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Wyoming Innovation Road Tour - Sheridan

Apr 26th 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sheridan College - 1 Whitney Way, Watt Building 132, Sheridan, WY 82801


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The program will start at Sheridan College, in Room 132 of the Watt Building at 1 Whitney Way and will conclude with a presentation and tour at Kennon Products at 2071 N. Main Street, Sheridan.


The federal government sets aside over $2.5 billion annually that is distributed in the form of grants that go to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Join us to learn how you can receive $500,000 to $1,000,000 to bring your innovative products to market! With Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program funding, an entrepreneur can maintain ownership of his/her innovation.

Previous award winners, Mark Weitz - Technology Lead at Kennon Products and Perry Wechsler - CEO of Alpenglow Instruments, LLC will be speaking at this event to discuss their experiences with the SBIR/STTR programs and to network with attendees. We will also introduce the partners in the University of Wyoming/Wyoming Business Council "Business Resource Network" and explain the services that they provide to help entrepreneurs succeed.

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Mark Weitz Alpenglow Instruments, LLC


  • Welcome
  • Intro to SBIR: Kelly Haigler Cornish, Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative
  • SBIR/STTR Panel
    • Mark Weitz - Technology Lead, Kennon Products
    • Perry Wechsler - CEO, Alpenglow Instruments, LLC
  • Resource Partner Panel
  • Networking and Tour of Kennon Products immediately following at 2071 North Main Street
  • Closing

Speaker: Mark Weitz, PE leads research and development efforts at Kennon. A Chemical Engineer and Atmospheric Scientist by training, Mark has been involved in basic and applied R&D for over 20 years. Much of Mark's early career work was field based - on the ground, and in the air - which provided Mark with a breadth of hands-on, practical problem solving skills. Holder of a patent for an industry-standard calibration flow meter, and developer of numerous innovative designs at Kennon, Mark provides clients with a unique complement of strong analytical capabilities, excellent communication skills, and results-oriented solutions.



Fee: No Cost

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SBDC Network programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Language assistance services for clients with limited English proficiency will be provided.