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Organization Focus: Falls Angel Fund

Back in July 2016, the first iteration of Falls Angel Fund launched after several years of planning, recruitment, and fundraising. Now, in 2019, the second fund is underway and is already inviting pitches. The first fund came to life as a joint effort between the South Dakota Enterprise Institute and local investors, John Henkhaus, Steve…

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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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Featured Event: Startup Horror Stories

A new event has been announced. “Startup Horror Stories” will take place on Halloween, Thursday, October 31st at 9:00 AM. This event is being put on by Startup Sioux Falls and the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship. Small business owners and startup founders are encouraged to attend this event which will be held at Zeal, 2329…

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