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. 

2022 Speaker Series Dates and Venues

 September 19                              TBD                       5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
 September 26                            TBD                       5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
 October 3                                  TBD                       5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
 October 17                               TBD                       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. 


South Dakota Mines Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement
Phone: 605-394-6679

Office of Economic Development 
Phone: 605-394-5168

Office of Economic Development

(605) 394-5168