Skip to content

Posts tagged ‘june’

Become an Entrepreneur: Join the 2015 Startup Incubator

Startup Incubator Poster

HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: Complete The Application.
Step 2:  Fill out a MOKR document, and email it to:  sustainablestartups@gmail.com 
What is a MOKR document you ask?  Get directions and see an example.

The next cohort starts June 2015

THE WHAT

  • 12 week cohort style program. Through weekly morning meetings, participants learn the Lean Startup framework and receive mentorship from their peers.
  • Program utilizes Steven Blank’s “How to Build a Startup” course.
  • Participants learn the MOKR and Management Report structure based on Quatere’s Foundry program. This reporting and management system increases efficiency, effectiveness and accountability.
  • Participants learn to incorporate triple bottom-line values into their business models, and build startups that have real, lasting impact on their communities.

THE WHO

  • Anyone from any background is welcome to apply. You don’t need a business degree, loads of experience, or fancy software skills to be a great entrepreneur. All you need is an idea, coachability, drive and a willingness to get out of your element and ask the right questions.
  • For-profit, non-profit and hybrid concepts are all welcome to apply. We give no preference to industry, take no equity and give no funding. Our incubator is about supporting and educating driven people wanting to change the world through entrepreneurship.
  • Our incubator focuses on proving concepts and validating business models. Participants are welcome to work on multiple concepts simultaneously and iterate as they learn throughout the program.

THE WHY

  • Salt Lake needs more entrepreneurs working to solve substantive community problems. Create the change you want to see.
  • Learn the lean startup framework, and prove your concept with minimal resources and budget.
  • Become more effective in your work, learn how to prioritize and get things done.
  • Entrepreneurship can be lonely. Join a network of fellow entrepreneurs, get support, and become more accountable to yourself and others.

Green Guide to the Utah Arts Festival

It’s that time of year again! The 2013 Utah Arts Festival kicks off today, Thursday, June 20th and runs through Sunday, June 24th.

artsfestivallogo

We love this annual gathering in the heart of Salt Lake City that celebrates art in its many forms – from paintings to pottery, music to performance art, delicious food and drink and much much more!

The Utah Arts Festival places a priority on reducing its impact on the environment, with their eARTh Team spearheading this effort.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Last year the Festival recycled more than 18 tons of plastic and cardboard and 2 tons of glass! When you visit the Festival this weekend, be sure to look for the Waste Wise Stations located throughout the venue and dispose of your waste accordingly.

Getting There

We recommend leaving your car at home, or at the very least carpooling, to this wonderful event. Skip the traffic altogether with our favorite air-friendly options:

Public Transit: Use the Library Station on the TRAX Red Line or the Courthouse Station on the Blue and Green TRAX lines. The 2, 205 and 228 also access Library Square.

Bike: Ride your bike to the Festival and enjoy free bike valet parking and $2 off admission! The bike valet is located on 400 South next to the City-County Building, mid-block between State Street and 200 East. During the 2012 Festival, over 1,566 bikes were parked at the valet lot. That’s a lot of cars that stayed home!

Powering the Festival

This year Rocky Mountain Power and its Blue Sky customers will help “green” the Utah Arts Festival even more by supporting renewable energy equal to the energy used to power the event. Support from Blue Sky customers is making it possible for the Festival to avoid 87,398 pounds of CO2 emissions. That’s like planting 1,027 trees or taking seven cars off the road for a whole year.

Other Green Tidbits

  • The Festival sends vegetable oil used at their food booths to a local business that converts it into bio-diesel.
  • Compostable food waste is also captured from food booths, diverting 700 pounds from the landfill last year alone.
  • Electric plug ins on Washington Square make gas generators a thing of the past.

Stop by to say “hello!”

SLCgreen will be at the Arts Festival, so keep an eye out for our booth and be sure to stop by. We will have a wide variety of helpful information about all things green in SLC!