Zeal Ignite to host second event, featuring a SD endeavor with global implications


From a local operation with a big idea to a growing business helping address the global problem of food insecurity, Mark Luecke will share his entrepreneurial insights at an event Tuesday hosted by the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship.

Luecke is the managing director and CEO of South Dakota Innovation Partners and Prairie AquaTech. He will speak at Josiah’s downtown meeting space as the second in the new Zeal Ignite event series.

Innovation Partners works with researchers and entrepreneurs who are interested in launching innovative products and services, and with industry leaders who want to solve global problems.

Prairie AquaTech is a growth-oriented company that is improving aquaculture and other species’ health and nutrition by leading new partnerships in the development, production and sale of high-quality plant protein and other specialty ingredients. Aquaculture, or fish production, is the fastest growing market segment in U.S. and global agriculture.

The event is free, and the first 30 people to sign up will receive a free beverage ticket. It starts at 4 p.m. and is followed by a 5 p.m. mixer.

RSVP for the event here.