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State of Startups

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST

Join us for an evening of insights, connection, and inspiration as we explore the State of Startups in the Sioux Falls region together!

You will hear from keynote speaker Jael Thorpe, the founder of Gameday Social, special guest Head Coach Emeritus John Stiegelmeier, and three other local founders!

We will celebrate the success of founders and startups in the ecosystem and discuss the challenges, opportunities, and innovations shaping the present and future of the regional startup community.

One way we will celebrate the achievements of local founders is through the 2024 Honor Roll. Nominate yourself or someone else and receive a $25 discount code for the State of Startups event.

By 2034, Startup Sioux Falls’ goal is to serve 100,000 people and help 100 founders grow. In January 2024, we launched an annual survey that will serve as one data point to measure this goal. The results of this survey will be shared at the State of Startups.

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Featured Speakers:


  • 5:30 PM: Social ½ Hour with heavy appetizers
  • 6:00 PM: State of Startups program
  • 7:00 PM: Social ½ Hour

Ticket Information

Tickets are $50 for members and $75 for non-members. Tickets include heavy appetizers and one drink ticket. Thank you for your support of the startup ecosystem!

Who should attend?

Founders, innovators, and community leaders, who want to be part of making Sioux Falls the best place to start a business.

Why Attend?

The State of Startups is your opportunity to learn about the current state of the startup ecosystem in the Sioux Falls region. We will:

  • Present the results from Startup Sioux Falls’ annual State of Startups survey
  • Celebrate the success of area founders and startups
  • Hear from guest speakers about the challenges, opportunities, and innovations shaping the present and future of the regional startup community

Entry Instructions

Please enter the building from the east side of the building, directly adjacent to the parking lot.

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Startup Sioux Falls office at 605-275-8000.

Parking Instructions:

Free and paid parking is available throughout the area. Please refer to this parking guide.

We’d like to thank our Trailblazer & Pioneer Level Sponsors for making this event possible: Homegrown Capital, MarketBeat, SDSU Ness School of Management & Economics

Questions? Contact:

Sara Lum
[email protected]



March 6
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST


Startup Sioux Falls
100 East 6th Street
Sioux falls, SD 57104 United States
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(605) 275-8000