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Anthony Rossi
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Spotlight on Entrepreneurship: Mara Jorgensen of Fast Solutions

Name: Mara Jorgensen Company: Fast Solutions, Inc. Title: Senior Software Developer Website: Twitter: @consultfast LinkedIn: Short bio: I have over ten years of experience in developing software for large businesses, primarily manufacturing. I enjoy working with business users and implementing software solutions to help increase their productivity. I will see a project through from analysis to implementation to

Spotlight on Entrepreneurship: Todd Carnes of Traxter

Name: Todd Carnes Company: Traxter LLC Title: Owner Email: Website: Give us a short description of your business: Traxter LLC markets a full tracking solution coupled with a free electronic hour logging application to insurance companies. We market to insurance companies, because then we get their client base, they receive data, and the truckers all get the electronic

Spotlight on Entrepreneurship: Jamie Vondrak of Concierge Services of Siouxland

Name: Jamie Vondrak Company: Concierge Services of Siouxland, LLC Title: Owner/Personal Concierge Website: Facebook: siouxlandconcierge LinkedIn: Jamie Vondrak Give us a short description of your business: Concierge Services of Siouxland is a “do it all” organization. I complete jobs ranging from personal errands like banking and grocery shopping, to business services like setting up online accounts, planning corporate

Spotlight on Entrepreneurship: Alex Fuller of Saviral

Founder: Alex Fuller Company:  LegitDesigns, LLC / Saviral Marketing Location:  Sioux City, Iowa Website: and Twitter: @SaviralOnline Facebook: Give us a short description of your business? LegitDesigns is an all-encompassing creative digital agency, providing custom creative, web, and now introducing our online marketing solutions with SAVIRAL (Savvy-Viral). With Saviral we assist our clients with social, search, and other

Getting Angel Investors to Call You Back

Are you looking for funding for your idea or business? Do you have a great idea, start-up, or even a company looking to grow? You may have found yourself wondering where you should go or how will you get money for your endeavor? One way to raise funds is through an angel investor or angel investing group. Angel funding

Sharks entrepreneurial event sees incredible night of pitches

Did you miss Swimming with the Sharks? That’s ok, here’s a recap. This year was the best yet with 8 great ideas for innovative and cultural experiences in Sioux City. In fact, the ideas were so great that the money got split between all of the finalists. Here is a list of how the award money was split. Michael Billings

Innovation Market winners announced

Every year, Entrepalozza ends with the big bang of Innovation Market. 2014 was no exception to that. A night of great food, networking, speakers, and ideas was bigger and better then ever before. Cheri Cosgrove, President and CEO of Belle Touchè, took the stage as the first speaker. Once her speech was done, she made an incredible announcement…She is donating an

Spotlight on Entrepreneurship: Sara Gotch and LOVOTO

BUSINESS OWNER: Sara Gotch BUSINESS NAME: LOVOTO LLC MAIN PRODUCTS/SERVICES: Transitional Videos / Scanning developed photos / Creating digital scrapbooks YEAR STARTED: 2014 ADDRESS: 520 Nebraska Street STE 404 • Sioux City, IA • 51101 WEBSITE: SOCIAL: VIDEO: LOVOTO Video Q: What makes you an entrepreneur? A: What makes me an entrepreneur is that I have taken the time

Entrepalooza Kicks Off Monday

Entrepalooza 2014 is finally here. The week long celebration of the Siouxland entrepreneurial spirit kicks off Monday, February 24, at Briar Cliff University. This year is set to be the best yet with more money available in competitions, more awareness, great speakers, and of course networking over free food and cash bar.  Here’s a list of all the events going

Young Determination Turns to Dream Come True

BUSINESS OWNER: Kayla Kellen BUSINESS NAME: Rhythm Avenue Dance Academy MAIN PRODUCTS/SERVICES: Dance Instruction YEAR STARTED:  2010 ADDRESS: 910 Morningside Ave (Sioux City) & 132 Gaul Drive (Sergeant Bluff) WEBSITE: SOCIAL: Facebook Q: What makes you an entrepreneur? A:  I have owned and operated Rhythm Avenue Dance Academy for the past four years. I have taught the majority of classes offered as well as