Aberdeen entrepreneur pursues ambitious goals

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Aberdeen, entrepreneur Travis Kiefer’s passion is developing technology-based businesses. He thinks big and sets large goals.  The 28-year-old has racked up some impressive achievements since graduating from Groton, 20 miles east of Aberdeen. He attended Stanford University on a full-ride scholarship. While in California, he experienced his first big success with a software-based business that helped people book tours.

When he returned to South Dakota in 2014SBDC Regional Director Kelly Weaver, was one of the first people that Kiefer contacted. “Kelly has been really helpful,” Kiefer says. “She’s great at the ‘how’ part of running a business.”

Kiefer’s latest business venture is “Ease”, a company that is developing a network of sensors to help improve the lives of seniors in their homes or in residential facilities.

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