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April 13, 2018
A business that deals in the Internet of Things won the $20,000 first-place prize in the Governor’s Giant Vision Business Entrepreneurial Competition, put on by the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry .
After a preliminary judging process that reduced the field of applicants to eight qualifying business and eight qualifying student entries, the competition concluded with daylong judging activities April 12.
These were the winning businesses:
The remaining qualifiers received $500 each to help with the expenses of participation.
Sponsors of the Giant Vision business competition are Gov. Dennis Daugaard; Black Hills Energy, Rapid City; Christiansen Land & Cattle Ltd., Kimball; Dacotah Bank; First Premier Bank/Premier Bankcard, Sioux Falls; MidAmerican Energy, South Dakota; Toshiba America, Mitchell; Wheeler Manufacturing, Lemmon; and Xcel Energy, Sioux Falls.
“The goal of this program is to encourage people to explore being a business owner and to create an exciting future while also expanding South Dakota’s economy,” vhamber president David Owen said. “We have worked hard to produce an event that will benefit all of the businesses participating. While the prize money will help the finalists, the contacts and rigor required to be a qualifier will prepare each entrepreneur to advance their business idea.”
A business that deals in the Internet of Things has won the $20,000 first-place prize in the Governor’s Giant Vision Business Entrepreneurial Competition.