Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship

Educating Leaders to Think Entrepreneurially

Embrace your innovative side.

DWU’s unique fusion of subjects – business, English, mathematics and others – will foster your creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.  Be a problem solver, someone who can look at old challenges in new ways, building solutions, and possibly, jobs.

True entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers are needed in communities, organizations and businesses that want to build a successful future.

We will provide you with the tools you will need to be ready for the challenges that come your way.

BankWest Entrepreneurial Center

The Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship has partnered with BankWest to offer office space to DWU student entrepreneurs. Students interested in starting a for profit or nonprofit enterprise can be provided with state-of-the-art office space complete with a glassed in conference room.  We will teach you how to start your enterprise from scratch and then help you scale your new venture!

Student Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

The Student Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Program is just one of the many resources we offer to help entrepreneurial leadership grow on our campus.

Each of our student entrepreneurs are willing to share his or her successes and lessons learned.  Their experiences plus your coursework will create a foundation for your success. 

Don’t miss your chance to brainstorm with a pro! 

Small Business Development Center

The Kelley Center is the home of the South Dakota Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which offers free business consulting services to students and community members.

This partnership allows new entrepreneurs to realize their dream of becoming a business owner or keeping their existing businesses on the cutting edge.

Our SBDC outreach provides professional, confidential and no-cost business consulting.

For more information about the South Dakota SBDC call 605-665-0751 or visit