ST. GEORGE – A coalition of successful business owners, city officials, educators and resource providers are joining forces to create Outlier Labs, a network of mentors, resources and a co-working space. A Launch Party for the space will be held Nov. 1, at noon, at the Business Resource Center in St. George. The public, especially aspiring entrepreneurs, are invited to attend the party which will include a light lunch and tour of the space.
“The goal of Outlier Labs is to help nurture home-grown entrepreneurs as well as attract outside talent into the area,” said Ever Gonzalez, owner of Capital Fright Management and one of the principals in the organization. “We will help create opportunities for entrepreneurs to network, share ideas and spotlight new startups that are trying to attract attention from the business and investor community.”
Outlier Labs also intends to act as a connector for local entrepreneurs where they can tap into resources from other organizations such as the City of St. George, the Business Resource Center, Dixie State University, Corporate Alliance and many more.
Outlier Labs will initially be located on the ground floor of the BRC located in the University Plaza. It will contain co-working space with high speed internet, conference rooms and classrooms. Technical assistance and business counseling will be available from the onsite BRC partners. The space will be open 24/7.
“We think the Labs will quickly grow out of that space and be expanding to another location,” Gonzalez said.
Each month, Outlier Labs will be hosting a startup/entrepreneurial workshop where entrepreneurs will be able to network and hear from successful business owners from St George, Salt Lake, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and many other locations.
The Outlier Labs is the next step in growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem of southern Utah, Executive Director of the BRC Jill Elliss said. “We believe the synergy and collaboration happening in the Labs will draw out and energize people with good ideas,” she said. The ultimate goal of the organization is job creation and economic development.
“Our goal is to create a coalition of entrepreneurs, startups, business owners, city officials, educators, and investors dedicated on giving back to the community through job creation, training, and education,” Gonzalez said.
About Outlier Labs Outlier Labs
Outlier Labs is a coalition of successful entrepreneurs and business owners seeking to build a strong and healthy startup/entrepreneurial community in southern Utah by providing a strong network of mentors and resources.
Event details and contact information
- When: Friday, Nov. 1, at noon
- Where: The Business Resource Center of University Plaza, Building C, 1071 E. 100 S., St. George.
- Contact: Ever Gonzalez – [email protected] or Jared Goodspeed – [email protected]
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