Utah Startup Connectory

The Startup Connectory is a list of all the entrepreneur groups, associations, incubators, meetups across the Utah entrepreneur ecosystem. It’s Utah's best directory of who to connect and get involved with.

ASSOCIATIONS / MEETUPS / NETWORKING / HANGOUTS

Women Tech Council

Founded in 2007, the Women Tech Council provides mentoring, visibility and networking for women. The community is built for women who currently work for technology companies, and for those that may work for in technology roles in other market sectors.

www.womentechcouncil.org

LaunchUp

We are about entrepreneurs & startups. We host a free quarterly events in Utah where we can all geek out on & be energized about entrepreneurship.

www.LaunchUp.org

1 Million Cups - Salt Lake

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

http://www.1millioncups.com/saltlake

1 Million Cups - Provo

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

http://www.1millioncups.com/provo

1 Million Cups - Ogden

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

http://www.1millioncups.com/ogden

Entrepreneur Launch Pad

Entrepreneur Launch Pad began in 2008 with a professional networking group in Centerville, UT. The group’s objective is to provide a “hands on” approach to helping each other build successful businesses. Entrepreneur Launch Pad (ELP) now provides a forum in six locations in Northern Utah.

At these weekly meetings they can collaborate on business ideas, give instructive feedback on business presentations, listen to and discuss business topics, and make important networking contacts to help them grow their business.

The 6 meeting sites in Utah include: Brigham City, Kaysville, Ogden, Orem, Park City, and Sandy. ELP is a non-profit business, providing no cost services to entrepreneurs, whether first time, current, or repeat.

www.EntrepreneurLaunchPad.org

NorthFront Entrepreneur Alliance

The NorthFront Entrepreneur Alliance is a startup community for the northern Wasatch Front area. It’s purpose is to bring entrepreneurs in Northern Utah together to learn, network, share ideas, find needed resources, and to recognize accomplishments among the group- all to foster and promote entrepreneurship in Northern Utah.

www.NorthFrontAlliance.org

Dixie Techs

The Dixie Technical Association (Dixie Techs) is a network of technology professionals and entrepreneurs in southern Utah. The Dixie Techs actively encourage idea exploration and implementation, entrepreneurship, job expansion, peer mentorship and education in the technology sector. We create possibilities in southern Utah’s knowledge economy.

www.DixieTechs.com

Startup Grind Utah

Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn’t, and what they’ll do differently next time. It’s an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.

startupgrind.com/utah/ OR http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Grind-Utah/

SL Circle

SL Circle is a monthly business networking and training event for entrepreneurs, early to mid-stage companies, and professionals thinking of starting businesses or professional practices. We are dedicated to providing expert level training from community business leaders, university faculty and successful entrepreneurs. This is Utah’s largest business meetup and the fastest growing business meetup in the United States.

www.meetup.com/Slcircle

SL Crawl

Join us for a monthly pub crawl and meet other business professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs. Let’s connect, network, but mostly have a good time with other like minded professionals.

www.meetup.com/Slcrawl

Girl Develop IT - SLC

This SLC Meetup group focuses on women developers. It can be intimidating for women to learn and ask questions when they are in an extreme minority. While open and welcoming, today’s budding developer community is up to 91% male. There isn’t a comfortable place where women can learn at their own pace and not be afraid to ask “stupid questions.” Our group hopes to change that.

www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Salt-Lake-City

SLC Tech Startups

We are a networking group for anyone that loves innovation, software, technology and startups. It’s a group for tech entrepreneurs, web / software developers, engineers, innovators, business folks, investors, geeks, nerds, dorks, and friends to get to know one another and to support the development of new startups in SLC.”

http://www.meetup.com/slctechstartups/

Lean Startup Circle SLC

Lean Startup Circle is dedicated to applying lean startup thinking and building lean startup leadership. We bring the Salt Lake City lean startup community together in a variety of formats to learn from each other.

www.meetup.com/Salt-Lake-City-Lean-Startup-Circle/

Product Design Association of Utah

Utah is a technology and product innovation powerhouse. Our purpose as an association is to bring all involved with product design in the state together regularly to share and to learn. Our members include product managers, visual designers, industrial designers, makers, entrepreneurs, analysts, user experience specialists, researchers, engineers, and interaction designers.

