Calling all startups and future business owners! Join Utah Business for a deep dive into what it takes to get your business funded.
More information about the 2023 Startup Summit is forthcoming. Learn about past events below:
A panel of industry experts will walk us through what it takes to be an investable startup. They will provide us with the important metrics investors look for and homework to do before looking for funding.
After we learn from those who know seed funding best, watch the process happen LIVE at our Startup Summit Pitch Competition. Our Pitch Competition will be judged by key funding players in Utah. You will get to hear the judges’ questions and see what a well-prepared pitch looks like.
Not quite ready to pitch? No worries! We will host an hour of exclusive Office Hours with our experts. We will send out the signup schedule a week before the event for you to select a 10-minute, one-on-one session to discuss your business. This is your chance to get real feedback from the people you want to be in front of.
After the pitch competition, join us for after-hours networking. Take time to meet other business owners and startups or mingle with that Venture Capital firm you’ve had your eye on.
This is an event that could change the trajectory of your business!
Congratulations to our 2022 pitch competition finalists:
Thrive Smart Systems
IMAGE APPEARS COURTESY OF KILN.
September 8th, 2022
1:00-1:30 PM: Check-in, snacks, & video interviews from successful founders.
1:30-2:30 PM: Keynotes & Panel Discussion – What does an investable startup look like?
2:30-3:00 PM: Snack break & video interviews from successful founders.
3:00-4:30 PM: Pitch competition.
4:30-5:30 PM : Office Hours – look for an email one week before to sign up for your spot!
6:00-8:00 PM: Afterparty.
MEET OUR PANELISTS & PARTNERS
Jeff Erikson is the director of strategic partnership at Forecastr and Founder at The Startup Stack.
Taylor Jones is a Principal at Peterson Ventures, the early-stage venture capital arm of Peterson Partners.
Landon Ainge is the Managing Director of Assure Syndicates, which helps individuals and family offices invest alongside institutional VC’s at the Seed and Series A.
Tara Spalding is managing director of BoomStartup Accelerator, the most inclusive accelerator in the world that concentrates on financial and funding education and access for pre-seed companies.
Trent Christensen is the President & CEO of VentureCapital.org, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs—and in particular women and minorities—to sustainably scale their companies.
Timothy Lipton is the founder of Momentum Finance, a next-generation Fractional CFO firm focused on the founder – from Seed / Series A / B to exit.
After a stretch in management consulting, Sydnie Keddington joined the Kickstart team as a senior associate. Sydnie is passionate about empowering female founders as well as the next generation of entrepreneurs.