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Thomas Ritchie
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2014 Was a Big Year for Startup Successes in Sioux City

Startup Sioux City has seen great growth since it started more than two years ago, but by far the greatest strides – in growth, in recognition and engagement – came in 2014. So what happened that made is such a big year? Plenty. For the most part, the success this year came with much greater awareness. Small business leaders, city

Pub Trivia hits Sioux City!

Show me a man who doesn’t love trivia and I’ll show you a liar. OK, not really, but we know that pretty much everyone has some form of trivial knowledge they desire to share from time to time. What is it? Well that time is now as Startup Sioux City is hosting the first ever Biz Brew Pub Trivia Night. It

Matthews talks business, inspiration and superpowers

Business coach, author and entrepreneur Mitch Matthews will give a talk titled “Google Your Brain” at Business for Breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 a.m. We got a chance to ask him 5 questions today about his talk, who inspired him and even his superpower. What does it mean to Google your brain? “Google your brain” is a metaphor

Startup Weekend coming to Sioux City on Sept. 5

Sean Richardson of RXA Technology announced that Startup Weekend is coming to Sioux City on Sept. 5. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour challenge to create a startup. It is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with more than 1,800

Base 3 features 3 national speakers on July 17

RXA Technology is hosting a night of entrepreneurship on July 17, welcoming three national speakers to Base 3. The night will begin with a Biz Brew networking mixer sponsored by Startup Sioux City. The event will feature speakers Alex Altomare, Co Founder of BetaBlox, Founder of The Lean Lab, and Techstars Mentor; Scott Conley, Managing Partner of Flipstone Technology Partners;

Spotlight on Entrepreneurship: Creating a collaborative work space

In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Startup Sioux City featured a week of stories on local entrepreneurs. The response was overwhelming, and therefore, we’re going to continue to run the responses we received through this week. Find all the stories here. BUSINESS OWNER: Diane Daby BUSINESS NAME: Springboard Coworking MAIN PRODUCTS/SERVICES: Collaborative Workspace and private meeting spaces YEAR STARTED: 2013

Spotlight on Entrepreneurship: Startups excite, motivate community

BUSINESS OWNER: Sean Richardson (with co-founder Blake Anderson) BUSINESS NAME: RXA  Technology MAIN PRODUCTS/SERVICES: Mobile and Web Apps YEAR STARTED: 2013 ADDRESS: Sioux City, IA WEBSITE: RXATechnology.com TWITTER: @rxaSean Q: What makes you an entrepreneur? A: I am an entrepreneur because I turned an idea into a business. I grew up around entrepreneurs – my mom owns Sunnybrook Flowershop and Greenhouse in Moville, IA

Spotlight on Entrepreneurship: A BBQ hobby goes full time

This is the fourth in a week of profiles of local entrepreneurs who have started businesses in Siouxland. Some are small – with only one or two employees – while others have grown through the years to many employees. But all of them have started businesses here and this week share some feedback on what it means to start and

Spotlight on entrepreneurship: Balancing life, yoga business is work

This is the second in a week of profiles of local entrepreneurs who have started businesses in Siouxland. Some are small – with only one or two employees – while others have grown through the years to many employees. But all of them have started businesses here and this week share some feedback on what it means to start and

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