Dakota Research And Consulting Organization

Where the science of business meets the business of science.


What does DRACO do?

DRACO is a South Dakota based, non-profit advising organization providing cost-effective services to entrepreneurs and start-up companies.

We formulate and facilitate management teams composed of multidisciplinary student professionals that work collaboratively to accomplish client-driven project goals.

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- How DRACO Works With You -

  1. DRACO is approached with a project idea or request for assistance.

    We offer a suite of services, including; assistance with grant and proposal writing, market research and analysis, technology assessment, product design and prototyping, new venture creation and preliminary business model development, early-stage manufacturing, technical report writing, project management, student mentoring, and many more customized services aimed at helping accomplish your goals.


  2. We assemble outgoing graduate and undergraduate student-based teams.

    Once the project objectives have been identified, DRACO forms a specialized team of interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate student members. Experienced DRACO members coordinate the team alongside additional experts or personnel needed to ensure that we accomplish the set objectives.

    In addition to working on these projects, DRACO members have access to technical and professional building workshops, subsidized registration to business and academic conferences, enrollment into specialized courses or online training options, and tailored professional development opportunities to add to your personal portfolio.


  3. DRACO Leadership and Student Professionals work collaboratively to accomplish client goals.

    DRACO strives to create a collaborative environment where students and clients or project sponsors are able to benefit from each other’s input. DRACO team members are highly motivated and actively seek opportunities to exercise their skills and gain valuable experience in the process. By working with DRACO, clients and project sponsors have the opportunity to connect with these skilled student members and student members are able to work on impactful, real-world projects.

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