South Dakota Technology Business Center

We are dedicated to providing a supportive environment for new and early-stage businesses, helping them to create and develop innovative technologies that will shape the future of South Dakota.

Rich Naser

President

“I believe the most worthwhile things we do are not the ones that are easy, but what is difficult or appears impossible. These are the things that change our community, our society and our world.”

"Entrepreneurs are such an important aspect of a growing economy. I value the opportunity to serve these emerging businesses helping turn their ideas into reality and ultimately–success.”

“My passion is to assist early stage companies in implementing fundamental business principles that will allow for future growth and scalability.”

“Being surrounded by entrepreneurs my entire life, I’ve learned a lot about thinking outside the box in order to fix certain problems. I love being able to help connect the dots for fellow entrepreneurs using proven creative approaches I’ve learned over the years.”

“Rich is a shining example of someone who has shaped the entrepreneurial culture and ecosystem in South Dakota. He is a strong leader who advocates tirelessly for entrepreneurs and for making programs and services that benefit emerging businesses available to them.”

Tim Weelborg–Executive Director

Enterprise Institute

SAVE THE DATE! Join us for the next I.N. AFTER HOURS networking event from 5:15 to 7:00 PM on February 18th at Elements on 8th in the Hilton Garden Inn.

“The opportunity to serve entrepreneurs and help them grow their businesses is both exciting and rewarding. I enjoy meeting new clients and learning about them–as well as our current tenants–to better understand how we can continue to meet their evolving needs.”

Recent News

Schwan: The year of the entrepreneur

I almost went with a Time magazine-style approach to one of my picks for six businesses and individuals to watch in 2016, the subject of our most recent Sioux Falls Business Journal cover story. Since 1927, Time has chosen a person of the year and featured the subject on its cover. But some years, the… Read more »

SFBJ–Keep an eye on these six in 2016: Rich Naser

Rich Naser is president of two organizations, and both are positioned for big years. The South Dakota Technology Business Center plans to announce a new name in February and is rolling out several new programs, including a new entrepreneurs on-staff program. It will bring experienced and active entrepreneurs into the center on a part-time basis… Read more »

SDTBC Welcomes Abby Parker as Client Care Specialist

Sioux Falls, S.D December 16, 2015 – The South Dakota Technology Business Center(SDTBC), an entrepreneurship organization serving emerging businesses, today announced that Abby Parker has joined the staff as client care specialist. Her appointment rounds out the dedicated full-time team in addition to the three recently announced entrepreneurs-on-staff. Parker joined the South Dakota Technology Business Center… Read more »

SDTBC Launches New Entrepreneurs-On-Staff Program

Active entrepreneurs serve clients while building their own businesses Sioux Falls, S.D December 11, 2015 – The South Dakota Technology Business Center (SDTBC), an entrepreneurship organization serving emerging businesses, today announced that it is launching an Entrepreneurs On-Staff Program. In addition to its dedicated full-time staff, experienced and active entrepreneurs join the team in a… Read more »

USD adds entrepreneurs in residence

The Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota has added three Sioux Falls entrepreneurs to its Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program, designed to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurial ventures in the state. The new additions are Brian Gramm, Rich Naser and Tom Stengrim. Gramm, who received an accounting degree from USD, is the founder and… Read more »