Two new ventures in the Wind River Community will receive startup business funding from a $ 25,000 seed fund. Tribal members are eligible to apply with their innovative and sustainable business ideas by March 1st, 2020.
Business experience is not required!
Support and advising to refine business concepts will be available free of charge by the Wyoming Technology Business Center. It is strongly recommended that interested parties take advantage of WTBC advising services prior to submitting proposals.
“Economic development must occur at the grassroots level in order to be successful. With this startup challenge, community members will lead the change rather than wait for government to lead us.”James Trosper, Director of the High Plains American Indian Research Institute (HPAIRI)
“Entrepreneurship is driven by homegrown solutions. Seed funding enables new ideas to be launched into meaningful and beneficial ventures.”Dave Bohling, Director of the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC)
“If we hire our own people, and purchase goods and services from our own people, we will see Native communities evolve and become more and more powerful economic forces, which will catalyze business opportunities and inspire entrepreneurship among future generations throughout Indian Country.”Gary Davis, Founder and CEO of Native Business Magazine
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