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

Manager, Angel Funds & Market Research

Tom Eitreim serves as the Manager of Angel Funds and Market Research for the Enterprise Institute. In that capacity, he conducts and supervises a market research team that creates customized reports for clients and also provides market research for the South Dakota SBDC network.  He also administers a network of eight angel funds consisting of over 125 angel investors throughout South Dakota.

Tom attended South Dakota State University for a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies. He served as President of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization and was involved in numerous entrepreneurial events.  Tom is actively involved in entrepreneurship events throughout South Dakota and the region. 


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Taylor Steiger