Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM MDT
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The WYO Theater
42 N. Main Street
Sheridan, WY 82801

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e2e Wyoming is an educational networking program of the Wyoming Technology Business Center with chapters in Laramie, Sheridan and Casper designed to improve the climate for the start-up and growth of entrepreneurial companies.  Several meetings are held each year where entrepreneurs meet with people interested in entrepreneurship to talk about issues related to starting and growing a business.


John Dick
Wyoming Technology Business Center

The WTBC invites you to attend the 2017 Pitch Day for the Sheridan Start-Up Challenge tonight at 6:00pm at The WYO Theater.  Five local teams will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges with the top three receiving a $5,000 award, pro bono legal counsel from Davis & Cannon, and opportunity to apply to a $50,000 seed fund for working capital.

Sponsored by the SEEDA Joint Powers Board, The Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation, First Interstate Bank, Davis & Cannon, and ACT, the Sheridan Start-Up Challenge is designed to encourage and stimulate more entrepreneurial activity in the Sheridan area.

The five finalists pitching tonight include:

  • K-Driven, Justin Koltiska & Garrett Kron, a patented oil field tool that significantly improves efficiency and safety in the field.
  • The Clinical Trials Project, Lekan Ajayi, a web-based platform that connects cancer patients with available drug trials.
  • RS Water Drill, Rick Shelton & Doug Madison, a patented water drill technology for thawing frozen pipes.
  • Old Army Records, Kevin O'Dell & Jim Powers, an ancestry software focused on military history.
  • Oatware, Anne Gunn & Mark Thoney, a portfolio of three software as a service products focused on hyper-local markets.

Each finalist will give a 15-minute presentation followed by questions from the judges. The judging panel includes Tim Barnes, Co-founder of Black Tooth Brewing Company; Laura Lehan, Founder of PeAk Consulting & CDO at Sheridan Memorial Hospital; Jesus Rios, COO of Ptolemy Data Systems; Jerad Stack, Co-Founder of Breakthrough 307; Travis Todd, Co-founder of FullContact; PJ Treide, Founder of Surf Wyoming & Bighorn Design; and Jon Benson, CEO of the WTBC.

Audience members will also be able to cast a vote in the ACT Audience Choice Award to determine who receives an extra $500.

Following the five pitches, the WTBC will host a reception at The WYO Theater where the top three qualifying teams will be announced.

The Sheridan Start-Up Challenge
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