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Wind River Startup Challenge

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The Wind River Startup Challenge seeks to support entrepreneurs in the Wind River Community through a  collaborative challenge. Two new ventures in the Wind River Community will receive startup business funding from a $25,000 seed fund. No business experience is required to apply to this challenge.

Tribal members are eligible to apply with their innovative and sustainable business ideas by January 31st,2020. Applications will be assessed based on their potential to benefit the Wind River Community. Preference will be given to concepts related to microbial ecology, environmental sustainability, natural resource management or data science. However, all concepts will be considered.

No business experience is required to apply to this challenge. 

Support and advising to refine business concepts will be available free of charge by the Wyoming Technology Business Center. It is strongly recommended that interested parties take advantage of WTBC advising services prior to submitting proposals. Contact us today!

Workshops - Held in Ethete, WY

"Business Model Creation" January, 2020 

Introduction to the Wind River Startup Challenge, Business Concept Validation and Business Model Creation.

"Problems, Solutions and  Validation" February, 2020

Market Research Advice, Creating Value Propositions, and Continuation of Business Model Creation.

"Financial Projections and Statements" March, 2020

How to Create and Defend Financial Projections and Statements.

Workshops are designed to support entrepreneurs in the Wind River Community in building viable business concepts. Anyone who is interested in attending workshops is encouraged to participate even if they are not participating in the Challenge.

Principal (primary applicant) must be a member of either the Northern Shoshone or Eastern Arapahoe Tribes. Applicants must intend to operate their business within the Wind River Community. 

Rules and Regulations - Coming Soon

General Overview - Coming Soon

Timeline Defined - Coming Soon

Apply to the Wind River Startup Challenge!


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Wyoming Technology Business Center

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Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: 3077666395


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