CWC teams with Silicon Couloir to bring start-up program to Jackson

(Jackson, Wyo.) – Silicon Couloir and Central Wyoming College have partnered to bring the third session of the Start Up Institute to Jackson in the fall of 2014. The Start Up Institute is an intensive entrepreneurship program designed to provide participants with proven tools, frameworks and skills that winning companies utilize to launch successful business ideas. It’s a hands-on, experiential and practical course focused on helping individuals work on and launch their business ideas.

This program provides a unique opportunity for anyone starting a new business venture or building on an existing business to create a lasting foundation for success. Silicon Couloir co-founder and Start Up Institute Program Director Liza Millet states, “After two very successful programs, Silicon Couloir and Central Wyoming College have decided to host this program twice a year for the foreseeable future. We couldn’t be more excited to help as many entrepreneurs as we can take their ideas to the next level.”

“This program saved me so much from spinning my wheels.  Its like night and day in terms of how far I’ve come.  I’ve told many people that it’s a MUST for anyone who wants to start a business,” says a recent graduate.

From October 7, 2014 through December 11, 2014, 15 participants will dedicate three full days per week to class time in addition to working through the ideas after class hours. The class will end with participants presenting their business to a panel of experienced advisors. Once the class time program has concluded, participants will be given ten hours of follow up consulting time with a panel of experts to use as they move forward.

Sandy Schultz Hessler, who teaches the program, brings a wealth of business and teaching experience to the front of the classroom.  She has taught at Harvard, Tufts University and U. Miami Ohio and has been a successful entrepreneur and marketing professional.

Enrollment is limited. Applications are welcome and encouraged from any location. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. 20 college credits are available from CWC. Go to for more details and to apply. Applications are due August 1 and will be considered on a rolling basis if the class does not fill at that time. Call Liza Millet for additional information at 917-864-9395 or email

–Provided by Central Wyoming College, a County10 Community Partner