Staff


Tim Weelborg

Executive Director

Tim Weelborg serves as Executive Director of the Enterprise Institute.  He works as an entrepreneur coach specializing in early-stage financing.  He assists high-growth startup companies to create viable business plans and attract both angel and venture capital.  Through his role at EI, Tim also serves as a business consultant with the South Dakota Small Business Development Center in Brookings and also is the interim director of the South Dakota State University Ness Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Tim also teaches several entrepreneurial studies courses at SDSU as an adjunct.  

Prior to joining EI, Tim worked as a corporate financial analyst with John Morrell & Co. in Sioux Falls, SD; a business analyst in the marketing and new business development division of Navitaire in Minneapolis, MN; and the sales and marketing director at Med-Pac, Inc. in Fargo, ND.  Tim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from South Dakota State University.  He is also a certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP).  In addition to his educational experience, Tim is a real estate investor and entrepreneur – having started several businesses of his own in the real estate industry.   

Tim lives with his wife and two children in Brookings.  His community and volunteer activities include: founding board member for Brookings Area Crime Stoppers (past president); member of Downtown Brookings, Inc. Economic Enhancement Committee; advisory board member for DSU Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) club; and a classroom volunteer with Junior Achievement of South Dakota.


Tom Eitreim

Program Director

Tom Eitreim is the Program Director for the Enterprise Institute.  As Program Director he oversees the market research, grant writing, and the administration of the network of nine angel funds for the Enterprise Institute.  

Tom attended South Dakota State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies. He is active in the South Dakota entrepreneur community and is a judge in statewide business competitions such as the Governor’s Giant Vision Business Plan Competition and the SD Big IDEA competition.