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

Spotlight on Entrepreneurship: Creating a collaborative work space

In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Startup Sioux City featured a week of stories on local entrepreneurs. The response was overwhelming, and therefore, we’re going to continue to run the responses we received through this week. Find all the stories here. BUSINESS OWNER: Diane Daby BUSINESS NAME: Springboard Coworking MAIN PRODUCTS/SERVICES: Collaborative Workspace and private meeting spaces YEAR STARTED: 2013

Spotlight on entrepreneurship: Balancing life, yoga business is work

This is the second in a week of profiles of local entrepreneurs who have started businesses in Siouxland. Some are small – with only one or two employees – while others have grown through the years to many employees. But all of them have started businesses here and this week share some feedback on what it means to start and

Local startup featured in Women 2.0

Beth Trejo (above), who started her social media company Chatterkick in the spring of 2012, was featured this week in the website Women 2.0. talking about starting a company in Sioux City. While the blog calls our fine river town a “business backwater,” Trejo said some nice things about the startup culture in Iowa and what struggles she faced in starting

Startup Weekend comes to northwest Iowa this weekend

Content via Startup Weekend Spencer web site: Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of

Sioux City tops community banking list

Local Sioux City banks scores a win this week when the web site Nerd Wallet named the metro area the No. 1 Community in the nation for Community Banking. The ranking is in part based on the banks’ support of small businesses, namely in how often they make loans to small companies. In other words, small businesses are likely to

Join us for the first Biz Brew networking event

You like beer. Check. You are creative, care about innovation, entrepreneurship and starting or growing a business? Check. Then you’re invited to Biz Brew, a new networking event, on April 18. The event is aimed at bringing together smart people interested in the community, in innovation and in fostering a culture for startup and emerging businesses in Siouxland. Here’s the cool part:

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