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UW’s Fisher Innovation Launchpad Announces 16 Finalists « Back to Search Results

Sixteen innovative businesses -- that range from a company that works like the Indeed job site for graduate students to find opportunities at universities to a business that looks to insure outdoor sports equipment -- created by University of Wyoming graduate and undergraduate students are finalists that will compete for $125,000 in seed funding to grow their businesses.

Team members will make their presentations during the Fisher Innovation Launchpad in late October. The Fisher finalists will work on their business concepts throughout the summer and early fall.

“In the past three years, the Fisher Innovation Launchpad has created more than 20 companies and created 37 jobs with the $375,000 in funding. But these private funds only stimulate more funding into these companies,” says Dave Bohling, director of UW’s Wyoming Technology Business Center. “One of our companies, from the first year of the program, is waiting to hear on a Phase Two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant in excess of a million dollars.”

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