innovation

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

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

Entrepalooza is here!

Join hundreds of Siouxlanders in celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit in our community by attending the great events taking place during Entrepalooza.  For more information and a complete list of events click here.

Sioux City’s Launch Week Events Announced

The 2nd annual Launch Week aims to inspire, motivate, and promote collaboration among professionals, as well as encourage people to be innovative and explore their own entrepreneurial ideas. Join us for a week of creativity beginning September 5th! Startup Weekend is a hands-on experience where entrepreneurs, business professionals, and anyone interested in building a business can come together over the course of

Launch Week kicks off in Sioux City September 5th

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

Biz Brew sponsored by 4th Street Sports Bar

Are you an entrepreneur, small business owner, student, or creative spirit who is looking to collaborate with other innovative thinkers? Or, have you been looking for fun ways to meet new people and get involved in the community? Great, we thought so! Join us for Biz Brew on Wednesday, April 16th at 5:00 p.m. at 4th Street Sports Bar. This

Lottery CEO Rich to speak at Business for Breakfast

In celebration of National Travel and Tourism week, the Sioux City Orpheum Theatre will host Terry Rich, CEO of the Iowa Lottery, at the semi-annual Business for Breakfast event, which will be held May 7, at 7:30 a.m. The Business for Breakfast event, which is held twice each year, is aimed at promoting business and economic growth in Siouxland. When

Upcoming Events

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7
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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
Aug
4
Fri
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