NorthFront Events Archive
The NorthFront Entrepreneur Alliance hosts excellent events every other month. The purpose is to bring entrepreneurs in Northern Utah together to learn, network, share ideas, find needed resources, and to recognize accomplishments among the group.
SEP 2013 -Topic:CrowdPitch Event. Finalists from the Consumer Products "Concept to Company" Contest pitched their ideas to the crowd. See winners.
AUG 2013 -Topic: Fortune 500 Trainer & Bestselling Author, Joe Knight, taught "The Finance Numbers Entrepreneurs Really Need to Know" & "Project Management for Profit".
JULY 2013 -Topic: NorthFront LaunchUp Event
MAY 2013 -Topic: NorthFront LaunchUp Event
MAR 2013 -Topic: NorthFront LaunchUp Event
FEB 2013 - Topic: Investor & Mentor Rob Kunz taught all about the "Lean Startup" Business Model & how to apply it.
JAN 2013 -Topic: NorthFront LaunchUp Event
DEC 2012 - Topic: This was the 4th annual Northfront "Entrepreneur Excellence" Awards Banquet. This premier event recognized outstanding entrepreneurs from the Northern Wasatch Front area. Entrepreneurs also shared key advice they have learned along their way.
SEP 2012 - Topic: NorthFront LaunchUp Event
AUGUST 2012 - Topic: How to Raise Money With Kickstarter. SEE VIDEO.
JUNE 2012 - Topic: Entrepreneur CrowdPitch event presented by Grow Utah Ventures. Three of Utah's hottest consumer product startups pitched in front of a live audience.
APRIL 2012 - Topic: Rick Alden, founder and Chairman of Skullcandy, shared his advice on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Q&A followed. SEE VIDEO
FEBRUARY 2012 - Topic: Entrepreneurship can be very emotional and building a successful team is one of the crucial and most challenging parts of building a successful startup. Nicole Toomey Davis, a serial entrepreneur, spoke candidly about the personal challenges of running a startup and provided nine Key Steps to fully understand your founding team and ways to strengthen the team to maximize your chances of success.
DECEMBER 2011 - Topic: This was the third annual Northfront "Entrepreneur Excellence" Awards Banquet. This premier event recognized outstanding entrepreneurs from the Northern Wasatch Front area. Entrepreneurs also shared key advice they have learned along their way.
OCTOBER 2011 - Topic: All About Funding! Six experts taught about SBA Loans, County/City Loans, Angel Capital, Debt Financing, Family Loans, Small Business Loans and more. The presentations ran the gamut on funding and which is best for each stage of entrepreneurism.
AUGUST 2011 - Topic: How to Build Customer Inventory Through Customer Service. Steve Cloward gave an excellent presentation on customer service and retention. An expert panel, including Bob Harmon (Harmons Grocers) and Alan Martin (Campus Book Rentals) also weighed in with great advice. Click below to download the slides only or watch the entire presentation.
JUNE 2011 - Topic: Entrepreneur Crowdpitch Event presented by Lendio and hosted by the Northfront Alliance. Networking & lunch was followed by "pitches" from emerging companies to the audience and a panel of experts. Participants had just 4 minutes to wow the crowd followed by audience Q&A and panel feedback. Event Recap
MAY 2011 - Topic: Are Patents Worth the Trouble? IP expert Bryan Massey (Kunzler IP) taught all about the patent process and whether or not getting a patent is worth the trouble. He also explained the new changes coming to the patent process and how it will affect entrepreneurs. Click below to download the slides only or watch the entire presentation. Event Recap
APRIL 2011 - Topic: Investor & Mentor Rob Kunz taught all about the "Lean Startup" Business Model & how to apply it. Event Recap
FEBRUARY 2011 - Topic: The Funding Universe "Crowdpitch" was a high-energy event with "pitches" from emerging companies. Participants had just 4 minutes to wow the crowd followed by audience Q&A and panel feedback. The crowd invested "fun" money and the winners were awarded prizes. - See the Winners & Event Recap Here!
DECEMBER 2010 - Topic: Annual Awards Lunch Banquet honoring outstanding entrepreneurs in the area. Recipient entrepreneurs shared key advice they have learned along the way. - Download Presentation Slides and See the Winners!
OCTOBER 2010 - Topic: Branding expert Mike Brian (Penna Powers Brian & Haynes) discussed how to create and implement a successful company & product brands. It was a phenomenal presentation with invaluable insight - Download Presentation Slides
AUGUST 2010 - Topic: Social Networking experts Steve Spencer (Twelve Horses) and Kevin Kirkland (GroSocial) taught entrepreneurs about how to successfully advertise through social media. - Event Recap
JUNE 2010 - Topic: Experts from SEO.com & Fusion-IO taught entrepreneurs about generating more sales through better lead generation and web optimization.
MARCH 2010 - Topic: Legal experts taught entrepreneurs about the legal pitfalls they must avoid & how to avoid them. - Event Recap
OCTOBER 2009- Topic: Government & private entities presented non-traditional funding sources available and how to obtain them. - Event Recap
AUGUST 2009 - Topic: Joe Knight, author of Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs, discussed how to understand the numbers that lead to effectively run businesses - Event Recap
JUNE 2009- Topic: The authors of Bootstrap Business spoke about what it takes to start a business - Event Recap
FEBRUARY 2009- This was the Alliance's Inaugural Event. The topic was on raising angel investment & how to approach angel investors - Event Recap