The Southeast Wyoming Innovation Launchpad (SEWIL) is now accepting applications for their Startup Launchpad, selected applicants will be awarded money for their venture and will capture access to valuable resources.
SEWIL will supply selected applicants access to receive business counseling and financial assistance in starting their ventures. Applicants will be asked a series of seven questions on an online application explaining their forward thinking and innovative proposal. Selected ventures will proceed through the process and will be given a variety of resources to make their ideas a reality.
According to their website, "While no limit is set for how much money a single winning team can receive, historically, awards have been between $4,000 and $31,000."
The Launchpad is a new opportunity for greater Cheyenne area residents and is the first to be executed in Southeast Wyoming. Wyoming Technology Business Center is driving the competition and aligning the resources for the chosen applicants.
"The SE Wyoming Innovation Launchpad aligns with the Forward Greater Cheyenne Plan that has an emphasis on entrepreneurial growth. As the lead implementer of the Entrepreneurship Initiative of Forward Greater Cheyenne, the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce most certainly sees opportunities, such as this, as another option for accelerating business. We encourage everyone with a venture or idea to apply, you never know where it may lead!" expressed Vice President of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, Stephanie Joy Meisner-Maggard.
Opportunities to learn about the program are coming up and open to the public:
Laramie County Library Systems L2B - SEWYIL Regional Startup Challenge
Wednesday, October 2nd6-7 p.m.2200 Pioneer Ave - Cottonwood Room
Entrepreneurship Day with Southeast Wyoming Innovation Launchpad
Thursday, October 3rd, 2019Doors open at 12 p.m. & Round-table discussion begin at 1:30 p.m.Clay Pathfinder Building - 1400 E College Dr.
Thursday, October 3rd, 20195 p.m. to 7 p.m.1601 Central Avenue
*Photographed is a technology called a "Gutter Bin" which provides communities with cleaner water through a sewer filtration. Frog Creek Partners invented this technology and has created a solid venture around the idea.