Westminster Entrepreneurs


The Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business is proud of the success students have in building entrepreneurial companies that contribute to economic development and prosperity.

Startup

Pre-revenue

Contact

eric@achivaenergy.com

www.facebook.com/achivanativeenergy

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Eric Bergstrom
  • Tim Lawlor
  • John Maw
Overview
  • Launched in 2011
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $0–$25,000
  • Number of Employees other than Owners: 1
  • Industry: Health and Fitness

Our mission is provide community, inspiration, and innovation to help our tribe achieve their goals. We provide community though various free events held throughout the year. We provide inspiration by publishing stories of others that have achieved their goals, and we provide innovation through the products we sell. All of our products are made from ten or fewer healthy ingredients and are designed to help make a healthy lifestyle easy.

Future Growth Plans

Focus on sales so that we can grow and leverage our infrastructure.

Major Accomplishments

We have the infrastructure in place to develop, manufacture, and package all of our own products at a local facility. In addition, we have systems in place that will allow us to scale in a controlled way.

Contact

jknott@breathadvisor.com

www.breathadvisor.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Jason Knott ('10)
  • Sebastian Hooker ('14)
  • Justin Donohoo
Overview
  • Launched in 2012
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $25,001–$50,000
  • Number of Employees other than Owners: 1
  • Industry: Consumer Products and Services

Despite the severe consequences of driving under the influence, DUI's still occur far too often. One of the biggest reasons for this is the fact that patrons simply do not know when they are too intoxicated to drive. Everyone processes alcohol differently, and there are no universal standards to predict someone's blood alcohol content. BreathAdvisor™ eliminates the unknown factor and provides an accurate measurement, every time. BreathAdvisor™ has created a cutting-edge touchscreen kiosk housing law enforcement grade fuel cell breathalyzers to provide a blood alcohol content reading accurate to +/- 0.005. The kiosks even have the ability to connect with local transportation companies to provide patrons a fast and easy way to get a ride home. Our company installs and maintains kiosks at no charge to venue owners. Once the kiosk is installed, any patron can get an accurate, anonymous breathalyzer reading of their current blood alcohol content for a small fee. We also offer interactive advertising services to companies wishing to show their support for responsible drinking. BreathAdvisor™ strives to reduce DUI related incidents by providing customers with an anonymous, accurate B.A.C. reading and, if necessary, a safe option to get home.

Future Growth Plans

We have begun production of our first 10 kiosks and plan to implement them around Salt Lake City, Utah in early November 2012. We plan to begin our national expansion phase early next year.

Major Accomplishments

Finalized the first kiosk in July, 2012. We have been endorsed by a publicly traded company (LifeLoc Technologies, Colorado). We were featured on CityWeekly and various kiosk news sites.

Contact

kovac1066@gmail.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Jacob Kovac ('12)
Overview
  • Launched in 2013
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: Pre-revenue
  • Industry: Software

Chaos Buffalo Games is a video game development studio with a focus on creating cross-platform multitouch games and tools for game development. We believe there is a growing accessibility issue in the market for game development tools resulting from recent trends in hardware and the growth of new operating systems. Most game development tools currently run only on Windows or OSX with plans only to allow their developers to target Android and iOS devices for their finished products. With emerging markets and younger generations preferring tablet and smartphones to the traditional setup, it is imperative to create tools that allow potential artists and developers to take advice of the power of these devices. Our mission is to “give our customers the power to develop and share games for any platform, on any platform.” The custom, open-source technology stack underlying everything we do allows us to quickly and painlessly build software for nearly every combination of hardware, software, and input devices out there. Whether it is a Windows, OSX, Linux, Android, or iOS device using any combination of input types: mouse, keyboard, gamepad, touchscreen, or motion sensors like the Microsoft Kinect. We firmly believe that anyone with a computer should have the power to create and express themselves, regardless of that computer's hardware and OS, and our game engine is the first game engine built from the ground up with development on mobile and desktop platforms in mind.

Future Growth Plans

Chaos Buffalo Games is currently developing the first game to use our in-house engine, 'You're the Captain of a Spaceship', a game about exploration, interstellar trade, and piracy heavily inspired by the Age of Discovery. The game is currently planned for release 3rd quarter 2014, with a paid beta beginning earlier in the year.

