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Cheyenne startups receive seed funding for endeavors


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two Cheyenne-based startups were awarded seed funding for their projects by IMPACT 307 – Southeast Wyoming Innovation Launchpad, or SEWYIL.

Developed in collaboration with the University of Wyoming and Laramie County Community College, the SEWYIL is a platform for Albany and Laramie County residents to pitch their business ideas with the opportunity to raise thousands of dollars in seed funding, according to a press release from IMPACT 307 – SEWYIL.

During a May 23 IMPACT 307 – SEWYIL Pitch Night at the Surbrugg-Prentice Auditorium, the local entrepreneurs presented their startup ideas to a panel of judges.

The event’s four finalists were:

  • Earthside Birth & Wellness
    • Represented by Sarah Morey and Allison Hayek, Earthside Birth & Wellness is dedicated to providing a holistic, comprehensive and free-standing birth and wellness center with services for the Southeast Wyoming community. Earthside Birth & Wellness is based in Cheyenne.
  • Mary Claire Cares
    • Consisting of Aram Malijanian, Benjamin Wilkin, Jared Clapper and Clayton Auzqui, MCCares provides monitoring technology that merges HIPAA compliance and data analytics to improve the care environments of those who are not always able to speak for themselves.
  • Project SignStand
    • Represented by Samuel Ballard, Project SignStand is a front-mounted aerial work platform specifically designed to assist State and Local Public Works departments with maintaining street signs.
  • Edge Flyte
    • Led by Tate Schrock, Edge Flyte is a new Wyoming-based start-up company focused on high-altitude research equipment. Their work offers high-performance and high-quality components to hobbyists, enthusiasts and academics. Edge Flyte is based in Cheyenne.

Earthside Birth & Wellness, MCCares and Edge Flyte were awarded as recipients of the seed funding.

The panel of judges for the event included Betsey Hale, CEO of Cheyenne LEADS; Rocky Case, Center Director of Manufacturing Works; and Dennis Ellis, Microsoft TechSpark Manager, Wyoming, Microsoft.

To learn more, visit impact307.org.