The businesses that USTAR Technology Outreach and Innovation Program centers work with share, at a minimum, certain characteristics:
You need to have an invention that is patented or patentable
One way to gain a competitive advantage over possible competitors in the market is to have a proprietary technology or intellectual property. In order for USTAR to engage with you, your product/service needs to be patentable.
Your product needs to have the potential to exploit national and/or international markets and create high-wage jobs within Utah
USTAR’s mission is to provide entrepreneurial support to your business or business idea if it can generate high-paying jobs within the state of Utah
Your business needs to be located within the Northern Utah region
Our outreach center can provide support for businesses located within Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, Rich and Weber counties. If your business does not fall within this region, please click here to find a USTAR outreach center near you. We do not work with out-of-state businesses.
Your business needs to have the potential to be a multi-million dollar enterprise
USTAR will work with start-ups trying to grow from $0 in revenue to $5 million, as well as established concerns trying to grow from $10 million to $50 million or more. The larger your potential market and market share are, the higher the likelihood we can help you.
The USTAR Project Pipeline
USTAR weighs the four criteria above to determine our highest priority projects. If your organization meets these criteria, we would like to talk with you further to determine your needs and goals. Please e-mail us and indicate briefly your interest and some background on your business. A USTAR team member will contact you to discuss next steps.
Because our resources are limited, we are only able to work with the most promising opportunities. Click here to view locations for numerous organizations that provide support to start-up companies, have incubators or provide funding. For example, your business may be a good fit to work with the Small Business Development Center at WSU.