Hypo Footwear Founder to Speak at UW

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Sal Coca

The founder of Laramie- and Denver-based Hypo Footwear will speak at the University of Wyoming Monday, Nov. 14, as part of the Wyoming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (WyCEI) speaker series.

Sal Coca, a 2003 UW graduate in exercise science, will talk about his entrepreneurial journey from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 105 of the Health Sciences Building. Light food and beverages will be provided. The presentation also will be livestreamed at https://uwyo.zoom.us/j/95951929086.

The public is invited to attend by registering here. Those in attendance will have a chance to participate in a giveaway of several of the company’s bestselling shoes, the JTCs and 59s.

Coca, who grew up in Laramie, started Hypo Footwear in 2015, following a year and a half of research, design and development. In addition to a variety of sneakers, the company sells shirts, hats, hoodies and sweatshirts.

WyCEI is a UW initiative under the umbrella of the Wyoming Innovation Partnership (WIP), which was created at the request of Gov. Mark Gordon in 2021 to modernize and focus Wyoming’s efforts to develop a resilient workforce and economy. The new speaker and workshop series aims to inspire and engage entrepreneurs across the state.

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