2023 Giant Vision Competition
The South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry hosts the Giant Vision Business Plan Competition each year to encourage those with innovative ideas to build their dreams in South Dakota.
2023 will mark the 19th year of the Giant Vision Business Competition (March 3 is the deadline) and the 17th year of the college student competition (March 10 is the deadline). Entries are accepted from across South Dakota. Students compete for a top prize of $5,000, while businesses have the chance to win up to $20,000 in prize money.
The 2023 Competition Qualifiers
For the 2023 Giant Vision Competitions, a panel of judges will select the top qualifying entries that advance to the next level of the competition on Tuesday, April 25, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The display area in Exhibit Hall 1 will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon.
About the Competitions
The Governor’s Giant Vision Business and Student Business competitions were established to help citizens realize that South Dakota is the very best place to start a successful business. The program was designed as an opportunity for entrepreneurs to compete for seed money and a chance to achieve their dream. This South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry program is chaired by Brad Wheeler, Wheeler Manufacturing of Lemmon.
Giant Vision is a program of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry, made possible by financial support for prize money from Governor Noem’s Office of Economic Development. These funds are matched by the following businesses to generate additional prize money and funds necessary to run the event. (No public funds are used to run the competition.) 2023 marks the 19th year of the Giant Vision business competition and the 17th year of a college student competition.
- Student Competition sponsors: Citibank N.A., SD Governor’s Office of Economic Development and SD EPSCoR
- Business Competition sponsors: Black Hills Energy, Christiansen Land & Cattle, Ltd., First National Bank in Sioux Falls, First PREMIER Bank, MidAmerican Energy, NorthWestern Energy, SD Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Valley Queen Cheese, Wheeler Manufacturing Co. and Xcel Energy