‘Pitch Night’

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WTBC Director Scot Rendall (Photo Ron Richter ©)
WTBC Director Scot Rendall (Photo Ron Richter ©)

The WYO Theater in downtown Sheridan was the site for “pitch night” Thursday for the five finalists in the year’s Sheridan Start-Up Challenge entrepreneur competition, hosted by the Wyoming Technology Business Center in Sheridan. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.


Each of the five finalists gave 15 minute presentations and entertained questions from a panel of local judges. The top three entrepreneurs chosen by the judges were Chad Reckard, creator of ThermMaker; Spencer Kuzara, creator of Spark Payments, and Chelsea Paulus, creator of Connect Speech Therapy.

WTBC Sheridan Area Director Scot Rendall says that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Sheridan.

Rendall says that the three winners will have the opportunity to apply for additional working capital from a $50,000 seed fund.

Along with the opportunity to access the seed fund, each of the three winners from Pitch Night will receive pro bono legal counsel from Davis & Cannon and went home with a $5,000 award.

Start Up Challenge finalist Chelsea Paulus at Thursday night's Pitch Night at the WYO Theater. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Start Up Challenge finalist Chelsea Paulus at Thursday night's Pitch Night at the WYO Theater. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Start Up Challenge finalist Jamie Diamond at Thursday night's Pitch Night at the WYO Theater. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Start Up Challenge finalist Jamie Diamond at Thursday night's Pitch Night at the WYO Theater. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Start Up Challenge finalist Chad Reckard at Thursday night's Pitch Night at the WYO Theater. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Start Up Challenge finalist Chad Reckard at Thursday night's Pitch Night at the WYO Theater. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Start Up Challenge finalist Aaron Baker at Thursday night's Pitch Night at the WYO Theater. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Start Up Challenge finalist Aaron Baker at Thursday night's Pitch Night at the WYO Theater. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Start Up Challenge finalist Spencer Kuzara at Thursday night's Pitch Night at the WYO Theater. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Start Up Challenge finalist Spencer Kuzara at Thursday night's Pitch Night at the WYO Theater. (Photo Ron Richter ©)
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