What we're about
The purpose of our Entrepreneur Starting Point meetup group is to stimulate the free flow of ideas to support new and early stage entrepreneurs. We share practical wisdom, experience, and resources. We also learn to enjoy the process of helping each other. Our meetups are just for non-commercial learning and mentoring purposes, so marketing, selling, or lead generation activities are not allowed at our meetings.
Our members are mainly new entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and mentors that want to collaborate and help each other navigate the critical pre-launch period of startup development. We help inexperienced entrepreneurs learn and develop skills that are crucial for success in this startup phase.
SUMMER 2018 UPDATE
We will be teaching the free SCORE Simple Steps program (https://www.meetup.com/saltlakescore/events/249590173/) for new entrepreneurs at the SLC Main Library on the 2nd Saturday (at 9 AM) of each month starting in May. Thus, these SCORE Training sessions will be used instead of our usual meetup sessions thru this summer. We have integrated the free Startup Blueprint Canvas with the Simple Steps program to make it easier for new entrepreneurs to follow and understand. We will also introduce a set of Business Optimization System for Startups (BOSS) worksheets to help more experienced startups to tweak their existing businesses using Simple Steps and the Startup Blueprint.
At the end of this summer we also expect to have a brand new, permanent, and very accessible Entrepreneur Starting Point meetup location in Salt Lake City. Look for our announcement around August after the construction is finished.
The Innoception Virtual Accelerator (http://innoception.com) is our sponsor and provides free versions of the Startup Blueprint business model canvas as a guide to help new early stage entrepreneurs develop and launch viable and validated market-ready businesses. The Startup Blueprint is both comprehensive and self-teaching - No need to waste time and money on special training programs - follow the built-in instructions and "Just Do It" with help from your meetup peers to learn good entrepreneurship while creating a successful startup.
Get your free enhanced version of the Startup Blueprint Canvas by registering as an ESP member on the http://innoception.com website (click on "Members" in the menu at the top of the page.
Contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to be a Presenter or Meetup Mentor and give back to the entrepreneur community by sharing your experience, knowledge, and resources. You can help fill the knowledge gap for first time entrepreneurs - let us schedule your presentation for upcoming meetings.
Please join us to teach, learn, and have fun while building better Utah startups. See you at a meetup soon!