Rapid City Business Partnerships Empower Entrepreneurs

Some of the most successful companies began in a garage with one or two people. Entrepreneurs are problem-solvers and in the startup years often take on a lot of roles in the company.

But, they cannot know it all. Sometimes the questions and challenges they face can be a major hurdle in the success of the company. Things like:

  • What is the correct way to register the business?
  • How do you protect a great idea with patents and licensing?
  • What good is your idea of no one knows about it? Time to start working on marketing.

Fortunately, Rapid City is full of companies and people who are experts in their field. If you want to make an impact in the Rapid City startup community, we need you! Elevate Rapid City is seeking industry experts to come alongside the David Lust Accelerator tenants to serve as Business Service Providers. A few examples of areas we are looking for include:

Legal Services:

  • Entity structure (LLC, S Corp, etc.)
  • Intellectual property
  • Patents
  • Licensing

Accounting/Tax Expert:

  • Payroll & Payroll Taxes
  • Sales Tax
  • Business Finances (CFO-like Activities)


  • Brand Awareness
  • Emails/Newsletters
  • Social Media
  • Lead Generation

What does a Building Service Provider do?

  • Present at a Lunch and Learn: These are free monthly events offered to the Rapid City entrepreneurial community. We are looking for dynamic speakers to educate on a topic and allow for some brief Q&A.

  • Offer office hours: Tenants would be able to schedule a time to meet with you for 45 minutes to one hour to get advice from you in your area of expertise. In a lot of ways you are a coach or mentor, helping them make advancements in their company.

If you are interested in serving as a DLAB Building Service Provider, fill out the form and we will be in touch!

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