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Wyoming Venture Capital Makes First Fund Investment in Casper-Based Breakthrough Venture Capital

Recognizing the need to support the innovation and growth needs of entrepreneurs across the state, the Wyoming Business Council is thrilled to announce that Casper-based Breakthrough Venture Capital (BVC) has secured its first close of funding for their inaugural fund with participation from Wyoming Venture Capital (WYVC).

BVC is a Wyoming-first venture capital firm whose mission is to support founders of high-growth startups in the state. They provide strategic investment, mentorship, and resources to help innovators achieve their full potential and enrich Wyoming communities.

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Business Council Board Meets May 7 & 8 in Casper

The Wyoming Business Council (WBC) Board of Directors will hold their quarterly meeting plus a public work session next week in person in Casper, Wyoming, and concurrently via Zoom.

The WBC Board will meet on Wednesday, May 8, at the Hilton Garden Inn (1150 N Poplar St, Casper WY,82601), beginning at 8 a.m. The Board also will convene a public work session the previous afternoon, May 7 beginning at 12 p.m. at the same location.

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Wyoming Business Council Hosts Free Community Planning Workshop, June 26 and 27 in Casper

The Wyoming Business Council is looking for teams of community leaders committed to working on economic development challenges to take part in a free workshop focused on cultivating a shared vision and collaborative momentum.

The Assessment to Action (A2A) Planning Workshop is a comprehensive, hands-on opportunity tailored for teams of three to eight individuals devoted to enhancing the economic well-being of their local communities, regions, industries, or state organizations. Teams will dive into a locally-led, problem-driven planning approach that empowers them to impact on root problems.

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Wyoming’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Plan, Vol. 2 Now Available for Public Comment

The Wyoming Broadband Office, part of the Wyoming Business Council (WBC), has been allocated $348 million in federal funding through the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. After releasing its Initial Proposal Volume I for public comment in August and September, WBC is pleased to release the next and final portion of its Initial Proposal, Initial Proposal Volume II, for public comment through Nov. 15, 2023.

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