IMPACT Laramie

Situated right on the University of Wyoming campus in the Wyoming Technology Business Center, IMPACT Laramie’s 30,000 sq. ft. facility boasts many amenities to help you work and create more creatively and efficiently.

IMPACT Laramie is the flagship IMPACT 307 location.

Offering offices of varying sizes from small to large, four lab spaces, a bright co-working space, multiple conference rooms (including teleconference equipment), adjustable manufacturing and work spaces, plus access to a SolidWorks station and Adobe Creative Cloud, the IMPACT Laramie location is tailored to support budding founders and business start-ups of any size. We’re also located in an Opportunity Zone.

With a world-class University mere steps away, IMPACT Laramie offer entrepreneurs invaluable access to academic resources and experienced personnel to help launch your ideas. In fact, you’re likely to make a business connection just walking the halls.

IMPACT Laramie Competitions

Fisher Innovation Launchpad

The Fisher Innovation Launchpad (FIL) is a platform for University of Wyoming students to launch companies sponsored by IMPACT 307 and supported through the generous financial gift of Donne and Sue Fisher. The Fisher Innovation Launchpad is designed to encourage and stimulate Wyoming students to propose entrepreneurial and technology-based businesses that they are interested in developing. Winners in the Launchpad take their businesses past concept stage and into real-world first article builds and initial sales. While no limit is set for how much money a single winning finalists can receive, historically awards have been between $4,000 and $31,000.

All teams must include a UW student, graduate student, and/or post-doc in a significant role. Keep an eye out for the 2020 details to ensure you qualify and follow the Guidelines for eligibility.

2020 Competition

September 14: Applications open
November 12: Finalists notified
Mid-April 2021: Pitch day event
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Southeast Wyoming Innovation Launchpad

To complement the Fisher Innovation Launchpad, IMPACT Laramie launched the Southeast Wyoming Innovation Launchpad (SEWIL) in 2019 for individuals in Albany and Laramie Counties to receive business counseling and financial assistance for launching their business idea.

Finalists have access to seed money to take their business past concept stage and into real-world first article builds and initial sales. The competition will identify Winning Finalists who will all be eligible to apply for a portion of a $50,000 seed fund.

2020 Competition

September 14: Applications open
November 4: Finalists notified
Late January/Early February 2021: Pitch day event
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Special thanks to the sponsors and supporters of the 2019 Southeast Wyoming Innovation Launchpad!

Microbial Ecology Collaborative Startup Launchpad

Microbial Ecology Collaborative Startup Launchpad (MECSL) is a similar challenge structurally to the Fisher and SEWYIL but was developed in collaboration with Wyoming Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and funded through the National Science Foundation.

This platform is open to ALL Wyoming residents, but unlike the other Start-Up Challenges, which are open to a variety of business ideas, concepts for the MECSL must be associated with microbial ecology, environmental sustainability, natural resource management, or data science in an apparent and easily recognizable way. Similar to the other challenges, MECSL finalist winners have access to Seed Fund support.

2020 Competition

Details, including dates, Guidelines, and Rules & Regulations are coming soon!
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2020 Participant Information

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2020 Rules and Regulations

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2020 Timeline

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Wind River Start-Up Challenge

In partnership with the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes, this Challenge seeks to stimulate entrepreneurship on the Wind River Reservation and provide the opportunity for tribal members to acquire funding to launch businesses. The competition allows finalist winning teams access to a $ 25,000 seed fund. There are no restrictions on the types of businesses proposed for the WRSC.

Fall 2020 Schedule

September 1: Applications open
October 12: Applications close
Mid/Late October – Semifinalists selected
Mid-January 2021: Finalists notified
May 2021: Pitch Day
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2020 Participant Information

Coming Soon

2020 Rules and Regulations

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2020 General Guidelines

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IMPACT Laramie Clients

Currently, IMPACT Laramie houses 16 incubator clients, 18 coworking clients, and 2 arts incubator clients.

