Event Photos

Startup Pitch Night (July 2021)

On July 13, 2021, Startup Sioux Falls partied in the name of Startups at our first IN-PERSON Startup Pitch Night. Attendees got to hear from our latest CO.STARTERS cohort and watch as some of our graduates competed head-to-head in a pitch competition with real cash on the line.

Entrepreneurship Day (March 2021)

The first Wednesday each March is celebrated as Sioux Falls Entrepreneurship Day. These photos are from the 2021 Entrepreneurship Day startup social, which was hosted at Fernson Brewing Company.

Food Truck Tuesday (September 2020)

The Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship regularly holds Food Truck Tuesday events as a way for its tenants and startup community members to network and break bread. These photos were taken at a Food Truck Tuesday event in September 2020.

Failure Fest (January 2020)

About 130 people gathered to hear some engaging stories of failures and lessons from Chad Hatch and Clinton Brown at Failure Fest. Miranda Ochocki of Beyond Social captured these pictures for us.

Hey Sioux Falls (November 2019)

Six local entrepreneurs and companies were recognized for building great businesses or pushing the Sioux Falls entrepreneurial community forward at the second annual Hey Sioux Falls. The 2019 Hey Sioux Falls award recipients are:

- New Startup of the Year: Advanced Remote Sensing, Inc.
- Growth Startup of the Year: Weisser Distributing
- Startup Champion of the Year: Melissa Johnson
- Small Business of the Year: Game Chest
- Corporate Innovator of the Year: First Bank & Trust
- Social Impact: The Barrel House

Startup Horror Stories (October 2019)

Approximately 35 entrepreneurs gathered at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship on Halloween to share the mistakes they have made while building their businesses.

Morning Marketing Party (October 2019)

50+ entrepreneurs gathered at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship on a Thursday morning to share their best marketing tips.

Senator Thune at 1 Million Cups (October 2019)

United States Senator John Thune (R-SD) spoke to the 1 Million Cups community about business, entrepreneurship and pressing political issues on October 2nd, 2019.

September Startup Social (2019)

We had more than 130 people take over Queen City Bakery on Tuesday, September 17th. It was the first major gathering of small business owners and entrepreneurs that are part of the Startup Sioux Falls movement. Photography was provided by Miranda Ochocki from Beyond Social.

1 Million Cups Fall 2019 Launch (September 2019)

1 Million Cups is a weekly networking event for entrepreneurs and people interested in entrepreneurship. On September 4th, 2019, 1 Million Cups launched its 2019-2020 season with a performance from The Goodnight Theater Collective and talk from Greg Koch from 605 Running Company.

TedX Sioux Falls (April 2019)

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDx Sioux Falls event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

1 Million Cups Five Year Anniversary (March 2019)

1 Million Cups is a weekly networking event for entrepreneurs and people interested in entrepreneurship. On March 6th, 2019, Sioux Falls celebrated the 5th anniversary of 1 Million Cups. Andy Traub from Take Permission Marketing was the featured speaker and Mayor Paul TenHaken declared that March 6th was Entrepreneurship Day in Sioux Falls.

Hey Sioux Falls (September 2018)

Hey Sioux Falls is the annual celebration and awards event of the startup community in Sioux Falls. It is organized by 1 Million Cups, the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship and the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. More than 300 community members gathered at the Orpheum at the inaugural Hey Sioux Falls event in September, 2018 and awards were given out in six unique categories.

Startup Weekend (November 2017)

In just 54 hours, participants experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As participants learn how to create a real company, they'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help them get started. The most recent Startup Weekend in Sioux Falls was held in November, 2017 at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship.