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.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Wyoming Technology Business Center Casper Area
Please join e2e Wyoming in Casper at the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24th to hear 2016's Casper Start-Up Challenge qualifiers talk about their competition experience and how their business have grown since the competition. Information on the 2017 Casper Start-Up Challenge, and how Casper area companies in the seed, start-up, and early growth stages can qualify for this year's privately funded $50,000 seed fund, will also be provided.
The Casper Start-Up Challenge was launched in early 2016 by the University of Wyoming's WTBC to stimulate Wyoming technology start-up businesses. More than 30 teams applied to the challenge, and after multiple rounds of judging, the field was narrowed down to just five presenters who pitched their ideas to judges in May. The Casper Start-Up Challenge has been supported by the John P. Ellbogen Foundation, WIDC Frontier CDC, and the Casper Area Economic Development Alliance.
Our panel of qualifiers includes three very innovative entrepreneurs:
Brian Deurloo, Frog Creek Partners- created the Gutter Bin™ , a revolutionary technology focused on filtering pollutants-- such as cigarette butts, water bottles, plastic sacks, pesticides, herbicides and hydrocarbons--from storm water in catch basins.
Bradley Erickson & Eric Lewis, Bison Kings Game Studios- BK is a video game development company. The team has developed a video game which will be launched on an on-line platform called "STEAM."
Ily Nunn, NU Locating- NL is a private utility locating business that services Wyoming and the surrounding area. NL uses traditional pipe & cable locators as well as ground penetrating radar.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center
Join e2e Wyoming at the UW Gateway Center on January 25th, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. as the Fisher Innovation Challenge (FIC) qualifiers introduce their new companies to Laramie. This will be a very special panel of creative and innovative Wyoming entrepreneurs.
The FIC was launched in spring 2016 as a new entrepreneurship competition focused on technology and innovation. It was administered by the Wyoming Technology Business Center who seeks to catalyze Wyoming technology start-up businesses. The FIC identified and stimulated the creation of new independent businesses in the seed, start-up, and early growth stages, and will provide the qualifying companies an opportunity to approach a $125,000 seed fund for working capital. The FIC is supported and made possible through the generous financial gift of Mr. Donne Fisher, the School of Energy Resources, with administrative costs matched by the Office of Research and Economic Development at UW.
Though inclusive to all University of Wyoming students, the FIC was done in partnership with the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and had a specific focus towards business concepts with technical roots and innovation. More than forty applications were received from UW student led teams, and over the course of the past year this field was narrowed to six qualifying teams.
Founder: Emily Beagle: Second Year Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Founder: Dakota Roberson: Fourth Year Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
Ullr Performance Parts
Founder: Kyle Kuhn: First Year Masters, Mechanical Engineering
Resono Pressure Systems
Founder: Pourya Nikoueeyan: Third Year Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Pralee Eggs & Hatchery
Founder: Jaycey Lindsey: Senior, Animal Science Department
Founder: Levente Pap: Third Year Ph.D., Chemistry