See our IMPACT Laramie client tenants below and reach out with questions about securing an office at this flagship location.

Alpenglow – Suite 251

307-760-0954 | perrywechsler@alpenglowinstruments.com

Alpenglow Instruments designs and fabricates commercial airborne and ground-based Lidar systems, a remote sensing technology capable of producing high rate, high-resolution data. This technology can be used in a variety of applications including studying atmospheric phenomena, air quality monitoring, and surveying.

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Altus – Suite 164

ashleigh@engagetogether.com

Altus Solutions, Inc. is a business for good that exists to build higher solutions that reach greater impact in the fight end human trafficking and protect the vulnerable in four primary areas – tech, education, finance, and business. Headquartered in Laramie, Wyoming at the WTBC, we are presently recruiting both a local and national team of human rights lawyers, business developers, technologists, educators, community consultants, marketers, impact analysts, and more.

I had been dreaming of launching a business for good that would help accelerate the anti-trafficking movement for some time. But having spent nearly two decades in the nonprofit sector, I knew I needed a great deal of coaching and help to get it done. We met with the amazing leadership team at IMPACT Laramie in March, and became a client in April 2019. IMPACT Laramie has been the accelerator for us to make our dream of creating a business to accelerate the end of human trafficking a reality. Their coaching, advice, expertise, accessibility, support, network, and daily guidance and encouragement helped us move from concept to launch in just seven months’ time. We are now in the investment raising phase of the company, and the IMPACT Laramie team continues to help us make it all happen. I could not have done it without them.

CADrangle – Suite 206C

cadrangle@gmail.com

CADrangle LLC caters to the needs of the Laramie Valley by offering a wide range of engineering and project management services. The principal, Isaac Ruse, is a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer in the state of Wyoming specializing in machine design and materials. With experience across several industries including consumer electronics, heavy duty industrial equipment, general aviation, and laboratory research, CADrangle can assist with computer aided drafting, structures, sress/strain analysis, product development, rapid prototyping, failure mode effect analysis, design for manufacturability, hydraulic and pneumatic system design, electrical systems and much more.

Codeus – Suite 146

307-272-9065 | cfagley@codeus.tech

Southeast Wyoming Innovation Launchpad Winner.

Codeus Tech is a foundational cybersecurity research firm, focused on solving issues with how hardware and software interact. Their work focuses on securing the individual devices used in Smart Cities and Smart Homes – collectively known as the Internet of Things. Their product-in-development (X-Ita Control System) is a freestanding programming language which intrinsically incorporates mechanics traditionally found in operating systems, such as memory/processor management.

Codeus Tech has leveraged IMPACT 307 as a resource for the last few years in development of its cyber-secure programming language. They have received council on everything from legal/accounting to the technical foundation. IMPACT Laramie has provided resources on writing grants for agencies like DARPA and NSA, and they have also provided Codeus with a funded grant through the Southeast Wyoming Innovation Launchpad (SEWYIL).

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Downrange Ops – Suite 212

601-807-5420 | walter.smith@downrangeops.com

Downrange Operations and Training, LLC is an operation, training services, and logistics support company. We plan, execute, and sustain best-in-class solutions for US Government customers. The Downrange Operations team boast experience in the application of government training, logistics, and construction requirements and our specialized technical skills and operational experience have resulted in new contract awards to meet US Government requirements in both foreign and domestic locations.

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ESal – Suite 255

307-460-3671 | GThyne@esalinity.com

After more than a decade of research, ESal’s founder discovered that low salinity wasn’t always the answer to increasing oil recoveries. Instead, he discovered that changing salinity of injection fluid can change reservoir wettability. It turns out that the secret to recovering more oil is in the water, but only if you know how your wettability needs to change. ESal created tools for screening, testing, designing and deploying wettability alteration by salinity – Engineered Salinity™.

