CWC and Silicon Couloir prepping for 10th Start Up Intensive

JACKSON, WY – Entrepreneurs, mark your calendars: Start Up Intensive’s 10th season begins April 9.

The result of a successful partnership between Central Wyoming College and Silicon Couloir, Start Up Intensive is an in-depth entrepreneurial training program designed to provide participants with proven tools, frameworks and skills to turn an idea into a successful business.

The program has graduated 112 participants in the last five and a half years and provides a unique opportunity for anyone starting a new business venture or accelerating an existing business to create a lasting foundation for success.  The most recent spring program included a raw dog food company, a driving school, a publishing company, two local non-profits and more. Start Up Intensive Program Director Liza Millet calls it “a business bootcamp and condensed MBA program combined with extensive personal leadership development, and its entirely focused on each participant’s business idea and growth as a CEO.”

From April 9 through June 13 2109, 12-14 participants will dedicate three full days per week to class time in addition to working through their ideas after class hours. The class ends with participants presenting their businesses to a panel of experienced advisors. Once the class time program concludes, participants have ten hours of follow up consulting time with a panel of experts to use as they move forward.

Sandy Schultz Hessler, who teaches the program, brings a wealth of business and teaching experience to the front of the classroom. She taught at Harvard, Tufts University and U. Miami Ohio and is a successful entrepreneur and marketing professional. (Listen to her talk about leadership on Buckrail’s podcast here).

Enrollment is limited. Applications are welcome and encouraged from any location. Workforce Training Grants and financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. Housing can be addressed. 18 college credits are available from CWC. Go to for more details and to apply.  Applications are due February 15 and will be considered on a rolling basis if the class does not fill at that time. For more information, call Liza Millet at 917-864-9395 or email [email protected].

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Central Wyoming College

Central Wyoming College is a community college that offers both associate's and bachelor's degrees and serves Fremont, Hot Springs, and Teton Counties Our main campus is located in Riverton, Wyoming and we have outreach centers in Lander, Jackson, and Dubois, each with programming designed to serve their communities

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