A new event has been announced: Failure Fest! Most small businesses and startups fail, and that’s okay. Failure Fest is a unique event that celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and recognizes that trying and failing to do something important is better than never trying at all.

At Failure Fest, we will hear from two entrepreneurs who have “been there” and “done that,” having had both successes and failures. Chad Hatch, Partner at Bird Dog Equity Partners, will share the challenges and opportunities he and Paul Schock faced while launching The Prairie Club golf resort in Valentine, Nebraska. Clint Brown, Partner at Alluvio, will share about the successes and failures he had dreaming about, launching, growing and ultimately shutting down The Bakery, a co-working space that operated downtown on Main Ave. from 2015 to 2017.

Failure Fest is a free event that will be held at the Museum of Visual Materials (500 N. Main Ave, Sioux Falls, SD) on January 9th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Free appetizers will be provided, and a cash bar will be available. If you plan on attending, please RSVP on Eventbrite.

This will be a casual gathering for creators, dreamers, entrepreneurs, small business owners, startup founders, and anyone that has ever wanted to do something big.

This event is being organized by Startup Sioux Falls and the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship.

Startup Sioux Falls sponsors include Tiger 29, Media by JP, First Premier Bank, Boyce Law Firm, First National Wealth Management, CRAIG Computer Service, MSH Architects, Susan CPA, Eide Bailly, and Nelson Commercial Real Estate.

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