Entrepreneur Assistance Available – SBA South Dakota District Office

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March 2, 2023

The South Dakota District Office recently hosted a virtual information session on the Federal & State Technology (FAST) Launch program. The SD FAST Launch assists South Dakota entrepreneurs through the startup phase with training, counseling, and access to potential seed capital for market research. Participants may also prepare for the Governor’s Giant Vision Competition and SBIR/STTR funding. Joining District Director Jaime Wood were Joni Ekstrum, Executive Director of South Dakota Biotech, Katherine Cota, Director of Economic Development, Dakota State University Paulson Cyber Incubator & Entrepreneurial Center, and Sadie Swier and Angie Iverson from the SD CEO East Women’s Business Center. South Dakota Deputy District Director Bryson Patterson and Economic Development Specialist Michele Arends also joined the discussion and provided resources for the participants.  You can listen to this informative webinar at
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