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Renae Billings
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2017 Entrepalooza Celebrates Entrepreneurial Spirit in Siouxland

Twenty Siouxland organizations will co-sponsor Entrepalooza, a ten day celebration of entrepreneurial spirit in Siouxland. The celebration will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 13 with a presentation, “Today’s Entrepreneur – The Story of Two Finches,” by Debra Laughlin, with Leah Roe, both of healthfinch.com. Hear two entrepreneurs talk about how entrepreneurship has changed over the years. The

Morningside Senior Wins National Contest for AgTech Startup

Josh Doering, a senior business administration major at Morningside College, won the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization 2016 Pitch Competition. Doering has developed and marketed Seed Slide, a device that allows farmers to safely open and unload large seed boxes. A panel of judges awarded Doering the first-place prize of $3,500 after hearing 80 college entrepreneurs from around the country

2016 Launch Week Events

A week of events relating to innovation and entrepreneurship will take place in Sioux City as part of the 4th annual Launch Week, November 3rd – 10th. The week will consist of inspirational speakers, networking opportunities, business and technical assistance and much more! A special thanks to our featured sponsor, Iowa’s West Coast Initiative, for underwriting the costs of many of

Startup Sioux City Receives International Recognition

Startup Sioux City continues to make an impact, not only in our community, but across the globe! Sioux City was selected by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as the 2016 Excellence in Economic Development Silver Award recipient for Startup Sioux City’s efforts to support and grow entrepreneurship! IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development

Women’s Business Roundtable

Are you a woman business professional looking for a way to connect to other business women and share ideas? Then please join us for a lively discussion over coffee and rolls as women business owners and professionals come together for Siouxland’s first Women’s Business Roundtable on Tuesday, May 10 at 8:00 am. This event provides great networking, business-building and brainstorming

Sioux City Named 2016 Iowa Small Business Community of the Year

The Iowa District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration has named the city of Sioux City as the recipient of its 2016 Iowa SBA Small Business Community of the Year Award. This is the second year for the award, which highlights community efforts to support small business. Sioux City was selected for demonstrating an ideal collaborative environment for small business

Entrepalooza Events Announced for 2016!

Twenty-two Siouxland organizations will co-sponsor Entrepalooza, a ten day celebration of entrepreneurial spirit in Siouxland. The celebration will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 15 with “A Conversation with Ted Waitt.” The event will be hosted in the St. Francis Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. Hear Ted talk about his path to entrepreneurship and the history of Gateway Computers.

Statewide Business Idea Competition Returns to northwest Iowa!

The economic development organizations in northwest Iowa are once again teaming up to bring the statewide Dream Big Grow Here business grant contest to our region. The Dream Big Grow Here contest is an opportunity for Iowans to fulfill their dreams of self-employment or expansion of their current business. The contest allows entrepreneurs the chance to submit their dreams to

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9:00 am First Friday Open Coworking @ Springboard Coworking
First Friday Open Coworking @ Springboard Coworking
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Change your daily scenery, meet great new companies and workers, and enjoy the resources available at Sioux City’s only coworking space. Springboard Coworking is the one place in town where people from all sorts of different backgrounds come together and work. To reserve your spot click here. 1st Friday Coworking is free for you to attend and work the first Friday
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9:00 am First Friday Open Coworking @ Springboard Coworking
First Friday Open Coworking @ Springboard Coworking
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Change your daily scenery, meet great new companies and workers, and enjoy the resources available at Sioux City’s only coworking space. Springboard Coworking is the one place in town where people from all sorts of different backgrounds come together and work. To reserve your spot click here. 1st Friday Coworking is free for you to attend and work the first Friday