We know that entrepreneurs start companies that create jobs, invest in the community, and generate economic growth. In Sioux City, we want to encourage people to be innovative and explore their own entrepreneurial ideas, and the 2nd annual Launch Week will do just that! With speakers, startup presentations and plenty of networking, Launch Week aims to inspire, motivate, and promote collaboration among professionals.
The week of creativity begins September 5 with Startup Weekend Sioux City, a weekend-long, hands-on experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday at the Ho-Chunk Centre, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams will work from Springboard Coworking and focus on building a business through business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts. Startup Weekends are the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 events in 120 countries around the world in 2014. Registration information can be found at www.siouxcity.startupweekend.org.
On Tuesday, September 9, join Mitch Matthews as he presents “How to Google Your Brain” at Business for Breakfast at the Sioux City Convention Center. Mitch Matthews is a leading authority on innovative thinking, goal achievement and work-place engagement. In working with leaders from organizations like NASA, Disney, and the Principal Financial Group, Mitch has helped them to increase sales, improve customer satisfaction, develop new products, increase employee engagement and innovate key systems. Attendees will learn how to recognize the questions you are asking yourself, co-workers, clients and customers, and how to ask better questions that will produce better search results to motivate and inspire new ideas and solutions. The free event begins at 7:30am and RSVP’s are requested by calling 224-5500.
Stay tuned, there is still more to come! Additional events will be announced soon!