Entrepreneurship Day to highlight Sioux Falls startup ecosystem

Article from Siouxfalls.business publication March 1

The five-year anniversary of the 1 Million Cups entrepreneur speaker series in Sioux Falls has prompted the city to declare March 6 as Entrepreneurship Day in the city.

Events will kick off at 9 a.m. at the Museum of Visual Materials with speaker Andy Traub, who was the first 1 Million Cups presenter in 2014. Traub is the owner of Take Permission Marketing and has since moved to Nashville.

Mayor Paul TenHaken also will speak about the importance of entrepreneurship in the community.

At noon, the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship will hold a round-table discussion about the startup ecosystem in Sioux Falls.

It will include a look at the recently released Silicon Prairie News report on the state of entrepreneurship in the Great Plains. That reports ranks Sioux Falls No. 31 out of 42 Midwest cities, using data including venture capital, Small Business Administration loans, national technology jobs and a community survey.

To register for the free event, click here. 

Zeal also will hold a brainstorming event for entrepreneurs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. called Chalk Talk. Participants are encouraged to bring their business ideas to receive feedback.

To view all events for Sioux Falls’ first Entrepreneuship Day, click here.