The Enterprise Institute is a private, non-profit corporation that provides customized business development, commercialization, and market research services to entrepreneurs, inventors, and startup companies in South Dakota. Our mission is to assist South Dakota’s emerging growth entrepreneurs. We provide free, confidential consulting through the SD Small Business Development Center. Specialized fee-based services are also available to entrepreneurs seeking equity financing and to researchers and inventors that need commercialization assistance. The Institute is credited with formalizing angel investing in South Dakota by organizing and administering angel investment funds. These funds provide early-stage capital to emerging growth companies in the region. The Enterprise Institute also hosts an annual entrepreneurship conference Innovation Expo.