Season Two

Episode 0: What’s up Season Two?

By Joshua Sopko | April 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Episode 0: What’s up Season Two?

In this episode zero. I give the rundown of what’s to come, where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing, and what to expect for season two! I’m really excited to get back to this project. Episode one with Remedy Brewing Company will be up soon!



Starting a business is easy. You can Google and self-educate just about anything you need to know. But when it comes to digging in deep and quitting a full-time job and risking everything for your startup, Google can't help with those emotions.

My goal, my real true goal for this project is to help motivate, inspire, and impact entrepreneurs to take the next step pursuing their dreams. Join us on our journey as we dive not into how local business owners got their start, but more about what they went through as they got started.

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Season One

Episode 6: Shelly Gaddis

By Joshua Sopko | April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Shelly Gaddis is a woman with fun colored hair, and also the owner of Elegant Mommy. Elegant Mommy is dedicated to providing valuable resources and natural products to moms and dads across our state and beyond.  

Episode 5: Kevin Tupy

By Joshua Sopko | March 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kevin Tupy is a Sioux Falls venture capitalist. He’s the founder of one of the nation’s largest Verizon retail stores, Z-Wireless (now named Victra). Kevin is also the man behind franchise startup Phone-n-Fix, CarSwap, and a handful of other ventures as well.

Episode 4: Addie Graham-Kramer

By Joshua Sopko | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Addie Graham-Kramer, owner and founder of The Event Company, is highlighted on this week’s podcast. Addie is our first woman entrepreneur! She’s got a great story about running a business and being a mom too.

Episode 3: Paul TenHaken

By Joshua Sopko | March 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Paul TenHaken, founder and former CEO of Click Rain, and now Sioux Falls mayoral candidate, shares his experience of quitting his marketing job at a major healthcare facility and starting his own online marketing company.

Episode 2: Adam Huber

By Joshua Sopko | March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Adam Huber of Adam Huber’s Detailing walks us through his experience of entrepreneurship. Adam runs a successful car detailing shop in Sioux Falls. But as he shares, it’s not an easy venture. But worth it.

Episode 1: John Meyer

By Joshua Sopko | February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our first podcast is LIVE! We are so excited to bring you John Meyer’s story of founding Lemonly, home of the world’s best infographics. John built an amazing team of 20 people and focuses on a company culture that makes you WANT to go to work each day.

Episode 0: The Intro

By Joshua Sopko | February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Welcome to what I’m calling episode zero of the Sioux Falls Startup Stories podcast. Get the introduction to the host and find out the mission behind this podcast.