South Dakota Technology Business Center

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Monks to debut beer using locally produced yeast

Call it beer with a biotech twist. Starting Oct. 29, Monks House of Ale Repute in Sioux Falls will begin offering a beer made with yeast produced by Union Labs & Testing LLC, a local startup and member of the South Dakota Biotechnology Association. Located in the South Dakota Technology Business Center, Union Labs provides… Read more »

Maximizing Excellence: An atypical success story

Maximizing Excellence has been a unique tenant for the South Dakota Technology Business Center. Cindy Elifrits Peterson’s company doesn’t write computer code, conduct laboratory experiments or assemble products. However, Maximizing Excellence provides valuable consulting services, particularly for the nonprofit sector. Peterson’s promising firm is the most recent graduate of the SDTBC. “I may not look… Read more »

Beginr Media completes successful stay at SDTBC

Shane Thomas and Adam Learing say they’ve learned as much from challenges in business as their successes. The two entrepreneurs’ first business, Kalliki Software, which they started with a colleague, didn’t work out. It closed after a year. However, Thomas and Learing kept working. They formed another company, Beginr Media, and carved out a niche… Read more »

Six companies start SDTBC Accelerator on June 27

Sioux Falls, SD – Six 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 six months preparing to grow their South Dakota businesses and pitch to investors. The companies competitively selected to participate in the 2013 Accelerator are:… Read more »

SDTBC graduate Peppermint Energy sees bright future

SDTBC graduate Peppermint Energy sees bright future Peppermint Energy moved into the South Dakota Technology Business Center in 2012 with high hopes and uncertain expectations. The company moved out in April with its hopes intact and a clearer view of the work ahead. “We’re no longer in the ‘Wouldn’t it be great?’ stage” says entrepreneur… Read more »

STEM Fuse uses power of gaming to educate

Two years ago, educational entrepreneur Carter Tatge was working from a kitchen table in St. Cloud, Minn. and hearing “no thanks” from prospective investors. With help from teachers, the former college admissions manager had developed a concept to get more high school students interested in taking technology classes.  However, he wasn’t sure where his promising… Read more »

Boot Camp participants selected, Accelerator deadline is May 3rd

Eight companies have been chosen to participate in the South Dakota Technology Business Center’s Business Launch Boot Camp. The winning businesses are: Sidewalk Technologies, FarmCast Group LLC, Braced with Style, App Solutions LLC, SurviveiT, Fiontar, SkinBait and Resistance Revolution. The Business Launch Boot Camp will be held May 21- 23 and helps companies develop their… Read more »

pharmaCline prepares for national launch

      pharmaCline prepares for national launch Sioux Falls, South Dakota  – Patients across the country will soon be able to access an innovative, award-winning product from Sioux Falls-based pharmaCline. Called Diabecline, it is a first aid over-the-counter antibiotic, designed to prevent infection from a wide range of bacteria, including antibiotic resistant forms. “Unfortunately in infectious… Read more »

Alumend graduates from SDTBC, reaches product milestone

Alumend, a growing life science company, graduated from the South Dakota Technology Business Center in December, and its initial medical product offering is moving through the clinical trial process. The SDTBC is an incubator that helps new and expanding technology businesses launch and grow in Sioux Falls. Upon leaving the SDTBC, Alumend moved to the… Read more »

New tenant in SDTBC serves home brewers, winemakers

Wyatt Bordewyk and his father, Barry, are growing a different type of business in the South Dakota Technology Business Center. The Bordewyks have started Union Labs & Testing LLC, which will provide various types of yeast – living, growing microorganisms – at the wholesale level for use by home beer brewers and winemakers. Union Labs… Read more »