We meet monthly to listen to talks, collaborate on projects, and discuss trends, techniques, and best-practices. If you’re in Silicone Slopes and designing products, you should be here. Join us.

www.meetup.com/pdautah/

Utah Inventor Entrepreneurs

This is a group of inventors and wanna be inventors, entrepreneurs, product developers, mechanical/industrial designers, mechanical and electrical engineers, manufacturers, really anyone that has a passion of creating innovative ideas and inventions transforming them into physical reality including mechanical, electrical, and software if needed. Women are the fastest growing segment of bringing products to market, but don’t always know where to begin, come and let’s help each other through this whole process!

www.meetup.com/UtahInventorEntrepreneurs/

Utah Entrepreneur Exclusive

ENTREPRENEUR EXCLUSIVE is group is for entrepreneurial minded people who have a strong desire to improve the current situation of their life, their business, and the community. You will meet a committed network of elite, local entrepreneurs to share tips and problem solving techniques, get advice on profitability and career and discuss mentoring and business models. Swap business cards and watch your personal business directory grow!
We will be opening up our personal database to bring in trainers, educators, and mentors to assist group members in creating massive success with any ventures they decide to pursue!!
Look for a wide variety of events, from mastermind, to cashflow; from structured trainings to simple dinners. Whatever it is we will be doing you can count on a common theme. That it will be PROFITABLE, ETHICAL, and FUN!!!

www.meetup.com/Entrepreneur-exclusive/

Corporate Alliance

At Corporate Alliance (Utah), we help our members create real relationships, the kind that can weather any storm. Every successful business needs a vast network of trusted clients, advisors and friends. At Corporate Alliance, we help our members create their own powerful networks. People who know them, people who like them and people who trust them.

www.knoweveryone.com/

Startup University

The Utah Startup University Seminar Series is dedicated to bringing entrepreneurs together. We provide value-added workshops and seminars focused on providing tools and skills to entrepreneurs, would-be-entrepreneurs and business owners of startup and early-stage companies. From legal, accounting and finance, to fundraising, taxes, and business planning, entrepreneurs get the real-world and expert advice to help them “start, build, and grow businesses.”

www.meetup.com/theStartupUniversity/

Mountain West Capital Network

The MountainWest Capital Network (formerly the MountainWest Venture Group) is Utah’s first and largest business networking organization devoted to supporting entrepreneurial success through:

  • Fostering the dynamic flow of information about capital formation and distribution
  • Educating and mentoring excellence
  • Recognizing and rewarding performance
  • Networking activities which promote synergistic relationships.

www.mwcn.org

Entrepreneurs' Organization - Utah

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), for entrepreneurs only, is a dynamic, global network of more than 8,000 business owners in 40 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. The link below is for the Utah chapter.

http://eoaccess.eonetwork.org/utah/Pages/default.aspx

Utah Technology Council

Utah’s premier professional association, the Utah Technology Council has become the essential business resource for life science, clean-tech and high-tech companies seeking to achieve greater success. At its core, UTC exists to foster the GROWTH of the state’s more than 5,700 technology companies, ensure Utah develops the highest QUALITY WORKFORCE in the nation and attract an ever-increasing array of FUNDING. Members join UTC to share insights with industry peers, counsel with government and academic leaders and receive help from professional service providers and funding resources.

www.UtahTech.org

National Association of Women Business Owners - SLC

The Salt Lake Chapter of NAWBO has been providing a strong voice and vision for women entrepreneurs and business owners since 1992, and previously to 1980 when the organization was known as UAWBO. We are one of 80 chapters nationwide affiliated with the National Association of Women Business Owners.

http://nawboslc.org/

Vest Pocket

Locally owned, independent businesses, scattered in “pockets” throughout our cities, lend a unique flavor, a “sense of place” and heart, to our neighborhoods. These are the small stores, cafes, and professional offices that offer personalized services and extraordinary products, and often bring renewed vitality to historic buildings.

Our neighborhood businesses are owned by “insiders” who care about their neighbors, employees, and the local issues that are important to a dynamic, textured community and sustainable local economy.

The Vest Pocket Business Coalition is an association of local business owners who want to protect the precious diversity of our neighborhoods and preserve the choice, texture, and vibrancy that make us what we are.

www.vestpocket.org/

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT / SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

Dixie Business Alliance

Successful entrepreneurs know that it takes determination, dedication and confidence to realize their dreams. They also need the right support from someone they can trust to give them sound advice and point them in the right direction. The Dixie Business Alliance (DBA) can provide this support.

