Grow Utah Publications

Because of Grow Utah’s expertise in the Utah startup ecosystem, we have been asked by various government and private entities to become the voice of the community.  Through this, Grow Utah has helped various Utah regions create a roadmap for startup success and has even published it’s own statewide entrepreneur magazine!  See the various reports we have published below.




Launch Magazine

Welcome to Launch, The Magazine for Utah Entrepreneurs! Launch is a free online entrepreneur magazine written by Utah entrepreneurs, and those that mentor, support and invest in them. Launch was published by Grow Utah regularly from 2006 – 2009.  It was entirely free and supported by supporting donors such as Zions Bank.  Currently, Launch is no longer being published, however many of the articles are still pertinent today.  It’s also a fun way to read about Utah startup stories of yesteryear. Read-up and enjoy!

Dec 2006

  • Can Utah Fuel Your Startup?
  • Pros & Cons of the Beehive State

Mar 2007

  • Ins & Outs of Angel Funding
  • Seed Capital
  • Startup Spotlight: Rick Alden (SkullCandy)

Jan 2007

  • Best Age to Start a Business?
  • Startup Spotlight: Steve Peterson

May 2007

  • Trash the Business Plan
  • Fund of Funds
  • Startup Interview: Phillip Chipping (Zagg)

Aug 2007

  • Utah’s Startup Turnover Rate
  • Understanding Cap Tables


Dec 2007

  • Are Awards Worth the Effort?
  • Startup Spotlight: Benoy Tamang
  • Business Plan Competitions

Mar 2008

  • How to Be a Sales Ninja
  • Sales Strategies from the Trenches
  • Blue Ocean Strategy

June 2008

  • Unrealistic Expectations of Startups
  • Startup Myths
  • Funding Options

Nov 2008

  • Spreading Startup Success Across Utah
  • Why Launch a Startup in Utah?
  • Understanding Venture Term Sheets

Mar 2009

  • Do’s & Don’ts of Networking
  • Startup P’s & Q’s
  • Show Me the Money!

UCAP Project Reports

The Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership (UCAP) is a collaboration of leaders from industry, state government, higher education and workforce services to develop a comprehensive strategy to significantly increase the economic impact of Utah’s most important industry clusters. The purpose is to:

Grow Utah took a lead in facilitating the worksessions and publishing the final report for many of the projects. See the reports below.

SEED Project Reports

The SEED program is “Stimulating the Expansion of Entrepreneur Development” among Utah communities. Sponsored by Grow Utah and Zions Bank, it provided matching funds to communities on the condition that they made entrepreneurial development a community priority.

Across Utah, Grow Utah led community wide strategic planning projects with region leaders and provided its expertise on what they could do to grow businesses in their area. With the belief that the backbone of Utah’s economy is high growth businesses created by Utah’s startups, Grow Utah helped focus communities combined energies and resources on stimulating the expansion of entrepreneurism within communities. Throughout the program, Grow Utah & SEED offered an average of $1 for every $2 that county governments invested in entrepreneurial development.

Click on the pictures to see a final report and roadmap for participating communities.