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 with our startup peers. Our members are mainly new entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and intrapreneurs. We also invite mentors that want to help new entrepreneurs navigate the critical pre-launch period of startup development. Our goal is to help inexperienced entrepreneurs learn and develop the knowledge and skills essential for success during the early stages of business development.

This is a meetup group where new entrepreneurs can learn to become successful startups by helping others understand and solve problems. Our goal is to network, learn, support, and collaborate - then "pay it forward" for future Utah startups.

For Lifestyle Small Businesses:

During 2020 our regular monthly meetups will focus on small “lifestyle” startup businesses that, collectively, are the backbone of local communities and our economy. Our focus will be on simple and cost-effective (e.g., free) strategies to start and run small lifestyle businesses - and avoid the costly mistakes that small business startups tend to encounter.

These monthly meetups will provide an educational presentation specifically for small business startups, followed by networking and problem solving discussion sessions for attendees. As always we will also have useful handouts and materials available.

If you would like to offer a presentation or provide useful small business handout material, please contact me at job1.esp@innoception.com.

For Scalable Startups:

For 2020 , in addition to small lifestyle business startups, we also want to support “scalable startups”. However, fewer than 1 in 100 new startups have the potential to scale-up and become successful market leaders that employ thousands of workers, and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. Unfortunately, the failure rate among such high risk/high reward startups is also very dismal. Yet, when they do succeed ,their individual impact on our economy can be Huge! So, we are working on a new kind of meetup program to help potentially scalable startups develop and become successful without wasting time, money, and valuable resources. Since we see so few scalable startup entrepreneurs, we will only offer these programs three times per year.

We have an easy to follow program based on our Startup Blueprint Canvas Business Concept Module. This unique module is designed to help scalable startups develop cost effective and scalable pre-launch business concepts as the foundation for developing into new high impact, high growth, and investable startups. We plan to offer this simplified self-guided program for free to scalable startups every three months or so to get them started on the right path to success. We may also offer this program in webinar form though the local Salt Lake SCORE office.

If there is enough interest, we may provide a more detailed weekly interactive training program to small cohorts of scalable startups for a nominal fee. This program would initially provide 3 months of interactive high intensity group training, and certificates can awarded to those that successfully complete the cohort training.

Contact me at job1.esp@innoception.com if you would like more information, or get involved in the Scalable Startups program.

Please join us to teach, learn, and have fun while building better Utah startups. See you at a meetup soon!

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Great Resources for Small Business Startups

Zions Bank BRC

September Lunch & Learns (Every Thursday)

1275 E 8600 S

September Lunch & Learns (Every Thursday)

1275 E 8600 S

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