The DBA is a partnership of eight organizations committed to entrepreneurial and small business success.

https://www.dxatc.edu/community-education/dixie-business-alliance/

USTAR

The Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR) is a long-term, state-funded investment to strengthen Utah’s “knowledge economy.” This revolutionary initiative invests in world-class innovation teams and research facilities at the University of Utah and Utah State University, to create novel technologies that are subsequently commercialized through new business ventures.

In March 2006, the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill 75 creating USTAR. This measure provided funding for strategic investments at the University of Utah and Utah State University to recruit world-class researchers and build state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research and development facilities and to form first-rate science, innovation, and commercialization teams across the State. This initiative focuses on leveraging the proven success of Utah’s research universities in creating and commercializing innovative technologies to generate more technology-based start-up firms, higher paying jobs, and additional business activity leading to a state-wide expansion of the Utah’s tax base.

www.USTAR.org

World Trade Center Utah

The WTCU is a “first stop” support organization and information hub where a business can receive an initial analysis of their trade capabilities, challenges, and opportunities; referrals to the most relevant services; and access to essential educational events to increase their expertise. WTCU’s signature service begins with a three step process of assess, educate & connect.

www.WTCUTAH.com

BioInnovations Gateway

Known for its leadership in life-sciences innovation, Utah has launched one of the first projects of its kind in the nation. BiG is a new high-tech educational facility designed to enhance the training of Utah’s life sciences workforce and spur economic development through business incubation.

www.bioinnovationsgateway.org

Governors Office Of Economic Development

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development charter is based on Governor Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide.

The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission.

http://business.utah.gov

Utah Small Business Development Centers

The Utah Small Business Development Center (USBDC) facilitates a network of centers throughout the state in a variety of rural and urban communities. Eleven service centers and four satellite locations provide high quality business consulting and training for existing businesses and entrepreneurs who want to start a business.

www.utahsbdc.org

NorthFront Business Resource Center

The Northfront Business Resource Center is located on the campus of the Davis Applied Techhnology College. The building was constructed through generous donations from many successful Davis and Weber county entrepreneurs. Our focus is to establish a center where new and existing businesses can find counseling, training and specialized support for their particular needs, as well as provide economic growth for our communities. The Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Entrepreneurship Building, where the Nortfront Business Resource Center operates, is home to a myriad of business resources and services to assist existing and startup business entities at no or low cost.

www.NorthFront.org

Miller Business Resource Center

The Miller Business Resource Center offers a wide range of services and support to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Support is provided through on-site internal resources such as the Salt Lake Region Small Business Development Center, the Miller Business Innovation Center, and the Women’s Business Institute as well as partners such as Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative and the Export Assistance Center, among others. The MBRC also has international business education training and assistance programs through the Global Business Center. Additionally, the MBRC has community and industry partnerships that also provide support and service to the Center.

www.mbrcslcc.com

Utah Valley University Business Resource Center

The Business Resource Center is UVU’s storefront for economic development. For entrepreneurs and small business managers,the BRC is a one-stop shop for resources, expertise and assistance that accelerate business growth. For the state, the BRC is a vital cog in the broader economic development engine that creates jobs and supports growth.

www.uvu.edu/brc/

Cache Business Resource Center

The mission of the Cache Business Resource Center (CBRC) is to support economic and business development that will improve the quality of life and economic well-being of citizens in the region and the State of Utah. The CBRC will provide a physical environment where emerging and established businesses can experience a collaborative environment of training, counseling, state-of-the-art operating space, and relevant resource information from both government and private providers. Incubator services, both on-site and virtual, will include educational programs and technical assistance for both owner and employees.

http://cachebrc.com/blog/

Southern Utah University Business Resource Center

We are a one-stop source for answers to your business questions. With our partners, we are prepared to offer extensive resources, coaching, and business expertise that will help you fulfill your business pursuits. Meeting with a counselor is free. Our purpose is to help build our local economy by helping your business grow and go! Starting and running a business isn’t easy, and we can help you in many ways.

