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Fremont County Business Competition

Sep 01st - All Day
Frank B. Weiss Building 14631 - US-287, Fort Washakie, WY 82514

Fee: $150.00

Application deadline: August 31, 2018

Work Sessions (6):  Sept 18, Sept 20, Sept 25, Oct 2, Oct 4, Oct 9. 

Pitch Day: Oct 30

This is a three round competition:

Round one: Submit application (found at by August 31. 

Round two: successful applicants will be asked to join a 4-week, 6-session planning group to work on their business model. At the end of this time, participants will be asked to submit a written business plan for review by the competition steering committee. Three to five plans will be invited to pitch to a live community panel. 

Round three: Three to five businesses pitch to a community panel to win a $10,000 capital prize as well as a suite of consulting services from Fremont County experts. 

The competition is open to individuals and for-profit businesses. Applicants must be Fremont County residents planning to start or grow their business in Fremont County. Applicants must apply with a new business concept or have been in business for less than two years. 


Target Audience:  Fremont County residents and business owners who have a pre-venture idea (there are a few market research questions on the application) or have been in business for less than two years.


The Fremont County Business Competition is a collaborative effort between the Wyoming SBDC Network, Wind River Development Fund, Wyoming Business Council, Fremont County Chambers, Lander and Riverton Economic Development groups, and private businesses to provide access to capital and continued support to a new or recently formed Fremont County Business. 

A big thanks to IDEA inc., LEDA, SageWest, Wyoming Community Bank, and the Lander Chamber of Commerce as well as the private businesses and individuals who have made generous donations of capital and business assistance for prize packages.