Sioux Falls Area Entrepreneurs Scheduled to Speak at Upcoming Innovation Expo

Sioux Falls, S.D., September 12, 2017 –The Enterprise Institute has announced this year’s speakers for Innovation Expo – South Dakota’s largest entrepreneurship conference – scheduled for Thursday, October 12th downtown Sioux Falls at the Orpheum Theatre. 

Several local entrepreneurs will be taking the stage to share their story in hopes to inspire current and future entrepreneurs to take the leap into business.  They include: Matt Paulson – founder of MarketBeat and chairman of Falls Angel Fund, LLC; John Berdahl – partner at Vance Thompson Vision; Jodi Schwan – founder of Align Content Studio; Addie Graham-Kramer – founder of the Event Company; and Andy Jorgensen – Founder of Fire Bros. Fireworks.

These local business owners will join five other regional and national speakers who will be speaking on a variety of entrepreneurial topics.  Additionally, Innovation Expo features a student idea competition for higher-education students in South Dakota that will be competing for prize money as well as the annual announcement of the Spirit of Enterprise Award winner.

Key sponsors for Innovation Expo 2017 include: the Bush Foundation, MarketBeat, MidAmerican Energy and the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship.

About Innovation Expo

The Innovation Expo is a conference that encourages and celebrates entrepreneurship and connects those who are involved in the process including: investors, entrepreneurs, business developers, business leaders, educators, and the many others involved in launching and growing businesses. The Enterprise Institute has held this event for the past 14 years. More information, including a full agenda and speaker lineup can be found at the event website: