A multitude of Siouxland organizations will co-sponsor Entrepalooza, a five-day celebration of entrepreneurial spirit in Siouxland.
This year’s Entrepalooza takes place from Feb. 15th to 19th.
Monday, Feb. 15: Kicking off by selecting this year’s winner of “Love A Local,” which encourages Siouxland shoppers to buy their Valentine’s Day gift from a locally owned business. For a chance to win $100 at their favorite Siouxland business, residents can visit the “Love a Local” Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SiouxlandSmallBusiness/) for instructions and rules. Two entrants will win a gift certificate, contest ends Valentine’s Day. “Love a Local” is co-sponsored by the BCU Enactus team and SBDC Iowa at Western Iowa Tech Community College. For more information, contact Judy Thompson, at 712 279-5549 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 16: Sharks Boot Camp for Swimming with the Sharks finalists sponsored by the Small Business Development Center. For more information, contact Todd Rausch at 712-274-6454 / email@example.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 17: Briar Cliff’s Enactus team will host the annual “Swimming with the Sharks” competition. Finalists will vie for mini-grants valued up to $4,000. For contest rules and applications, visit briarcliff.edu/sharks. Applications for grants are open now until midnight on February 5. Due to COVID-19 the “Swimming with the Sharks” presentations and judging will be online through a Zoom call. For more information, contact Judy Thompson, at 712 279-5549 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, Feb. 19: Iowa West Coast Initiative hosts their monthly Business Blender. The topic is how entrepreneurs can use internships to make their businesses grow and expand. The meeting will be on Zoom from 9:00 – 10:30 am. If interested, please email: Stacy@simpco.org for the link.
The Briar Cliff University Enactus team has been provided funding to support Entrepalooza by Siouxland Economic Development Corporation.
Entrepalooza partners include: Briar Cliff University Enactus, Siouxland Economic Development Corporation, Iowa’s West Coast Initiative, Western Iowa Tech Small Business Development Center, Sioux City Growth Organization, Western Iowa Tech Community College, Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, South Sioux City Economic Development, Sioux City Economic Development, and Woodbury County Rural Economic Development.
For more information on any of the events above, visit www.facebook.com/SCEntrepalooza.