Midco is a sponsor of Startup Sioux Falls.  Back in July, Midco announced its Fiber Forward initiative—a $500 million investment to bring 10G internet speeds to homes and businesses across its service region through fiber-optic technology. Fiber is a type of broadband connection that offers increased reliability and speed, as well as lower latency. The…

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A local Native American restaurant, Watecha Bowl, was recently featured by Good Morning America, in a segment titled “Exploring South Dakota’s small businesses and great outdoors.”  Watecha Bowl’s owner, Lawrence West, outside of his food truck. Lawrence West, the restaurant’s owner and founder, never imagined he would be running such a successful, well-known business. He…

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On July 13, Startup Sioux Falls’ second CO.STARTERS cohort marked the successful  completion of their accelerator program with a graduation celebration at Icon Events Hall that was attended by many in the entrepreneurial community. 10 startups participated in the summer cohort, encompassing an array of industries and concepts that are sure to make a lasting…

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Traducido por Laura Arce El director del programa SBIR, Gary Archamboult, se acaba de retirar este Junio después de 20 años de servicio. Su oficina esta ubicada en Small Business Development Center, en las instalaciones de Startup Sioux Falls. El programa SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) es un programa federal, el cual se enfoca en…

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July is Culinary Arts Month, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t take the opportunity to highlight some of the entrepreneurs who are keeping Sioux Falls’ dining scene fresh.   Back in May, downtown welcomed two new businesses—Harvester Kitchen by Bryan and Gist Wine Shop. While both owner-operators hail from out of state, both Bryan Moscatello…

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versión en español The SBIR’s longtime program director, Gary Archamboult, retired in June after 20 years of service. Gary Archamboult Housed out of the Small Business Development Center office right here in our facility, the SBIR program (Small Business Innovation Research) is a federal funding source for early-stage research. Created in 1984 as part of…

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versión en español As we prepare to graduate our second cohort of entrepreneurs from the CO.STARTERS accelerator program, the value of this experience becomes even more clear to our team here at Startup Sioux Falls.  While the tactical knowledge and skills that the CO.STARTERS framework provides is excellent—and often what draws applicants to the program—we…

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