Earlier this year, StartSLC presented the first-ever Utah startup awards. Among the winners was Impact Hub supporter Robb Kunz. Robb started his career as a software developer, building foreign exchange arbitrage systems for some of the largest banks in the world. He is currently the CEO and founder of BoomStartup, the most renowned, if not the largest, accelerator in Utah.
As the BoomStartup site explains, “The purpose of BoomStartup is to help great tech ideas find an optimal business model, create a minimal viable product that is revenue-ready, execute into revenue generation, and then make connections to customers and investors. The goal is that the companies at the end of the summer program will warrant investment from angel investors, venture capitalists, and banks. BoomStartup’s mentors have included founders and key individuals from companies including Omniture, Cisco, Skull Candy, Altiris, and many more.”
Robb has recently signed to have BoomStartup move into the new Impact Hub office and is installing a massive satellite dish on the roof so he can communicate with space stations. Apparently a global impact is not enough for Robb – he is the first civilian to make two-way radio contact with Astronauts aboard the international space station.