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Casper Start-Up Challenge finalist: Symmetry Trailers

October 9, 2019

Adam Pauli has built several tough vehicle trailers at an affordable price, and feedback from customers thus far has been very positive. Now, Adam hopes the next step will be scaling up to become a significant manufacturing presence in the Casper economy.

UW’s Casper Start-Up Challenge Announces Finalists

October 1, 2019

The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), a business development program of the University of Wyoming with business incubators in Laramie, Casper, and Sheridan will continue to build upon the successes of their Casper Start-Up Challenge with a third year of the competition and another $50,000 fund to seed Casper.

2019 Casper Start-Up Challenge deadline nears

September 2, 2019

The goal of the Start-Up Challenge is to inspire, then provide guidance and support, to entrepreneurs who want to take their ideas and turn them into viable businesses – especially those that have a potential to create a significant number of jobs in Casper.

Casper Start-Up Challenge: Many roads to success

August 27, 2019

While a path to success for a new business might well run through the 2019 Casper Start-Up Challenge, there could be surprising twists and turns along the way.

Past Casper Start-Up Challenge winners still seeing success, encourage others to try (PHOTOS)

August 23, 2019

The Casper Start-Up Challenge has benefited multiple innovative entrepreneurs kick start their businesses.

2019 Casper Start-Challenge offers ‘spark’ to entrepreneurs

August 22, 2019

Three finalists in this year’s competition will each receive $5,000 and will be eligible to receive a share of $50,000 in start-up seed money. They also will receive free office space for a year and professional mentoring.

Startup Competition Hopes to Boost Casper Entrepreneurship in its Fourth Year

August 20, 2019

The Start-Up Challenge is now in its fourth year and ready to help another class of Casper entrepreneurs achieve their goals.

Winners Announced in Casper Start-Up Challenge

November 16, 2018

The annual UW Casper Start-Up Challenge held its pitch challenge at The Lyric, where four new businesses pitched their ideas in front of several judges…

UW’s Casper Start-Up Challenge Pitch Day Thursday

November 14, 2018

Four local entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges with the top three teams receiving a $5,000 award, and opportunity to apply to a $50,000 seed fund for working capital…

Casper Firefighter-Turned-Entrepreneur Makes Rugged Outdoor Gear

November 2, 2018

Cameron Siplon, a Casper firefighter and hunting guide, once owned a tattered backpack he wanted to alter. So, he summoned up sewing skills he learned from his mother years earlier and tried to rebuild it…

Livestock Wx Blends Weather Forecasting with Market Analyses

October 25, 2018

For farmers and ranchers, a roll of the weather dice can turn up droughts or floods, good spring rain or inadequate winter snowpack, or any number of other meteorological variables that dramatically affect livestock management and profitability…

New Invention Gives Oil or Gas Field Workers Automated Control

October 17, 2018

Being able to monitor and optimize the use of additives in oil or gas wells from an office perhaps a hundred miles away is the objective of one finalist in the third annual Casper Start-Up Challenge…

Barnwood Bros Thrives, Advances in Casper Start-Up Challenge

October 3, 2018

Adam Jackson was already thinking about ways to grow his reclaimed wood business within two months of opening its doors. Now, he hopes the third annual Casper Start-Up Challenge can help him with just such an expansion…

UW’s Casper Start-Up Challenge Announces Finalists

September 19, 2018

The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), a business development program of the University of Wyoming with business incubators in Laramie, Casper, and Sheridan is continuing to build upon the successes of their Casper Start-Up Challenge…

Heavy Boots and a Hardhat: Ily Nunn Discovers New Direction After Start-Up Challenge

September 4, 2018

After completing a college degree in business management, Ily Nunn expected to work dressed in white-collar attire. Instead, she ended up wearing heavy boots and a hardhat…

Casper Business Incubator Helps Turn Ideas into Sustainable Businesses (Photos)

August 30, 2018

Opened in 2012 on the site of the former Amoco Casper refinery, the Wyoming Technology Business Center in Casper is one of three in the state, the other two being in Laramie and Sheridan. The incubator program is operated by the University of Wyoming…

Casper Start-Up Challenge Helps Make Gutter Bin a Reality

August 22, 2018

The 2016 Casper Start-Up Challenge helped Brian Deurloo realize a dream. And not a “dream” in the form of a wakeful ambition either, but an actual middle-of-the-night dream. Brian is the president and founder of Frog Creek Partners. His company makes the Gutter Bin, an innovative stormwater filtration system…

Casper Start-Up Challenge Helps Launch Drone Project

August 16, 2018

Aerial Enforcement Solutions of Casper makes a drone attachment called The AirGhost. It is designed to help law enforcement agencies quell riots. Todd and Nicol Kramer own the company…

Casper Video Game Developers Gaining Steam (Story and Photos)

August 9, 2018

A lot of people meet work friends around the water cooler. Some talk about sports, some complain about their bosses. In the case of advertising creatives Bradley Erickson and Eric Lewis, they talked gaming and programming…

UW’s Casper Start-Up Challenge Kicks Off 3rd Year

August 8, 2018

The Wyoming Technology Business Center, a business development program of the University of Wyoming, will continue its Casper Start-Up Challenge for a third year competition. At stake? $50,000 fund to seed Casper entrepreneurial companies…

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