Major Accomplishments

Our game engine, began in April of 2013, currently clocks in at over 12,000 lines of code representing around 3 years worth of development time using the COCOMO model.

Contact

bevans@clearintentionsglass.com

www.facebook.com/ClearIntentions.Glass

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Brittany Evans ('14)
Overview
  • Launched in 2013
  • Number of Employees other than owners: 4
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $75,001–$100,000
  • Industry: Manufacturing

At Clear Intentions, we are focused on providing glass recycling and processing services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We take our work to the next level, partnering directly with communities, educating stakeholders and the public to implement successful glass recycling programs. With such an approach, we guarantee some of the finest glass cullet available on the market today.

Future Growth Plans

Glass recycling is locally driven and must be processed locally to be profitable. In 5 years, we plan on having 3–5 facilities throughout the nation helping cities to recycle their glass.

Major Accomplishments

Clear Intentions bought it's first processing line in September, 2013.

Contact

tracy@craniumcafe.com

www.conexed.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Tracy Diven (CEO) ('11)
  • Michael Gorham (CTO)
  • Greg Diven (COO)
Overview
  • Launched in 2012
  • Number of Employees other than owners: 3
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: Pre-Revenue
  • Industry: Software and Education

The Cafe© is an educational technology tool and collaborative learning suite that is used by teachers, tutors, and students. The collaboration suite is an interactive whiteboard with streaming video and audio. The educational software activates the user’s webcam and shared whiteboard for live discussions between students and teachers and/or students to student communication for project and assignment collaborations. Students and teachers access The Cafe© through their school’s Learning Management System (LMS) such as Instructure’s Canvas LMS. Cranium Cafe’s interactive learning whiteboard is more then a learning website, it allows relationship building between teachers and students and peer-to-peer. The Cranium Cafe one-on-one online collaboration tool contributes to increased academic achievements, graduation goals, and academic enrollment.

Future Growth Plans

Cranium Cafe is already positioned to offer The Cafe communications platform and the Cafe Scheduler for private companies. We will install our software into their client management system (CMS) so they can communicate with customers on a global scale. We have also begun to develop this software into a micro enterprise system which will be a knowledge marketplace. The micro enterprise system will allow individuals their own cafe and profile for their virtual storefront. They can set their hourly rate and share their knowledge and receive payment for their one-one-one knowledge sharing.

Major Accomplishments

This is Tracy Diven's third business. The first is Photoge, a photo simulations company that simulates the end construction of cellular tower. The second company is Photoge Designs that specializes in web site development, branding, and print design. For Michael Gorham, this is also his third tech company. And, this is Greg Diven's fourth company. Also, we have built this software with pure sweat equity. We have not taken any funding and we own the company solely.

Contact

philip.hessler@gmail.com

farfromhomemovie.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Philip Hessler ('15)
  • Galen Knowles ('15)
  • Brolin Mawejje ('15)
Overview
  • Launched in 2012
  • Number of Employees other than owners: 10
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: Pre-Revenue
  • Industry: Media and Video Production

Chair 83 Productions was established to create a documentary chronicling the inspirational story of Brolin Mawejje. Coming from humble beginnings in Uganda, Brolin was fortunate enough to find his way to America as a 12 year old. But his initial move to Massachusetts revealed it's own set of adversities. Brolin struggled to find his path in an unfamiliar culture and battled depression, abandonment, and anger. It was not until Brolin found snowboard that the doors of life started to open. Currently a pre-med student at Westminster College, Brolin is well on track to becoming an orthopedic. He also has dreams to become the first Ugandan to snowboard in the Winter Olympics.

Future Growth Plans

As Brolin's story continues to grow so does our project. What started as just an idea has grown into a life changing experience for Brolin and the whole Far From Home team. The past is written but we are in the middle of what could become one of the greatest underdog stories of all time. We will document Brolin's future as it happens, but retrace his journey starting in Uganda to tell his past. As the story unfolds, the project grows bigger and bigger. Brolin's story truly has the power to inspire anyone facing challenges in their own life. The imagery and contrast that this journey contains will reach into the hearts of an audience worldwide and empower anyone to pursue their dreams.

Major Accomplishments

Our biggest milestone thus has far has been the launch party we hosted in the Gore Auditorium on Westminster campus. We pushed the capacity of the auditorium as all seats were filled and people lined the stairs to get a first look at Far From Home. We had a great group of sponsors there including Redbull, Saga, Discrete, JibBrand, and the Utah Film Commission. We could not have asked for a better turnout and this event was a testament to all the progress we made this year.

