Grow Utah and Zions Bank Join with Beehive Startups to Provide More Information to Utah Startups

Collaboration to increase the visibility of resources for Utah’s startup community

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah  — Zions Bank and Grow Utah are expanding their outreach efforts to entrepreneurs by teaming up with “Beehive Startups,” a new online publication and event hub for Utah’s startup and tech scene.

“Beehive Startups” articles will soon be a regular feature in the bank’s Community magazine, distributed to thousands of Utah households and available at Zions Bank financial centers throughout the state.

The blog will promote events and initiatives such as the ongoing Grow Utah Concept to Company innovation contests. More than $875,000 has been awarded to nearly 65 entrepreneurs over the course of 22 competitions across the state.

“We are always seeking new ways to support entrepreneurs and programs that will serve Utah’s startup and tech community,” said Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson. “Making sure entrepreneurs are getting insightful, helpful, and current information is something we’re proud to be part of.”

The joint effort supports Grow Utah’s mission to accelerate the creation of innovative, entrepreneur-led, high-growth businesses that will strengthen and expand the growth of Utah’s economy.

“We are excited about this collaboration,” said T. Craig Bott, President & CEO of Grow Utah.

“Beehive Startups is hosting some great initiatives like the StartSLC festival, the Utah Startup Awards, the free Startup Conversation Series.”

Beehive Startups’ was founded by CEO Clint Betts.

“We are looking forward to expanding our efforts to foster an inclusive, collaborative, and supportive startup community in Utah,” said Betts.


About Zions Bank

Zions Bank is a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation that operates more than 500 offices and 600 ATMs in 10 Western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. As a full-service bank, Zions offers commercial, installment and mortgage loans; trust services; foreign banking services; electronic and online banking services; automatic deposit and nationwide banking and transfer services; as well as the more familiar checking and savings programs.

About Grow Utah

Grow Utah, is a privately funded, non-profit organization dedicated to accelerate the creation of innovative, entrepreneur-led, high-growth businesses that will strengthen and expand the future growth of Utah’s economy. The vision of Grow Utah is to create a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in Utah that fosters entrepreneurial talent, drives innovation to solve market needs, aligns community resources and support, and ensures funding for products, entrepreneurs and businesses of promise.

About Beehive Startups

Beehive Startups is an independent media organization committed to covering Utah’s startup and tech ecosystem. We spotlight Utah startups, organize events tailored to the startup and tech community, report Utah startup and tech news, conduct in-depth interviews, and write extensive profile stories on Utah’s most compelling entrepreneurs — focusing on their latest ventures, past failures, and greatest achievements.

Press Contact:

Clint Betts


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