Zeal Ignite Series: Tom Kelley of Gage Brothers
Mar
28
4:00 PM16:00

Zeal Ignite Series: Tom Kelley of Gage Brothers

THE 4TH IN A NEW SERIES OF EVENTS HOSTED BY THE ZEAL CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT JOSIAH'S DOWNTOWN SIOUX FALLS.

**FIRST 30 RSVP'S RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY DRINK TICKET**

The Ignite series gives the floor to a local leader and allows them to speak on information of industry trends, innovation and developments. Attend to get a pulse on regional activity and future outlooks. Question and answer period with an open dialogue to follow.

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Zeal E-Playbook Series: Performing Under Pressure
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Zeal E-Playbook Series: Performing Under Pressure

The "Entrepreneur" Playbook Series: Performing Under Pressure

A business workshop brought to you by the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship. Please reserve an Eventbrite ticket to be admitted in the session as capacity is limited to just 20 people. 

This workshop is for anyone looking to improve their communication charisma, public speaking, or sales abilities. 

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E-Playbook: Utilizing a Banking Relationship to Grow a Business
Apr
30
4:00 PM16:00

E-Playbook: Utilizing a Banking Relationship to Grow a Business

The "Entrepreneur" Playbook Series: Utilizing a Banking Relationship to Build a Business

A business workshop brought to you by the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship. Please reserve an Eventbrite ticket to be admitted in the session, as capacity is limited to just 25 people. This workshop is designed to inform on beneficial banking principles for early-stage entrepreneurs and businesses. First National Bank of Sioux Falls is co-hosting this workshop and delivering the expertise to attendees.

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SBIR Workshop: Planning your commercialization strategy
Mar
20
8:30 AM08:30

SBIR Workshop: Planning your commercialization strategy

An SBIR orchestrated event:
Day 1 - 8:30am to 4pm Sioux Falls (Zeal Center, 2329 N. Career Ave.)
During the morning of this program you will learn about SBIR/STTR eligibility, how SBIR and STTR differ, selecting the right agency for your technology and more. The afternoon will focus on essential elements of a credible commercialization plan, including agency expectations, components of an effective plan, sources of market research data, and supporting documents you will need.

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Chalk Talk: Bring your business idea forward
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Chalk Talk: Bring your business idea forward

We've all got ideas. The next patent-worthy invention, restaurant concept, subscription model, or the million dollar kick-starter revolutionary product.

Bring your idea forward to a group of business minds that will give honest feedback and if possible, advice on how to bring the opportunity from ideation to testing the market or MVP.

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How can we be Better? A startup ecosystem roundtable discussion
Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

How can we be Better? A startup ecosystem roundtable discussion

How can we be better? A Start Ecosystem Roundtable Event

At this event, we are going to discuss how Sioux Falls' entrepreneurial ecosystem ranks and what opportunities exist to become better, more inclusive and more helpful to emerging entrepreneurs.

The format will include discussions by round-table panel members that we consider to be entrepreneurial thought-leaders and community-evangelists. This session is free and open to the public. This will be an open dialogue event and a conversation among all participants.

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1 Million Cups - 5 Year Anniversary
Mar
6
9:00 AM09:00

1 Million Cups - 5 Year Anniversary

A momentous celebration as 1 Million Cups Sioux Falls turns 5 years old on Sioux Falls Entrepreneurship Day!
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The weekly, casual, FREE COFFEE entrepreneurial and small business community event.
Each week an entrepreneur or community leader gives a 6 minute presentation about their project/company and the rest of the 20 minutes is audience Q&A open dialogue.
No Cost. No RSVP required. Just attend and get plugged-in.

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1 Million Cups - Sioux Falls
Feb
27
9:00 AM09:00

1 Million Cups - Sioux Falls

The weekly, casual, FREE COFFEE entrepreneurial and small business community event.
Each week an entrepreneur or community leader gives a 6 minute presentation about their project/company and the rest of the 20 minutes is audience Q&A open dialogue.
No Cost. No RSVP required. Just attend and get plugged-in.