www.suu.edu/business/brc/

Dixie State Business Resource Center

Successful entrepreneurs know that it takes determination, dedication and confidence to realize their dreams.  They also need the right support from someone they can trust to give them sound advice and point them in the right direction. The Business Resource Center (BRC) can provide that support.

http://www.brcdixie.com/

Ogden Business Information Center

The BIC (Business Information Center) is a one-stop small business information facility located in Ogden’s Downtown Central Business District in the newly renovated American Can Complex. The BIC operates in partnership between Ogden City, Weber State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). The BIC hosts free, professional, one-on-one business consulting with SCORE and SBDC counselors. Both SCORE and the SBDC provide business workshops and seminars at the BIC location.

www.ogdenbusiness.com/support_bic

Box Elder Business Resource Center

The Box Elder Business Resource Center is a one-stop-shop where you can get your business questions answered and where you can connect with the resources necessary to move your business forward. The center is sponsored by Box Elder County, Utah State University Brigham City Campus, and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Whether you’re just thinking about starting a business, or have been in business for years, the Box Elder Business Resource Center is here to help.

http://www.boxelderbrc.org/

Orem Business Resource Center

The Orem BRC has the connections and resources to get your business on track for success, including financing product development, manufacturing and managing.

http://www.uvu.edu/brc/

Uintah Basin Business Resource Center

Welcome to the Business Resource Center at Utah State University Uintah Basin where the area’s finest industry and academic minds work together to develop innovative business approaches and to stimulate economic growth.

As a local entrepreneur, you need the right support from those you can trust to provide practical advice and useful direction. The Business Resource Center provides this support in a relaxed atmosphere where you receive free counseling, training, and specialized support for your particular needs. Our goal is to help you realize your dream.

http://ubrc.usu.edu/

Castle Country Business Resource Center

The Business Technical Assistance Center (BTAC) is a non-profit economic development corporation. The goal of the BTAC is to ensure the success of new emerging businesses in Southeastern Utah.

http://www.btacenter.com/home/homex.html

Zions Bank Business Resource Center

Zions Bank has provided business resources for Utah business owners, including marketing your business, resources for managing cash flow, creating and finding sales channels, managing human resource and finding business insurance that is right for you. Our goal is to empower your business with the tools and resources you need to make the most of every opportunity and to achieve business success and reach your goals as a business owner.

www.zionsbank.sbresources.com

State Business Resource Centers (All)

A list of all the Utah Business Resource Centers (including those without websites)

http://business.utah.gov/start/brc/

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ACCELERATORS

BoomStartup Accelerator

The purpose of BoomStartup is to help great tech ideas find an optimal business model, create a minimal viable product that is revenue-ready, execute into revenue generation, and then make connections to customers and investors. The goal is that the companies at the end of the summer program will warrant investment from angel investors, venture capitalists, and banks. BoomStartup’s mentors have included founders and key individuals from companies including Omniture, Cisco, Skull Candy, Altiris, and many more.

www.BoomStartup.com

LIFT Outdoor Products Pre-Accelerator

LIFT is one of the only outdoor product/service pre-accelerators in the country and the first in Utah.

www.GrowUtah.com/Lift

Utah Tech-X

Utah Tech-X is a business acceleration project in Utah Valley that connects entrepreneurs to money, markets, and mentors. It’s mission is to seek out the most promising entrepreneurs, products, services and help accelerate access to money, markets, and mentors. The success of the program is measured by the number of quality jobs created for the community.

www.UtahTechX.com

Start Studios Pre-Accelerator

We are a startup studio that works with founders to develop new products and launch scalable companies. Companies accepted into StartStudio receive up to $100K in the form of a convertible note to work closely with our accomplished in-house team and mentors to build a sustainable business worthy of long-term investment and top talent.

https://startstudio.com/

INCUBATORS/CO-WORKING SPACES

The Impact Hub - Salt Lake

Whether you are already working on a concrete project, have the first sparks of an innovative idea or just the intention to contribute your time, energy and talent to make a positive difference, The Impact HUB provides a carefully curated experience to help take your initiative to the next level. The Hub has centers all across the globe and is now opening one in Salt Lake City (Feb 2014) at 150 South State.

http://saltlake.impacthub.net/

Church & State

Church & State is a no-strings-attached business incubator and entrepreneur center in Salt Lake City. A place where startups looking for resources and community support can seek refuge from predatory investors and incubators that demand position or percentage in exchange for services.

