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Global Thinking Labs ‘mines air’ for valuable gases

Executives with Global Thinking Laboratories Inc. explain the complex nature of their business in simple terms: “We mine the air.” The company’s Pure Materials Division is striving to efficiently separate and purify gaseous elements such as carbon, oxygen and nitrogen for use in fields such as research, electronics and medical imaging. In other words, GTL… Read more »

The Weston Group helps companies deal with HR challenges

Managing workers can be a significant challenge for companies, especially businesses not large enough to employ a full-time human resource staff. Dealing with issues such as recruiting employees, awarding benefits and terminating trouble-makers can be legally prickly as well as time-consuming and expensive. The Weston Group, a Sioux Falls-based and locally owned company, specializes in… Read more »

New business aims to help make hunting safer

In addition to friendship, an educational background in engineering and an entrepreneurial spirit, Blake Hoffman, Tim Wakefield Jr. and Zach Dawson share a passion for hunting. Their passion inspired them to start ODIN Hunting Products, a startup business that designs and makes hunting products.  Their company name, ODIN, came from the call sign used in… Read more »

Business training helps anti-counterfeiting research team

Researchers at three state universities are making progress developing leading-edge, high-security printing and anti-counterfeiting techniques. The South Dakota Technology Business Center in Sioux Falls has contributed to the cause by providing business training to some members of the research team. Faculty members and students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, University of… Read more »

SDTBC Awarded $50,000 for its Boot Camp and Accelerator Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced, after reviewing more than 800 applications, the 50 winners of the first Growth Accelerator Fund competition. The recipients represent 31 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The accelerators come from a broad set of industries and sectors – from manufacturing to tech start-ups to farming as well… Read more »

Hobby making video game kits leads to new business

Ed Mandy and Andrew Pavek are the principals in 7400 Circuits LLC, an electronics contract engineering and manufacturing startup in Rapid City, S.D. They created their company in the spring of 2014. The name of the business – 7400 Circuits – was inspired by a series of computer chips. Mandy, a computer scientist, and Pavek… Read more »

RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: Incubator programs help entrepreneurs launch, grow

Over the past decade, the South Dakota communities of Sioux Falls, Brookings and Rapid City have developed business incubators to assist entrepreneurs in successfully launching and growing their businesses. By both directly providing entrepreneurial training and by serving as connectors to other resources and activities, these incubators are helping our state’s entrepreneurs thrive in an… Read more »

Accelerator launches with eight companies at this week’s boot camp

Sioux Falls, SD – Eight entrepreneurial teams have been selected to take part in this year’s Accelerator program at the South Dakota Technology Business Center.  These entrepreneurs will spend the next five months preparing to grow their South Dakota businesses and pitch to investors. The companies competitively selected to participate in the 2014 Accelerator are:… Read more »

JCS & Associates finds new home in South Dakota

JCS & Associates Inc. has enthusiastically embraced its new home in the South Dakota Technology Business Center in Sioux Falls. JCS, which sells IT security and endpoint virtualization solutions, is an existing business that is re-establishing itself in a new but familiar market. Jim Shaeffer, founder and CEO, is a Sioux Falls native. He moved… Read more »