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Startup Social goes virtual this week

On Thursday, April 9, the startup community will gather virtually for the second iteration of the Startup Social, an event originally planned for March. When COVID-19 forced the organizers to cancel, the hope was to reschedule the in-person event for a later date. However, in an effort to maintain connection during this time of social…

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Sioux Falls small business owners offer resources, support for fellow entrepreneurs during COVID-19

As businesses find themselves in the midst of an unprecedented economic shift due to COVID-19, many have taken the opportunity to adapt and provide resources for both their customers and fellow entrepreneurs.  From support for those facing transitions in their careers to groups providing inspiration and ways to stay busy, Sioux Falls’ entrepreneurial community is…

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Applications now open for the SBA Disaster Assistance program

The federal government granted Governor Kristi Noem’s emergency declaration request on Friday, adding South Dakota to a growing list of states that have been approved for Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance during the COVID-19 disaster. The SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance exists to support small businesses when natural disasters such as tornadoes, floods, fires, and…

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Organization Focus: Graduate Women in Science

An organization dedicated to promoting women in science is celebrating its tenth year in eastern South Dakota. Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) is a membership-based organization with 34 chapters across the United States, as well as one internationally. South Dakota is home to the Eastern South Dakota chapter and the Black Hills chapter. GWIS was…

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Hack Sioux Falls kicks off spring 2020 project this weekend

On Saturday, March 14, Hack Sioux Falls will kick off its fifth project at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship.  Hack Sioux Falls is a collaborative educational project designed to teach kids ages 9 to 18 about electronics, embedded technology, and electrical engineering. The program is run by Will Bushee, Executive Director of Code Bootcamp School,…

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Media by JP taps into emotional side of marketing

Media by JP is a premier sponsor of Startup Sioux Falls. For local videographer, Jeff Pickett, marketing is all about putting yourself in the customer’s shoes. He recalls watching a movie back in the eighties called Nothing in Common, starring Tom Hanks. In the film, Hanks portrays a successful advertising executive who puts himself in…

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Regional 1 Million Cups representative visits Sioux Falls chapter

On Wednesday, February 12, Sioux Falls’ 1 Million Cups (1MC) chapter enjoyed a visit from the organization’s midwest representative, Ben McDougal.  McDougal has been involved with 1MC since its second chapter was organized in his city, Des Moines. After regularly attending the weekly event, he soon became an organizer, which he did for five years…

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Featured Event: March Startup Social

Startup Sioux Falls and Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship have announced the March Startup Social which will take place on March 24th at Remedy Brewing Company, 401 East 8th Street, Suite 120, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The mission of Startup Sioux Falls is to create a movement of small business owners and startup founders…

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