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Shelly Gaddis

Episode Six

Shelly Gaddis is a woman with fun colored hair, and also the owner of Elegant Mommy. Elegant Mommy is dedicated to providing valuable resources and natural products to moms and dads across our state and beyond.

Posted on: 04/04/2018

Kevin Tupy

Episode Five

Kevin Tupy is a Sioux Falls venture capitalist. He’s the founder of one of the nation’s largest Verizon retail stores, Z-Wireless (now named Victra). Kevin is also the man behind franchise startup Phone-n-Fix, CarSwap, and a handful of other ventures as well.

Posted on: 03/28/2018

Addie Graham-Kramer

Episode Four

Addie Graham-Kramer, owner and founder of The Event Company, is highlighted on this week's podcast. Addie is our first woman entrepreneur! She's got a great story about running a business and being a mom too.

Posted on: 03/21/2018

Paul TenHaken

Episode Three

Paul TenHaken, founder and former CEO of Click Rain, and now Sioux Falls mayoral candidate, shares his experience of quitting his marketing job at a major healthcare facility and starting his own online marketing company.

Posted on: 03/14/2018

Adam Huber

Episode Two

Adam Huber of Adam Huber's Detailing walks us through his experience of entrepreneurship. Adam runs a successful car detailing shop in Sioux Falls. But as he shares, it's not an easy venture. But worth it.

Posted on: 03/07/2018

John T. Meyer

Episode One

Our first podcast is LIVE! We are so excited to bring you John Meyer's story of founding Lemonly, home of the world's best infographics. John built an amazing team of 20 people and focuses on a company culture that makes you WANT to go to work each day.

Posted on: 02/28/2018

Startup Stories Intro

(Episode Zero)

Welcome to what I'm calling episode zero of the Sioux Falls Startup Stories podcast. Get the introduction to the host and find out the mission behind this podcast.

Posted on: 02/25/2018

Taking Applications

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Starting a business is easy. You can Google and self-educate just about anything you need to know. But when it comes to digging in deep and quitting a full-time job and risking everything for your startup, Google can't help with those emotions.

My goal, my real true goal for this project is to help motivate, inpsire, and impact entrepreneurs to take the next step pursuing their dreams. Join us on our journey as we dive not into the how local business owners got their start, but more about what they went through as they go started.