They started small and became leading employers and innovators. The alumni of Zeal represent biotech companies, software firms, venture capital groups and other high-growth fields. We’re proud to have helped in their journeys and grateful to continue partnering with many of them in mentorship roles today.



Alumend is a privately held biotech firm developing innovative medical products based on a platform tissue bonding technology. Products will target the tissue adhesive and sealant industry, dermatology, neurology and vascular surgery. This technology will also be exploited for local drug delivery and bulking/reconstructive surgery applications. Alumend was previously known as PhotoBioMed.


DataSync delivers hosted and integrated business applications through its DataSync Suite. The DataSync Suite integrates best-of-class business software and consolidates customer information eliminating the need for dual entry of information. Currently DataSync Suite includes Sugar CRM, Zimbra collaboration software, and QuickBooks.



DocuTAP was one of the first clients at the SDTBC when Eric McDonald moved his one-person company into the facility when it opened in 2004. DocuTAP’s electronic medical records and practice management solution is now being used by urgent care clinics throughout the United States. In 2009, DocuTAP was name Incubator Graduate of the Year in the Technology category by the National Business Incubator Association. Today the company has nearly 30 employees and is located in the first building in the Technology and Business Park located just west of SDTBC at 4701 Research Drive in Sioux Falls.

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MetaBank, through its Meta Payment Systems® (MPS) division, delivers innovative financial products that change the way people use, borrow and manage money. Based in Sioux Falls, S.D., MPS is a recognized leader in the prepaid card industry and provides innovative payment solutions delivered nationally in collaboration with market-leading partners. MPS focuses on offering specific product solutions in the following areas: prepaid cards, credit products, electronic funds transfer and ATM sponsorship.

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McGowan Capital Group

McGowan Capital Group provides venture capital to early-stage and expanding businesses with a focus on regional companies. In addition to capital, they provide their client companies business expertise and advice. Each partner in McGowan Capital Group has more than 25 years experience across a variety of industries, including securities, mergers and aquisitions, banking, energy and private equity.

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