Organization Focus

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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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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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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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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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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Organization Focus: Annie Capital

An early-stage investment fund out of North Dakota is championing women entrepreneurs with dreams of growing their businesses. Founded by Kodee Furst with partners Chantel and Seth Murphy, Annie Capital launched in July 2018 in Dickinson, North Dakota. “We’re really focused on the regional effort,” Furst said. “Not only are North Dakota and South Dakota…

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