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gener8tor Announces 50 Companies Participating in Fall Pre-Accelerators Nationwide

Gener8tor partnered with Microsoft TechSpark to bring the gBETA program to Wyoming.
Gener8tor partnered with Microsoft TechSpark to bring the gBETA program to Wyoming.(KGWN)
Published: Oct. 9, 2020 at 5:03 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (RELEASE) - Top-ranked startup accelerator gener8tor announced today the participants selected for 10 of its Fall 2020 gBETA cohorts, including gBETA Cheyenne. The 50 startups are located across the country, and represent a wide variety of industries and verticals, including IIoT, Medtech, SaaS and beyond.

The gBETA Cheyenne Fall 2020 program is the inaugural cohort in Wyoming. The five startups (Frog Creek Partners-Casper, SSI-Sheridan, Engineering Design Group (EDG)-Laramie, Happyly-Jackson, Sisyphus Systems-Cheyenne) were selected from a large statewide applicant pool and represent diversity in geography, industry, demographic and business stage.

gBETA is a free, seven-week accelerator that works with five startups at a time for no fees and no equity. gBETA is a program of nationally ranked startup accelerator gener8tor. Each cohort is kept small to ensure meaningful engagement with the gener8tor team, network and other resources. Participants receive intensive and individualized coaching and access to gener8tor’s national network of mentors, customers, corporate partners and investors. The program is designed to help startups gain early customer traction on their product or idea, and establish metrics that can make them competitive applicants for full-time, equity-based accelerators or seed investment.

“We are thrilled to bring gBETA to Wyoming as we work to foster innovation in our community, strengthening our economy,” said Dennis Ellis, Microsoft TechSpark regional manager. “By partnering with gener8tor, we’re able to provide opportunities to the startup industry in order to help ensure their growth and success in our region.”

The 10 Fall programs kicked off on Thursday, Oct. 1, and the startups will work with the gener8tor team over the course of seven weeks to meet mentors, gain customer traction and pitch to investors. Due to COVID-19, the Fall 2020 programs are all being held virtually.

These programs will culminate in gener8tor’s first gBETA Pitch Series, “gener8tor is Grateful For…,” which will highlight each of the 50 companies via Pitch Night events taking place each night the week before Thanksgiving. This series will be an opportunity to listen and learn more about the companies, network with the founders and other community members, and celebrate everything we have to be thankful for during this time. To view information about the full Pitch Series, click here. gBETA Cheyenne’s cohort will be highlighted at the Pitch Night on Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

“As our state grapples with heavy economic challenges, gBETA is building up an ecosystem to support entrepreneurs and set them on a path that will make them successful individually, as well as address an urgent need for diversification, fresh ideas and new energy in Wyoming,” said gBETA Cheyenne Director Baylie Evans. “We hope to see lots of Wyomingites at Pitch Night, cheering on these gutsy and passionate founders.”

gBETA Cheyenne is supported by a generous sponsorship from Microsoft. gBETA Cheyenne will be held twice per year, each time with five Wyoming-based companies from across all industries and business models. Those interested in learning more can reach out to gBETA Cheyenne Director Baylie Evans at baylie@gener8tor.com or visit gbetastartups.com/cheyenne.

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