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GlycoBac LLC – Suite 242

307-766-4282 | dljarvis@uwyo.edu

UW Student Christoph Geisler and his mentor UW Molecular Biology Professor Don Jarvis created GlycoBac to commercialize certain aspects of Dr. Jarvis’ research, which involves the use of genetically engineered insect cells for manufacturing vaccines, diagnostics or therapeutics for use in human and veterinary medicine.

The UW-owned technology will be used by the Laramie-based company, GlycoBac LLC, to create new genetically engineered insect cell lines optimized for this purpose. Those lines will then be broadly offered throughout the biotechnology community as a new biologics manufacturing platform.

Biologics are a class of protein-based drugs that include vaccines, diagnostic testing reagents, and therapeutics, such as high-value cancer-fighting antibodies and proteins that can be used to treat genetic diseases, including diabetes and anemia.

GlycoBac LLC is also a winner of the 2011 John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition.

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IoTherm – Suite #014

907-378-9183 | kennan@iotherm.net

Fisher Innovation Launchpad Winner.

IoTherm is a company that specializes in temperature controllers for laboratory experiments with a specialty in biology labs. IoTherm was founded when the owner realized that there was not a lightweight, powerful, portable, and affordable temperature controller on the market. IoTherm’s most recent product, the Elara 3.0, can ramp to -40 degrees Celsius and weighs only 25 lbs. The unit is designed to be run off of a small generator and has a very low draw that can be run off of some vehicle inverters.

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JarrowTech – Suite #218

307-421-4832 | contactcenter@jarrowtech.com

Fisher Innovation Launchpad Winner.

By developing HempChain, a blockchain based tracking system for hemp growers, and others not in the marijuana industry, JarrowTech allows producers, governments, and manufacturers to track their products from seed to shelf, and across state lines. JarrowTech aims to inspire, improve and help all ideas around the globe through providing custom software solutions for the modern age of innovation. We wish to see a world where anyone’s ideas can become real.

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Language I/O – Suite 209

(307) 514-0523 | heather.shoemaker@languageio.com

Language I/O provides enterprise businesses with a SaaS solution that enables people to talk to each other instantaneously, across language barriers using informal slang, abbreviations and industry-specific jargon. The Language I/O solution has been proven out in the customer support vertical where we have many well-known customers using our technology. We are focused now on expanding beyond customer support into other communication channels such as social media, slack and SMTP while maintaining the B2B model.

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MOA Architecture – Suite 115

307-760-7948 | chet@moaarch.com

Anchor tenant.

MOA ARCHITECTURE is a diverse team of talented and experienced architects, interior designers, planners, marketers, technologists, and administrative staff all here for one purpose — to make a difference in people’s lives, our community, and our world by delivering the promise and value of great design.

This higher purpose drives and motivates our team to achieve great things and pushes us to think differently from other firms about the concept of success. We do not pursue objectives like market share, strong balance sheet, and profit — we believe that these are “outcomes” of a different and higher level of success, defined by making a difference through design. This approach means that we know why we are here, why we come to work every day, know where our strengths come from, know where we are going and why.

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Powder River Industries – Suite 152

307-761-9300 | yolanda@powderriverindustries.com

Powder River Industries provides cyber and data science services in traditional mainframe data center to cloud environments. Our work enables joint information sharing and support on DoD human resource issues. We support the central source for identifying, authenticating, authorizing, and providing information on personnel during and after their affiliation with DoD. We administer the one, central access point for information and assistance on DoD entitlements, benefits, and medical readiness for uniformed service members, veterans, and their families. Our customers include the DoD Manpower Data Center, United States Navy, United States Air Force, United States Army, Department of State, Department of Energy and NASA JPL.

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Resono Pressure Systems – Suite 151

307-766-2098 | info@resonopressuresystems.com

Fisher Innovation Launchpad Winner.

