Engineers Make Great Entrepreneurs (EMGE)

The EMGE program is a speaker series and a scholarship competition for South Dakota Mines students interested in entrepreneurship and starting their own business. This four-week series features presentations from successful entrepreneurs; including alumni, local and national business leaders, and culminates with students pitching their business ideas for prize money.  EMGE also introduces students to the CEO student business plan competition and the SD Governor’s Giant Vision Business Plan Competition.

This program is hosted each week at a new venue and designed to engage students with exciting content, featuring new speakers, a free meal, and opportunity to learn from real world entrepreneurs and business leaders. 

2021 Speaker Series Dates and Venues

 September 20                              RESPEC                       5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
 September 27                             Phase Technologies                       5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
 October 4                                  C-Lock                       5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
 October 18                                Elevate Rapid City                         5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 


Participants will automatically be eligible to receive a $250 scholarship (and up to $1,000) for full participation and engagement in the program. 

Questions

South Dakota Mines Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement
Phone: 605-394-6679
Email: foundation@sdsmt.edu

Office of Economic Development 
Phone: 605-394-5168
Email: economic.development@sdsmt.edu

Office of Economic Development

(605) 394-5168
economic.development@sdsmt.edu