Startup Office Hours

Ever wanted to ask an expert about your business? Well, you’re in luck, because Startup Office Hours is back! If you have a business problem you don’t know how to solve, wish you could talk to someone who has knowledge you don’t, or if there’s some other reason you could use a chat with an entrepreneurial mentor, Startup Office Hours may be right for you.

On Thursday, March 16 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, we are offering 25 minute time slots for entrepreneurs to chat one-on-one via Zoom with one of four Sioux Falls area business mentors.

Featured Business Mentors:

Adam Huber

Adam Huber has been a part of the automotive protection field for the past 5 years. Adam’s passion for peelable paint protection came about in 2018 and he’s continued that passion by co-founding ClarityCoat. With his combined experience in detailing and marketing, Adam has grown their international business and customer base.

Adam has traveled all over the United States performing training on business, marketing, and detailing efficiency. He is well regarded in his field as a go-to person in these areas of knowledge.

Areas of Expertise

  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Business Strategy
  • Sales
  • Social Media

John Beranek

John Beranek, CTF, Lead Facilitator established Intersections Consulting 24 years ago, where he helps clients have the conversations they need to move their organizations into the future. He helps managers, owners and entrepreneurs as they work to gain more clarity in how they want to show up in their work and interact with staff/customers.  He holds the mirror up to behaviors and helps clients connect, intersect and navigate in the working world as a motivated leader.

Areas of Expertise

  • Team building
  • Motivational speaking
  • Strategy
  • Facilitation
  • Coaching

Plaban Mohapatra

Having founded four startups in India (Sencicare, Swargadwar, Standby, and Suvidha) Plaban Mohapatra has a keen understanding of working in emerging markets. In addition to his background of 15 years in the IT sector and over 10 years in Program Management, he has experience in supporting entrepreneurs as they go from Idea to Startup.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategy
  • Idea to Execution lifecycle
  • Business Idea Validation
  • Financial Model Preparation
  • Setting up Processes
  • Building Operational Model
  • Customer Relationship Management

If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out this brief form to express your interest. We will do our best to match you with a mentor for the next Office Hours event, but we will keep your information on file for future months if we aren’t able to properly match you this month.

This event is being organized by Startup Sioux Falls.

We’d like to thank all of our sponsors for their continued support:

Boyce Law Firm, Eide Bailly, First Bank & Trust, First National Bank in Sioux Falls, First PREMIER Bank, Interstate Office Products, ISG Architects, MarketBeat, Midco, Midwest Employee Benefits, Pendar Properties, Tiger29, and University of Sioux Falls – Entrepreneurial Studies Program.

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Mar 16 2023


11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Online (virtual presentations)


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