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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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2022 APPLICATION DEADLINES

The deadline to apply for the 2022 Business Competition is Friday, February 25. The deadline for the Student Competition is Friday, March 4, 2022.

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Unsure About Applying – Help is Available

Interested in the Giant Vision Competition but not sure how to begin? There are business assistance agencies throughout the State that can help! Visit the Resources page for a listing: https://southdakotagiantvision.com/business-competition/resources/  ...

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Entrepreneurs Take Advantage of FAST Launch

Many South Dakota entrepreneurs have taken advantage of unique training opportunities offered through the SBA FAST Launch project this year. The following link demonstrates the activities and participation for each. SBA FAST Launch Project Outreach Activities   A...

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Entrepreneurs Win with Community Navigator Pilot Program

Startup Sioux Falls now one of 51 grantees of federal program giving a boost to underserved entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs in South Dakota just scored a huge win from the federal government.  Startup Sioux Falls, a hub that offers guidance and resources to South Dakota’s...

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FAST Launch Business Boot Camp Reminders

If you participated in the first Business Boot Camp session, take the next step and sign up for the customer validation process.  https://www.sdbio.org/blog/south-dakota-fast-launch The second and final online Business Boot Camp is Saturday, December 4. Registration...

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2022 Giant Vision Competition Date

We pleased to announce that Thursday, April 14 is the date of the final phase of the 2022 Competition. The location will be the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The deadline to apply for the Business Competition is Friday, February 25, 2022. The Student Competition...

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BIG Idea Competition for High School Students

The competition is dwindling down with just 4 more days to submit your BIG Idea! As of right now, there are 346 student accounts, 33 advisors, 183 projects, and 54 marketing designs.  https://bigideasd.com/ The competition reports having some new activity with a few...

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Successful Kick-off of Intro to SD FAST Launch Program

Over 100 attended the Aberdeen Development Corporation's event that featured stories and strategies from local entrepreneurs. Participants learned about opportunities to start or grow business through the South Dakota FAST Launch program (South Dakota Biotech) and the...

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