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Meet Peter Hauck, Zeal’s New Community Manager

As you’re reading this, Zeal’s newest hire, Peter Hauck, is in the midst of navigating his first day on the job—virtually.  We’ve never done a virtual first day before, but it’s just one of the many ways life has had to adapt these days. We’ll get through this in time, and here at Zeal we’re…

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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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