Public/Private Partnership to Launch Coworking Space in Southern Utah
St George, Utah 10/15/2013
Acoalition 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
November 1st at noon at the Business Resource Center (BRC), University Plaza,
Building C at 1071 E. 100 S. in St. George. The party will include a light lunch and
tour of the space. The public, especially aspiring entrepreneurs, are invited.
Ever Gonzalez, owner of Capital Fright Management and one of the principals in
the organization, said the goal of Outlier Labs is to help nurture home-grown
entrepreneurs as well as attract outside talent into the area. “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,” he said.
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 (BRC), Dixie State University, Corporate Alliance, and
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, SLC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and many
Jill Elliss, Executive Director of the BRC, said the Outlier Labs is the next step in
growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem of southern Utah. “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.
For more information on Outlier Labs, contact:
Ever Gonzalez at email@example.com
Jared Goodspeed firstname.lastname@example.org