South Dakota Chamber's Giant Vision Competition

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Name: South Dakota Chamber's Giant Vision Competition
Date: April 12, 2018
Event Description:

2018 Competition Details

The Governor's Giant Vision Business Competition and Student Business Competition will be held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center 1201 N West Avenue in Sioux Falls on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Potential competitors submitted applications that included complete business plans, with financial projections, earlier this year.  The first round of judges narrowed the fields to the top eight in each competition.

The qualifying participants will promote their ideas in a trade show type of environment in Exhibit Hall 1 at the Convention Center.  The morning hours are reserved for the judges with the display area opening to the public at 1 PM.

Each competitor will present their business idea privately to a panel of judges.  They will also have their elevator pitch recorded and the video of winners in both competitions will run during the evening awards presentation.

The Giant Vision Competition is held in conjunction with the annual Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) Conference.  Conference information is available at

SD Chamber members who wish to attend the 5 PM Reception and 6 PM Banquet must register by 5 PM on April 5th.  The fee is $45 per person.  To register online, go to

Note:  If you are registered for the GOED Conference, you are already registered for the reception and banquet.

We gratefully thank and recognize our 2018 Business and Student Competition sponsors!

Business Competition sponsors: 
  • Governor Dennis Daugaard
  • Black Hills Energy
  • Christiansen Land & Cattle LTD
  • Dacotah Bank
  • First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard
  • MidAmerican Energy Company
  • Toshiba America Business Solutions
  • Valley Queen Cheese Factory
  • Wheeler Manufacturing
  • Xcel Energy
Student Competition sponsors
  • Governor Dennis Daugaard
  • Citibank N.A.
  • South Dakota EPSCoR
Event Sponsors:
Exhibit Hall 1
Sioux Falls Convention Center
1201 N West Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD        
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, April 12, 2018
1 - 4 PM Giant Vision competitor displays are open to the public
5-8 PM GOED Reception, Banquet and Awards
Contact Information:
$45 per person fee for the reception and banquet 
Registration is required by 5 PM April 5, 2018
There is no charge to view the competitor display area
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