Uinta County Start-Up Challenge

Start-Up Challenge Details

The first Uinta County Start-Up Challenge will be launched March 1st, 2023. The Uinta County Start-Up Challenge is supported through the University of Wyoming’s IMACT 307, Western Wyoming Community College, and numerous local community partners.  In IMPACT 307’s (formerly known as the WTBC) history, over 255 businesses have been launched.  Over half of those have been from local startup challenges.  IMPACT 307 is very excited to be introducing this new regional startup challenge to help entrepreneurs in Uinta County thrive!

The Uinta County Start-Up Challenge seeks to catalyze innovative and scalable Wyoming startup businesses and provide the opportunity to apply for seed money to take the business past concept stage and into real-world first article builds and initial sales.  The competition is also open to early stage businesses which will propel significant growth in Wyoming’s economic ecosystem. The competition will identify Winning Finalists who receive a portion of a seed fund.  The seed fund size is currently being determined.  The target size for the seed fund is between $25K and $60K.

2023 Schedule

March 1st, 2023 – Public announcement, Application Period Opens
May 15th – Applications Due: https://uwyo.startuptree.co/
May 17th – Semi-finalists identified
May 20th – Bootcamp for Semi-Finalists
May – July 2023 – Business Counseling
June 6th – Semi-finalist pitches & Finalists announced
July 31st 2023: UCSC Pitch Day in Evanston

Optional Upcoming Events*

*Separate registration is required for each event.  Register on https://impact307.org/events/
Check for additional offerings including START 307!
March 16th, 6pm, Roundhouse/Hybrid – Local Banks
April 11th, 6pm, Roundhouse/Hybrid– Sweetwater County Innovation Launchpad Winner Panel
April 20th, 6pm, Roundhouse/Hybrid  – Economic Development Organizations: Local, Regional, and Statewide
April 26th, Virtual – Lunch and Learn: Innovation
May 4th, Virtual– Lunch and Learn – Career Pivoting into Entrepreneurship
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Special thanks to the supporters of the Uinta County Start-Up Challenge!

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