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Webinar: South Dakota FAST Launch
A webinar for South Dakota FAST Launch will be held virtually from 10 – 11 a.m. CST on Wednesday, Feb. 22, for an info session on how to start and grow a business as well as develop and commercialize innovations.
Join SD SBA, DSU, SD BioTech, and SD CEO East Women’s Business Center for this FAST Launch Info Session. The South Dakota FAST Launch program is designed to assist South Dakota entrepreneurs and small businesses with beginning and expanding their business through the Governor’s Giant Vision Competition and SBIR/STTR funding.
Katherine Cota, director of economic development at Dakota State University, will be leading this webinar. Anyone interested in starting a business, non-profit or internal organizational project – and anyone interested in growing their existing business – should attend this event.
About South Dakota FAST Launch
The South Dakota FAST Launch program assists South Dakota entrepreneurs and small businesses with beginning and expanding their business through the South Dakota Giant Vision Competition and SBIR/STTR funding. To be eligible for the South Dakota FAST Launch funds, an entrepreneur or business must register and participate in bootcamp. South Dakota FAST Launch is a series of a bootcamp and workshops throughout December.
If you are planning to attend this December workshop, you may also want to attend Developing a Business Model: Customer Discovery and Write a Business Plan to be offered in January and February.
Participants of the bootcamp are eligible to apply for up to $1,500 to support a customer validation process. If customer interest is validated, a participant can apply for up to $10,000 to support further development and implementation of their business plan. South Dakota FAST Launch encourages and supports entrepreneurs to participate in the South Dakota Governor’s Giant Vision Competition, which has a winning business award of $20,000. Participants should also apply for SBIR/STTR funding to grow and advance their business.