Meet our corporate sponsors!

Without our sponsors, we wouldn’t have a program.  Let’s give you a chance to get to know the businesses behind our Sandy Area Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy.  We’ve had a lot of help this year and, with the prospects for the future, we are excited to grow our efforts.  Our sponsors are featured in each newsletter and we want to make sure we are giving them the recognition they deserve.  As we lead up to our Investor Panel Shark Tank, we are excited to have them along on our journey.   We will be following this post up with our food sponsors from our program this year.  Thank you wholeheartedly to all of those who help keep this program running.

For information on how to become a corporate sponsor, please contact Becky at 801-727-4504.


The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce began with the Young Entrepreneurs Academy in 2014.  Entrepreneurial education became hot topic in the time since then.  Students are taken through an intense and experiential program through which they grow an idea into a business opportunity and then pitch it to investors for actual start-up money.  The following sponsors are companies truly interested in fostering an entrepreneurial mindset.



The Sorenson Legacy Foundation was created to improve the lives of others and the world in which we live. Founded by the late biotechnology pioneer and entrepreneur James LeVoy Sorenson and his wife, education philanthropist Beverley Taylor Sorenson, the foundation provides support for a wide range of endeavors, from community development and education to health care, scientific and artistic pursuits.


Logo 3It is the mission of the IPOP Foundation “to help others learn how to excel by helping them learn how to develop their own talents and abilities.”

The purpose of the IPOP Foundation is “to Promote, Educate, and Perpetuate Entrepreneurship as a pathway to self-reliance, self-confidence, and selfless giving of one’s time and talents in order to impact the world around them for the better.”


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The Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation was formed in 2007 to allow the philanthropic spirit, established by Larry and Gail within their businesses, to continue for generations to come. The foundation looks to support religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes.




At Layton Construction, we live the philosophy of “Constructing with Integrity.” This commitment to excellence symbolizes our philosophy of doing business. It articulates our fundamental values of hard work, thrift, honesty and fairness. It reminds us to extend respect to all people and honor their individuality. It means listening to understand—then fulfilling our commitments made.

Our Integrity is measured by quality, truth, honor and unity.



Nelson Laboratories is a leading provider of microbiology testing and consulting services for MedTech companies. With a strong belief that every test matters, we go beyond exceptional quality and rigorous testing standers to provide solutions that improve patient outcomes and minimize client risk. We know the products we test are as important as the patients they represent. It’s why we set such high standards, ensure accuracy, and work directly with clients to help solve complex issues. It’s a comprehensive, detail-focused process we call “The Science of Success™.”


logo 4Zions First National Bank was founded in Salt Lake City in 1873 and continues its legacy of strength and stability as one of the oldest financial institutions in the Intermountain West. To bring value to individuals, small-to middle-market businesses, nonprofits, corporations and institutions, Zions Bank provides a wide range of traditional banking and innovative technology services.  WE WANT TO BE actively engaged in important community issues and to help provide creative solutions to community needs.



BD MedicalBD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and health care worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures and support the management of diabetes.



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In 1999, twin brothers, Lee & Dee Bangerter, founded the Rocky Mountain Care Foundation as the fundraising arm for Rocky Mountain Care. In June of 2006, the Foundation received its own 501(c)(3) status, enabling us to better assist underprivileged individuals served within the community and to build off the great work begun by the parent company.


logo 8Instructure makes software that makes smarter people. It all started with Canvas in 2011 and the goal to make teaching and learning a lot easier. Today, more than 2,000 universities, school districts and institutions around the world use (and love) our products. We’re out to make the world smarter with better software because we hate mediocre technology as much as you do. Probably more. OK, yeah, we hate it more.


tmp_11421_10-20-2016_94603_Our mission is to provide personal financial services of a superior quality to the members/owners; our chief concern being their financial well-being. We will seek our growth both from new members and by serving the financial needs of present members in a more complete manner.  We will not sacrifice quality of present services to seek growth.  Among financial institutions, this credit union is a unique organization with deep and abiding human values.  Our goal is to maintain those qualities.




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Salt Lake Community College will be a model for inclusive and transformative education, strengthening the communities we serve through the success of our students.  We live our values through dedicated, collective effort. Our values ground our future endeavors and help us realize our mission of being an open-access, comprehensive community college committed to the transfer education and workforce needs of our students.


GTI-logoThe mission of the Granite Technical Institute is to support students in finding personal purpose, potential and a pathway to their future. This is accomplished by helping students achieve in their program and to move seamlessly to further training and employment. Efforts are being made to directly align critical academic subjects with career and technical education courses, thus promoting real-world application to academic theory in such areas as mathematics, science and English.



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As a not-for-profit, we are committed to local economic development that has global impact. At Salt Mine, we are gathering a generous and passionate group of people that can help you achieve your individual business goals. Together, we can pay it forward by making investments of coaching and resources for local entrepreneurs and start ups in the developing world.





Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an ongoing American success story. Our guiding principles, and humble beginning, revolve around personal honesty and integrity. We believe in strengthening our communities one neighborhood at a time, serving our customers as if they were our family, and rewarding hard work. These things are as true today as they were when we were founded in 1957.




ABC 4 Utah (KTVX) is the ABC television affiliate serving the Salt Lake City television market. ABC 4 Utah is the home to all of your favorite ABC programming as well as more local programming than any other station in Salt Lake City. ABC4 News and Good Things Utah are just a couple of the programs ABC4 Utah airs every week in high definition.

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