Church & State has invested in clearing 100% of the debt and liability from this project to create a truly transparent and altruistic platform. In doing so, we’ve rewritten the traditional incubator model. Church & State has no lease, no mortgage, no tax liabilities, and no cash burden, so all of our participants—from startups to entrepreneurs—gain free will access to our services.

We are creating an open ecosystem for businesses to partake in. When we say our resources come free to the entrepreneur, we mean it. No cash, no debt, no obligations—just the opportunity to make a difference.

www.cs1893.com/

WSU Downtown / Startup Ogden

Weber State Downtown is the symbol of a strong partnership between campus and community. It features a setup conducive to “co-working,” a collaborative approach to innovation and business.

http://www.weber.edu/downtown

Salt Mine

As a not-for-profit, we are committed to local economic development that has global impact. At Salt Mine, we are gathering a generous and passionate group of people that can help you achieve your individual business goals. Together, we can pay it forward by making investments of coaching and resources for local entrepreneurs and start ups in the developing world.

https://www.meetatsaltmine.com/

NorthFront BRC eStation

The NorthFront eStation is a business incubator housed in the Simmons Entrepreneur Building at the Davis Applied Technology College in Kaysville, UT. Organized by Grow Utah and the College, the incubator has private offices and cubicles that come with event space, internet, phones, conference rooms, and more all for a very reasonable price. Resources such as the Chamber of Commerce, MIDA, SCORE, are also in the building.

http://northfront.org/entrepreneurial-station

Holodeck / Access SLC

Holodecks mission is to provide a creative and educational coworking, office, and event space for inspired people to build great ideas, successful companies, and healthy lives in Utah. We are flexible and inspiring downtown SLC office space when you need it. Whether you’re just in town for business, a student, or are ready to take your start-up to the next level, we’ve got the right space for you with no long-term commitments.

www.holodeckslc.com/

Sustainable Startups

Sustainable Startups is a co-working space and association behind sustainable startups in Utah. We hope to transform entrepreneurship in Salt Lake by fostering an accessible, community-oriented entrepreneurial culture. Sustainable Startups is a space of trust, where real personal and professional relationships and experiences can be forged, and human capital can grow.

www.sustainablestartups.org/

Lassonde Studios

Are you a student entrepreneur or innovator? Apply now to live in the Lassonde Studios at the U of U when the doors open in fall 2016. Scholarships are available. Residents will join our “Lassonde 400” community which will be a merging of 400 unique residences with a 20,000-square-foot “garage” for students to attend events, build prototypes, compete, launch their futures — or just hang out. The facility will be the hub for innovators, makers and entrepreneurs. Lassonde Studios is seeking the best student entrepreneurs and innovators. All students welcome. Residents move in fall 2016.

http://lassonde.utah.edu/studios/

Camp 4

A unique partnership with the private sector to spur local innovation and entrepreneurship, Camp 4 is a collaboration of UVU, BYU (Rollins Center Founders Launchpad), Provo City, Utah County, BoomStartup, The Innovation Network, Franchise Foundry and Veracity.

News Article Link

Outlier Labs

Outlier Labs is a co-working community for entrepreneurs in Southern Utah. Outlier embraces a collaborative environment in order to fuel the entrepreneurial fire. Outlier Labs is a place to work together to dream, and to do.

http://outlierlabs.com/

WorkHive

Founded in 2012, WorkHive is inspired by the collaborative energy of creative companies and innovative start-ups. We offer a unique shared office, coworking space in downtown Salt Lake City. The intimate, open, and conveniently located studio is more social than working from home, and more professional than the local coffee shop!

www.workhiveslc.com

Office Evolution

A prime downtown Salt Lake City location (corner of 200 South and Main), the Walker Center is on the free TRAX light rail line, close to City Creek Center, and overlooks the Gallivan center. This historic 20 story office building is surrounded by retail, dining, nightlife, and business amenities. Exquisitely restored, it has a fitness center and an attached parking garage allowing for convenient 24/7 direct access.
Amenities. There are tons of features that come standard with your Office Evolution membership.

www.officeevolution.com/SaltLakeCity

PandoLabs

PandoLabs is A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, single hub co-working space poised to grow into a system of multiple incubators, projects, companies, non-profits and social ventures sharing common knowledge and capital.

