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Sweetwater County Innovation Launchpad Q&A and Entrepreneur Panel
April 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
About the Webinar:
Come learn about a new regional startup challenge designed to help entrepreneurs in Sweetwater County thrive!
The Sweetwater County Innovation Launchpad (SCIL) is open to all Sweetwater County residents who wish to start or grow their business in the area. Whether you just have a business idea or are already the founder of an early-stage business, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to raise funding for your venture!
Monica Patten, your regional IMPACT 307 advisor, will be answering questions about the application process, which is open from April 4th through May 20th. This webinar will include an IMPACT 307 entrepreneur panel who will discuss how seed funding enabled them to start & thrive right here in Wyoming!
Learn more at: https://impact307.org/sweetwater-challenge/
About the Entrepreneur Panel:
Frog Creek Partners
Frog Creek Partners was a winner of the 2016 Casper Startup Challenge. Frog Creek Partners is an environmental technology company that specializes in stormwater filtration and pollution measurement services. The patent pending Gutter Bin® stormwater filtration system and Mundus Bag® water filter are Frog Creek’s flagship products. It is the most easily maintained and functional stormwater filtration system on the market. Because clean water is a good thing™. Brian Deurloo is the President and Founder of Frog Creek Partners and a member of the Rotary Club of Casper, Wyoming. Brian was raised in Sheridan, Wyoming where he captained the 1990 state championship football team. He attended the Colorado School of Mines while achieving a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering. Brian has lived and worked on four continents. He spent 20 years in the energy industry prior to starting his own company in 2016. He enjoys inventing, hiking, reading, skiing, beekeeping, and finding fun adventures with his wife and daughter.
Simply started in 2020 with the idea of creating an app that helps keep family and friends close while also helping small businesses easily reach their customers. The simple explanation is a social media app that is used for shopping. Ty Nieters currently works for the Wyoming Army National Guard as a Counter Drug Analyst while also serving in the role as CEO of Simply. Ty is from Cody, WY but currently lives in Cheyenne, WY. Since working with IMPACT 307 in 2021, Simply has gained connections and guidance not only to other businesses to come on the platform but when Simply is ready to also present in front of investors.
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.