03 Apr

Startup Sunrise – Artisans and Makers

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In April, we look forward to hosting Artisans and Makers with featured speakers Nate Boscaljon, Owner & Lead Woodworker at Boscaljon Design Co. and Josh Rieck, luthier & Owner at String Theory Luthiery.

Learn more about Nate and Josh below!

8:00 AM: Coffee – Connect over a cup of ‘Rise & Shine’ by The Source, roasted exclusively for Startup Sunrise.
8:30 AM: Welcome by Outpost, and preview performance by Nathan Hults, the featured artist for the Washington Pavilion’s monthly Live & Local series.
8:35 AM: Founder Stories – Hear 3-minute presentations from two founders or business leaders, followed by a conversation facilitated by Startup Sioux Falls.
9:15 AM: Event concludes, but FREE coworking begins (9:15 am-Noon)

Ticket Information
Tickets are free, but space is limited. Grab your free ticket over at Eventbrite. Hurry, they go fast!

Who should attend?
– Founders, innovators, community leaders, and creatives who want to support each other and network
– Community builders who want to be involved in contributing to the startup community
– Individuals that have experience in the industry or topic of the month

Why Attend?
Startup Sunrise is your opportunity to kick-start your day with a punch of inspiration and a side of connection. A little bit of what you can expect:
– Be inspired by the stories of startup founders and engage in conversations that move our community forward.
– Face-to-face networking with like-minded people
– A supportive environment willing to help you take your next step as a founder

About Nate Boscaljon and Boscaljon Design Co
Nate and Anna Boscaljon embarked on their woodworking journey in 2016, beginning with the creation of their first coffee table. Their passion and skill quickly turned into a thriving business, leading to the official launch of Boscaljon Design Co in 2019. Prior to this, Nate had a career in financial planning, and Anna was in veterinary medicine. However, the significant growth in revenue by 2021 allowed them to transition into full-time entrepreneurship.

The Boscaljons have shown remarkable success in various aspects of their business over the past two and a half years. Anna has been instrumental in the marketing domain, amassing over 100,000 followers on Instagram. This popularity not only boosted their brand’s visibility but also led to lucrative partnerships with prominent woodworking brands. Nate, on the other hand, has been the driving force behind the design and execution aspects of their work. His skills have enabled them to place their products in both commercial spaces and private homes.

Boscaljon Design Co offers a wide range of products, including custom furniture, cabinetry, toys, and home accessories. They cater to a diverse clientele, meeting the needs of both retail and wholesale markets with their unique and high-quality woodworking creations.

About Josh Rieck and String Theory Luthiery
Since 2004, Josh has been a specialist in crafting and repairing stringed instruments, serving a wide range of clients from local musicians to international artists. His expertise and dedication to the craft led to the establishment of J. Rieck Music in 2019. Based in Sioux Falls, this retail store focuses exclusively on stringed instruments.

J. Rieck Music has experienced considerable growth since its inception. It now features a retail outlet that provides a variety of stringed instruments and a separate facility dedicated to services and custom creations. Josh’s venture stands out for its commitment to quality and personalized service, catering to the specific needs of musicians and enthusiasts in the stringed instrument community. This expansion and focus on specialized services have helped J. Rieck Music establish a strong presence in the musical instrument industry.

Entry Instructions
Please enter the building from on the east side of the building, directly adjacent to the parking lot.

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Startup Sioux Falls office at 605-275-8000.

Parking Instructions:
Free and paid parking is available throughout the area.

We’d like to thank our Builder Level Sponsors for making this event possible:
Boyce Law Firm, USF Entrepreneurial Studies Program, Eide Bailly, First Bank & Trust, First National Bank in Sioux Falls, First PREMIER Bank, Homegrown Capital, MarketBeat, Midwest Employee Benefits, Sanford Health Plan, Tiger29, Voyage Federal Credit Union

Questions? Contact:
Sara Lum