About The Accelerator ProgramsWhether you focus on solving our climate crisis or social entrepreneurship, one of our new programs could help your venture get off the ground. Each course includes the base ideation to startup core curriculum then intensive courses in chosen specialization. The courses will be available online and in person. Mentors will help guide you through the process.
Impact Hub Salt Lake +
Applications Due: Feb 1st
Acceptance and Deposit: Feb 15th
Accelerator March 1st - May 31st
SUMNER DOUGLAS | Ideation to StartupAs a serial entrepreneur and VC investor, I have spent my career shifting between launching new ventures and investing in companies. I have been a trusted consultant and advisor for numerous startups, with particular expertise working with cutting-edge tech companies. As the Managing Director & Venture Partner at BoomStartup Seed Accelerator I run all facets of the accelerator, screen roughly 3000 companies per year, teaching lean startup principles, and distill fundraising strategy & pitches. During my time at BoomStartup I joined Vutliti one of our top portfolio companies helping to develop the company’s product, while raising $2.2MM in capital. Previous to BoomStartup I was the Co-Founder and COO of Glassview Media, raised capital, built the sales team, and developed ad campaigns for fortune 500 companies. I also worked for Goldman Sachs executing institutional trades and laying the ground work for some of Goldman’s expansion into Utah. During my undergraduate schooling I was an associate at University Venture Fund, receiving mentorship from some of the top VC minds in Utah.
AMMAR BELAL | Sustainable Fashion Development
HEIDI GRESS | Social ImpactHeidi is the Director of Impact Hub Salt Lake. She has worked extensively with non-profits worldwide for over 10 years, moving through the areas of strategy development, social responsibility programs, content production, press relations, crisis management and training. She currently teaches Business and Marketing at SLCC Fashion Institute.
3 MENTORS WILL BE ASSIGNED TO EACH SPECIALIZATION COURSE
Create a pitch deck, business formation, Attract Interact Transact, building sales funnel, financial modeling, building sales funnel, fundraiser strategy, Investor dating, business model canvas, grand strategy/tracking, fundraising strategies/tracking, user and measurement of engagement metrics, digital marketing strategies and more.