Announcing the 7th Session of Start Up Intensive in Jackson

Announcing the 7th Session of Start Up Intensive in Jackson

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JACKSON, Wyoming (July 8, 2016) – Silicon Couloir and Central Wyoming College continue their successful partnership to bring the 7th session of the Start Up Intensive to Jackson, WY in the fall of 2016.  Formerly known as the Start Up Institute, the Start Up Intensive is an in-depth entrepreneurial training program designed to provide participants with proven tools, frameworks and skills that winning companies utilize to launch successful business ideas.  

 This program has graduated 80 participants in the last three years and provides a unique opportunity for anyone starting a new business venture or building on an existing business to create a lasting foundation for success.  The most recent spring program included a drone company, a social services non-profit, a food delivery network, several media companies, an art gallery, a handyman business, a pet services company and more.  

It’s like a condensed MBA program, entirely focused on your business idea and your growth as a CEO. ”

From October 11, 2016 through December 15, 2106, 12-14 participants will dedicate three full days per week to class time in addition to working through their ideas after class hours.  The class ends with participants presenting their businesses to a panel of experienced advisors.  Once the class time program concludes, participants are 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.  18 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



Silicon Couloir is an all-volunteer effort to nurture entrepreneurship in Jackson, WY and the greater area of the Tetons.  To learn more about Silicon Couloir, visit or follow the organization’s updates at www.facebook/siliconcouloir.



Central Wyoming College is one of seven Wyoming community colleges with the main campus located in Riverton, WY and a branch campus located in Jackson, WY. The Start Up Intensive is a program offering from the college division of Workforce and Community Education.  For more information please visit