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Startup Sioux Falls Office Hours

November 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC-5

Announcing Startup Sioux Falls Office Hours. If you have a business problem you don’t know how to solve, wish you could talk to someone who has been in your shoes, or if there’s some other reason you could use a chat with an entrepreneurial mentor, Startup Sioux Falls Office Hours may be right for you.

On Thursday, November 19th from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, we are offering 25 minute time slots for entrepreneurs to chat one-on-one via Zoom with one of four Sioux Falls area business mentors.

Featured Business Mentors:

  • Tove Hoff Bormes: Tove is the Director of Development at USD School of Law, and she has 16 years of experience running the retail store Rug & Relic with her husband, Steve.
    • Areas of Expertise
      • Retail
      • Law
      • Online sales
      • Creative Direction
  • Amy Moore (Colgan): Amy is the Creative Director/Co-Founder at Lemonly, a visual marketing studio in Sioux Falls. As Creative Director she spends her day working with clients and team to make the boring brilliant, confusing clear, and complex concise. Amy has produced award-winning work with clients across a variety of industries including Netflix, The 9/11 Memorial & Museum, World Health Organization, Disney, Marriott, Johnson & Johnson, and more. In 2014 she received the SD CEO Women in Business ‘Enterprising Young Entrepreneur Award’. In 2015 she was a finalist for “Designer of the Year” at the Silicon Prairie Awards, and was a 2016 nominee for EmBe’s Tribute to Women ‘Young Woman of Achievement’.
    • Areas of Expertise
      • Branding
      • Graphic Design
      • Marketing
      • Visual Identity
      • Communications
  • Mike Ridder: Mike is the owner and president of Blueprint Business Advisory. Utilizing his 25 years of experience, Mike helps business owners and their teams walk through the opportunities and challenges that every business faces. His background in finance and operations allows him to identify the opportunities and challenges to help solve and execute solutions. Mike has an MBA from Notre Dame, a B.S. from Calvin College and a wealth of experience with large and small businesses located both domestically and internationally.
    • Areas of Expertise:
      • Finance
      • Strategy
      • Growth
  • Eric Weisser: Eric is the co-founder and CEO of Weisser Distributing. Weisser Distributing was founded in 1978 by Eric’s father Bob and for 35 years operated selling body shop supplies locally via a mobile truck to body shops in the Sioux Falls area.  Nine years ago, Eric joined the company and brought those same products to marketplaces like Amazon, eBay and Walmart.  Since then the company has grown into multiple states, international manufacturing, brand creation, and over 140 employees.  Eric focus in the company now revolves around product development, sourcing, employee culture, and our own curated version of the entrepreneurial operating system called Traction.
    • Areas of Expertise:
      • 3P Selling on Amazon, Walmart and eBay
      • EOS or Traction
      • Strategic Planning
      • Angel Investing
      • Angel Funding
      • Corporate Culture
      • E-Commerce Shipping
      • Warehousing

If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out this brief form to express your interest. You will be notified by email if you are selected.

This event is being organized by Startup Sioux Falls and the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship.

Thank you to our awesome sponsors! Tiger 29, First Premier Bank, Boyce Law Firm, First National Wealth Management, MSH Architects, Susan CPA, Eide Bailly, and Nelson Commercial Real Estate.


November 19, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC-5
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