Want to stay local? Thinking of starting on your own but aren't sure?
With the recent announcement of job losses in Salt Lake City, UDEN is holding a special meeting to help you understand what is involved with a startup digital business in the state:
What is involved with a startup?
What should you expect? First 30/60/90 days, 1st year
What do you HAVE to do? Legal, financial etc
Options for office space - work from home, incubator or rent somewhere?
We have pulled together a panel of local experts (see below) that have all done this, for a fun and informative session complete with real-world "war stories" and an emphasis on answering the questions YOU have.
COME EARLY! At 5.15pm there will be a tour of the Holodeck incubator before the meeting starts
SPECIAL OFFERS! We're working on discounts for startups that result from this event!
NETWORKING! Stick around after the panel for conversations with the panelists, other experts in attendance and - who knows? Perhaps other like-minded people who want to form a start-up!
MEET THE PANEL!
Co-founder, CEO, WildWorks
One of the best-known local "indie" developers is WildWorks, who came to life as a startup called 'SmartBomb' in 2003. Clark helped navigate fund-raising and the careful growth of WildWorks to around 125 developers including a studio in Europe.
Attorney, Shumway Van
Stephen's legal practice focuses on entrepreneurship, venture capital, and general business law. He is a director of StartSLC, Utah’s largest startup festival, and an organizer of 1 Million Cups in Salt Lake City. Stephen also contributes to Beehive Startups, where he writes about venture finance and other legal and business issues.
Founder, President, Wahoo Studios
Wahoo celebrate 15 years in business this year. They have run the gamut of almost every type of platform and business model, published their own IP as well as undertaken contractual work for the big guys. It hasn't been easy, with ups and down, as Steve told us at one of our earlier UDEN meetings.
John Briggs, CPA
Founder, CEO, Incite Tax
Having created a startup business himself, John works with many small businesses acting as their "outsourced CFO", a cash-efficient service providing advice and education on financial operations, accounting and taxes.
VP Operations, Homie; Owner, Holodeck
Together with his brother John, Dan started Holodeck, a downtown SLC coworking space which they merged with DeskHub a little over a year later. He also oversees operations for Homie, a Utah startup in the housing market that allows buyers and sellers to work directly together, saving commissions.
Co-founder Utah Games Guild; Founder, Kickbomb Entertainment
An outspoken indie game developer and active contributor to growing the game dev community in Utah, Josh has been instrumental in promoting the work of small local developers at various conventions as well as helping young students get excited about the industry.
SVP, TapStar Interactive
A seasoned game developer, Jeff has started "indie" studios as well as managed multi-million dollar franchises for major publishers. Currently focused on all things digital, including freemium and free-to-play business models, as a senior industry consultant, board member and executive leader within multiple organizations. Jeff was recently featured by SyFy Games, as part of their "ICON" Feature, for overall career impact and ongoing contributions to the industry as a whole.
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