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Episode 5: Bolstering Entrepreneurial Development in the Lakota Community With Ryan Hussman

Ryan Hussman, Social Enterprise Coordinator at Thunder Valley CDC (formerly) and Brienne Maner, President at Startup Sioux Falls, discuss their passion for supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners in their communities along with the challenges that come with it.
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Start Dakota, Episode 4: Supporting New American Business Owners with Laura Smith-Hill

Listen and Subscribe In Episode 4 of the Start Dakota podcast, Startup Sioux Falls' president, Brienne Maner, sits down with Laura Smith-Hill of Lutheran Social Services (LSS) and the Center for New Americans. They kick the conversation off by discussing an anecdote Maner had run across which posited that immigrants ...
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Episode 4: Supporting New American Business Owners, Feat. Laura Smith-Hill

Episode 4: Supporting New American Business Owners

In Episode 4 of the Start Dakota podcast, Startup Sioux Falls' president, Brienne Maner, sits down with Laura Smith-Hill of Lutheran Social Services (LSS) and the Center for New Americans. Learn more about Lutheran Social Services at https://lsssd.org/.  Submit an interest form for CO.STARTERS: www.startupsiouxfalls.com/accelerator/  CO.STARTERS Challenge: Alternatives Complete your ...
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Episode 1: Supporting Communities of Starters with Jose Alfaro

Listen and Subscribe On the first episode of the Start Dakota podcast, Startup Sioux Falls' executive director, Brienne Maner, sits down with Jose Alfaro, CEO of CO.STARTERS.  The Startup Sioux Falls team first met Alfaro in May 2022 for a CO.STARTERS community training as part of the newly-launched SBA Community ...
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Building communities of rural founders

Episode 2: Building Communities of Rural Founders featuring Paula Jensen

In Start Dakota episode 2, "Building Communities of Rural Founders," Paula Jensen, Vice President of Program Development & Community Coach at Dakota Resources and Brienne Maner, Executive Director of Startup Sioux Falls, discuss empowering rural founders through their partnership, which is made possible by the SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program. ...
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Episode 3: Supporting Women In Entrepreneurship

Megan Bartel, Executive Director of Women's Programming at EmBe and Brienne Maner, Executive Director of Startup Sioux Falls discuss the complexity of supporting women and families while accounting for individual barriers. Learn more about EmBe at https://www.embe.org/.  Submit an interest form for CO.STARTERS: www.startupsiouxfalls.com/accelerator/  CO.STARTERS Challenge: Alternatives Complete your "fieldwork" ...
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Episode 1: Supporting Communities of Starters with Jose Alfaro

In our first episode of Start Dakota, Brienne Maner, Executive Director of Startup Sioux Falls and Jose Alfaro, CEO of CO.STARTERS discuss the impact that CO.STARTERS has on supporting communities of founders and how it can be a strategy that complements traditional forms of economic development. Tune in for an ...
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Start Dakota Podcast

Launching Start Dakota Podcast

The dream of starting a business is part of our American heritage. In South Dakota, thriving businesses form the fabric of thriving communities. At Startup Sioux Falls, our dream is to empower founders to solve problems and start businesses that build a better future for themselves, their families, and their ...
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