Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship


Alternative HRD is holding a three-part human resource series for businesses of all sizes – this week’s conversation focuses on What Scares People Most? – The New I-9 Form: Why You Should Be Very Afraid!, and Hey, Corona! Fear-Mongering or Practical Workplace Preparations.

Alternative HRD LLC in Sioux Falls provides expertise to businesses, non-profits and public entities in the areas of human resource development and management.


Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 7, 2020 Show 728 Hour 2

Chris Laughery

Since 1980, Tofurky has been making food that, according to the company, makes animals, people, and the planet happy.

Seth Tibbott is the company's founder and CEO. He's in Sioux Falls for various events celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week. He joins In The Moment along with Brienne Maner, executive director of the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship.

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Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 22, 2019 Show 684 Hour 1

This week is Women's Entrepreneurship Week and the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting a special edition of 1 Million Cups. The weekly entrepreneurship event highlights local business owners and provides an opportunity to network with like-minded people.

Joining In The Moment ... Brienne Maner, executive director of Zeal, Amanda Christopherson, owner of Beautique in Brandon, and Carina Glover of HerHeadquarters.


In The Moment .. September 17, 2019 Show 660 Hour 1

Great entrepreneurs have the ability to change the way we live and work. If successful, their innovations may improve standards of living, and in addition to creating wealth with ventures, they also create jobs and contribute to our economy. 

Thad Giedd, Client Specialist, Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship, discusses the Accelerator Program for 2018 and how your small business can grow.

Thad Giedd is a client specialist with Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship. Vaney Hariri is co-founder of Think 3D Solutions. Rob Nelson is Chief Operating Officer of Inanovate.

They join host Cara Hetland to discuss innovation in business and in science.


In The Moment ... September 11, 2017 Show 174 Hour 1

Zeal Center Sprouts New South Dakota Businesses

Sep 11, 2017

Ryan, thanks for speaking with us today. We're currently in the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship in Sioux Falls. Can you explain what the building is?

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The USD Discovery District is South Dakota’s first live-work-play innovation community, an 80-acre contemporary corporate and academic research park under development in northwest Sioux Falls. Its goal is to spur innovation-driven business through specialized facilities and an environment that fosters interaction between businesses, students, researchers and entrepreneurs. Rich Naser, President of the District and Executive Director of the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship, gives Cara more details on the development.

Sioux Falls Development

Cara Hetland hosted a panel discussion about innovation in South Dakota. On the panel: 

Rich Naser, President of the University of South Dakota Discover District and Executive Director of the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship;  

Joni Johnson, Executive Director of South Dakota Biotech. She oversees advocacy, communication, education and membership services representing more than 50 members in industries spanning from food and agriculture to human health and renewable energy;