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Sheridan Start-Up Challenge now accepting applications

From Staff Reports
The Sheridan Press


SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Technology Business Center in Sheridan, a business and economic development program of the University of Wyoming, has launched the kick-off of its third annual Sheridan Start-Up Challenge. This event seeks to encourage new business formation and growth by offering applicants an opportunity for counseling, advice from existing entrepreneur business owners, and a chance to compete for seed capital funding.

“In its two year existence, the Sheridan Start-Up Challenge has had over 100 applications submitted, which indicates solid interest in the idea of starting new businesses,” WTBC Sheridan Director Scot Rendall said. “And the nice thing is, whether entrants progress in the competition or not, they receive access to great resources and expertise to aid development of their ideas.”

The Sheridan Start-Up Challenge is designed for anyone who has recently started a business or is interested in launching one.

“In past experience with early-stage companies, we have found that lack of access to even small amounts of capital can be a significant barrier,” Rendall said. “Through the Challenge, we’d like to remove that barrier if there are promising business ideas that need a spark to catch on.”

In addition to seed funding, winners also will be offered one year of rent-free office space in the Sheridan incubator facility.

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