www.pandolabs.org/

V School / Provo Startup Dojo

The Startup Dojo is now a proud member of the V-School family and now offers FREE co-working (the first of its kind in the state of Utah) Located in the heart of Downtown Provo, home to the most innovative tech/mobile startups. Join us, as we build together the most aligned / passionated and kind-hearted tech community.

www.meetup.com/V-School/

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ENTREPRENEUR CONTESTS

Concept to Company Contest Series

The Grow Utah “Concept to Company” competitions are ongoing innovation contests held in various regions across the state of Utah. Each competition focuses on the unique entrepreneurial strengths of that particular region. To date, over $1M in cash/services has been awarded throughout 30+ contests!

www.GrowUtah.com/c2c

Start Madness

Originally part of StartFest (now Silicon Slopes Summit), this contest awards up to $300K in convertible notes to winning Utah startups.

www.startmadness.com

Utah Entrepreneur Challenge Competition Series

The Utah Entrepreneur Series is an integrated competition process aimed at guiding students from the idea to implementation stages of a successful business. Submissions are judged by industry professionals for a chance to win $40,000.

There are three competition levels within the Series: techTITANS, Opportunity Quest, and the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. Competitions are not exclusive, and do not require prior entry to move to the next level; however, students are encouraged to participate in the entire Series for maximum gain.

www.ues.utah.edu

Utah Student 25

The Utah Student 25 awards program recognizes the top student-founded businesses in Utah, encouraging growth and interaction with Utah’s renowned entrepreneurial community. The program helps winners better publicize their achievement, while encouraging economic growth and job creation in the state.

uvef.com/recognition/student-25/

Miller New Venture Challenge

The New Venture Challenge Final is one of the top student startup competitions in the country held at BYU. It awards $135,000 in cash prizes, plus more than $40,000 in in-kind prizes, to help winning teams launch their businesses.

www.millernvc.com/

UTAH STARTUP NEWS / WEBSITES

Beehive Startups

Beehive Startups is a website and news company committed to covering the startup scene in the great State of Utah. We highlight awesome startup companies; report Utah business and startup news; and conduct in-depth interviews with Utah’s most exciting entrepreneurs about their latest ventures, past failures, and greatest achievements.

www.BeehiveStartups.com

Silicon Slopes

SiliconSlopes.com provides resources for technology and life sciences companies, investors and job seekers, including detailed company profiles, industry news, community calendar, a blog and job postings. There is also a section that tracks investors and their activity including deal flow in Utah.

www.SliconSlopes.com

Utah Pulse

Utah Pulse is a Zions Bank sponsored venture aimed at creating the premiere business web site in the Rocky Mountain region. Utah Pulse is being built around a robust website featuring premium business content in text, audio and video formats. This content includes a daily subscription based newsletter; a variety of business lists, data and tools; educational resources and user generated content from entrepreneurs, CEOs, and business policy makers.

www.UtahPulse.com

Utah Business

Utah Business is a regular publication on business in Utah.

www.utahbusiness.com/

MAKER SPACE

Make Salt Lake

Make Salt Lake is dedicated to promoting local innovation that will produce global change. Make Salt Lake is here to assist the inventor, the entrepreneur and anyone who wants to create something amazing!

www.makesaltlake.org

Salt Lake Makers Faire

A friendly festival with maker exhibits, demos, installations, workshops, DIY, and hands-on activities.

slcmakerfaire.com/

Make Salt Lake Meetup

Have you ever wished there were an AWESOME makerspace or hackerspace in the Salt Lake City area? A place where you can find like-minded tinkerers, hardware entrepreneurs, engineers, artists and makers?

We’re building Utah’s premiere makerspace and we’d love it if you’d join us. Our space is located right next to the Utah Arts Alliance’s Art Hub at 663 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84104.

meetup.com/MakeSaltLake/

ProVolt

ProVolt is a growing Makerspace in Provo Utah.
We are an official 501(c)3 Public Charity.

Our mission is to create a place where everyone can learn, build awesome things, hang out and meet others doing the same.

