The dream of starting a business is part of our American heritage. In South Dakota, thriving businesses form the fabric of thriving communities. At Startup Sioux Falls, our dream is to empower founders to solve problems and start businesses that build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. When starting a business, the first step can be overwhelming. The unique challenges of business ownership often lead founders to feel like they are on an island.

Startup Sioux Falls believes that doesn’t have to be the case. The journey is hard, but founders, businesses and communities grow together. There are universal and unique challenges that every founder faces. Startup Sioux Falls is expanding outreach to support more entrepreneurs in South Dakota than ever before through funding support provided by the SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program.

Follow along over the next year and a half as we work together with our partners, LSS — Dakota Resources — Embe — and Thunder Valley to support founders, makers, creatives, builders, and entrepreneurs in the communities they serve.

Subscribe and watch, read, or listen to Start Dakota, a monthly show where we will:

  • Dispel misconceptions about starting a business
  • Uncover unique challenges faced by founders
  • Highlight today’s problem solvers