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Microbial Ecology Collaborative Startup Launchpad

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$25,000 Seed Fund

As a way to stimulate the creation of startup companies in Wyoming, the Microbial Ecology Collaborative Startup Launchpad was developed in collaboration with Wyoming EPSCoR and funded through the National Science Foundation's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

This platform is open to Wyoming residents.

Concepts must be associated with microbial ecology, environmental sustainability, natural resource management, or data science in an apparent and easily recognizable way. Wyoming residents with novel business concepts related to these topics have the opportunity to participate in business counseling and to receive funding to be used as "working capital" to launch their business.

This launchpad will identify Finalists who will be eligible to apply for the Microbial Ecology Collaborative Startup Launchpad Seed Fund.

It is STRONGLY recommended that interested parties take advantage of WTBC advising services prior to applying. This may be done by emailing, calling 307-766-6395, or by arranging a face-to-face interaction with a WTBC staff member. All Finalists will be advised through the full process of building a viable business concept regardless of team makeup or background. 

Read about the 2020 Microbial Ecology Collaborative Startup Launchpad Winners Here!

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Wyoming Technology Business Center

1938 Harney St.

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: 307-766-6395


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