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Startup Sioux City Board

In October 2014, the Sioux City startup community came together at Springboard Coworking to choose a board of directors to help lead the organization which until then was a non-organized, all-volunteer entity with little structure. By electing a board, community members hoped to put a structure around events, fund-raising and organizational initiatives. The board members elected to a two-year term

UI Venture School coming to Siouxland

Venture School, an intense six-week program for entrepreneurs developed by the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, is coming to Sioux City in September 2015. The program increases the chances of startup success and accelerates the timeline to launch, all through experiential learning activities including customer research, insight from experienced entrepreneurs and workshops. “We apply evidence-based entrepreneurship; not faith-based,”

Profile: Sage business advice from a Country Club Hitchhiker

By John Paul Engel You probably wouldn’t expect to find a hitchhiker on Country Club Boulevard. Yet, every weekday for decades Richard Crawford has hitchhiked into work. In fact, hitchhiking is a central part of his networking strategy. According to Richard, “People who pick up hitchhikers are the nicest people. I get at least two to three clients a month

Webinar: Data Security for Small Business Owners

Is my small business at risk for a data breach? Despite what you may see in the news, data breaches are no longer a concern limited to large businesses. Many companies keep sensitive personal information about customers or employees in their files or on their network. Further, in a technological age where interconnection is both common and crucial for communicating

BoomLife offers Leadership Workshop

Everyday, business owners, managers, and leaders of all types of organizations struggle to find ways to inspire colleagues and employees, drive engagement, and create opportunities for growth through lasting mutually beneficial relationships. It’s easy to say, but not so easy to do. Where do you even start? Tom Eakin, the owner of BoomLife, LLC, and author of Finding Success: Get

Tech Town Hall to Stop in Sioux City

The Technology Association of Iowa’s Tech Town Hall series has prompted important industry discussions across Iowa, and now it is stopping in Sioux City. The evening brings together local industry leaders who serve as panelists and guide discussions ranging from community branding to technology education in our middle schools. Come join the conversation and have your voice heard as we bring the

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.

Entrepreneurship tour to end 6-city stop in Sioux City

On Aug. 6-7, Think 29, a group of entrepreneurs with the goal to see technology and innovation thrive along the I-29 corridor, will launch the first Think 29 Tour with the goal of getting startup community leaders talking and supporting each others’ efforts regionally. The tour will travel from Fargo to Sioux City over two days, making stops in Watertown,

Join us for First Friday coffee

This Friday, Dec. 6, from 8-10 a.m., join Startup Sioux City and the Springboard Coworking team for our first First Friday Coffee. It’s pretty basic – show up, enjoy some great java and share your plan for changing the world. Ok, there are no stipulations about what you must talk about, but we do hope to form a vision for

Iowa entrepreneur, author to keynote Business for Breakfast

Adam Carroll, a passionate “financial literacy junkie”, will share insight on entrepreneurship, networking and building a strong financial plan for you and your business at a Dec. 5 Business for Breakfast. Carroll will discuss how to succeed faster by leveraging money, time, relationships and service with his presentation “Becoming a Super Connector: Secrets of the Truly Successful”. The event is