At the 2021 Hey Sioux Falls event, six local businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs were recognized for their hard work over the last year.  The following winners were chosen by a panel of judges from the startup ecosystem: New Startup of the Year: Prismatic (Michael Zuercher, founder and CEO) Startup Champion of the Year: Eric Weisser…

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Announcing the nominees for Hey Sioux Falls 2021   It’s that time of year again—Hey Sioux Falls returns on May 20. The annual event celebrates the trials and triumphs of entrepreneurship with a lineup of awards for local founders, startup champions, and more.    While there’s never a bad time to celebrate the hard work…

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Get to know the entrepreneurs making up Zeal’s second CO.STARTERS cohort Zeal is preparing to launch its second CO.STARTERS cohort on May 4, and they’ve assembled another exceptional group of entrepreneurs hoping to improve their communities through innovative startup ventures. Some are just working with ideas, while others have already launched businesses, but they’re all…

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thrifting made simple

A local business venture aiming to make fashion more sustainable is one step closer to its launch after receiving $100k in seed capital from the global competition, the 2020 Hult Prize Challenge. Fomeno is an app that gathers online thrift stores in one place, streamlining the often overwhelming process of secondhand shopping. Founder and CEO,…

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Applications have been submitted, participants have been selected, and the team at Zeal is preparing to launch its second CO.STARTERS cohort. This time around, the group will be led by two facilitators — Tove Hoff Bormes and Ty Vuong — a pair whose combined experiences promise to offer wisdom and inspiration for new entrepreneurs. If…

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On March 16, the team at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship hosted a graduation ceremony for its first CO.STARTERS cohort. The hybrid event began with a Zoom gathering that featured commentary from Zeal executive director Brienne Maner, cohort facilitator Eric Weisser and Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken. Event attendees included Zeal board members and startup…

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