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e2e Wyoming     

e2e Wyoming is an educational networking program with chapters in Laramie, Sheridan, and Casper designed to improve the climate for the start-up and growth of entrepreneurial companies.  Five meetings are held each year where entrepreneurs meet with other entrepreneurs and business service providers.  Ideas are shared, plans are developed, and many partnerships are formed.                                                            


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The Art of the Start-Up

The Wyoming Technology Business Center continues to explore the connections between STEM entrepreneurship and the arts. On Wednesday, April 20th, e2e Wyoming welcomes Ethan Appleby, CEO and Founder of Vango. Ethan will discuss the story of creating Vango, an app and start-up that has its roots deep in Silicon Valley.

Vango, selected by Apple as one of the top apps available on the app store, is a platform that allows users to see how a new piece of art would appear in their home. By connecting emerging artists with novice art buyers, the app has become the fastest growing marketplace for selling original art. As a company, Vango is a graduate of the 500 Start-ups Accelerator in San Francisco, and has raised more than $1.6 Million in its initial series of funding.

Ethan Appleby is passionate about Design Thinking, an entrepreneurial problem solving process used to develop and differentiate an appropriate solution, as a means to transform culture in organizations and countries. Using Design Thinking he has worked with key business and political leaders on critical strategic issues. He has worked with non-profits, education, commercial and government entities to create tangible benefits.


WHEN:  Wednesday, April 20, 5:30pm

WHERE:  Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center

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Tim Barnes

Join e2e Wyoming at the Petroleum Club on Tuesday, April 19th at 5:30 p.m. to hear Tim Barnes talk about launching The Black Tooth Brewing Company.

Tim was raised in Sheridan and graduated from MSU with a degree in Political Science. After founding Big Horn Leasing and Sheridan Computer in the early 2000's, Tim launched The Black Tooth Brewing Company in November of 2010. Well into its fifth year, Black Tooth continues to grow and is now the largest brewing facility in Wyoming.

Prior to the expansion last summer, Black Tooth was capable of producing about 35,000 cases of beer each year. Now that the brewery has grown and has a larger brewing system, Black Tooth will be able to produce over 700,000 cases each year. The company has plans to distribute statewide and to the seven surrounding states. Black Tooth has grown aggressively while maintaining quality products. Black Tooth Brewing Company has won 44 Medals in National and International Competitions, including two World Beer Cup Awards, and twice named among Top 5 U.S. Breweries at the U.S. Open Beer Championships.

Tim is active in the Sheridan community and the state as the Founder and President of the Wyoming Craft Brewers Guild, Board Member of the Wyoming Liquor Dealers Association, and Board Member of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Tim and his wife, Lynette, have one daughter and two dogs and enjoy calling Sheridan their home.



WHEN:  Tuesday, April 19, 5:30pm

WHERE: Casper Petroleum Club

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John Tucker, CEO Vacutech

Sheridan is home to Vacutech, one of the world's leading manufacturers of central vacuum systems used in the industrial, car wash, commercial and medical markets. John Tucker, CEO of Vacutech, will share his company's story from inception to strong growth at the next e2e Wyoming at the Best Western Sheridan Center at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 25th.

John was born and raised in San Diego, CA and spent most of his young adult life managing various divisions of the family's central vacuum business. John left California in the early 80's to begin his own business in Denver, which he sold at the age of 36. He spent the next 15 years developing real estate and offering his services in several corporate turnarounds.

John and his brother, Tom, formed Vacutech in 2004 to design and manufacture central vacuum systems used by car wash and industrial customers. Vacutech thrived in Denver and soon outgrew its manufacturing facility.

After careful investigation and exploration, the decision to move Vacutech to Sheridan became a reality. John oversaw the building construction of Vacutech's 45,000 square foot facility on the north end of Main Street. Vacutech opened its doors in Sheridan in January 2012. The company's fully integrated product design, engineering, manufacturing and installation expertise enables Vacutech to manufacture world-class, custom-built vacuum systems.

Vacutech took an investment from Vopne Capital in 2014 to assist with the company's growth and currently employs 125 people. Vacutech's vacuum systems can be found in every state in the USA, throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.


WHEN:  Thursday, February 25, 5:30pm

WHERE:  Best Western Sheridan Center


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