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PIVOT Center is here to support you, wherever you are on your entrepreneurial journey. We can provide entrepreneurs with access to top innovation, in a breadth of technologies. And let us introduce you to the poignant history of the U of spinning out successful, venture-back companies.

ENTREPRENEURS

  • We’ve helped launch and support hundreds of companies from U technologies.

    PIVOT Center strives to create a partnership with you that provides value, such as resources like great programs, access to follow-on funding and introductions to investors, and the opportunity to become an Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

  • With hundreds of researchers working on a broad range of research topics, the U has a large portfolio of available technologies that could be just the thing your company needs to make the next big leap. You can peruse our list or sit down with us to talk more about your areas of interest and potential solutions among our available and upcoming technologies. 

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  • PIVOT Center manages investments in companies spun out of the U through its 1850 Fund. The Fund seeks to invest in promising U of U companies from pre-seed through later rounds of investment, with a preference for investing at startup and alongside top-tier investors in subsequent rounds. The 1850 Fund does not lead investments, but seeks to syndicate with experienced investors. The amounts of investment will vary based on industry and the stage of each potential investment opportunity.

    To learn more about the fund, please contact investments@pivotcenter.utah.edu.
  • Sign up to explore the numerous resources PIVOT Center can connect you with, such as the Innovation Speaker series, Base Camp Resource Library and Training Series, and networking events. Sign up to receive the latest info on resources, events and news and stories on innovation and entrepreneurial successes! Check out startup resources in Salt Lake City, brought to you by the Lassonde Institute, the hub for student entrepreneurs and innovators at the University of Utah.
  • There is a range of resources to support innovation and entrepreneurship at the U’s accelerators and incubator. From life science incubator space to industry-specific accelerators, we strive to support innovative ideas along their lifecycle from the bench to the broader world. If you’re looking to develop an idea or want to connect with the opportunities being created throughout this ecosystem, contact us.

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  • Since its creation in the late 1960s, Research Park at the University of Utah has been home to some of the world’s leading innovative companies, and served as an incubator for countless others. With 48 companies and 81 University departments located next door to the U’s main campus, Research Park is THE hub for innovation in the state of Utah. To learn more about Research Park’s strategic vision click here.

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  • Sometimes having a trusted advisor in a hectic entrepreneurial world can provide the trusted guidance an inventor needs. It is important to have a relationship with experienced mentors from the beginning. PIVOT Center curates a list of individuals with experience across a variety of industries and stages of corporate development. We provide introductions that last a meeting or a lifetime.

  • PIVOT Center’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence consists of entrepreneurs that are actively looking to partner with inventors and their startups by guiding business decisions and leading the company towards success. These EIRs often launch or assume leadership in a startup - their roles span from founding and C-suite to board and mentoring engagements. PIVOT Creates a customized engagement plan for each EIR based on time, sector, stage, compensatory, and other individualized preferences. Throughout the process, EIRs develop a deep understanding of the U’s research strengths and portfolio companies. PIVOT has successfully matched more than a dozen EIRs with high-potential technologies and startup opportunities.

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  • PIVOT Center’s StartUp 360™ is a comprehensive program to connect University of Utah spinout companies with the resources they need to be successful. And for whatever stage a company is celebrating: conception, creation, growth or acquisition.

    Learn more

  • Regardless of what you are looking for, or what stage you are in your entrepreneurial journey, PIVOT Center is your go-to source to connect you with the U’s innovation ecosystem. Or if you would like to speak to someone, please call us at 801.581.7792

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  • We’ve helped launch and support hundreds of companies from U technologies.

    PIVOT Center strives to create a partnership with you that provides value, such as resources like great programs, access to follow-on funding and introductions to investors, and the opportunity to become an Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

  • With hundreds of researchers working on a broad range of research topics, the U has a large portfolio of available technologies that could be just the thing your company needs to make the next big leap. You can peruse our list or sit down with us to talk more about your areas of interest and potential solutions among our available and upcoming technologies. 

    Learn more

  • PIVOT Center manages investments in companies spun out of the U through its University of Utah Innovation Fund. The Fund seeks to invest in promising U of U companies from pre-seed through later rounds of investment, with a preference for investing at startup and alongside top-tier investors in subsequent rounds. The Innovation Fund does not lead investments, but seeks to syndicate with experienced investors. The amounts of investment will vary based on industry and the stage of each potential investment opportunity.

    For U of U spinouts to learn more about the fund or to submit a proposal for investment, please contact investments@pivot.utah.edu.

  • Sign up to explore the numerous resources PIVOT Center can connect you with, such as the Innovation Speaker series, Base Camp Resource Library and Training Series, and networking events. Sign up to receive the latest info on resources, events and news and stories on innovation and entrepreneurial successes!

  • There is a range of resources to support innovation and entrepreneurship at the U’s accelerators and incubator. From life science incubator space to industry-specific accelerators, we strive to support innovative ideas along their lifecycle from the bench to the broader world. If you’re looking to develop an idea or want to connect with the opportunities being created throughout this ecosystem, contact us.

    Learn more

  • Since its creation in the late 1960s, Research Park at the University of Utah has been home to some of the world’s leading innovative companies, and served as an incubator for countless others. With 48 companies and 81 University departments located next door to the U’s main campus, Research Park is THE hub for innovation in the state of Utah. To learn more about Research Park’s strategic vision click here.

    Learn more

  • Sometimes having a trusted advisor in a hectic entrepreneurial world can provide the calming guidance an entrepreneur needs. It is important to have a relationship with experienced mentors from the beginning. PIVOT Center curates a list of individuals with experience across a variety of industries and stages of corporate development. We provide introductions that last a meeting or a lifetime.

  • PIVOT Center’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence consists of EIRs that are actively looking to partner with inventors and their startups by guiding business decisions and leading the company towards success. These EIRs launch or assume leadership in a startup - their roles span from founding and C-suite to board and consultative engagements. PIVOT’s new business teams create a customized engagement plan for each EIR based on time, sector, stage, compensatory, and other individualized preferences. Throughout the process, EIRs develop a deep understanding of the U’s research strengths and portfolio companies. PIVOT has successfully matched more than a dozen EIRs with high-potential technologies and startup opportunities.

    Learn more

  • PIVOT Center’s StartUp 360™ is a comprehensive program to connect University of Utah (U) spinout companies with the resources they need to be successful. And for whatever stage a company is celebrating: conception, creation, growth or acquisition.

    Learn more

  • Regardless of what you are looking for, or what stage you are in your entrepreneurial journey, PIVOT Center is your go-to source to connect you with the U’s innovation ecosystem.

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