Resono Pressure Systems, Inc. is an engineering startup located in Laramie, Wyoming. Resono was founded to commercialize an innovative unsteady pressure measurement system for advanced aerospace and wind energy applications. Having a decade of experience with the hardware and software associated with these systems and experience performing unsteady pressure measurements in the wind tunnel, flight test and in field testing on wind turbine blades, Resono is well poised to offer innovative and reliable solutions for a wide range of measurement applications. With its low per-channel cost, robustness, reusability, and the ease with which it can be integrated with complex wind tunnel and field measurement applications, Resono’s unsteady pressure measurement system can provide a turnkey solution for a wide range of test and measurement scenarios. Resono offers complimentary services from the design, installation, and integration of the unsteady pressure measurement applications to the long-term operation and maintenance of the system.

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Theraneutrics – Suite XXX

307-XXX-XXXX | EMAIL

Southeast Wyoming Innovation Launchpad Winner

Theraneutrics is developing genetically modified probiotics for the treatment of gout. Unlike conventional gout drugs, Theraneutrics’ engineered probiotics are designed to be affordable, accessible, broadly effective, and free of side effects.

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Tray Pacer – Suite 157

970-306-3720 | tmontano@traypacersystem.com

Tray Pacer was founded in 2015 and the venture set out to develop software programs and a hardware invention that would reliably identify, sort and correctly compile disparately shaped surgical instruments and accessories and then correctly collect the appropriate instruments and accessories into trays of instruments which were used in the operating theaters of a hospital during surgical procedures.

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Wyoming Wind Tunnel – Suite 163

307-399-2111 | aaron@wyomingwindtunnel.com

Southeast Wyoming Innovation Launchpad Winner.

WYOMING WIND TUNNEL is a world-class low-speed wind tunnel facility in Laramie, WY that will provide technical services to bicycle, drone, and aerospace industries. The company is founded by Aaron & Melissa Ross of Laramie, WY.

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Meet the IMPACT Laramie Team

Contact

1938 Harney Street
Laramie, WY 82072
ph: 307-766-6395

laramie@uwyo.edu

Success Stories
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Altus

Altus Solutions, Inc. is a business for good that exists to build higher solutions that reach greater impact in the fight end human trafficking and protect the vulnerable in four primary areas – tech, education, finance, and business. Headquartered in Laramie, Wyoming at IMPACT 307, we are presently recruiting both a local and national team of human rights lawyers, business developers, technologists, educators, community consultants, marketers, impact analysts, and more.

I had been dreaming of launching a business for good that would help accelerate the anti-trafficking movement for some time. But having spent nearly two decades in the nonprofit sector, I knew I needed a great deal of coaching and help to get it done. We met with the amazing leadership team at IMPACT 307 in March, and became a client in April 2019. IMPACT 307 has been the accelerator for us to make our dream of creating a business to accelerate the end of human trafficking a reality. Their coaching, advice, expertise, accessibility, support, network, and daily guidance and encouragement helped us move from concept to launch in just seven months’ time. We are now in the investment raising phase of the company, and the IMPACT 307 team continues to help us make it all happen. I could not have done it without them.

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Altus

Altus Solutions, Inc. is a business for good that exists to build higher solutions that reach greater impact in the fight end human trafficking and protect the vulnerable in four primary areas – tech, education, finance, and business. Headquartered in Laramie, Wyoming at IMPACT 307, we are presently recruiting both a local and national team of human rights lawyers, business developers, technologists, educators, community consultants, marketers, impact analysts, and more.

I had been dreaming of launching a business for good that would help accelerate the anti-trafficking movement for some time. But having spent nearly two decades in the nonprofit sector, I knew I needed a great deal of coaching and help to get it done. We met with the amazing leadership team at IMPACT 307 in March, and became a client in April 2019. IMPACT 307 has been the accelerator for us to make our dream of creating a business to accelerate the end of human trafficking a reality. Their coaching, advice, expertise, accessibility, support, network, and daily guidance and encouragement helped us move from concept to launch in just seven months’ time. We are now in the investment raising phase of the company, and the IMPACT 307 team continues to help us make it all happen. I could not have done it without them.

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