The South Dakota Engineering Accelerator, at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, is helping a dozen entrepreneurial teams transform technological ideas into viable business plans, according to a South Dakota Public Radio interview.
The South Dakota Enterprise Institute has partnered with SDSM&T to found the accelerator thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, according to a SDSM&T news release. The goal of the program is to identify and launch new businesses and to create knowledge-based jobs in South Dakota.
The products in development include a mobile app, a wheel chair that increases mobility and color-changing strips that can detect contamination in food.
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