…

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The State of Co-Working in Sioux Falls in 2019.

Two years ago, I wrote a comprehensive article covering the state of co-working in Sioux Falls at the time. The Bakery, which was the largest standalone co-working space in Sioux Falls at the time, was on the verge of closing and Meso, another co-working space, had closed the year earlier. This left the Zeal Center…

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Organization Focus: Think 3D Solutions & CultureCon

For better or worse, culture is a driving force in the workplace. Whether you’re a small startup or a massive corporation, if you have employees, you have a culture.  Think 3D Solutions is a Sioux Falls-based consulting firm specializing in leadership development and organizational culture. Vaney Hariri co-founded Think 3D four years ago with Tamien…

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Organization Focus: Sioux Falls Development Foundation

With a wealth of resources at its disposal, from financial assistance to city incentive programs and workforce development, the Sioux Falls Development Foundation (SFDF) is dedicated to the growth of new and existing companies in the city. The foundation’s responsibilities include recruiting new companies to Sioux Falls, assisting existing companies that are looking to expand…

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Organization Focus: South Dakota Manufacturing & Technology Solutions

When it comes to economic growth, manufacturing is a driving force that is often underappreciated.  According to the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development, manufacturing jobs make up ten percent of the state’s workforce, and manufactured output accounts for more than nine percent of the state’s GDP. With a goal of growing and promoting…

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