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PITCH DAY: Oct. 23, Union Ballroom

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Unlock the Entrepreneurial Code


The Fisher Innovation Challenge is a new competition launched in the Spring of 2016, supported through the generous financial gift of Mr. Donne Fisher, and matched by the University of Wyoming Office of Research and Economic Development. The Fisher Innovation Challenge seeks to catalyze Wyoming technology start-up businesses and provide the opportunity to apply for seed money to take the business past concept stage and into real-world first article builds and initial sales. The competition has identified finalists who are eligible to pitch for the chance to apply to a $125,000 seed fund.

The FIC is for new, independent businesses in the seed, start‐up, or early growth stages that are focused on technology and/or innovation. Generally excluded are the following: buy-outs, expansions of existing companies, real estate syndications, franchises, online retail, brick and mortar retail, licensing agreements for distribution in a different geographical area, and spin-outs from existing corporations. Licensing technologies from University of Wyoming research labs is encouraged, assuming they have not been commercialized previously. 

All teams must include a UW student, graduate student, and/or post-doc in a significant role.

WTBC staff encourage all teams to reach out to us as soon as possible to discuss your idea. Doing so is key to developing the strongest application possible.


2018 Fisher Innovation Challenge General Overview

2018 Fisher Innovation Challenge Rules & Regulations

2018 Fisher Innovation Challenge Timeline

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