What is the WYO BIO Innovation Summit?
The WYO BIO Innovation Summit is for entrepreneurs who have fresh ideas and the dedication to disrupt the Wyoming business landscape.
Jam-packed with experts, real-life business owners, and industry leaders, this two-day event is perfect for those new to the business, seasoned entrepreneurs, and investors looking for their next great venture.
The WYO BIO Summit is open to all, with a focus on bioscience, biomedical, and technology to name a few.
Speakers, expert panels, and a networking event are all included.
What Can YOU expect from the
WYO BIO Innovation Summit?
The WYO BIO Innovation Summit is intent on providing opportunities to showcase entrepreneurs and introduce them to resources and facilitate introductions to investors.
The Summit will serve as an example of how local economic development leaders can partner with the University of Wyoming and our state’s community colleges to bring industry stakeholders together to advance innovation and entrepreneurial activities that support the state’s economic development agenda
WYO BIO Innovation Summit Schedule
THURSDAY, AUGUST 12th
-GATEWAY BUILDING, Casper College Campus-
11:00a-11:45p- Event Registration & Lunch
11:45a-12:00p- Short walk to the Music Building to begin Summit
12:00p-12:15p- Welcome Address
12:15p-1:15p- BioScience & Healthcare Speaker, Carol Stewart
1:20p-3:30p- Keynote Speaker, Edie Weiner of Future Hunters
3:30p-3:45p- Coffee Break
3:45p-5:00p- Entrepreneurial Expert Panel, Moderated by Kim DeVore
Featuring: Dr. Joseph McGinley, McGinley Innovations
Dr. Ben Noren, CellDrop Biosciences
Tom Wiita, EVI
Dr. Marnie Peterson, Perfectus Biomed Group
Dr. Garrett Lindemann, Ramaco Carbon
NETWORKING SOCIAL at THE LYRIC
Join us for an entrepreneurial showcase, appetizers, and drinks
Taking place in the heart of Downtown Casper
Even better, after the social, check out Family Night,
across the street at David Street Station
& Rock the Block, one block down
FRIDAY, AUGUST 13th
-MUSIC BUILDING, Casper College Campus-
7:15a-7:55a- Day 2 Registration & Breakfast
8:00a-8:20a- Bioscience & Business Opportunities Speaker, Dr. Allen Gee
8:20a-8:45a- Q&A with Edie Weiner
8:45a-10:00a- Keynote Speaker, International Success, Dr. Penelope Shihab
10:00a-10:20a- Entrepreneurial Outlook, Sec. of State, Ed Buchanan
10:20a-11:00a- Wyoming Innovation Partnership, Steve Farkas
11:15a-12:30p- Resource-Focused Expert Panel, Moderated by Dr. Kem Krueger
Featuring: Dr. Nada Jain, RIDEfor8 Ventures
Kelly Haigler Cornish, SBIR
Stephen Hanlon, Health & Bioscience Innov. Hub
Garrett Goostree, INVEST307
Jerad Stack, Breakthrough 307
12:30p-12:40p- Closing Remarks & Lunch
WYO BIO Innovation Summit
Locations & Provisions
The Summit will be held on the beautiful Casper College Campus in The Gateway Building and Wheeler Hall inside The Music Building.
The Networking Social will be held at The Lyric in beautiful Downtown Casper.
In addition, accommodations have been secured at the Hilton Garden Inn and the Hampton Inn.
The Summit will provide meals during the event. Light lunch and light snacks will be provided during presentations on Thursday, August 12th. Appetizers and beverages will be provided at the Networking Social.
Breakfast and boxed lunch to-go will be provided on Friday, August 13th.
Event Location Addresses:
125 College Dr, Casper, WY 82601
230 W Yellowstone HWY, Casper, WY 82601
1100 N Poplar St, Casper, WY 82601
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Hilton Garden Inn:
1150 N Poplar St, Casper WY 82601
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COVID 19 POLICY
In order to protect those attending the WYO BIO Innovation Summit, we will be encouraging wearing a mask, even if vaccinated, to stay aligned with current CDC guidelines. For those fully vaccinated, wearing a mask helps prevent transmission and infection.
As 2020 survivors, entrepreneurs, and professionals in the bioscience and biomedical fields, we all are aware of the risks of COVID-19 and ask you to exercise your best judgment for this event.
We will be providing masks and boxed/prepackaged food, as well as fully stocked restrooms in all locations.
As we all continuously monitor and adapt to COVID-19, we will keep you updated with the latest relevant facility policy changes.