Contact

caitlin@insideandoutcosmetics.com

www.facebook.com/Inside-Out-Cosmetics

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Caitlin Jolley, President ('13)
  • Caroline King, VP
  • Mark Valentine, VP
Overview
  • Launched in 2012
  • Number of Employees other than owners: 1
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $0–$25,000
  • Industry: Consumer Products and Services

We believe beauty is more than skin deep. That's why we offer a range of USDA certified organic cosmetics in recycled packaging, and donate a portion of every purchase to organizations that serve to empower women. Proving true beauty is on the inside and out.

Future Growth Plans

We currently offer lipsticks and lipglosses through our online retail store. We plan to expand in two ways. First by offering a full line of products including foundation, eye shadow and mascara. Second, we will expand our products availability by selling them through spas, salons, and other makeup retailers.

Major Accomplishments

GreenTitans, 1st place winner, 2011. Opportunity Quest, 1st place winner in two categories, 2012.

Contact

drew@uniteretreat.com

www.unitefitnessretreat.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Drew Paulos ('12)
Overview
  • Launched in 2012
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 5
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $500,001–$1,000,000
  • Industry: Health and Fitness

Unite Fitness Retreat is a modern live-in weight loss retreat located right here in Salt Lake City, Utah. We provide a uniquely modern and personal approach. You will experience intense exercise, nutritional education, deep relaxation, and life-changing experiences. From the rugged, solitude-seeking explorer, to the spa rejuvenation escapee, we have it! With a team of experienced industry professionals, personal trainers, nutritionists, doctors, chefs, life coaches, health and wellness staff, massage therapists, and more, we have designed a program for effective weight loss and wellness. We have a wonderful partnership with the Salt Lake City Sheraton, The GYM at City Creek, and the Sanctuary day spa, providing, comfortable, high-end amenities to our participating clients. Life can get busy, stressful, and overwhelming, we invite our customers to come to Unite Retreat to get a “New” outlook on themselves, and achieve the results they deserve.

Future Growth Plans

We see a lot of opportunity for growth and expansion. Our business model was designed to incorporate many avenues for additional products, services, and partnerships.

Early Stage

Beginning to generate revenue

Contact

alex@alexsteindesign.com

www.alexsteindesign.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Alex Stein
Overview
  • Launched in 2009
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 1–5
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $25,001–$50,000
  • Industry: Consumer Products and Services

In an attempt to fill a gap in the luxury market, Alex has focused on sterling silver, using gold and rhodium plating to enhance and reinforce the designs. With the skyrocketing price of metals, Alex Stein Design set out on a mission to bring fine jewelry to market at substantially lower prices than pieces made in gold. Avoiding cheap base metals, we use sterling silver to create timeless pieces with stones such as Diamonds, Sapphires, Rubies and a variety of semi precious stones with brilliant cuts and clarity. Rhodium and gold plating give a luster that mimics platinum and gold, and mocks their prices without compromising quality. Our customer is every woman, and any man that might want to please her.

Major Accomplishments

In an effort to reduce waste and our footprint, we use mainly recycled silver, never mixing alloys. Environmentally friendly processes are incorporated into the production process, and wastes are recycled properly and without harm to our planet. We create designs with a strong commitment quality and practices of universally accepted and progressive labor and environmental conditions. Delivered with professionalism by backing our product with integrity.

Contact

csearle@q.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Chris Searle ('93 BS) ('10 MBA)
  • Bill Novak
Overview
  • Launched in 2010
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 4
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $25,001–$50,000
  • Industry: Consumer Products and Services

Hourly child care for skiers. Located at Brighton Resort.

Future Growth Plans

Move to base of mountain.

Contact

brodyleven@gmail.com

www.brodyleven.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Brody Leven ('10)
Overview
  • Launched in 2010
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 4
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $0–$25,000
  • Industry: Media

Freelance adventure writer and professional skier traveling the world's mountains as an ambassador for some of the outdoor industry's best brands.

Future Growth Plans

Develop working relationships with further outdoor brands and extend sponsorships beyond outdoor industry. Write consistently for endemic and non-endemic outlets.

