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$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 »

South Dakota Technology Business Center Announces 2015 Accelerator Challenge Participants

The South Dakota Technology Business Center (SDTBC) today announced the selected participants for its 2015 Accelerator Challenge; a proven program for fast-tracking company start-ups and entrepreneurial launches. “The Accelerator Challenge is designed to boost emerging South Dakota entrepreneurs who are starting up, approaching launch or entering a high growth stage,” said Pam Boehm, SDTBC Entrepreneurship… Read more »

NanoBlood LLC Relocating to SDTBC

NanoBlood LLC, based in Irvine, Calif., announced today that it is relocating to the South Dakota Technology Business Center (SDTBC) in Sioux Falls, S.D., to continue the regulatory and commercial development of its nano red blood cell as a life-saving drug in critical care and transfusion medicine. “This is the kind of science that rewrites… Read more »

OmegaQuant completes successful stay at SDTBC

Dr. Bill Harris is sometimes referred to as the “Codfather.” The amusing nickname fits because he is a pioneer researcher and leading authority in the study of using Omega-3 fatty acid from fish to provide health benefits for people. Harris is also the president, chief executive officer and founder of OmegaQuant, the newest graduate of… Read more »

SDTBC expands leadership team

Tom Stengrim is new vice president, point person for center Tom Stengrim, an entrepreneur and U.S. Navy officer from rural Harrisburg, S.D., has been hired to fill the newly created position of vice president at the South Dakota Technology Business Center in Sioux Falls. “I envision Tom to be the face of the SDTBC and leading the implementation of the organization’s new strategic plan,”… Read more »

Entrepreneurs sought for 2015 Accelerator Challenge

A proven program for fast-tracking company start-ups and entrepreneurial launches is seeking its next group of business ideas. Through April 20, the South Dakota Technology Business Center (SDTBC) is accepting applications for the 2015 Accelerator Challenge. The program is sponsored by SDTBC with Forward Sioux Falls, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the US Small… Read more »

Credentialing specialist launches medical service

Lavonne J. McKee felt a calling to work in the health-care industry. She responded by starting a business that helps doctors acquire, update, organize, share and securely store credential-related documents. McKee owns and operates Credentialing USA Inc., or CUSA, a startup business in Sioux Falls that recently completed testing its electronic platform and began offering… Read more »

SDTBC Clients featured in Minnesota article

Local Focus: South Dakota, a business-friendly neighbor The Mount Rushmore State might lack Minnesota’s economic power, but it’s got innovative startups and a favorable climate for commerce BY DAN EMERSON 01-19-2015 http://minnesotabusiness.com/local-focus-south-dakota-business-friendly-neighbor    

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