Upstarts http://wyomingpublicradio.net en New Wyoming Travel App Raises Cash for Conservation http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/new-wyoming-travel-app-raises-cash-conservation <p>More than half the U.S. population uses smartphones and apps. And as the appetite for mobile information continues to grow, some Wyoming entrepreneurs are poised to cash in, for the sake of conservation. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Huntington has more.</p><p>REBECCA HUNTINGTON: When Story Clark gets into her Prius, she doesn't just start her engine. She also revs up a new mobile app that she's developed with her business partner Madi Quissek.</p><p>STORY CLARK: So I'm hooking it up. It's TravelStorysGPS. The app is hands-free. And we're going to get going right now.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:25:48 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 50933 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net New Wyoming Travel App Raises Cash for Conservation Upstarts: Company revolutionizes process for identifying unknown substances http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/upstarts-company-revolutionizes-process-identifying-unknown-substances <p>In our occasional “Upstarts” series, we’re going to visit a company called Snowy Range Instruments. It’s based in Laramie, and it makes devices that can identify mystery substances. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p><p>WILLOW BELDEN: In a large warehouse-like room, Tony Eads sits hunched over a workbench. He’s holding a soldering iron, and working on the control board for a high-tech instrument. At this stage, the device looks kind of like what you might see if you took apart a computer: basically, a green board with a maze of tiny copper-colored components.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:38:53 +0000 Willow Belden 49633 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Upstarts: Company revolutionizes process for identifying unknown substances UPSTARTS: Kati Hime publishes magazines in Wyoming, for Wyoming http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/upstarts-kati-hime-publishes-magazines-wyoming-wyoming <p>Now, for the latest edition in our occasional series, Upstarts, we’ll hear from a stay-at-home mom who launched a multimedia publishing company from her kitchen table in Laramie. Kati Hime is the owner and editor of three high-quality magazines that focus on life in and across the Cowboy State. Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez reports.</p><p>(Dog barking. Hime answers door.)</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:59:52 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 45839 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UPSTARTS: Kati Hime publishes magazines in Wyoming, for Wyoming UPSTARTS: “Fear No Chocolate,” The Meeteetse Chocolatier known for his story and original flavors http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/upstarts-fear-no-chocolate-meeteetse-chocolatier-known-his-story-and-original-flavors <p>Rancher and former saddle bronc rider, Tim Kellogg of Meeteetse, began selling homemade chocolates on weekends to bankroll his rodeo passion in 2004. Known by many as the “Meeteetse Chocolatier,” Kellogg now runs a shop on the little town’s main street seven days a week, drawing locals and tourists back again and again for his rich and creative flavor pairings. Rebecca Martinez interviewed him and produced this piece.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:34:50 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 43633 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UPSTARTS: “Fear No Chocolate,” The Meeteetse Chocolatier known for his story and original flavors Laramie software company makes a dent in the medical world http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/laramie-software-company-makes-dent-medical-world <p>In our occasional series on upstart businesses we take you to Laramie to tell you about a software company that is making a dent in the world of medicine.&nbsp; Mona Gamboa started Happy Jack Software in 2004 after she left her software job in Texas to join her husband who took a job at the University of Wyoming.&nbsp; Gamboa got a Master in Science in E Business from U-W and started Happy Jack software in the U-W Student Union.&nbsp; Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:22:45 +0000 Bob Beck 41984 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Laramie software company makes a dent in the medical world UPSTARTS: Teton inventor patents magnetic twist on water bottles http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/upstarts-teton-inventor-patents-magnetic-twist-water-bottles <p></p><p>In our occasional series “Upstarts,” we profile Wyoming entrepreneurs. Today we take you to Teton County where we meet an entrepreneur who has invented a way to improve your water bottle. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Huntington has more.</p><p>REBECCA HUNTINGTON: Like lots of inventions, Steve Kitto's started with a problem that needed fixing.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:05:41 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 38694 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UPSTARTS: Teton inventor patents magnetic twist on water bottles UPSTARTS: Lander native’s software company develops far-reaching demand while working close to home. http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/upstarts-lander-native-s-software-company-develops-far-reaching-demand-while-working-close-home <p>In our occasional series “Upstarts,” we profile Wyoming entrepreneurs. There’s no shortage of self-starters in this state, many of whom build, grow or make things… But until recently, tech start-ups were almost unheard of in the Cowboy State. Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez visited with Jason Kintzler, who founded the Pitch Engine software platform in his native Lander and authored the book, “The New American Start-Up.” She filed this report.</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:16:51 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 36760 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UPSTARTS: Lander native’s software company develops far-reaching demand while working close to home. Eugene’s Tasty Tea: Never too young for tea…or running a business http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/eugene-s-tasty-tea-never-too-young-tea-or-running-business <p>For our occasional series, Upstarts, we’re featuring entrepreneurs around the state. Our second featured businessman is Eugene Gerow-Mathew, of Eugene’s Tasty Teas, who makes organic teas and proves that you’re never too young to be an upstart.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>EUGENE GEROW-MATHEW: My name is Eugene, I’m currently the manager and owner of Eugene’s Tasty Tea Company.</p><p>ZHOROV: Eugene has been in business for about three years now. He makes specialty, organic teas.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:13:38 +0000 Irina Zhorov 35151 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Eugene’s Tasty Tea: Never too young for tea…or running a business UPSTARTS: Custom rifle maker builds luxury firearms, rides out the Recession http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/upstarts-custom-rifle-maker-builds-luxury-firearms-rides-out-recession <p>Now we’ll play the first installation of a segment we’re calling “Upstarts”. It’s an occasional series where we profile Wyoming entrepreneurs and explore what makes them – and their businesses – tick. Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez spoke with 38-year-old Nathan Heineke, owner of N.L. Heineke Incorporated, where he designs and builds upscale custom hunting rifles in Laramie. He started his business eight years ago, and business is good but, he says it could be a while before he starts to see a profit.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:07:55 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 33790 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UPSTARTS: Custom rifle maker builds luxury firearms, rides out the Recession