Find a starter home for your tech startup

Monday, December 14, 2015

Need a place to start your tech startup? There are at least three places with uber-cool names you can try, right here in the Utah Valley.


In Provo, there’s Camp 4, a high-tech co-working space named after Camp 4 in Yosemite National Park. According to Camp 4’s Facebook page, Camp 4 in Yosemite was the place “where the world's best climbers would gather to innovate and work together to overcome climbing obstacles.” The Camp 4 startup incubator is the result of a collaboration between the City of Provo, Utah County, BoomStartup, BYU's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, The Startup Group and Innovation Network. It is aptly located in the historic Startup Candy factory (yes, that’s the factory’s real name).


Also in Provo, you’ll find the Provo Startup Dojo, a co-working space for tech companies that offers hackathons, tech events, and other networking opportunities. A sister program to the Provo Startup Dojo is Dojo Dev Camp, a full-time 9-week program that teaches people to code.


While there’s always talk on the national level about not mixing church and state, there’s a nonprofit co-working business incubator that combines both … in its name. Church & State is located in Salt Lake City in, appropriately enough, a former church. Because the organization is free of debt and liabilities, it offers its space to startups on a free-will basis, which means the use of the space is free to qualified entrepreneurs. Church & State also has mentors on hand to provide advice to entrepreneurs.


To find out more, visit the following sites:

Camp 4:

Provo Startup Dojo:

Dojo Dev Camp:

Church & State:


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