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Published October 13, 2022
The founder and CEO of Laramie-based Handel Technologies will be the first speaker in a new series of presentations by the University of Wyoming’s new Wyoming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (WyCEI).
Even Brande will speak Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 6-8 p.m. in Room 129 of the College of Business Building. Light food and beverages will be provided. The presentation also will be livestreamed at https://uwyo.zoom.us/j/95951929086.
The public is invited to attend by registering at https://uwyo.startuptree.co/event/s/VD9oPT6pv8YaXYf3vrfpAJ/Entrepreneur-Talk-Series.
Originally from Oslo, Norway, Brande founded Handel in 1997 after receiving his bachelor’s and MBA degrees, both from UW. The company started as a software development shop building custom solutions for Wyoming county government, retail and banking. One of the early custom projects was a database that allowed Handel to transition from a service provider to a product company.
Today, Handel’s RiteTrack is a leading social services software used by county, state and tribal governments nationally. The company employs about 20 people, most working at the corporate office in Laramie.
WyCEI is a UW initiative under the umbrella of the Wyoming Innovation Partnership (WIP), which was created at the request of Gov. Mark Gordon in 2021 to modernize and focus Wyoming’s efforts to develop a resilient workforce and economy.
The new speaker and workshop series aims to inspire and engage entrepreneurs across the state.