Through generous donations from DSU alumni Jerome and Rosie Strom and local businesses the Strom Center continues to grow in serving area entrepreneurs. We provide Professional Services and serve as a hub for information, training, and events for entrepreneurs in Southwest North Dakota.

The Strom Center also houses and the Small Business Development Center.

About Jerome and Rosie Strom
The Strom Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation was established through the generosity of Dickinson State University alumni Jerome (’60) and his late wife Rosie (’58) Strom. Their $1 million gift moved the Center from a concept into a dynamic reality.

Originally from Southwestern North Dakota, the Stroms became successful real estate entrepreneurs headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley. Jerome Strom currently owns and operates Yale Investment Company, a private real estate investment firm in Palo Alto, California.

The Stroms credited much of their success in private business to the sense of commitment and dedication fostered by their North Dakota heritage and since leaving North Dakota in 1960, the Stroms have been faithful supporters of their alma mater.

Jerome has fulfilled the Strom’s vision of “Making a Difference in the lives of students” with their generosity. The vision of the Entrepreneurship conferences and the creation of the Strom Center has been to provide new ideas and making those ideas accessible to aspiring students and entrepreneurs. The Stroms commitment to inspire the spirit of entrepreneurship within the state of North Dakota has impacted the lives of thousands of students and soon to be business developers and owners.