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Thomas Ritchie
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Books: Good reads about startups, entrepreneurship

When Tom Chapman and Andy Stoll spoke to a large group of business and community leaders in Sioux City recently, they recommended a number of books about creating an ecosystem for entrepreneurship, startups and building for success. Here are the books they recommended, as well as others contributed to a LinkedIn discussion on the same topic. • Art of the Start

Audio: Tom Chapman and Andy Stoll on Grow Siouxland

In case you missed it, Tom Chapman from Nebraska Global and Andy Stoll (above left) from Cedar Rapids were in Sioux City last week for a business for Breakfast event at the Sioux City Convention Center. He stopped in at KSCJ and talked with Chris Bogenrief for the Grow Siouxland podcast. Here is the interview with Chapman.

Sioux City entrepreneurship breakfast energizes crowd

Nearly 100 Siouxland area entrepreneurs, business owners, leaders and city officials gathered Nov. 29 to promote an entrepreneurial vision for the city. The event was called Business for Breakfast, a semi-annual gathering aimed at promoting business and economic development in Siouxland. Tom Chapman, vice president of operations at Nebraska Global, was the keynote speaker. Chapman, an entrepreneur himself, and a leader

Business for Breakfast event hosts Tom Chapman

Tom Chapman, who is helping attract and promote entrepreneurship and technology startups across Nebraska, will speak Thursday, Nov. 29, at Business for Breakfast, a regular business-focused gathering in Sioux City. Chapman is vice president of operations for Nebraska Global, a venture capital fund founded in 2010 in Lincoln, Neb., with the express intent of growing high-tech startups in the state.

Let’s make Sioux City an entrepreneurial leader

Representatives (above) from the SCGO, small business and business organizations came together in Fall 2012 to chart a course for entrepreneurial success in Sioux City.  In cities across America, small business and entrepreneurship have long taken a back seat to call centers and the next big manufacturer. While chasing smokestacks and filling industrial parks can be a zero-sum game at