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Governor’s Giant Vision Competition Informational Session

November 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free
Governor’s Giant Vision Competition Informational Session with DRACO, SD Chamber of Commerce, and SD EPSCoR. This is an online event.

Note: This session will take place via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link one hour before the event begins.

Dakota Research and Consulting Organization (DRACO) invites businesses and entrepreneurs to attend an informational session with members of the Governor’s Giant Vision (GGV) planning committee. The SD Governor’s Office of Economic Development hosts the Giant Vision Business Plan Competition each year to encourage those with innovative ideas to build their dreams in South Dakota.

Speakers will include SD Chamber of Commerce President, David Owen, and Vice President of Program Services, Mary Anne Boyd, and SD EPSCoR Director and Giant Vision judge, Mel Ustad.

Following the informational session, several past participants and winners will answer questions and share advice for anyone interested in participating in the GGV competition.

This event is part of the DRACO Catalyst Educational Series. Catalyst aims to increase interest and participation in student-based engineering, design, and business competitions. Catalyst’s mission is heavily focused on student professional development, project-based learning opportunities, and workforce development to keep more graduates in South Dakota.

Speakers List

David Owen, President and Chief Lobbyist, South Dakota Chamber of Commerce

Mary Anne Boyd, Vice President of Program Services, South Dakota Chamber of Commerce

Mel Ustad, Project Director, South Dakota Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

Henry Wegehaupt, 1st Place Winner for the 2017 GGV Competition, Provender Technologies

Justin Schroeder, 3rd Place Winner for the 2019 GGV Competition, Antier Skateboards

Maryam Amouamouha, 4th Place Winner for the 2020 GGV Competition, Aqua Smart Solutions

Note: This session will take place via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link one hour before the event begins.

Governor’s Giant Vision Competition Informational Session