Two local students win funds through the 2022 John P. Ellbogen $50k Entrepreneurship Competition

(Fremont County, WY)Carving the Future and IVIE Farms both received funding from the 2022 John P. Ellbogen $50k Entrepreneurship Competition, according to the University of Wyoming College of Business.

Both businesses are owned and operated by Central Wyoming College students. Check out the awards breakdown below.

Carving the Future is a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers youth through inclusive access to snowboarding and skateboarding, and it provides gear, programs, lessons and athletic scholarships for underserved youth. The goal of the business is to promote physical, mental and social confidence for each. Talia Atkins, from Jackson, is the current executive director of Carving the Future. She has a bachelor’s degree in organizational management and business/entrepreneurship leadership, and she now is pursuing a second major in tribal leadership at Central Wyoming College.

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IVIE Farms, located in Lander, will provide locally grown fresh produce and meat to the Wind River Reservation and surrounding communities through selling at local farmers markets and by offering a delivery service designed to accommodate local customers. Aaron Ivie, a freshman from Kinnear, majors in agroecology at Central Wyoming College.

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