Combining community, capacity, and capital to create thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems
To date, 20 business ventures led by Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho entrepreneurs have been supported with $155,000 in funding.
The Wind River Startup Challenge is supporting Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribal and community members to create new ventures through business training, mentorship, and startup funding.
To date, $155,000 has be awarded and 20 Native-led business ventures have been supported!
Knowledge and Skills
Receive access to free in person and online business trainings sessions.
Be paired with a business coach for weekly sessions to prepare you to pitch your business at Pitch Day.
The Wind River Startup Challenge culminates at Pitch Day where participants pitch their business plan to a team of judges who award seed funding to the top business ideas.
Receive regional media coverage for yourself and your business throughout the program.
Become connected to a community of program alumni and entrepreneurs.