Day: April 25, 2019


What is an ecosystem: A Sioux Falls ecosystem report

By Amy Gehling / April 25, 2019

“Ecosystem” and “ecosystem building” have been hot terms in the world of entrepreneurial development lately. As cities begin to realize that fostering entrepreneurship is a great economic tool for growth; new strategies are being developed to make cities more “entrepreneur-friendly.” One of the first questions community builders should be asking is how they can assess…

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Hidrate Inc. completes angel round

By SPN Team / April 25, 2019

Smart water bottle company Hidrate, based in Minneapolis, raised $700,000 in convertible debt and option financing from undisclosed investors on April 15. This round of angel funding brings the company’s total raise to nearly $3 million since its founding in 2014. The company’s Kickstarter campaign raised over $600,000, and the company produced 17,000 bottles within…

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