Maria Perez of White River High School was the 3rd Place winner of the Freshman / Sophomore Division at the 5th Annual LNI Business Plan Competition and was supported by her entire family who came to watch the competition and was ecstatic to see her place in the statewide contest. Read more about the LNI Business Plan winners in the Winter 2013 Newsletter, themed "Breaking Barriers."

LNI Business Plan Competition

The 10th Annual LNI Business Plan Competition
December 13-15, 2017; Rapid City, SD
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and love competition, entering the Lakota Nations Invitational (LNI) Business Plan Competition could be a great opportunity for you. Lakota Funds offers assistance and resources to help interested youth prepare a winning entry. We can help you develop your dream product or service, marketing plan, management and operations policies, and financial projections. Your idea and our coaching will equal a slam dunk!

The purpose of the LNI Business Plan Competition is to bring awareness of entrepreneurship to high school students to think about creating business opportunities in and around South Dakota. To enter the competition, students must submit a completed application, a business plan, 15-minute Power Point presentation, and a tri-fold table top display.

Conference Registration
In order to compete in this year's LNI Business Plan Competition, please complete and return the registration form by October 6, 2017.

Download registration form.

For more information, contact Angela Koenen at or 605-455-2500.