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The Start-Up Intensive

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 individuals work on and launch their business ideas. 

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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


Upcoming Class Dates

2020 Spring Dates: April 7-June 11

Downloadable SUI Application

  • 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

Contact Us


Central Wyoming College Start-Up Intensive
Program Director Liza Millet
PH: 917.864.9395


Meet Your Instructor

Sandy Hessler

Instructor of the Start-Up Intensive

Sandy combines over 30 years of business experience and leadership from esteemed organizations including IBM, Proctor and Gamble, and Harvard University with a lifetime pursuit of understanding human potential. Currently, she teaches the Start-Up Intensive in Jackson.