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Innovative Insights: Taking the Leap Part 2
Feb
26
4:00 PM16:00

Innovative Insights: Taking the Leap Part 2

INNOVATIVE INSIGHTS
POWERED BY FIRST BANK & TRUST
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ZEAL CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

THIS IS THE PART 2 SERIES OF THIS "TAKE THE LEAP" THEME. THOSE WHO ATTENDED PART1 DECEMBER 2018 ARE NOW ENCOURAGED TO COME BACK AND HAVE A CHECKIN. THIS PART2 IS ULTRA CASUAL AND MORE OF A SOCIAL/MIXER THAN A SPEAKING EVENT. COME CONTINUE LEARNING FROM OTHERS ON THE JOURNEY AND STAYING ACCOUNTABLE WITH THEM!

Four entrepreneurs, four varied industries. All at different stages of growth. Ready to engage with you and share what they’ve learned on their journey towards success.

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The E Playbook: Patents, Trademarks, & Copyrights
Feb
5
4:00 PM16:00

The E Playbook: Patents, Trademarks, & Copyrights

THE "ENTREPRENEUR" PLAYBOOK SERIES: PATENTS, TRADEMARKS, & COPYRIGHTS

A free business workshop brought to you by the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship. Please reserve an Eventbrite ticket to be admitted in the session as capacity is limited to 25 people.

This workshop is for the business owners or inventors needing some help understanding the world of Intellectual Property.

The world of protecting your ideas and your business’ intellectual property is sometimes over-complicated. We’re excited to have Sean Kaufhold and partner Brendan Dix of Kaufhold Dix Patent Law in to deliver a workshop on simplifying the process. Sean will breakdown the items of patents, trademarks, and copyrights in a digestible way for inventors and business owners.

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Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

Learn to Launch

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Jodi Schwan and the SiouxFalls.Business organization is conducting a 1 day bootcamp to deliver resources and guidance to first time business launchers. Details Below!

Are you thinking about starting a business? Wonder how to begin? Feel like you have a lot of basic questions? Or maybe you'd just like to talk through your idea with someone? Learn to Launch is for you. We're offering two sessions -- one at 1 p.m. and one at 6 p.m. on Jan. 21. To learn more, click here. http://siouxfalls.business/thinking-of-starting-a-business-this-event-is-for-you/

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Jan
3
6:00 PM18:00

Meaning, Entrepreneurship, Exponential Technologies, & More

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We’ve opened up our conference room to allow Simulation to house a special event. Details are below!

Sioux Falls native Allen Saakyan is back in town from San Francisco to host a show on Jan 3rd from 6-8pm exploring helping maximize the potential of the community he grew up in. This means discussions about meaning, actualization, happiness, entrepreneurship, art, exponential technologies, spirituality, and more. 

SCHEDULE 
6-6:40pm Allen Delivers a Talk 
6:40-7:30pm Fireside Chat with Local Leader (Guest TBA soon)
7:30-8pm Q&A
8pm Networking

TICKETS ARE FREE

MORE ON ALLEN
Allen Saakyan hosts a multidisciplinary show in San Francisco called Simulation which features some of the greatest minds of our time in long-form, nuance-driven conversation. 
His primary focus is to maximize civilizational prosperity, redesigning frameworks and resource flows to eradicate structural violences, enabling everyone to flourish at their absolute best. Check out Allen’s recent TEDx San Francisco talk on “The Art of Powerful Questions” or visit his website for more info.

https://simulationseries.com
http://bit.ly/AllenTEDx
https://allensaakyan.com

TICKETS & VENUE 
Tickets are free. The Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship is a one-stop resource dedicated to serving entrepreneurs no matter their stage of business growth in the Sioux Falls area & beyond. 
It’s located at 2329 N Career Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57107

Facebook event page: www.fb.com/events/634719730278089

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Business Plan Writing Workshop
Jan
1
6:00 PM18:00

Business Plan Writing Workshop

NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S BUSINESS PLAN WRITING WORKSHOP

The questions you should be asked (or should have been) and the items that should be addressed prior to starting the business plan writing process.

     To Purchase a workshop ticket you’ll need to do so through eventbrite HERE

There is no such thing as a perfect business plan. There is at times no correlation between the “competency” of a business plan and success in the marketplace. Sometimes intuition and entrepreneurial drive are enough… BUT preparation is always a prime candidate to success and having a guide created by you for your business is supremely favorable.

