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Briar Cliff University Presents Entrepalooza

WHAT: Briar Cliff University’s Enactus Organization is partnering with other local community resources to present Entrepalooza. Entrepalooza is 10 days of events located all around the Siouxland Area. 
 
WHO: Judy Thompson, Briar Cliff University Professor Todd Rausch, SBDC Regional Director Enactus Students 
 
WHY: These events are a fun way for Briar Cliff students and local community members support our local businesses and entrepreneur. The goal of these events is to celebrate entrepreneurial spirit in Siouxland.      
 
Entrepalooza Schedule of Events 
 
Brewing Up an IdeaKickoff Event
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 6:30 PM Briar Cliff University’s  St. Francis Center A panel discussion about the importance of coffee shops on the entrepreneurial/creative culture in Siouxland. Local coffee shop owners will share their insights. Coffee themed refreshments will be served. Come get your caffeine on! The Moderator will be Ryan Martinez of the Siouxland Coffee Festival. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on how to participate please contact Judy Thompson at (712) 279-5549 or judy.thompson@briarcliff.edu
 
 
Sharks Boot Camp 
Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 PM Western Iowa Technical Community College Rocklin Center, parking lot 3  Event for Swimming with the Sharks Finalists. The five finalists have an opportunity to get feedback on their pitches.  
 
Love a Local 
Wednesday, February 12 Show some love to Siouxland’s locally owned businesses. Great opportunity to show appreciation to the businesses that support Siouxland events. Make a purchase for your Valentine, thank an owner, or go to Love a Local Facebook page for a chance to win $100 to spend at your favorite Siouxland, locally owned businesses. For more information on how to participate please contact Judy Thompson at (712) 279-5549 or judy.thompson@briarcliff.edu
 
Ice Cream Cocktails & Biz Tales 
Thursday, February 13 at 5:00–7:00 PM P’s Pizza House | 630 8th Ave SW, Le Mars, IA  Attendees will have an opportunity to network and brain-pick fellow Siouxland entrepreneurs over ice cream cocktails in the Ice Cream Capital of the World. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Neal Adler at (712) 546-8821 or neal@lemarschamber.org
 
Love a Local Winner Announced
Monday, February 17  Go to the Love a Local Facebook page to find out the two winners of a $100 gift card. 
 
Swimming with the Sharks 
Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 PM Briar Cliff University St. Francis Center Five Finalists pitch their ideas for starting or growing a business in Siouxland. Free and open to the public. Come root for your favorite entrepreneur. For more information on how to apply please contact Judy Thompson at (712) 279-5549 or judy.thompson@briarcliff.edu.    Startup Evening Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30 PM Briar Cliff University’s St. Francis Center High School and College students will compete for cash prizes for the best business developed in three hours. The students will pitch their ideas at 8:30 pm. Pitches are free and open to the public. Let’s support the budding Siouxland entrepreneurs. 
 
Innovation Market – Initial Voting 
Thursday, February 20, 2020 Sioux City Museum  Entrepreneurs and business leaders are invited to attend and submit business ideas that will benefit Siouxland. Visit SCGO’s website for information on how to enter.