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Competition Overview

To improve the entrepreneurial climate in Casper, the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) is looking for individuals who are interested in starting a business. The WTBC, through the Casper Start-Up Challenge, is providing a monetary incentive and the business support needed for contestants to act on their ideas.

Each finalist will work closely with WTBC staff to develop his or her business idea in the Casper area. All finalists will gain business process knowledge as they progress through the phases of the competition regardless of the competition outcome, each finalist will be more prepared to launch his or her business.

The top three finalists will each receive $5,000 and be eligible to access the $50,000 Seed Fund. Please join us for an informational mixer at the WTBC for more information.

In all cases, WTBC recommends at least a preliminary meeting with a WTBC staff member prior to the application deadline. Overall, counsel from WTBC or outside advisors is strongly advised throughout the process of the Casper Start-Up Challenge.


Congratulations to the Casper Start-Up Challenge Finalists:

Valued Energy Platform; Greyson Buckingham, John Lee & Jakob Norman  Focused on both enhancing transparency and fostering a competitive and robust e-marketplace in the on-site power generation segment of the oil and gas value chain. VEP will rely on optimization software to not only ensure competitive pricing, but also to equip operators with the requisite knowledge to select power generation companies that provide the best lead-time, quality, and other value-adding capabilities

Aerial Enforcement Solutions LLC; Todd & Nicol Kramer  A patent-pending device that attaches to a small, unmanned aerial vehicle/drone ("SUAV") for remotely dispensing chemicals from the SUAV. The uses of the device can vary widely, but the initial primary intended use for the device will be the dispensation of chemical irritants ("CIs") (e.g. tear gas or pepper spray) for law enforcement purposes.

Morris Visual Stress Solutions; Catherine Morris  Offering diagnostic services for individuals with Visual Stress using proven and innovative cutting edge technology. We strive to improve the quality of life for people experiencing Visual Stress; a neurological condition characterized by hyper-excitability of the visual cortex and areas of the brain along the visual pathway.

Interject; Jesse Miller  A reversal agent auto-injector device that delivers a standard dose of the opioid antagonist naloxone in a suspected opioid overdose. The device will be the only current over-the-counter naloxone device and a competitive, cost-effective alternative to current community ready products.

SwitchBoXX; Sheryl & David Iszler  Creator of the SwitchBoXX, a jewelry box capable of holding double the amount of jewelry as its competitors, achieved through unique and innovative design.


The Casper Start-Up Challenge is sponsored by

John P. Ellbogen Foundation               CAEDA

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