It’s Start Up season, entrepreneurs

JACKSON, Wyo. — For more than six years, Central Wyoming College and Silicon Couloir’s Start Up Intensive has provided budding entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge they need to take their business to the next level.

Applications are open for the 11th session of Start Up Intensive, starting this spring.

Start Up Intensive is an in-depth entrepreneurial training program designed to provide participants with proven tools, frameworks and skills that winning companies utilize to launch successful business ideas.

The program has graduated 124 participants in the last six 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 spring 2019 program included a designer hat company, two local builders, a nonprofit equestrian organization, a recruiting company, a local meat cutter, and more.

Start Up Intensive Program Director Liza Millet states, “It’s a business boot camp and condensed MBA program combined with extensive personal leadership development, and it’s entirely focused on each participant’s business idea and growth as a CEO.”

From April 7 through June 11, 2020, 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.

Program instructor Sandy Schultz Hessler 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.

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. Eighteen college credits are available from CWC.

Visit CWC’s Start Up website 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. Call Liza Millet for additional information at 917-864-9395 or email

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Central Wyoming College

Central Wyoming College is a two-year college serving 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 designed

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