This 90-minute workshop is actually ⅔’s questions you should address and the attitudes to have set BEFORE ever putting pen to paper (keys to doc) and writing a business plan. The goal will be to have a deeper core understanding of your business, its simple purpose, and then be prepared to conduct the strategy.

I, Thadeus Giedd, have seen it far too often where a business plan is shades of multi-personality; where the values and ambitions at the beginning of the plan don’t align with the end, or the operations plan is outlandishly contrasting to the financial projections. I’ve designed this workshop to offer some help to get all elements in alignment so a clear, concise, and sensible plan forms.

Designed for the entry-level business individual but this could also be a very rewarding session for even a 10+ year seasoned business owner. All are welcome.

Cost is $15. Discount available if you are a subscriber to the Zeal mailer. Free to Zeal membership & Tenants.

Receive a $5 off code to this workshop by entering your email here: http://eepurl.com/c_ZyTD 
Are you a college student? We have a special code for you too, shoot an email over with your collegiate information and we’ll secure a ticket for you. info@realzeal.com

Capacity is just 25 for this workshop. Beverages provided, including Flyboy coffee.

Tue, November 27, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CST

 

The Outline:

Attend this easy-going workshop to have a little bit of fun and touch on core aspects of business strategy. The outline is not contained to but, is currently:

Business is the Creation of Value. Where in your process do you create value?

What do you do that elicits perceived value, a trade, a transaction?

What problem do you solve? What solution is provided?

Is value created by removing something?

Categorized as new innovation? Disruption? Better Mousetrap? Mining the Gap?

New industry? Fad or trend? Novelty or Innovation?

Will you be required to educate the market?

Are you competing in the category of price, convenience, or experience?

Is the business favored to transactional or nurturing customer interaction?

Exercise: Law of diffusion. The diffusion market lifecycle.

Your current stage > define, create, validate, build, pitch, acquired resources, acquired customers, built team.

Will you have proof of concept, MVP, detailed research, pre-sales?

Pricing… Are you at the perfect supply/demand fit? Where is your margin at?

The Brand… Tone, representation, impression, vibe, culture,

What will define your brand? Logos, product, service, spokespersons, experience.

The Story & the developing Marketing Plan.

How do you make people feel? Will they attach and find ownership/belonging/affiliation?

Who is your customer and what are their most defined characteristics and behaviors?

Exercise: Sales = the transfer of enthusiasm.

THE Valley of Death > Financing & levels of capital requirements.

Will you bootstrap or have heavy investment?

Do you scale? Do you have a path to scale?

Hiring and evolving a growing team? Who manages/supervises/leads employees?

The business basics.. Entity, Operating agreement, EIN, tax reporting, SDEPATH, banking, legal, accounting, payroll.

Why write a business plan? For self or others?

What will you handle in-house? What do you outsource? Will this evolve?

Exercise: Construct the mission, vision, belief statements.

Exercise: WHY?

Receive a $5 off code to this workshop by entering your email here: http://eepurl.com/c_ZyTD 
Are you a college student? We have a special code for you too, shoot an email over with your collegiate information and we’ll secure a ticket for you.

Capacity is just 25 for this workshop. Beverages provided, including Flyboy coffee.

Tue, November 27, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CST

     To Purchase a workshop ticket you’ll need to do so through eventbrite HERE

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Zeal Office Hours: Kaufhold & Dix Patent Law
Dec
12
2:00 PM14:00

Zeal Office Hours: Kaufhold & Dix Patent Law

The Kaufhold & Dix team is back for Office Hours at Zeal.
What are office hours? When a professional offers time to have their door open and welcome conversations of those in need and serve as a resource.

NOTE: If you are a non-member of Zeal you must email to inquire about an opening time slot for the Office Hours, thank you. info@realzeal.com

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Innovative Insights: Taking the Leap
Dec
4
4:00 PM16:00

Innovative Insights: Taking the Leap

Innovative Insights
Powered by First Bank & Trust
In partnership with the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship

Presents: Part 1- Taking the Leap
When: December 4, 2018 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Where: R Wine Bar
322 E 8th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Four entrepreneurs, four varied industries. All at different stages of growth. Ready to engage with you and share what they’ve learned on their journey towards success.

