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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Developing a healthy startup ecosystem is important for any community because it provides entrepreneurs, startup founders, and small business owners critical business resources in the earliest stages of their businesses. It’s not always clear which startup will become the next major employer in town, but by offering resources to all of them, we can be…

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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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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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