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Entrepreneurship Program

The University of Wyoming College of Business has a robust entrepreneurship program which includes courses offered to all UW students, a minor and a major degree in entrepreneurship. In addition to courses offered, we host an annual entrepreneurship summit each year alongside an entrepreneurship competition with cash prizes totalling $50,000. It is our goal through this program to "activate" as many young entrepreneurs we can through education about best practices, resources provided to help them succeed, and mentorship to show them what is possible.

Learn more about our entrepreneurship minor.

Learn more about our entrepreneurship degree.

2016 $30k Winner Trevor Trouchon

Entrepreneurship Summit

Kent Drummond

April 18, 2019

The University of Wyoming College of Business hosts a free all-day event for current and potential entrepreneurs from UW and our surrounding communities at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center (222 S. 22nd St. Laramie, WY 82070). The day is broken up into sessions so that guests can attend the portions they are able to and are most interested in. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included. Free parking. RSVP is required though.

$50K Competition finalists pitch their ideas, panelists speak about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, keynote speakers talk about innovation, and networking opportunities allow entrepreneurs to connect with investors. 

The event will be recorded and links will be provided to allow you access to view the event live the day of the competition. Hopefully you can join us here in Laramie for the competition, but if not we wanted to give community members and alumni that cannot attend an opportunity to participate in the day.

WyoCast link for April 18th streaming beginning at 8AM (MST): Coming Soon!



Keynote Speaker - COMING SOON!

Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition

The John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition at the University of Wyoming (UW) is designed to encourage college students across the State of Wyoming to act on their talents, ideas, and energy to produce tomorrow's leading businesses. The $50K Competition awards cash prizes to outstanding teams of student entrepreneurs who submit their business plans for new ventures showing significant business potential. The competition encourages teams to compete by providing business consulting expertise, C-level mentorship, financial mentorship, and a strong entrepreneurial network of investors and potential partners.

Students from all community colleges and in all disciplines at UW at the undergraduate and graduate levels are welcome to enter the competition. Multi-disciplinary teams that combine members from many disciplines are encouraged, as these teams bring together the variety of skills required for a successful venture.

Learn more about the competition and previous winners.

Contact Us

Management & Marketing Department

Department 3275

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3124


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