October 9, 2018
Sheridan’s Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) business incubator has named five finalists for this year’s Sheridan Start-Up Challenge entrepreneur competition.
“We had a terrific number of applicants for the first challenge and a great turnout at the pitch event,” says Scot Rendall, Sheridan Area WTBC director. “Prior to our kickoff of the 2018 process, we had many inquiries about this year’s challenge, so we expect that a number of entrepreneurs with good business ideas will step forward.”
The Sheridan Area WTBC received 40 applications for this year’s Start-Up Challenge. The WTBC is administered by the University of Wyoming’s Office of Research and Economic Development. It is a not-for-profit business incubator system that provides startup and early-stage companies with the expertise, networks and tools necessary for the development of successful businesses.
Finalists will pitch their ideas at the WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St., in Sheridan Thursday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. Each finalist will give a 15-minute presentation and will entertain questions from the judges. The top three entrepreneurs each will receive a $5,000 award; space in the Sheridan incubator; ongoing counseling and legal support; and the opportunity to apply for additional working capital from a $50,000 seed fund.
The pitch event is open to the public.
The following is a brief summary of each finalist, including the company name, the entrepreneur and the business idea:
— My-Town, created by Aaron Baker, is a mobile application that will help small businesses reach their local community and for the local community to see events that are happening. The best local eateries and events will be just a tap away. Local businesses will be able to offer products for sale and completely process the transaction within the app. Customers will be able to receive custom verification of orders and can track order status in real time.
— Angle PR, created by Jamie …