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Whats New for 2019
Holiday greetings and Best Wishes to all of our entrepreneurs and innovators. Our December meetup is scheduled for Tuesday, December the 18th at noon , in the Zions Bank Business Resource Center. The Zions BRC is located on 310 South (Broadway) and Main Street at the Southwest corner of the Gallivan Plaza TRAX station in downtown Salt Lake City. The BRC entrance is on 310 S - do not use the Main Street entrance. There should also be a visible sign on the 310 S BRC entrance door. The agenda for this meeting includes improving our startup programs for 2019. We are working on interactive video streaming for this meetup so that you can submit suggestions and participate in online poll voting as well a attend remotely. We will send out more detailed information this weekend, a couple of days before the meeting. Snacks will also be available for RSVP attendees. We are looking for some new presenters in 2019 to provide a variety of informative content for early stage startups and new entrepreneurs at the monthly meetups. We are also considering a series of interactive webinars or online meetings (up to twice a month) in addition to the regular meeting. If you are interested in becoming a presenter or co-host for our events, just send an email describing your ideas and topics to “[masked]”. Hosting41 will launching soon as an Entrepreneur Starting Point co-sponsor. This is a new web services affiliate offering very cost effective websites and hosting designed specifically for early stage entrepreneurs and startups. Hosting41 uses new technology to provide easy-to-use DIY website tools and inexpensive hosting. They are looking for a couple of startups (with no prior website experience) as beta testers to provide feedback on some new features. They will provide a demo at this December meeting, with details on how to get free websites and hosting as a beta tester.

Zions Bank

310 South Main Street · Salt Lake City, UT

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    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.


    We will be teaching the free SCORE Simple Steps program ( 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 ( 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 website (click on "Members" in the menu at the top of the page.

    Contact us ( 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!

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