Black Hills - November Technical Session: Entrepreneurship in the Black Hills


Being and Entrepreneur in the Black Hills and what it has led to. This will cover the ECO system in the Black Hills Region and some of the electronics technologies we work on at Darceo and how it has started other companies like SMRTgrid and Ammonite.

  Date and Time




  • Darceo
  • 1675 Samco Road
  • Rapid City, South Dakota
  • United States 57702


Jamie Hale

Jamie Hale of Darceo, Inc.


Entrepreneurship in the Black Hills


Jamie currently has over 29 years of Executive Management, Engineering and Manufacturing experience in the high-tech electronics industry.

He founded and is currently CEO of Darceo Inc. Professional Technical Services company located in Rapid City. He also holds the Founder and President position within Resultant, a Technology Accelerator and Equity Holding company based in Rapid City. Here he also holds the temporary position of COO for SMRTGrid, an IoT Solutions company Located in Baltic, SD.

Before running his own companies, he held a position as the West River Manufacturing Extension Partnership consultant for the governor’s office doing strategic plans, operations training, and business consulting for west river manufacturing companies.

The knowledge and experience to perform at this level came from two decades of operations management experience in contract electronics design and manufacturing services businesses. As Vice President of Engineering for Onyx EMS in early 2008, he helped recover and triple the company in three years leading to a strategic sale of the business.

Previous to this he was the staff engineering manager for a Tier one EMS facility in Rapid City under Sanmina-SCI.

Jamie has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. His career began as a radar and satellite systems technician in the US Air Force partnering with General Dynamics and IBM on new Air Force systems.

He is dedicated to growing Rapid City’s technical community. With positions on advisory boards for SDSM&T, economic development boards, consulting positions in several Rapid City technical startups, and volunteering with many technical leaders, strategic growth for technical companies is a passion.


5:30 - Food (complimentary food with RSVP to Korey Kelly at
6:00 - 7:00 - Presentation