LIFT Accelerator – Spring 2017 Cohort


8 Week Program

8 week training program focused on Lean Launch, validating, scaling, and mentoring.

Industry Mentors

Outdoor rec industry mentors who have been there before and can steer you clear of pitfalls.

Startup Funding

$20k of launch capital without requiring any equity in your company.

As an entrepreneur, we know you are passionate about what you do. It’s your passion that drives your creativity and fuels your innovative spirit. But passion alone is not enough- especially in the competitive world of outdoor and active lifestyle products. What you need is a LIFT, giving you that edge up on the competition to help you win and succeed.

Rapidly accelerate your outdoor product innovation and startup with LIFT, which will give you that edge up on the competition to help you win and succeed. LIFT is all that and more:

  • 8 week accelerator exclusively focused on outdoor and active lifestyle innovators.
  • $20k of launch capital awarded without requiring any equity in your company! (A very low-interest loan from Ogden City that only needs to be repaid if you reach $250K revenue. Some restrictions. Loan is not required to participate in accelerator.)
  • Training in the latest “Lean Launch” practices of starting a business
  • A starting place in Ogden City– the center of Utah’s outdoor industry and the gateway to Utah’s great adventures.
  • Mentoring from Utah’s best outdoor industry experts
  • Prototyping and manufacturing expertise and services
  • Market testing in the rigorous Utah backyard where passionate enthusiasts test your products

To request language assistance, please call 801-629-8109. For accessibility services, please call 801-629-8701.

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Spring 2017 Cohort – Selected Companies


Onblay is an online marketplace enabling people to list or book guided outdoor excursions, including rock climbing, canyoneering, hiking, skiing, and more.

Inside Coach

Inside Coach is a motion detection technology inside of sports balls that provides feedback and data to players via smartphone.

LIT Outdoors Hammocks

LIT Outdoors has developed a lightweight tent that supports a hammock without the need for trees.

Hunny Outfitters

Hunny Canister is an extremely lightweight yet durable bear canister for backpackers.


DRIFT is a carbon fiber device that is a hybrid between a XC ski, backcountry ski and snowshoe. It is used for fast ascents and overall efficient backcountry travel.

Guide Pointer

Guide Pointer is a SaaS solution that provides tools to manage reservations, clients, and guides for hunting/fishing outfitters.

Zipper Hammock Hanging System

Zipper Hammock System is a small device that makes it super easy and quick to attach a hammock to a tree.

Spring 2017 Cohort – Press & Marketing Material

Press Release – LIFT Outdoor Accelerator Kicks Off

        OGDEN CITY & GROW UTAH LIFT OUTDOOR PRODUCT INNOVATORS   LIFT Accelerator to Provide Outdoor Product Innovators with Mentoring, Capital and Connections to Launch their Startup in Ogden   OGDEN, UTAH – Ogden City and Grow Utah,...

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