This is a TWO part event, with Part 1 focusing on collaborative conversation between the expert panel of entrepreneurs and you, the audience. Part 2 will be centered around follow-up and accountability. Attendees have the unique opportunity to follow-up with the panel on any challenges or triumphs they’ve encountered.

The Innovative Insights event will include audience participation. Questions to panelists are encouraged as they are there to share their knowledge and help guide attendees through different stages.

Panel Members include Melissa Johnson, Sarah Werner, Rebekah Scott, & Trisha Dohn.

Thadeus Giedd of the Zeal Center will serve as moderator.

No cost for this event made possible by First Bank & Trust!
Capacity limited to 40 eventbrite RSVP’s.

 

About Zeal:
The Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship is a business incubation center, coworking space, and programming nonprofit that supports business growth from start-up to scale-up. Zeal’s mission is to connect entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, subject matter experts, and others within a collaborative environment.

About First Bank & Trust:
First Bank & Trust is part of Fishback Financial Corporation, one of South Dakota’s largest privately- held bank holding companies with 23 locations in 18 communities in South Dakota and Minnesota. With over 600 employees, we all play a role in providing expert advice along with financial products and services that fit easily into your life. First Bank & Trust is proud to be employee-owned and dedicated to giving back in our communities.

Meet the Panel:

 Melissa Johnson is a writer who travels and a traveler who writes. She is the founder and CEO of Oh My Cupcakes and Oh My Word! A mother, an entrepreneur, and a Professional Encourager, Melissa believes in creating moments of delight for those around her.

 Sarah Rhea Werner is a professional writer, podcaster, and coach who loves to help creators find confidence and success. She is a contributor to Forbes and the founder of the Write Now podcast, which helps aspiring writers to find work/life balance while pursuing their creative passion. She is also the writer, editor, and executive producer of the hit audio drama Girl In Space. You can find Sarah at sarahwerner.com or on Twitter and Instagram at @SarahRheaWerner.

 From a company of 1 to a team of 20, Rebekah Scott has grown her organization, Rebekah Scott Designs, into a federally trademarked brand. Over the last 15 years, she has successfully employed work from home moms who help her provide exceptional quality, handmade purses and accessories that customers get to design themselves, all from the comfort of her home with her husband and four kiddos nearby. Rebekah’s entrepreneurial spirit flows naturally and contagiously from her heart and her message of encouragement can be heard regularly on her podcast called “The Encourager” and in her book, “Equipped to Execute: Guiding moms to joyfully impact family and business.”

Trisha Dohn is the owner and CEO of Well365, an independent corporate wellness company providing wellness services to companies of all sizes and in all industries. In less than 2 years, Trisha has grown her team from 1 to 10 employees and provides wellness services locally, regionally and nationally throughout 28 states and growing! Trisha is a graduate of the Zeal Accelerator program and a 2018 nominee for startup company of the year for Hey Sioux Falls. In addition to running her company, this past year Trisha served as a national corporate wellness spokesperson and traveled all across the United States on behalf of Fellowes Brands, a Chicago based company that provides products to enhance wellness and productivity in the workplace to include sit-stand workstations. Above all, Trisha is the proud wife and mom to 2 boys, ages 7 and 3.

 

A ticket must be obtained to attend! >> www.innovativeinsightstakingtheleap.eventbrite.com 

Capacity limited to 40 eventbrite RSVP’s. If you plan to attend please secure a ticket now.

Any questions can be fielded to info@realzeal.com.  Thank You!

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1 Million Cups @ Zeal: Write Now LLC
Nov
28
2:00 PM14:00

1 Million Cups @ Zeal: Write Now LLC

1 Million Cups is a weekly entrepreneurship event that highlights local business owners and provides an opportunity to network with like-minded people. Doors open at 8:30 for coffee and networking and the event will begin at 9:00 AM. This event is held at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship

This week’s speaker is Sarah Werner from the Write Now Podcast and the Girl in Space Podcast. Learn more at https://www.sarahwerner.com/.

1 Million Cups of Sioux Falls is sponsored by Craig Computer Service, Fearless Foundation, First National Bank of Sioux Falls, Lemonly, MarketBeat, Midco, Sidewalk Technologies and the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship.

facebook event page >> www.fb.com/events/269417183697406

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