Resources

Community Supported Resources

Sioux Falls Area Entrepreneurs Facebook Group

Join the Sioux Falls Area Entrepreneurs Facebook group to get connected to the entrepreneurs in the area and participate in discussion about the Sioux Fall Scene, get help, and to help others. If nothing else, join this group!

1 Million Cups - Sioux Falls

Every week entrepreneurs deliver powerful presentations at events across the nation. Each week brings a new speaker, talking about their business endeavors. 1 Million Cups - Sioux Falls is a great way to meet like minded individuals and learn about who is doing what in the Sioux Falls Scene.

Organizational Support

Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship

Zeal provides a range of services to the growing businesses. From office space and co-working, to accelerator programs. Their entrepreneurship ecosystem brings the area's most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders together with universities, venture capital, and civic and government agencies to increase the speed to launch and success rate of early-stage companies.

The Enterprise Institute

The Enterprise Institute is a private, non-profit corporation that provides customized business development, commercialization, and market research services to entrepreneurs, inventors, and startup companies in South Dakota. Our mission is to assist South Dakota's emerging growth entrepreneurs.

SCORE | Sious Falls

"Counselors to America's Small Business." SCORE It is a nonprofit organization that provides free business mentoring services to entrepreneurs in the United States. Find or become a mentor with SCORE.

City, State, and Federal Resources

South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development can provides an array of resources at our disposal – from financing to research, from networking to cutting red tape - that you can use to help your new or existing business grow.

Sious Falls Chamber of Commerce

Their more than 2,200 members represent tens of thousands of employees from small to large businesses and everything in between. Together we are making connections, sharing ideas, helping the community and growing businesses.

Small Business Administration - South Dakota

The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

South Dakota Small Business Development Center

The South Dakota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership and assists existing businesses in their efforts to remain competitive.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

SBIR helps qualified small businesses propose innovative ideas that meet research and development needs of the federal government with the potential for commercialization.

Local / Regional Angel Funds and Venture Capital Groups

Falls Angel Fund (Sioux Falls, SD)

Falls Angel Fund is a community-based angel fund that invests in early-stage, high-growth companies in South Dakota and surrounding states.

Two Bridges Capital, LLC (Yankton, SD)

Two Bridges Capital, LLC (Yankton, SD) is focused early stage investment in areas ranging from health care systems to Internet / Web Service based busiensses. Centered in the Yankton, SD area the group focuses on regional opportunities for early stage investment.

SDSU/Brookings Angel Fund II, LLC (Brookings, SD)

Located in Brookings, SD, the purpose of SDSU/Brookings Angel Fund II, LLC is to provide financial capital and experienced mentorship to seed start-up companies.

Kampeska Capital, LLC (Watertown, SD)

Located in Watertown, SD, the purpose of the Kampeska Capital LLC fund is to provide financial capital and experienced mentorship to seed start-up companies.

Black Hills Regional Angel Fund, LLC

The Black Hills Regional Angel Fund, LLC is an investment fund that invests in early stage entrepreneurial companies in the Black Hills Region of South Dakota.

The Funding Farm

The Funding Farm brings businesses, products and ideas together with investors from rural America, and provides business consulting services to many types of companies.

Bird Dog Equity Partners

We hold true to a disciplined investment philosophy that is focused on the people behind the investment. Our funds are characterized by a relatively small number of diligently-selected investments that meet all of our long-established criteria.

Bluestem Capital

The name "Bluestem" was chosen to honor the monarch of the prairie grasses - Big Bluestem. Our Midwestern "roots" serve as a foundation from which we expand our desire to excel at the financial development of our business, customers and the communities we serve.

McGowan Capital Group

McGowan Capital provides select investors with exceptional private equity and income opportunities and to bring creative financing solutions to business owners. They invest in promising companies with strong management and solid business models.
 

South Dakota Equity Partners

SDEP is a private equity firm focused on investing equity in a collaborative approach with management teams and co-investors. The equity investments are available to support growth in companies seeking to expand existing operations in, or relocate to, South Dakota. SDEP will invest equity in earlier stage to more established middle market companies with a goal to diversify its portfolio across industries and investment stages.

South Dakota Innovation Partners

Innovation Partners believes in big ideas, research-derived innovations and disruptive technologies. Their early stage venture capital firm is focused on science and technology-based business ventures, providing qualified partners with seed capital and world class businesses development, and providing a return on investment to each of our partners.

PrarieGold Venture Partners

PrarieGold prefers to invest in early stage opportunities in the Midwest; this allows them to take meaningful ownership positions with less capital and play an active role in formulating company strategy. Their interests include Life Sciences and Greentech. Companies in which they invest have exceptional management teams, compelling value propositions, proven business models and large market opportunities.