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The Start-Up Intensive

Jackson, WY

An intensive entrepreneurship program

CWC and Silicon Couloir partner to offer this 10-week boot camp in Jackson, WY

A hands-on, experiential and practical course focused on helping indivivduals work on and launch their business ideas.  The program is designed to jump start aspiring entrepreneurs and to encourage Wyoming's economic growth and diversification.

Participants dedicate three full days per week to class time in addition to working through the ideas after class hours. Specifically, they will leave the program being able to:

  • Determine the key need and benefit of their product or service
  • Develop a clearly defined target audience profile
  • Understand and layout the competitive landscape
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research to optimize their product positioning
  • Build a detailed budget, financial model and cash flow projections
  • Develop a strategic plan and timeline for implementation
  • Walk away with an "elevator pitch," key marketing plan elements, a convincing investor deck, corporate overview, and more


  • What did the Start-Up Intensive do for you?

    The Start-Up Intensive helped me share my passion and belief in the power of touch and the emotional support and healing it can provide for people like Brianna. This is an example of what happens when so many people come together to surround one little girl with positive energy and good wishes. ”

    Kathleen Connor Neiley, Start Up Intensive graduate and owner, Full Circle Quilts

  • What did the Start-Up Intensive do for you?

    Just as every building needs a strong foundation, so does every business, that's what the Start-Up Institute gave me.”

    Amy Hatch, Start-Up Institute graduate, owner Garage Grown Gear

  • What did the Start-Up Intensive do for you?

    The Start-Up Institute forced us to look at every single angle of the event. It was about bringing our best ideas forward, breaking them down and restrcturing them to make them even better.”

    Jeff Stein, Start-Up Institute graduate and creator, Contour Music Festival Jackson, WY

  • What did the Start-Up Intensive do for you?

    The Start-Up Institute helped me think through every aspect of my business in a structured way. It provided me with the tools to launch my business and follow my dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur.”

    Alex Freeburgh, Start-Up Institute graduate and owner,

  • What did the Start-Up Intensive do for you?

    The timing was perfect! Sandy Schultz and Liza Millet help you take your idea and give you a framework to refine it, to make sure you have everything you need to ensure a successful launch.”

    Bubba Albrecht, Start-Up Institute graduate and owner, Give'r

Sandy Schultz Hessler, Instructor

Sandy Schultz Hessler 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. She states, "Creating a strong foundation for your business, that is the mission of the Start-Up Institute. Everything we do develops the knowledge, the synergy and the support to help you build a successful business."

Upcoming Class Dates

2020 Spring dates: April 7-June 11

Click Below to Download Application Now! 

SUI Application


Contact Us

Central Wyoming College Start-Up Intensive

Program Director Liza Millet

PH: 917.864.9395

Jackson News
  • CWC Completes Higher Learning Commission Visit for Proposed BAS On December 2 and 3, 2019, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation team of Dr. Sandra Bowles, Director of Special Projects at University of Charleston and Dr. Casmir Agbaraji, Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Navajo Technical University, performed an on-site visit to assess Central Wyoming College’s readiness and capacity to provide bachelor’s level education, as well as details on stakeholder input, required approvals, and the extent to which college faculty and staff were involved in the process of preparing to offer the new degree program.
  • Central Wyoming College Receives Wyoming Community College Commission Approval for Proposed BAS In a unanimous decision Thursday, the Wyoming Community College Commission (WCCC) voted to approve Central Wyoming College’s BAS degree in Organizational Management and Leadership with two options, Tribal Leadership and Business Entrepreneurship. This completes six steps of a seven-step process for the college, with the Higher Learning Commission visit remaining.
  • Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees Approves Next Step for Proposed Bachelor of Applied Science Degree In the October 15, 2019 Board of Trustees meeting, Central Wyoming College formally approved the proposed Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Organization Management and Leadership, taking a deep dive into the construction of the program curriculum.