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 - Director

SD Technology Business Center

The Technology Business Center is where DocuTAP was able to establish the necessary foundation for building a business. The staff was instrumental in providing more than just a building and services. They were able to provide DocuTAP with relationships and networking opportunities that enabled our company to be as successful as it is today.

Eric McDonald-CEO, Founder


The SDTBC has been instrumental to DataSync through many transitions. SDTBC staff have provided us valuable services, resources, and infrastructure that have helped us grow and innovate.

Mike Vetter - CEO, Founder


The affordability of space at SDTBC along with the services that come with locating here have been a large factor in the success of Chenega Logistics in its first 3+ years of business.

Joe Collette - Former Director of Compliance

Chenega Logistics, LLC

“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

Recent News

USD Beacom School of Business Adds Three to Entrepreneur Program

VERMILLION, S.D. — The Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota has added three successful entrepreneurs — Rich Naser, Tom Stengrim and Brian Gramm — to its Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) program to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurial ventures in the state of South Dakota. “We are excited to expand our network of brilliant… Read more »

$86,000 Awarded to Entrepreneurs through Accelerator Challenge

Four start-ups receive funding to fast-track launch and sales Sioux Falls, S.D., October 5, 2015 – The South Dakota Technology Business Center (SDTBC) today announced that more than $86,000 in funding was awarded to its entrepreneur participants during the 2015 Accelerator Challenge; a proven program for fast-tracking company start-ups and entrepreneurial launches. VRC Metals, WeConnectU,… Read more »

Service helps doctors manage credentialing

Sioux Falls entrepreneur Lavonne McKee has a strong passion for helping advance the medical field. She just doesn’t like all of the “blood and guts.” McKee also has a strong passion for credentialing, the process of helping doctors organize and keep track of their state medical license, insurance and continuing education credentials. This passion led… Read more »

USDA Awards Research Grant to Antimicrobial Materials, Inc.

Sioux Falls, SD (June 23, 2015) – South Dakota Technology Business Center client Antimicrobial Materials, Inc. (AMI), a bioscience company developing advanced materials for healthcare and food processing applications, announced today that it has been awarded a competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant from US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food… Read more »