Launch Week aims to spotlight entrepreneurship in Siouxland

A new series of events relating to innovation and entrepreneurship will take place in the Sioux City area as part of Launch Week later this month. Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 has been designated as Launch Week with an aim to inspire, motivate, and promote collaboration among professionals.

The Sioux City Growth Organization (SCGO) will kick off Launch Week on Monday, Sept. 30 with the 3rd annual Young Professionals Day of Sioux City. SCGO invites all professionals in the business community to attend this event starting at 3 p.m at the Stoney Creek Inn. Speakers include Governor Branstad, IEDA Director Debi Durham, State Senator Rick Bertrand, and a panel of Sioux City professionals. The event will close with a Ripple Award recognitions and a social hour sponsored in conjunction with Startup Sioux City.

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, a new business will open its doors in downtown Sioux City and offer affordable office space with essential amenities for startups and small businesses. Springboard Coworking, located on the second floor of the Stifel Nicolaus building at 4th & Jackson streets, will provide a space for independent professionals to connect with resources and people who can help them.

That evening, Sioux City startup RXA Technology will host an event called Base 3 that evening in the new coworking space. Base 3 will include networking, discussions, and feature speakers with experience and expertise in the entrepreneurial field.

Wire Me Awake will conclude Launch Week with an entrepreneurial conference designed to inspire and connect attendees with great contacts and ideas. The conference begins Wednesday night, Oct. 2 with a welcome party and networking event in downtown Yankton. Oct. 3 will be filled with a day of speakers from around the Midwest sharing their stories on entrepreneurship, innovation and achieving success. The event ends with a closing party that evening.

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