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Wyoming Technology Business Center

1938 Harney St.

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: 307-766-6395

Email: WTBC@uwyo.edu

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Wyoming Business Resource Network

As a department under the Office of Research and Economic Development, the WTBC is a component of the Wyoming Business Resource Network which collaborates to assist businesses across the state. Click on the links below to be directed to organizations in the business resource network.

UW Office of Research and Economic Development

Manufacturing Works

Wyoming Technology Transfer and Research Products Center (WY-TTRPC)

Wyoming SBIR / STTR Initiative 

Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Wyoming Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Market Research Center

Wyoming Women's Business Center

Start Up Resources 

The WTBC resources are to guide entrepreneurs in: developing business concepts, understanding how intellectual property and patents affect their businesses and understanding how to become a WTBC incubator client.

Business Model Guidance 

Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship

Business Stages Explained

WTBC Standard Policies and Procedures

Other Funding Opportunities

Startup Wyoming

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

Ellbogen 50K Entrepreneurship Competition

Frequently Asked Questions

Business incubator or foundry programs assist start-up companies to maximize their potential and minimize pitfalls in the early stages of business development. The WTBC program was specifically designed to be innovation-driven, meaning companies are pioneers for a new service or product usually with significant technology content in those products or services.

Both SBDC and WTBC are part of the overall Wyoming Business Resource Network, managed by UW. The SBDC is a statewide business advising organization which can provide logistics and process answers to entrepreneurs and existing businesses in Wyoming. With 9 offices located throughout the state, the SBDC offers no cost business advising and business process information to businesses, with a main focus on “main street” businesses throughout the state. The WTBC works both independently and synergistically with SBDC. Mainly though, WTBC differs from SBDC by focusing on high-growth, early stage companies with an emphasis on technology and innovation in primary manufacturing or software technology development. Additionally, WTBC actively mentors entrepreneurs through topics ranging from intellectual property development as a strategic tool through investor pitch development or exit strategies, and everything in between. As resident mentors in the same building as most of our entrepreneurs, WTBC staff can provide deeper and continuous counsel on an as-needed basis to our clients than SBDC.

Currently, the WTBC offers free business counseling/mentoring services to anyone in Wyoming through the main UW facility in Laramie and through our partner Innovation Centers in Casper and Sheridan. Generally, mentoring is focused on comprehensive business model development, sales and marketing, organizational structure, financial and information systems, and ongoing strategic planning. However, this service differs depending on the stage of development and specified needs of the client.
Outreach business mentoring services can be provided through email, phone, or video conferencing. If you would like to take advantage of free business counseling, contact the WTBC or SBDC nearest you.

To become a resident incubator client, contact the WTBC or Innovation Center near you to set up a meeting. Staff will assess the suitability, goals, and potential for growth of prospective clients. Prospective clients should anticipate delivering a presentation that includes value proposition, financial statements, projections, and a business model in addition to an interview with staff and the applicant principals. Staff determines service agreement eligibility based on client development objectives. The WTBC/Innovation Centers generally do NOT act as a standard office space provider; there are generally multiple community leasing/purchase options if that’s what you are mainly looking for. You can however still take advantage of counseling/mentoring even if you are not a resident client.

Coworking clients are pre-venture and start-up stage companies who are still in the process of developing their business concept.

Generally, incubator graduation occurs when the company has reached a space limitation within the building or stabilized enough to ensure a move will not endanger the continued growth and development of the company. Most clients graduating from the incubator have begun to develop a mature management team and can project positive cash flow for at least 6 months.

The WTBC has operated close to capacity since opening in 2006. Once you are accepted into the resident incubator program, a service agreement will be created; this is not a lease. The service agreement includes rental space, receptionist services, business development coaching, and other shared resources. Rental costs vary depending on the size and type of space needed. One critical requirement of maintaining residency in good standing is regular tactical/strategic planning interaction with staff.

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Wyoming Technology Business Center

1938 Harney St.

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: 307-766-6395

Email: WTBC@uwyo.edu

Wyoming Technology Business Center
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