We are currently located at 52 West 500 South, Provo, Utah 84601

There’s usually something going on every Tuesday and Thursday evening, and people are there at random times throughout the week.

provolt.org

Cache Makers Space

Cache Makers hosts a multitude of volunteer-led youth groups focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Joining Cache Makers 4-H club and signing up for a group is a great way to start learning interesting things, continue learning about something you are already interested in, or meet like-minded individuals

http://cachemakers.org/

STARTUP & DEV CAMPS / WORKSHOPS / ANNUAL EVENTS

Silicon Slopes Summit (Formerly StartFest)

Utah’s largest Grassroots Startups Festival (over 4000 attendees!) StartFest is a 3-day event bringing together entrepreneurs, hackers, designers, musicians, filmmakers, bloggers, brewers, marketers, makers, thought leaders, and foodies to have fun, learn from one another, and create lasting connections.

www.StartFestival.com

Startup Ignition
DevMountain

DevMountain is a 12 week after-hours, intense, coding school where students are trained and mentored by industry experts. They focus on hands-on learning over old-school lectures. Anyone can code, everyone should. Starting a good tech entrepreneur company requires knowing code.

www.DevMounta.in

Startup Weekend - Salt Lake

Startup Weekend Salt Lake is a new local chapter of the global Startup Weekend movement.Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world.

http://www.up.co/communities/usa/salt-lake-city/startup-weekend

Startup Weekend - Ogden

Startup Weekend Ogden is a new local chapter of the global Startup Weekend movement. Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world.

http://ogden.startupweekend.org/

Startup Weekend - Cedar City

Startup Weekend Cedar City is a new local chapter of the global Startup Weekend movement. Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world.

http://cedarcity.startupweekend.org/

Startup Weekend - Provo

Startup Weekend Ogden is a new local chapter of the global Startup Weekend movement. Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world.

http://provo.startupweekend.org/

Startup Weekend - Cedar City

Startup Weekend Cedar City is a new local chapter of the global Startup Weekend movement. Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world.

http://cedarcity.startupweekend.org/

Hack Ogden

Hack Ogden is a weekly co-working meetup for the Ogden tech community where we’ll meet, work, and interact. Hack Ogden happens every Wednesday from Noon – 7pm at Grounds for Coffee located on Historic 25th St. in downtown Ogden.

www.hackogden.com/

Utah Code Camp & Geek Events

Utah Code Camp is a free technology agnostic developer event presented by the community for the community. You can recommend sessions, vote for your favorites, sign-up to be a presenter, or just attend. We’ll even give you lunch! Other coding events are also held throughout the year such as the Big Mountain Data Event.

www.UtahGeekEvents.com

SLC Hack Night

Hack Night SLC is an opportunity to get together, socialize, co-work, and generally design and code the night away. All while surround by other awesome people from the tech community in Salt Lake City. Bring your laptop and your projects and build something awesome. All with free food served in awesome venues.

www.hacknightslc.com/

DevPointLabs

DevPoint Labs is an 11 week coding and entrepreneur bootcamp. The best way to learn how to code starts by really committing yourself. Next it helps to attend an in-person classroom with other like-minded individuals getting your hands dirty and building that “muscle memory.” We teach anyone how to program in Ruby on Rails & iOS so you can build your own idea, launch a new career, or simply become a technical founder.

www.DevPointLabs.com

Utah Economic Summit

The annual Governor’s Utah Economic Summit provides business leaders and decision-makers from the business, government and academic communities the opportunity to learn more about strategic opportunities and challenges facing businesses today.

www.UtahSummit.com

SLC Mini Maker Faire

The Maker Faire is a annual event that brings together over 65 maker exhibits, installations, workshops, demos, and hands-on activities in downtown SLC. It’s designed to showcase entrepreneurs who make their own products.

http://slcmakerfaire.com/

Utah Tech Week

Utah Tech Week is an annual event meant to connect, engage and learn about Utah technology. Our goal: Rally the tech community and help people start, build and grow businesses. We will welcome newcomers to the state and make professional connections. During the week we will host parties, throw a hackathon and showcase the state’s top companies and ideas.

