Last week, Startup Sioux Falls welcomed Jeff Hayward to the team as its program manager. The position opened up as part of the SBA Community Navigators grant that Startup Sioux Falls was awarded, and its responsibilities are centered around facilitating that project which seeks to reach underserved populations through the CO.STARTERS curriculum and providing more…

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check out the project website Thanks to a $1 million grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Startup Sioux Falls is planning to expand resources, including piloting an expanded version of its CO.STARTERS accelerator program, to better reach underserved communities.  The SBA announced the grant opportunity—the Community Navigator Pilot Program—in May 2021 with the…

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Philanthropy study reveals key insights about emerging leaders, state of Sioux Falls’ nonprofit sector Sioux Falls is facing a turning point in terms of its growth and the leadership and infrastructure necessary to support it. That shift is also reflected in the changing landscape of the city’s nonprofit sector.  Maximizing Excellence, LLC is a consulting…

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Photo by 4Front Studios Women play a critical role in our startup ecosystem, making it more vibrant and dynamic, and providing diverse perspectives that drive progress and change.  In Sioux Falls, we’re fortunate to have women at the forefront of many entrepreneurial ventures and resource organizations. Though celebrating women and ensuring they have the resources…

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  Falls Fintech, the accelerator program by Central Payments, has been busy this summer with the launch of its Fall 2021 cohort and a brand new podcast, Fintech Brews & News. The fall program, which kicked off in August, is the organization’s fourth cohort since launching in 2020. As a subsidiary of Central Bank of…

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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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