PHASE I & II PROGRAMS
CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION:
Wyoming’s ecosystem for entrepreneurship and innovation is confusing and complicated to most aspiring entrepreneurs, as a result, the Wyoming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will bring awareness and connectivity to existing resources and organizations, as well as develop new channels for entrepreneurs. The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will serve as an interdisciplinary integrator for programs supporting the state’s priority economic sectors, in addition to activating new business sectors and supporting state workforce objectives to deliver necessary infrastructure and support for statewide expansion of entrepreneurship.
Makerspaces provide a critical opportunity for innovators and entrepreneurs to access emergent technology and fabrication tools that may be otherwise inaccessible due to cost, size, ventilation, power, or other factors. They can provide venues for a highly inclusive, energetic, accessible environment where makers from all technical levels, abilities, ages, and backgrounds can bring their unique experiences and perspectives to the innovative design process.
INNOVATION WORKSHOPS AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT:
Wyoming has always been fertile ground for entrepreneurs that want to build an organization and remain living in Wyoming. There has been very limited education or resources to support entrepreneurs in a way that supports a higher level of long-term success. This project involves building a comprehensive regional entrepreneurial ecosystem to inspire and support start-up companies and advance existing companies through innovation.
Wyoming’s creative arts are a critical, but often overlooked portion of the state’s economy. This programming will create a series of workshops and start-up competitions focused on sustainable careers and businesses in the creative arts that fuel tourism, culminating in the development of a centralized "hub" of Wyoming’s creative economy resources. It will also utilize and build on the successes of existing partnerships.