Weather Alert

DSU celebrates opening of new Paulson Center

Pictured L-to-R: Eric Hortness, GMACC Executive Director, DSU President José-Marie Griffiths, Matt Paulson, Katherine Cota, DSU Director of Economic Development, Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, vice president for Research and Economic Development at DSU

Dakota State University in Madison celebrated the opening of the new DSU Entrepreneurial Building and Paulson Cyber Incubator and Entrepreneurial Center (or Paulson Center) on Saturday.  

The Paulson Center is named after DSU alumnus Matt Paulson, who is also an entrepreneur, private equity investor, and author.  Paulson and his wife provided a sponsorship gift to fund the center, which is an educational, applied learning laboratory for DSU students interested in creating a new business or organization. 

During Saturday’s opening, Paulson said that he’s interested in forming a Regional Startup Ecosystem.

Paulson said that this is just the beginning of helping those who want to start their own business.

Katherine Cota, DSU’s Director of Economic Development, told those attending Saturday’s opening some of what the Paulson Center will offer.

Also speaking at Saturday’s event was DSU President José-Marie Griffiths, Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, vice president for Research and Economic Development at DSU, Chad Knutson, president of SBS CyberSecurity, and Joni Ekstrum with South Dakota Biotech.  

Matt Paulson
Katherine Cota
DSU Entrepreneurial Building and Paulson Cyber Incubator and Entrepreneurial Center (or Paulson Center)

Connect With Us