Utah Startup ConnectoryThe Players Behind Utah's Entrepreneur Ecosystem
ASSOCIATIONS / MEETUPS / NETWORKING / HANGOUTS
Women Tech Council
1 Million Cups - Salt Lake
1 Million Cups - Provo
1 Million Cups - Ogden
Entrepreneur Launch Pad
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.
NorthFront Entrepreneur Alliance
Startup Grind Utah
Girl Develop IT - SLC
SLC Tech Startups
Lean Startup Circle SLC
Product Design Association of Utah
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.
Utah Inventor Entrepreneurs
Utah Entrepreneur Exclusive
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!!!
Mountain West Capital Network
- 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.
Entrepreneurs' Organization - Utah
Utah Technology Council
National Association of Women Business Owners - SLC
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.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT / SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
Dixie Business Alliance
The DBA is a partnership of eight organizations committed to entrepreneurial and small business success.
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.
World Trade Center Utah
Governors Office Of Economic Development
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.
Utah Small Business Development Centers
NorthFront Business Resource Center
Miller Business Resource Center
Utah Valley University Business Resource Center
Cache Business Resource Center
Southern Utah University Business Resource Center
Dixie State Business Resource Center
Ogden Business Information Center
Box Elder Business Resource Center
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.
Orem Business Resource Center
Uintah Basin Business Resource Center
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.
Castle Country Business Resource Center
Zions Bank Business Resource Center
State Business Resource Centers (All)
LIFT Outdoor Products Pre-Accelerator
RAMP is the premier startup accelerator for Utah product innovators. It’s an intensive mentoring and training accelerator, immersing innovators in a highly engaged and interactive learning experience with business mentors, advanced materials experts, manufacturing professionals, 3D print specialists and others who will help your company succeed- all without requiring any equity from you or your company!
RevRoad focuses on helping you, the entrepreneur, succeed. RevRoad accepts 3-4 companies per quarter, if chosen you work side-by-side with us for two years. Along the way, you would experience everything you need: a mentor who has been in your shoes, key service deliverables, and sweet office space. The RevRoad model is an equity and services model to better meet your needs as opposed to the typical venture cash model. Program Length: 25 months. Terms for Investment: Rather than offering cash to the portfolio companies, RevRoad offers all the services and support they need in exchange for an equity stake in their companies. If the portfolio company needs funding, the RevRoad expert team can help find investors while helping the portfolio company retain control of the company. Portfolio companies get access to RevRoad’s exclusive network of investors and mentors.
Start Studios Pre-Accelerator
The Impact Hub - Salt Lake
Church & State
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.
WSU Downtown / Startup Ogden
NorthFront BRC eStation
Holodeck / Access SLC
Amenities. There are tons of features that come standard with your Office Evolution membership.
V School / Provo Startup Dojo
Concept to Company Contest Series
Utah Entrepreneur Challenge Competition Series
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.
Utah Student 25
Miller New Venture Challenge
UTAH STARTUP NEWS / WEBSITES
Make Salt Lake
Salt Lake Makers Faire
Make Salt Lake Meetup
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.
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.
Cache Makers Space
STARTUP & DEV CAMPS / WORKSHOPS / ANNUAL EVENTS
Silicon Slopes Summit (Formerly StartFest)
Startup Weekend - Salt Lake
Startup Weekend - Ogden
Startup Weekend - Cedar City
Startup Weekend - Provo
Startup Weekend - Cedar City
Utah Code Camp & Geek Events
SLC Hack Night
Utah Economic Summit
SLC Mini Maker Faire
Utah Tech Week
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.
Utah Open Source Events
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.
SCHOOL GROUPS / CLUBS / PROGRAMS
Weber Entrepreneurs Association
BYU Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship
BYU Entrepreneur Club
U of U Lassonde Entrepreneur Center
U of U Get Seeded Program
U of U Campus Founders Fund
USU Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
Westminster's Center for Entrepreneurship
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.