Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 03, 2012
StartUp Utah, an initiative to build and support startup communities throughout Utah, will launch its first event on October 8 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event will be held at Salt Lake Community College, Miller Campus, in the Free Enterprise Center Auditorium at 9750 South 300 West, in Sandy.
National speaker Brad Feld will provide the keynote address to discuss the value of startup communities, and will share insights from his latest book, "Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City". Feld is a Managing Director at the Foundry Group, a venture capital firm, is the co-founder of TechStars, a mentor-driven accelerator, and is author of several books and blogs. A book signing will follow the event, and a select number of ticket holders will receive a copy of Feld’s new book.
StartUp Utah is an entrepreneurial community and regional initiative to increase the breadth and depth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem across the state of Utah. The mission of the initiative is to multiply connections, improve access to entrepreneurial education, and build a more giving and supportive entrepreneurial community.
To register for the event, or to learn more about the initiative visit http://www.startuputah.com or call Jackie Jolly at 801-957-5284. The launch is free and open to the public, however space is limited. Participants must present an admission ticket to enter.
StartUp Utah is hosted by the Miller Business Innovation Center (MBIC) at Salt Lake Community College. The MBIC is an accelerator program for innovative enterprises seeking high growth and is the largest publicly funded business incubator in Utah. The MBIC attracts a broad scope of entrepreneurs in industry sectors such as; publishing, franchising, software development, clean energy, medical devices and more. For more information visit: http://www.mbrcslcc.com/mbic or call 801-957-5200.
About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 62,000 students each year, the College is the largest supplier of workforce development programs in the State of Utah. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.