Chance Meetings: Monday, May 2nd!5-7pm @ the Rose (50 W. Broadway, downtown Jackson)
Sometimes all you need is the right connection, and a little inspiration. Well, what are you waiting for? Come find that connection, and grab some inspiration, at our monthly networking event. You never know…
Theme: How Risk Drives Leadership Speaker: Anne Fish, Author & Speaker J (http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Couloir/) oin our MeetUp Group! (http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Couloir/) http://www.annefish.net/ This month, our theme “How Risk Drives Leadership”, will feature Anne Fish, award-winning speaker, author, and international risk-taker extraordinaire. Being an entrepreneur requires taking plenty of risks. You’ve all been there. To be considered a leader one must have achieved his or her goals and inspired others along the way. That, in and of itself, can feel risky. What if you don’t have the success you had hoped for? Anne will show you how taking smart risks will put you in the driver’s seat rather than in the “pits” of life. Anne has an affinity for taking risks herself, which led her to branch out into emerging markets as an entrepreneur across multiple time-zones, countries, and continents, moving to countries she had never visited. Her first book, “Riskformation”, was released this February and hit #1 International Best Seller in just 24 hours. She has been featured on ABC, NBC and Fox and will be speaking at the Small Business Festival in Austin, Texas in May to a live audience of 3,000.
2nd Annual Leadercast in the Tetons Friday, May 6th, 2016 National Museum of Wildlife Art
Less than half the tickets remain – buy yours today! http://events.leadercast.com/location/jacksonhole Take Action! This is one of our Silicon Couloir core values and embodies the spirit of Leadercast. Do you want to create an envisioned future? Do you want to be an Architect of Tomorrow? Then join 200 leaders from around the Tetons, and 100,000+ people from around the world, for this full day leadership training event that will inspire YOU to take action. Come to learn, to network with other leaders, or just to be inspired. More info on Leadercast (http://event.leadercast.com/location/jacksonhole) Video interview of Jeff Flug (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK0HexEGu1s) Buy Your Tickets Now (http://events.leadercast.com/location/jacksonhole)
2nd Annual Jackson Hole Mini Maker Faire Saturday, May 21, 2016
Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Jackson Hole Mini-Maker Faire (https://jhmakerfaire.wordpress.com/) , Saturday, May 21st, from 12-4 PM at the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools. If you are making, building, creating, or designing an interesting solution, we are looking for individuals to showcase innovation in the Tetons. No fee required to exhibit, just an interest in engaging participants with hands-on experiences. Apply here (https://jhmakerfaire.wordpress.com/2016-makers/) (https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://jhmakerfaire.wordpress.com/2016-makers/&source=gmail&ust=1461166417252000&usg=AFQjCNGzOBGduD2TInmSGtfSQEhdZMharA) or email email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Maker applications are due by April 29, 2016 and general admission continues to be free this coming year. New for 2016: Youth Innovation Contest sponsored in part by Silicon Couloir!
PITCH DAY 2016
The 5th Annual Pitch Day, presented in partnership with First Western Trust, will be held on August 10th in the main theater of the Center for the Arts from 4 – 7pm. If you have a start up, or growth stage company that is actively fundraising, you are invited to apply to pitch. We are looking forward to hearing from the most promising companies and start ups in the area! Application period ends on June 1st! Email your interest in applying to email@example.com
New Start Up Institute blog series has launched!
This article is the first in a series to be published about the Start-Up Institute the way Jackson native Mark Wilcox experiences it in April through June of 2016. Hope you enjoy!** Blog #1:Why I quit my job to go into the CWC/Silicon Couloir Start-Up Institute Looking over a towering financial precipice, I leaped off the edge in February 2016, quitting my job as the eDaily editor at Wyoming Business Report to start my own life. My rules. Five kids. No income. What was I thinking? A month after I put in my two weeks’ notice, I’m still asking that question. The thing is, I did it partly because of an oft-repeated maxim in the startup world I happened to hear Sandy Hessler teach her class before I had committed to it: “Jump and the net will come.” Read Mark’s Full article on his new website Sheenonline.com (http://sheenonline.com/2016/04/05/why-i-quit-my-job-to-go-into-the-cwcsilicon-couloir-start-up-institute/)
Congratulations Bubba and the whole team at Give’r for their incredible Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2057346768/the-4-season-giver-gloves-the-best-damn-gloves-eve) which brought in $224,370 through 2,071 backers! Have you seen their 90’s music video (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=926000600830696) ? So awesome!
Alert Plus awarded 2016 Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Award of “Excellence in Health and Safety Product.”
Alert Plus, LLC (http://www.alert-plus.com/) , an advanced instrumentation Wyoming corporation and Silicon Couloir presenter in 2014, is committed to better safety, responsible stewardship, and savings in the oil and gas industry. Founded in 2012 by Wilcox and Murdock, the company has continued to grow and add new members to their Board – some of whom are well known here in Jackson. The award comes after an intense review by oil and gas industry professionals with one judge saying, “In such testing times as these, operators are constantly looking for ways in which to reduce their capex whilst still maintaining high levels of safety, security and visibility on location. The Alert Plus system seems sufficiently rugged and economical to assist with this aim.”
We’re entering a new phase of the economy — and it’s up to the next president to thoroughly understand it.
The following appeared on LinkedIn by Steve Case (https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-case-0973524?trk=pulse-det-athr_prof-art_hdr) .
It’s worth remembering that, 250 years ago, America itself was a startup. It was just an idea. And, now, we’re the leader of the free world — and it’s because we have the leading economy. That didn’t happen by accident. It was entrepreneurs who led the way in the agricultural revolution. It was entrepreneurs who led the industrial revolution. More recently, entrepreneurs led the technology revolution. That’s why we’re the leader that we are today. Read on (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/were-entering-new-phase-economy-its-up-next-president-steve-case)
Other upcoming events
The Ultimate Towner Obstacle Course
http://www.ultimatetowner.com/ The Towner is a product of passion and was inspired by the theme of Overcoming Your Obstacles. It’s a celebration of overcoming difficulties and of loving life! Join Team Silicon Couloir at the Ultimate Towner! Ultimate Towner registration (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ultimate-towner-obstacle-course-race-jackson-wy-sunday-may-15-2016-tickets-20101432927?ref=ebtnebregn)