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January 06, 2021
South Dakota residents who have a new business idea are encouraged to enter the Giant Vision Business Competition for a chance to win up to $20,000 to launch their idea.  South Dakota college/university/technical school students, can enter the Giant Vision Student Competition and compete for a top prize of $5,000.
 
Complete details are on the website www.southdakotagiantvision.com and entrants will submit their business plan through the website.  The competition is open to all South Dakotans with new ideas that they believe would benefit from the review and analysis process of the competition while vying for funds to assist their start up. 


In addition to cash awards, the competition will bring people with new business ideas together with judges and other invited guests who have business development experience and those who have the capacity to make venture investments.
 
Application deadlines are in February and the final event competition is tentatively scheduled for late April in Rapid City.
 
The Governor’s Giant Vision competition is hosted by the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry and has been supported financial by the following:  Governor Kristi Noem; Black Hills Energy. Rapid City; Christiansen Land & Cattle Ltd., Kimball; Dacotah Bank; First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard; MidAmerican Energy; Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Milbank; Wheeler Manufacturing, Lemon; and Xcel Energy.  The Student Competition sponsors are Governor Noem; Citibank, N.A.; and South Dakota EPSCoR.
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