June Chance Meetings:   Silicon Couloir, Teton County Library and BELAY Present The 2018 Resource Forum

JUNE 4th, 5 pm to 7pm

Sometimes all you need is the right connection and a little inspiration. Well, what are you waiting for? Come find both at our monthly networking event.You never know...


They say it takes a village . . .

Silicon Couloir was founded in 2012 to foster entrepreneurship in the Tetons by aligning entrepreneurs with our Jackson Community’s vision to support the creation of a diverse, non-tourism based economy that protects the health of our natural environment for current and future generations.

Silicon Couloir is part of a ecosystem of non-profit organizations, private organizations, governmental organizations, business leaders, and investors that work with entrepreneurs in our region.

We have gathered many of those organizations together for a unique Chance Meeting we are calling the Resource Forum . We want our community to know these entities, the services they provide, and how they work together to help grow and diversify our economy.

We also want to recognize our Platinum Sponsors BELAY for helping us organize this unique event. BELAY is changing the way businesses work with a virtual workforce to help connect entrepreneurs  with assistants, bookkeepers, content writers, webmasters and more. You can learn more about Belay at www.belaysolutions.com.

The Resource Forum will be held at Teton County Library (125 Virginia Lane, Jackson, WY), from 5 to 7 pm. In what promises to be a fun and likely format, each organization with have 1 minute to introduce their services, followed six  3 minute "speed dating" style rotations for attendees to connect with organizations individually.

Participating Organizations:

BELAY (www.belaysolutions.com)

Central Wyoming College (https://www.cwc.edu/jackson)

Dubois Chamber of Commerce  (https://www.duboiswyomingchamber.org)        

ENDOW, Barbara Hoeft, Executive Council Member, ENDOW (https://www.endowyo.biz)         

Jackson Hole  Chamber of Commerce (https://www.jacksonholechamber.com)

Leadership Jackson Hole (https://wyoextension.org/tetoncounty/community-development-education)

Leadership Wyoming (http://www.leadershipwyoming.org)

Star Valley Chamber of Commerce (http://starvalleychamber.com)

Start-Up Intensive  (https://www.cwc.edu/startup)

SBDC (http://www.wyomingsbdc.org)

Sublette Chamber of Commerce (http://www.sublettechamber.com)    

Teton County Library (tclib.org)

Teton Regional Economic Coalition

Women’s Business Round Table (https://www.facebook.com/wywbr)

Wyoming Business Council (http://wyomingbusiness.org)

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (http://www.wyomingworkforce.org)

Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) (http://www.wyomingsbdc.org)


Platinum Level Community Caretaker


Please Mark Your Calendars for a Bonus Chance Meeting on Monday,  June 28th

5-7 PM at The Rose
Theme: Wyoming Invests Now (WIN)-A New Crowdfunding Opportunity


CWC presents the inaugural CWC Entrepreneurial Showcase to celebrate 5 successful years of the Start Up Intensive

 To celebrate 5 years of the Start Up Intensive (SUI) and the impact it is having on successful entrepreneurial outcomes, Central Wyoming College is hosting the CWC Entrepreneurial Showcase on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 4pm-7pm at the Center for the Arts in Jackson, WY.  Various graduates from the first 9 programs will be presenting their businesses, sharing their entrepreneurial journeys, and connecting with the community at large in this celebratory event. 

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. The program will graduate its 115th student in June 2018 and outcomes for success are much higher than for the average entrepreneur.  The next program will take place the spring of 2019. 

Lynne McAuliffe, the Dean of Workforce and Community Education, stated, “It is within the mission of Central Wyoming College to improve the economy in the communities we serve.  The SUI has successfully helped launch numerous successful businesses, and created many new jobs.  CWC is thankful for all of the partnerships, consultants, mentors and the community support that have made this program possible.”



PharmaC OnSite IV Selected as Medical Design Excellence Award Finalist

OnSite IV® has been selected as a finalist in the Drug-Delivery and Combination Products of the 20th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards

Jackson Hole, WY – May 1, 2018 – PharmaC, LLC announced that the OnSite IV® has been selected as a finalist in the Drug-Delivery and Combination Products category of the 20th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition. The 2018 winners will be announced at the 2018 MDEA Ceremony on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in conjunction with the MD&M East event, organized by UBM, taking place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

The OnSite IV® device offers a closed and needleless syringe that facilitates a sterile fluid path for both the admixture and direct dispensing of medications.

The Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) is the premier awards program for the medtech industry.  The mission of the MDEAs has been to recognize significant achievements in medical product design and engineering that improves the quality of healthcare delivery and assessibility.  The MDEA competion accepts entries worldwide from companies and individuals involved in the design, engineering, manufacture, or distribution of finished medical devices.

“On behalf of the engineers, scientists, clinicians and business professionals that contributed to the development of the OnSite IV® we are deeply honored to be recognized by the Medical Design Excellence Awards,” said Christopher Tice, CEO, PharmaC, LLC. “We believe that the combination of a closed system and the ease of use will enhance the administration of medications in multiple care settings.”

The 2018 MDEA Juror Panel selected 41 exceptional finalists in nine medical technology product categories. Products were judged based on design and engineering innovation; function and user-related innovation; patient benefits; business benefits; and overall benefit to the healthcare system.  The MDEA jury typically encompasses medtech professionals from a wide range of healthcare and design related fields, including clinical practice, biomedical engineering, human factors, industrial design, manufacturing and other areas.

About PharmaC, LLC
Pharma C, LLC is a privately held company with headquarters in Jackson Hole, WY.  The team consists of world class engineers, scientists, clinicians, and business professionals. PharmaC, LLC has developed and patented the OnSite IV® device as a user friendly, closed system and needleless syringe, for administering and dispensing medications in multiple care settings.  The OnSite IV® is available in 10ml and 20ml versions and can be used in the hospital, emergency room, surgical, home care, military, physician offices and skilled nursing facility settings.

Have News To Share?

As always, please feel free to send news of your company's press, events, successes, and milestones to siliconcouloir@gmail.com and we'll do our best to feature them in our newsletters!

Are you a community caretaker?

Silicon Couloir strengthens our Teton regional community by empowering the entrepreneurial ecosystem. More than just business development, we believe in enriching our community character and enhancing our mountain town culture. Help us support business pioneers in the Tetons by becoming a community caretaker!

To offer your time or talent, please email me at jenn@siliconcouloir.com.

Jenn Ford
Executive Director

A very special thank you to all our business community caretakers!

First Western Trust
Silver Star Communications
RPK3 Law
Heimerl Law
Income Focus Portfolio Management
Peregrine Capital
Willow Street Group
Start Up Institute / Central Wyoming College
TMBR Creative Agency
Spark Jackson Hole


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