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Finalists Selected in 2023 Fremont County Start-Up Challenge

March 17, 2023

A panel of local judges has selected five finalists for the 2023 Fremont County Start-Up Challenge.

The business competition is a joint effort among the University of Wyoming’s IMPACT 307 program, the U.S. Economic Development Administration and Central Wyoming College.

The judges chose the finalists after hearing presentations about their business ideas from a pool of over 40 applicants. The five finalists will pitch their business ideas in front of the judging panel and a live audience during a free event open to the public the evening of April 27 at the Lander Community Center.

The five finalists are:

-- Storm Chasers, a company developing an innovative solution to remove excess snow accumulation.

-- Penguin Projects, focused on improving transmission of internet signals around obstacles in rural areas.

-- Wind and Sage, an all-natural candle company primarily doing business online.

-- Digitsock, which has created an antimicrobial solution to improve hand hygiene.

-- Wind River Adventure and Design, which develops solutions to custom outfit van interiors for use in recreational activities.

The competition is made possible by donations from Fremont County MOVE, IDEA Inc., Wind River Development Co., LOR Foundation, Atlantic City Federal Credit Union, Wyoming Community Bank, Summit West CPA Group, Lander Economic Development, MAVEN, Brunton, Lander Chamber of Commerce and Mr. D’s.

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