Let's get your business in shape

Join our 10-week accelerator program to grow your business in Sioux Falls


You've started a small business
Now, it's time to take it to the next level

Are you ready to take your business from small to scalable? You’re invited to join our next round of CO.STARTERS Accelerator. This 10-week, cohort-based program is designed to help you develop the successful, sustainable business you’re ready to run.

Who should join?

You’re perfect for CO.STARTERS Accelerator if…

You’re a new business owner wanting to ensure you’re set up for success

You’re a seasoned entrepreneur looking to launch a new product or service

You’re a small business founder seeking to create solid, sustainable systems 

If you have a small business in Sioux Falls,

This in-depth program will help you fine-tune your idea, critically examine every part of it, and plan your next steps.


Hear how CO.STARTERS Accelerator has helped local entrepreneurs like you:

Get everything you need to
Grow a stable, scalable business in Sioux Falls


A proven, 10-week program with all the practical tools and insights you need to study and shape your business


Weekly facilitators and guest speakers from Sioux Falls' leading marketing, branding, legal, and finance agencies


Direct access to a small, private cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs in a creative, collaborative environment

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“Please keep this program going, the support it will provide to local communities thru small businesses developing will pay back 10 fold!”

startup pitch night

"Early on in CO.STARTERS, our facilitator said that starting a business will change you—and I’m already seeing how it’s changing me."

“So thankful to have had the opportunity to participate in this program.”

"It was what I needed to pursue my dream and instill a higher level of confidence."

Over our 10 weeks together, you will learn how to
Gain serious momentum in your business

CO.STARTERS Accelerator consists of 11 sessions, including the final Startup Pitch Night at the end. Each session will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at our downtown Sioux Falls facility.

Session 1

Know Yourself

  • Test assumptions
  • Building a team
  • Addressing personal obstacles
  • Community assessment

Session 2


  • Creating customer portrait
  • The main problem
  • The alternatives
  • Testing your ideas

Session 3

Find the Right Solution

  • The solution
  • The benefit
  • Your advantage
  • Brand identity

Session 4

Get the Relationship Right

  • Marketing
  • Crafting your message
  • Getting your message out
  • Keeping and growing customers

Session 5

Create Building Blocks

  • Distribution
  • Getting Paid
  • Determining your offer
  • Pricing

Session 6

Create Structures & Systems

  • Business structures
  • Licenses and Intellectual property
  • Hiring
  • Insurance

Session 7

Discover the Bottom Line

  • Identifying your needs
  • Listing your fixed and variable costs
  • Determining gross profit

Session 4

Create Financial Modeling

  • Reviewing break-even
  • Creating sales projections
  • Understanding cash flow

Session 9

Plan for Growth

  • Formal business plans
  • Determining milestones & next steps
  • Preparing for celebration

Session 10


  • Sharing your journey & learnings
  • Celebrating with your group
  • Understanding ongoing supports

Bonus Session!
Startup Pitch Night

Your hard work culminates in the fun, festive Startup Pitch Night in mid-November. You’ll get to pitch your business idea to the community for the chance to win $1,000 toward your venture!

Pitch Night May2023-29

How much does it cost?

Get ready for some good news...

The CO.STARTERS Accelerator program, valued at $3,300, is available to you for only $600. This investment includes:

  • Participant Materials: Essential resources worth $200.
  • Expert Coaching: 30 hours of group coaching and facilitation, a $3,000 value.
  • Industry Connections: Exclusive access to experts, valued at $100.

By joining now, you access a wealth of knowledge, tools, and networking opportunities at a fraction of the market cost. This is your chance to leap forward in your entrepreneurial journey for just $600. Spots are limited, and the return on your investment is clear. Apply today to secure your place.

CO.STARTERS Accelerator graduates in Sioux Falls
Total spots available for the next Accelerator program
Of CO.STARTERS Accelerator graduates know their next steps
Of CO.STARTERS Accelerator graduates have the resources to move forward
Of CO.STARTERS Accelerator graduates know how to get and use customer feedback
Of CO.STARTERS Accelerator graduates are confident their venture will work

About Startup Sioux Falls

Starting a business is hard. We make it easier.

Startup Sioux Falls serves the local business community with innovative programs, practical resources, and downtown spaces. No matter what stage you’re at in your business, we can help you plan the best next step.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Kickstart your business in Sioux Falls

Let’s get your business launched

Are you ready to whip your business into shape? Join CO.STARTERS Accelerator this September to get the curriculum, coaching, and community you need to kickstart your business in 2024. Let’s go!

Hurry — only 16 spots available, next cohort begins September 10!