NorthFront Entrepreneur Alliance

Resources for Northern Utah Startups

NorthfrontThe NorthFront Entrepreneur Alliance was created in 2008 under the direction of SEED Weber/Davis/Morgan & Grow Utah. It’s purpose is to bring entrepreneurs in Northern Utah together to learn, network, share ideas, find needed resources, and to recognize accomplishments among the group. The Alliance primarily targets entrepreneurs from Davis, Weber, Morgan, & Box Elder Counties but is open to all Utah entrepreneurs.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, there is no fee to join the alliance.  Simply subscribe to our email list (no spam, we promise) and we’ll notify you of our awesome events such as our regular startup training events and co-hosted events like LaunchUp & the Startup Conversation Series.

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Startup Resources

Free Mentoring

Apply to get in front of valuable mentors and seasoned veterans.

WSU SBDC Startup Training

Get free/reduced cost training utilizing Gallup StrengthFinder, Myers-Briggs, DiSC program, Franklin Covey Essentials and more from WSU SBDC.

Utah Startup Connectory

A list of all the entrepreneur groups you can connect with in the area.

NorthFront BRC

Check out the NorthFront Business Resource Center for early-stage assistance.

Funding Resources

Check out this list of Utah funding resources!


NorthFront Awards $10K Cash to Outdoor Rec Winners

OGDEN, UT, June 22, 2016 – Vista Outdoor and Grow Utah just awarded Utah entrepreneurs $40,000 in cash and services to get their outdoor recreation innovations off the ground. Now in its eighth year, the annual contest was held to find, recognize, and support Utah... read more

NorthFront Sponsors 2016 Outdoor Rec Contest

KAYSVILLE, Utah May 5, 2016 – Grow Utah, a non-profit committed to fostering Utah entrepreneurship, has kicked off its annual outdoor products Concept to Company innovation contest for 2016. The contest will award top Utah outdoor product/service innovators with $40k... read more

NorthFront Entrepreneur Awards Banquet 2016

Kaysville, UT, Feb 03, 2016 – When it comes to starting a business in Utah, many people think that there is Utah Valley and everything else. In fact, many people think that anything north of Salt Lake is pretty much in Idaho. Of course, there have been many successful... read more

Board Members

Doug Larsen

Doug Larsen

Board Chair

Doug is Chairman of the NorthFront Alliance.  Full-time, he serves as the Executive Director of Weber County Economic Development.

Sam Gardiner

Sam Gardiner

Board Member

Sam is a NorthFront Board Member.  Full-time, he works as an attorney at Dorsey & Whitney specializing in M&A, Corporate, & Securities Law.

T. Craig Bott

T. Craig Bott

Board Member

T. Craig Bott is a board member of NorthFront and President & CEO of Grow Utah, a non-profit entity that fosters entrepreneurship in Utah.

Bret Millburn

Bret Millburn

Board Member

Bret is a NorthFront Board Member.  He serves full-time as a Davis County Commissioner.

Justin Bott

Justin Bott

Board Secretary

Justin is the board secretary.  Full-time, he is the COO of Grow Utah, a non-profit that helps foster entrepreneur activity in Utah.