A statewide tour of Wyoming’s community colleges starts this week to bring funding and business assistance resources to entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators. The first stop of the Wyoming Innovation Road Tour will be at Eastern Wyoming College on Wednesday March 28 from 1-3 pm. This series of events will deliver information about programs available to fund technology advancements and will also provide an opportunity to meet with successful technology entrepreneurs in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Innovation Road Tour focusses on funding available through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Successful applicants can receive $500,000 to $1 million to bring their products to market. The Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative (WSSI) is available to Wyoming residents to help them get a piece of the $2.5 billion offered by the federal government through these grants each year. Attendees will also be able to receive commercialization assistance from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other University of Wyoming and Wyoming Business Council partners.
Hear about the personal experiences of Wyoming technology entrepreneurs who have found success through these programs. Presenters include Robert Viola, Co-Owner of Square One Systems Design; Kristin Di Bona, Founder & CEO of Wyomincs, LLC; Robert Lumley, Founder of AirLoom Energy and many more. Presenters will vary by location.
The Wyoming Innovation Road Tour will stop at the following locations:
- Eastern Wyoming College – 4/28
- Northwest College – 4/11
- Casper College – 4/12
- Central Wyoming College – 4/13
- Western Wyoming Community College – 4/17
- Laramie County Community College – 4/25
- Northern Wyoming Community College District – 4/26 (Sheridan) & 4/27 (Gillette)
To register or get more information, go to WyomingSBDC.org and click on the Wyoming Innovation Road Tour link on the homepage or contact Kelly Haigler Cornish at email@example.com or (307) 766-2904.
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