Morning Fill Up: Philip Gaskin

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Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... January 28, 2020 Show 742 Hour 1

Many South Dakotans dream of bringing a big idea to life and the impact of those ideas on the state and national economy is enormous. But not all people are standing on level ground. What are some of the barriers to entrepreneurship and how can we implement innovative solutions that grow the economy and change lives, possibly for generations to come? 


In The Moment ... August 29, 2019 Show 648 Hour 1

Dakota State University has asked for two one-time funding projects for 2021. The first is for a Cyber Cync Incubator and Entrepreneurial Center to serve as a tech-transfer, entrepreneurship and busniess start-up hub in the Heartland Tech Center.

Dakota State University President Jose-Marie Griffiths and Dr. Richard Hanson, Dean of the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, explain why South Dakotans should be excited.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... July 13, 2018 Show 378 Hour 1

What if you could capture the passion and the imagination of local entrepreneurs who are ready to solve problems and create wealth in their own communities?

Dr. Ernesto Sirolli is one of the world's leading experts on economic development. He started working in the field of international aid in Africa in 1971. He has since worked in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Latin America and Asia in projects that promote local entrepreneurship and local self-determination.


Photographer Amos Kolbo is one of the headliners for the OTA Finale this weekend in Sioux Falls. Kolbo and his wife Carly run Carly Loves Amos. Kolbo has been self-employed since the age of 16. He joins Dakota Midday to talk about the entrepreneurial community, living and working in a creative studio space, and why marriage is like a "slumber party" with your best friend.

Matt Paulson

A group of local investors has just launched the Falls Angel Fund targeting early-stage companies with high-growth potential.  Matthew Paulson, Falls Angel Fund Chairman and lead investor; and Rich Naser, Zeal join the program to discuss this new funding opportunity for Sioux Falls area startups.

Shelly Gardner is an assistant professor of business administration and the trained facilitator of the Icehouse Entrepreneurship Program. Gardner will facilitate the “Entrepreneurial Mindset Academy”. The eight week program begins April 7 from 8:30 – 12:30 each Thursday at Augustana University. This is a partnership with the Technology Business Center.

Rich Naser is the executive director of the South Dakota Technology Business Center, a business incubator launched by Forward Sioux Falls in 2004. This is a resource for innovators and entrepreneurs launching, growing or expanding successful technology-based businesses in Sioux Falls.

Naser also directs the Forward Sioux Falls Research, Technology and Entrepreneurship initiatives which focuses on developing the human capital, early-stage funding and research infrastructure necessary to support high growth businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators.


Brookings Mayor Tim Reed and Entrepreneurial Program Director for the Brookings Economic Development Corporation, Beth Knudson join Dakota Midday to  discuss the start-up grant awarded to the community.  Twenty-seven prizes of $50,000 were awarded through the “Start Small” competition.  These prizes were awarded to 25 cities and two Native American tribes in order to help these communities develop a streamlined, centralized business formation platform.  Brookings and the Cheyenne River Reservation both won $50,000 prizes.

The South Dakota Office of the Small Business Innovation Research program is hosting a two-day event that gives technology entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet with representatives from 11 federal agencies about competing for grants and contracts for the research and development of innovative produces and processes. Gary Archamboult, SBIR program Director, joins Innovation to talk about the SBIR Road Tour. 

The Event is July 16 & 17


Feb 13, 2015

Samantha Ellis discussed a new platform from which women can run their businesses.  It's called The OWN and is based in Rapid City.  Freelancers, skilled professionals, crafts women and even CEO's of existing businesses can use the network community and facility.

Startup Weekend

Nov 7, 2014

Tech Radio host Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys," Joel Broveleit and John T. Meyer, discussed another exciting Startup Weekend, new news of personal e-mail hacks and leaks and the latest in tech news.

Scott Meyer is the brofounder of 9 Clouds, a digital marketing and education firm that improves the digital literacy of businesses. He writes and hosts the Digital Homesteading blog and podcast focusing on growing rural business and community. His most recent book, Navigating Social Media: A Field Guide, provides strategies and tutorials for using social media effectively for business. Learn more and join his band of digital homesteaders at 9clouds.com/blog. Meyer talked about new efforts to teach rural entrepreneurs how to improve their communities.

SurviveiT And Sidewalk Technologies At SDTBC

May 22, 2013


SurviveiT will be a web based platform designed to help newly diagnosed cancer patients, their loved ones and caregivers find the tools and resources that they need to face the disease and fight for survival.

Sidewalk Technologies

Sidewalk Technologies develops customized integration applications for businesses. Integration can include sound, motion, RFID tracking and video cameras all used to improve processes and business efficiencies.

Mike Merrell and Curt Ahlmeier of FarmCast Group, Faye M. Wright of Fiontar and Brent Palmer of R2 Resistance Revolution join the program.

FarmCast Group, LLC

App Solutions And Braced With Style At SDTBC

May 22, 2013

Ross Wickman and Jared Stach of App Solutions, and Alex, Linda and Ken Thomason of Braced with Style, join the program.

App Solutions, LLC

App Solutions is developing custom small desktop and mobile applications to support customer needs. Their first product will be developed for mobile devices to build and encourage fan participation for professional and college sports teams.

Braced with Style

South Dakota Center For Enterprise Opportunity

Mar 28, 2013

The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity at Black Hills State University provides training and business assistance to current and aspiring entrepreneurs from start-up to expansion.  SD CEO Director Helen Merriman said that while services are available to anyone interested in business, the Center has a special emphasis on women, Native Americans, socially disadvantaged, youth entrepreneurs and women veterans.

Business Launch Boot Camp

Mar 15, 2013

Pam Boehm, Client Services Manager at the South Dakota Technology Business Center, and Shane Thomas and Adam Learing from Beginr Media discuss an entrepreneur program. The Business Launch Boot Camp is a South Dakota Technology Business Center program that helps fast track startup businesses. The boot camp is May 21-23, but the deadline to apply is March 29th. Shane Thomas and Adam Learing participated last year in the program as Propeller.