It is a great opportunity to support the local technology ecosystem and show off your skills and abilities. Whether you’re a local, or interested in becoming one, join us to connect with your peers and learn more about what Utah has to offer.

www.utahtechweek.com/

Foundry Utah

Foundry Utah is a program at the U of U that provides an experience-based educational community where entrepreneurs can start acting on their business ideas and access resources to help them along the way. All Foundry participants are involved in start-ups of their own creation, ranging from food services to software development. Groups of entrepreneurs enter a 12-week cohort with an idea for a company. They receive practical training as they grow their businesses alongside others in their cohort. The program is completely free for anyone even if you’re not a student or affiliated with the University . All you need to apply is an idea and a willingness to commit to the foundry process.

http://foundry.utah.edu/

Utah Open Source Events

The Utah Open Source is a foundation that holds coding and open source events across the state, including the Open West Conference.

UTOS was formed in June of 2006 with the goal of ‘Helping grow open source in Utah’. UTOS is in place because of the hard work and efforts from a dedicated group of volunteers known as the Core Team, members of the local business community who are interested in UTOS’ success and the support of the regional open source community.
www.utos.org/

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Weber Entrepreneurs Association

Weber Entrepreneurs Association”] The Weber Entrepreneurs Association is a group of entrepreneurial-minded students at Weber State University whose goal is to help each other in the process of starting & running successful businesses.

www.weberentrepreneurs.com

BYU Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship

BYU Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship”] The Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology creates a supportive, nurturing environment for all the students of Brigham Young University who are capable of starting and growing tech and scalable ventures. We inspire confidence, courage, and the will to take the entrepreneurial first step. We create an environment that unleashes creativity, cultivates vision and innovation, and teaches the governing principles that are the foundation of every successful enterprise.

http://marriottschool.byu.edu/cet/

BYU Entrepreneur Club

The eClub helps students work on the business side of their idea or venture. In order to facilitate student success, we host networking activities once a month with free food and great speakers. We were birthed from the Business school, but exist to serve all students interested in entrepreneurship, no matter their major.

https://www.facebook.com/byueclub/

U of U Lassonde Entrepreneur Center

We provide and teach real world business experience to help young entrepreneurs be better prepared to understand and assume the risks of business ownership and management. Through this education process we hope to inspire entrepreneurs to continue their education not only today but continually so that they may be better prepared for tomorrow’s market.

www.lassonde.utah.edu/

Foundry Utah

Foundry Utah is a program at the U of U that provides an experience-based educational community where entrepreneurs can start acting on their business ideas and access resources to help them along the way. All Foundry participants are involved in start-ups of their own creation, ranging from food services to software development. Groups of entrepreneurs enter a 12-week cohort with an idea for a company. They receive practical training as they grow their businesses alongside others in their cohort. The program is completely free for anyone even if you’re not a student or affiliated with the University . All you need to apply is an idea and a willingness to commit to the foundry process.

http://foundry.utah.edu/

U of U Get Seeded Program

Need a seed grant to get your idea off the ground? Monthly Get Seeded events are student-run pitch events for aspiring student entrepreneurs.

lassonde.utah.edu/getseeded

U of U Campus Founders Fund

Backed by Kickstart Seed Fund, the Campus Founders Fund a brand new venture capital fund that empowers students to find and fund the best entrepreneurs on campus.

http://www.campusfounders.com/

Lassonde Studios

Lassonde Studios is a one-of-a-kind campus facility that will merge 400 unique residences with a 20,000-square-foot “garage” for students to attend events, build prototypes, compete, launch their futures — or just hang out. The facility will be the hub for innovators, makers and entrepreneurs. Students move in August 2016.

www.lassonde.utah.edu/studios

USU Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence

USU Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence”] The Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is dedicated to promoting and propagating entrepreneurship throughout Utah State University, as well as supporting the commercialization of university developed technologies.

http://huntsman.usu.edu/ecenter/

Westminster's Center for Entrepreneurship

Westminster’s Center for Entrepreneurship fosters and develops the skills critical to successful entrepreneurial leadership—innovating, validating, planning, funding, and launching new ventures. The center capitalizes on Westminster’s unique environment for learning, bridging the gap between formal education and real-world experience. Students learn in many different ways—through coursework, workshops, field experiences, competitions, and personal mentoring. Our students master the entrepreneurial skills needed for successful careers in: 

Business Entrepreneurship – Conceiving, planning, launching, and leading new for-profit business ventures 
Corporate Entrepreneurship – Innovating new products, services, processes, and divisions in existing corporations
Social Entrepreneurship – Creating and leading non-profit organizations designed to address community challenges and increase economic prosperity.

www.westminstercollege.edu/center_for_entrepreneurship