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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

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.

UNI to Launch Regional Entrepreneurship Project in Western Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa’s Business & Community Services (BCS) will collaborate with regional economic development groups in Iowa’s Monona, Plymouth and Woodbury counties to launch a new initiative to support and encourage entrepreneurship and start-up businesses. The Regional Entrepreneurship Project is provided through a grant to UNI as part of the US Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center Program.

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

Spotlight on Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneur uses Business to Break the Mold

BUSINESS OWNER: Beth Trejo BUSINESS NAME: Chatterkick MAIN PRODUCTS/SERVICES: Social Media Marketing Agency YEAR STARTED: 2012 ADDRESS: 306 Virginia St. Ste A, Sioux City, IA 51101 WEBSITE: Chatterkick.com,  and Facebook, and Twitter 1. What makes you an entrepreneur? Before I started this business, I definitely did not fit into the stereotypical mold of a classic entrepreneur or start-up business executive. I’m not a big risk

Upcoming Events

Jul
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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
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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