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Entrepreneur Luncheon

May 12, 2022 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Western Wyoming Community College

2500 College Drive
Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901 United States

About the Luncheon:

Thinking about starting up a company?  Come learn what it is like from entrepreneurs!  Two founders will be sharing their experiences in starting a company.  Also learn about resources available to start a business from IMPACT 307 and State Bank.  Online or in-person availability. Lunch will be provided to in-person attendees. 

About the Entrepreneurs:


GigaChar was a winner of the Fisher Innovation Launchpad in 2021. GigaChar is a business that has developed a strategy to lower atmospheric carbon dioxide through the use of engineered biochar. With more and more corporations committing to net-zero emissions, GigaChar has devised a large-scale solution that provides these corporations with another carbon dioxide removal option for their portfolios. GigaChar was founded by Alexandra Howell, a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering from Morrill, Neb., and Erica Belmont, an Associate Professor and Jead of the UW Department of Mechanical Engineering. 


InsurXcel was a winner of the Fisher Innovation Launchpad in 2021.  InsurXcel is a business that has developed software to provide insurance companies with current industry trends to better market themselves. Focusing on property and casualty insurance, InsurXcel provides a technology service emphasizing efficiency and cybersecurity. Finley McIlwaine and Kegan McIlwaine, both computer science graduate students from Cheyenne, founded the company, along with UW graduate Eric Edelfelt and Berney Bradley, an experienced insurance entrepreneur. 

Red White Buffalo

The Red White Buffalo sells handcrafted Wyoming art, unique gifts, and decor. Bonnie and Barry currently have three retail locations, including Green River.

Relative Theatrics 

Anne Mason, Founder and Producing Artistic Director, of Relative Theatrics will discuss her experiences starting a theater company in Laramie, WY.