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Fall 2020 Startup School

October 8 @ 8:45 am - 10:00 am


Fall 2020 Startup School: Free workshops, breakfast, resources, and networking opportunities!

South Dakota Biotech Association, in partnership with Sustainable Heartland Accelerator Regional Partnership Hub (SHARPhub) and Dakota Research and Consulting Organization (DRACO), is hosting a Startup School this Fall for those interested in entrepreneurship.

Free one hour workshops will run weekly on Thursdays from 8:45 to 10 a.m. CDT starting October 1st. These workshops led by local entrepreneurs will provide applicable knowledge and useful insight into the world of small business. Speakers will present live to a socially distant audience as follows:

  • Sioux Falls at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship in Conference Rooms A+B
  • Rapid City at the School for Mines and Technology in Room EP 252 in the Electrical and Physics Building.

You can register individually for these events by selecting a different date and following instructions.

This year’s topics include:

  • Oct 1 – What it Takes to Be an Entrepreneur
  • October 8 – Funding your Startup
  • October 15 – Building an Effective Management Team
  • October 22 -Understanding the Regulatory Environment
  • October 29 – Intellectual Property

The sessions will also be streamed live via Zoom to accommodate distant and virtual audience members.


October 8
8:45 am - 10:00 am


Joni Johnson, executive director
Fall 2020 Startup School