Wondering what programs Startup Sioux Falls has to offer?

Explore our programs below and discover how you can plug into Startup Sioux Falls to grow your venture.

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Founders Retreat

A serene retreat near Lead, SD, where founders gather in a luxury cabin to unwind and forge meaningful connections. Discover inspiration through group activities and reflective sessions, returning home rejuvenated and inspired.

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Pitchfest is designed to help entrepreneurs effectively communicate their business value to investors, partners, and customers through personalized coaching and practice sessions. Tailored feedback and expert guidance empower participants to refine their pitches, boost confidence, and expand their networks.

Childcare Accelerator (Limited Time)

Childcare Accelerator is a 10-week program designed to provide aspiring or new childcare business owners with the insights, relationships, and tools to turn your idea into action and a sustainable business.


A weekend intensive to help aspiring founders take action. During this four-part bootcamp, you’ll collaboratively work with peers and a trained facilitator to strategize, problem-solve, and apply business tactics to your idea or new business.

This program will challenge you, stretch your thinking, expand your network, and give you concrete tools to bring your business ideas to life.


A 10-week course designed to help your new venture (0-2 years in business) gain momentum regardless of what you're starting.

During the program, you’ll develop and fine-tune your idea, critically examining every part of it and plan your next steps through feedback from a trained facilitator, professionals in the community, and other founders. The course consists of eleven sessions; the last session will be a Startup Pitch Night featuring cohort members.

Software Business Accelerator

A 10-week accelerator for individuals who want to start or grow a software business. Our experienced facilitators will help them validate market potential, build a software solution to sell, and create a financial strategy to launch.

For new or experienced entrepreneurs who:

    • Want to build a software company
    • Understand a problem that software can solve
    • Are business-minded
    • Software developer (optional)

Growco Business Program

A 12-month program for growth-stage founders and startups (2+ years in business) who want to scale revenue, profit and/or company size.

Growco is a one-year, cohort-based program. The program will include 12 monthly, 3.5-hour meetings. The program will be led by a facilitator, coordinated by Startup Sioux Falls staff, and supported by a board of strategic advisors comprised of business leaders.


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Startup Sioux Falls Sponsors

These organizations provide financial support for Startup Sioux falls