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Dubois, Riverton students finalists in entrepreneurship competition

May 12, 2017 - From staff reports

Students from Dubois and Riverton were among the ten student-led finalists competing for the chance to earn money for their startup business plans during the annual John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition last month.

John Lee, an energy management MBA student from Dubois, worked with Greyson Buckingham, a dual energy management MBA and law student from Jackson, to create "Valued Energy Platform." The business plan seeks to deliver greater efficiencies in the oil and gas supply chain. The plan is to create an e-marketplace where operators submit RFPs (request for proposals) online and, then, power generation companies, in turn, submit bids. As a result, this open forum will transform the information provided from relevant stakeholders into a valuable asset and a currency for business.

"Calendar Connect," also a company headed by Buckingham and Lee, seeks to maximize network "connectability" through an app that leverages location data and syncs with the calendar app on IOS devices to allow for networking and connections between contacts. The app will take user data inputted into the calendar app and sync through blockchain technology to connect peers when they enter the same area.

Dallin Cooper, a business management student from Riverton, worked with Madison Cooley, a dual art and computer science major from Cheyenne, to develop "Atmosphere Marketing LLC." The company provides a wide variety of digital marketing services to all sizes of businesses, providing websites that fit within any budget. For businesses with low budgets, the company provides customization of premade template-based sites. For higher budget projects, all websites are custom-made and can be fitted with extensive functionalities to fit various industries.

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