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FAST Launch Training Schedule

Free training opportunities to help with developing your business idea through the lean launch methodology and preparing for the Giant Vision Competition.

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SD EPSCoR Names New Director

South Dakota EPSCoR Names New Director The South Dakota Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) has named Dr. Kinchel C. Doerner as director of the program beginning August 15, 2022. Doerner replaces Dr. Mel Ustad, who has served as director...

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Start Dakota Podcast

Startup Sioux Falls has a new podcast series to aid entrepreneurs. Details on the current installment appear before. Give a listen and be sure to subscribe. In Start Dakota episode 2, "Building Communities of Rural Founders," Paula Jensen, Vice President of Program...

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2023 Competition Schedule Announced

The 2023 Governor's Giant Vision Competition application dates have been set. To apply for the Business (or open) Competition, you must apply by midnight, Friday, March 3rd. To apply for the Student Competition, applications are due by midnight, Friday, March 10. All...

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2022 Innovation Expo Dates Announced

Just announced! 2022 event dates are listed below and we’re busy finding great speakers, thinkers, and doers to bring together in South Dakota this October! The Innovation Expo is a conference that is focused on connecting entrepreneurs, innovators, angel investors,...

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Thinking of Start a Biotech-related Business?

MAKE PLANS TO JOIN US AT THE SOUTH DAKOTA BIOTECH SUMMIT - BREAKTHROUGHS 2022!   Are you thinking of starting a biotech-related business? In the middle of trying to do commercial research? Or an industry professional looking to stay connected? Mark your calendar...

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2022 Giant Vision Winners Announced

PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA, April 14, 2022 — As host of the Governor’s Giant Vision Business and Student Business Competitions, South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry event Chair Brad Wheeler, President of Wheeler Manufacturing, announced the winners of the 2022...

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2022 Governor’s Giant Vision Competition Qualifiers

PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA, March 17, 2022. - As host of the Governor’s Giant Vision Business and Student Business Competitions, South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board Chair Brian Sandvig, Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Milbank, recently announced the qualifying...

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New Fund Benefits Regional Technology Startups

Startup Sioux Falls recently announced that a venture capital fund formed by well-known names in the entrepreneurship community has launched with more than $17 million available to regional technology startups. Homegrown Capital was formed by MarketBeat founder and...

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Small Business Innovation Research Grants Available

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers competitively awarded grants to qualified small businesses to support high quality research related to important scientific problems and opportunities in...

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