ENDOW Council to Meet Jackson Entrepreneurs

On June 29th and 30th, 2017 the Wyoming ENDOW Executive Council will hold its public monthly meeting in Pinedale to continue their efforts to study the barriers and challenges facing the state.  The Council is tasked with creating initiatives that will strengthen Wyoming’s economy. On Wednesday, June 28th several Jackson-based entrepreneurs and community leaders will be presenting information to showcase their firm and to share from their experiences.

The agenda on the 28th will include representatives from a variety of industries:

Square One Systems Design: multi-disciplinary engineering company specializing in the design and development of innovative automated work cells, robots and precision positioning devices. Bob Viola, Founder

Epsilon Technology:  designs and builds extensometers for testing almost all engineering materials, including metals, composites, plastics, ceramics, elastomers, geomaterials and biomaterials including bone. Wes Womack, Director of Engineering

Extherid Biosciences:  bioscience research company focused on experimental therapeutics and infectious disease research. Dr. Marnie Peterson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Gh2o Machining: machine shop supplying precision components to Square One, and production work for Epsilon Technology. Drew Gillingwators, Founder

Hind-Sight Industries:  produces digital eyewear incorporating cameras, displays, LEDs, and sensors to dock with the temple arms of glasses. Robert Fuziak, Founder

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort: premier ski resort and hospitality center in Jackson Hole. Jerry Blann, President

Rex Specs:  designs and manufactures technical dog goggles used extensively by the military and consumers. Aiden Emilo, Founder

Silicon Couloir: non-profit aligning entrepreneurship with community vision. Scott Fitzgerald, Executive Director

Teton Village Association: non-profit representing commercial businesses in Teton Village. Melissa Turley, Executive Director

Vertical Harvest: vertical hydroponic greenhouse, with innovative employment opportunities for local residents with differing abilities. Nona Yehia, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Willow Street Group:  an independent trust company and multifamily office serving clients in Wyoming and globally.  Barbara J. Hoeft, Managing Partner

The ENDOW acronym stands for “Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming”. At the Governor’s request the Wyoming legislature established the ENDOW Council during the last legislative session as part of an initiative to help Wyoming move from a “boom-and-bust” economy dependent primarily on extractive resources revenue to one that is more diversified and focused on entrepreneurship, drawing on expertise from a multitude of industries, including the tech industry and financial services sector.

Willow Street’s presentation occurs from 3:30 – 4:30PM at the Ordway Auditorium at the Teton County Library and will have information on the growing popularity of Private Family Trust Companies in Wyoming and as well as changes in the global trust industry and its potential impact on the state economy. The panel of professionals will include Managing Partner Barbara Hoeft, trust and estate attorney Chris Reimer, Jim Gersack from First Western Trust, and Willow Street’s Betty Andrikopoulos will be the moderator.

For more information about ENDOW and other upcoming events please visit www.endowyo.biz.