Looking to start your company in Salt Lake City? As one of the best cities for aspiring entrepreneurs, you’ve picked the right home for your startup. SLC has hundreds of resources to take advantage of, and we’ve picked a few to get you started. Get started by browsing the list of resources below listed in alphabetical order. Contact us if you have a program or organization we should list here.


1 Million Cups – Salt Lake

A weekly gathering of entrepreneurs from around the valley to listen to and meet other entrepreneurs as they give presentations and drink lots and lots of coffee.

  • Website: 1millioncups.com/saltlake (also has locations in Provo, Ogden)
  • Location: 150 West Commonwealth Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
  • Cost: Free!

Bioinnovations Gateway

Focused on life-science-based startups, BiG offers research facilities, office space, and funding opportunities. Partnered with the Granite School District.


BoomStartup

BoomStartup is a bootcamp program for startups that helps entrepreneurs design a business model and ultimately a minimum viable product while connecting them to investors and customers on the way.

  • Website: boomstartup.com
  • Location: Headquarters are in ImpactHub, 150 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Cost: Startups give BoomStartup equity in their companies

Church & State

Church & State is a non-profit incubator that provides office spaces, desks, conference rooms and more for your startup to help it get and stay going. They also host mentoring programs and networking events.

  • Website: cs1893.com/about
  • Location: 370 S. 300 E. Salt Lake, UT 84111
  • Cost: Varies depending on resources used

DevMountain

Another bootcamp-style organization that teaches students how to code in as fast as 12 weeks. They also offer full-time classes in coding, and provide free housing for students.

  • Website: devmounta.in
  • Location: 341 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
  • Cost: Varies

Downtown Alliance

This alliance is composed of many boards and committees that advocate for small business strategy and public policy, as well as discuss local issues affecting small business downtown, such as cleanliness and safety.


Entrepreneur Launch Pad

ELP holds weekly meetings where entrepreneurs come together to present their ideas, give feedback and network through workshops, presentations, and more.


Girl Develop It

A meetup group with nearly 2,000 members that hosts classes, projects, and events to support women and non-binary adults in the world of coding and software development.


Miller Business Resource Center

Locally dubbed “The Mill,” this public-private partnership camps at Salt Lake Community College offers co-working space and incubation as well as training and education on different facets of entrepreneurship.


MountainWest Capital Network

As a large business networking organization focused on entrepreneurs, MountainWest Capital Network connects entrepreneurs to investors.

  • Website: mwcn.org
  • Location: P.O. Box 25773 Salt Lake City, UT 84125
  • Cost: $25 membership pricing

National Association Of Women Business Owners

NAWBO SLC is a chapter of the national organization of female entrepreneurs. They hold meetings and events for networking with invited speakers, as well as boast partnerships and connections with many companies and organizations across the U.S. that offer discounts for NAWBO members.


One-Stop Business Registration

An easy way to register your business in Utah in one place.


RevRoad

A portfolio program that helps accepted startups grow. The venture services firm negotiates an equity exchange for their help –– from getting off the ground to IPOs.

  • Website: revroad.com
  • Location: 1555 N. Freedom Blvd, #100 Provo, Utah
  • Cost: Applications are free

Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development

The Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development works to SLC a better place to not only build a business, but also build a life.

  • Website:slc.gov/ed
  • Location: SLC Economic Development, 451 So. State Street, Room 128, Salt Lake City, UU 84114
  • Cost: Free!

Salt Mine

A place to meet with clients, make your next big plan or have a productive afternoon, the Salt Mine is where entrepreneurs hang out.

  • Website: meetatsaltmine.com
  • Location: 7984 South 1300 East, Sandy, UT 84094
  • Cost: Varies depending on type of membership

Score

Mentoring small business owners in the valley for over 40 years, SCORE has a network of thousands of volunteers who mentor startups on incorporation, financing, marketing and more.


Silicon Slopes

Silicon Slopes is a website that has the latest news in the tech industry in Utah, as well as detailed company profiles, investor information and more. The Silicon Slopes Tech Summit also allows entrepreneurs to network and learn from one another and invited speakers.


Spice Kitchen Incubator

An incubator that offers events and workshops for food entrepreneurs. Spice Kitchen has a focus on refugees and disadvantaged individuals in the community in helping them kick off their own food business, providing commercial kitchen space, marketing help and more.


Startup Grind Utah

An event series that connects local entrepreneurs to each other through storytelling, lectures and Q&A sessions.


Suazo Business Center

The Suazo Business Center provides resources Hispanic/Latino and other underserved communities. It is committed to helping them build their foundations, grow, and create lifestyles around their passions.


ThinkAtomic

ThinkAtomic provides selected startups with computers, individual SWOT analyses, legal, engineering help and more.

  • Website: thinkatomic.com
  • Location: 2302 South Presidents Drive, Lincoln Building, West Valley City, UT 84120
  • Cost: Varies

Utah Small Business Development Centers

Run with the Governor’s Office for Economic Development, this SBDV hosts events and training for startups that are just taking off and full-blown small businesses.


Utah Technology Council

A professional association of life science, clean- and high-tech companies that wants to grow Utah’s tech workforce. The group offers funding, counseling and contacts with industry leaders.

  • Website: utahtech.org
  • Location: Across the state of Utah
  • Cost: N/A

VentureCapital.org

Need help raising capital from investors, developing a winning pitch deck, connecting with investors and like-minded entrepreneurs, and joining a network of mentors who can guide you from startup concept to raising millions in capital? VentureCapital.Org has four main programs that serve college students, women entrepreneurs, veteran entrepreneurs, and those seeking in-depth mentorship and education to scale their startups.


Wildcat MicroFund

The Wildcat MicroFund offers free grants for entrepreneurs in the community and university. Applicants must reside in Weber, Davis, Box Elder, or Morgan County. The goal of the fund is to help cultivate business ideas, launch new businesses, and to enliven and engage the entrepreneurial/innovative communities of our area.


Women’s Business Center

A partnership between the Salt Lake Chamber and the Salt Lake Business Administration, the WBC is a nonprofit organization that provides mentorship and training in everything from business plans to registering your business in Utah.

  • Website: wbcutah.com
  • Location: 175 E. University Blvd. (400 S), #600, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • Cost: Free!

World Trade Center Utah

From help in navigating foreign exports and sales to grants for your startup, the WTC Utah has it all for startups looking into international markets.

  • Website: wtcutah.com
  • Location: 60 East South Temple, STE 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • Cost: Free!

Zions Bank Resource Center

Need help formatting a business plan, calculating financial and accounting ratios, or tailored business advice? Look no further than the Zion’s Bank Resource Center.

  • Website: brc.zionsbank.com
  • Location: Varies. Refer to the website for contact information.
  • Cost: Free!