Major Accomplishments

Developing a career as more than just a professional athlete or writer, but as a content-creating adventurer working closely to represent supporting brands.

Contact

www.cobaltanalytics.net

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Chris Taylor ('09)
Overview
  • Launched in 2010
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 2
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $25,001–$50,000
  • Industry: Business Products and Services

Provide a professional business analysis of dental practices which provide net profit and income per hour for each third party dental plan they contract with (or might contract with). At this time, most dentists do not know how much money (if any) they make with each dental plan, even though 70-95% of their income comes directly from insurance reimbursement.

Future Growth Plans

Looking at possible partnerships with other dental service companies, including the Dental Cooperative, possibly as an "advisory service" or even in-house. Also want to expand service online for a monthly fee, which each practice can update themselves, allowing them to see real-time results from increase/decrease of fees to adding/dropping insurances. Also looking at negotiating with insurances for higher fees directly on behalf of dentists.

Major Accomplishments

Recently asked by the Utah Dental Association to write 2 articles for their Action magazine, and to present at the upcoming 2013 Utah Dental Convention. Have also spoken at 3 UDA District meetings and 2 additional Dental Study Groups.

Contact

tparesi@gmail.com

www.cowharborcrossfit.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Thomas Paresi ('11)
  • Chad Dunsmore ('09)
  • Robert Meuser
  • Michael Paresi
Overview
  • Launched in 2012
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 1
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $100,001–$500,000
  • Industry: Health and Fitness

Cow Harbor CrossFit offers the community of East Northport, NY just that, a sense of community. All of us here, both coaches and members, come together to support and encourage people to change their lives for the better, each and every day. We offer strength and conditioning classes, along with nutritional consultation, with the goal of forging a community of elite fitness.

Future Growth Plans

As we are halfway through our first year, we are looking to outgrow our current space (2000 square feet) and move into a larger facility (5000+ square feet).We are also growing our business to specialize in certain areas, such as kid's classes and sport specific training.

Major Accomplishments

We created a strong community of 70 members after only six months of business.

Contact

fourseasonsnailsutah@gmail.com

www.fourseasonsnailsalon.net

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Tram Vo-Smith ('10)
  • Thanh Vo
Overview
  • Launched in 2014
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 4
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $75,000–$100,000
  • Industry: Consumer Products and Services

Four Seasons Nail Salon is an upscale salon in the central. downtown SLC. We are conveniently located near Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Smith's Marketplace, and many well-know restaurants and businesses. "You deserve the best," is our promise to our customers. We deliver our promise through providing excellent customer service, equipping the salon with state-of-the-art ventilation systems, spa chairs, and equipment, instilling effective and well-thought of processes to sanitize all tools and equipment, and selecting a wide variety of nail products and polishes. Most importantly, our owners are well-rounded with diverse experiences in the nail salon arena and business management.

Future Growth Plans

Our plan is build a strong customers base over the next 6 months through networking and exposure to potential customers. We want to partner up with other small businesses, local charities, and other organized groups to further grow our market. Once we have become more established, we want to explore the supply chain in this industry and become a vendor to other nail salons through cost effective supply chain management and negotiation skills.

Major Accomplishments

We have established our fan base on Facebook with many likes, positive reviews, and posts by clients, and other social media sites. Our revenue have grew 4–5x after one and half months.

Contact

brian@frontpoint-it.com

www.frontpoint-it.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Brian Brinkerhoff ('10)
  • Dan Stanford
Overview
  • Launched in 2001
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 2
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $500,001–$1,000,000
  • Industry: IT Services

Our goal is to make your computer systems run smoothly—to simplify your IT, making it manageable and cost-effective. We can provide 24/7 monitoring, proactive maintenance, remote support and much more—anything that you require. When outsourcing with us information technology will not be a headache. Instead, you will rest assured your IT needs are taken care of so you can focus on what is most important to you, your business. For managed IT services in Utah, Frontpoint stands out among the rest.

Future Growth Plans

We plan on picking up two employees next year.

Major Accomplishments

Doubled our revenue in two years.

Contact

s.douglas@glassview.com

www.glassview.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Summer Douglas (BS Finance and Business Management '06, Master of Business Administration '09)
  • James Brooks
Overview
  • Launched in 2014
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 5
  • Industry: Advertising and Marketing

GlassView is a digital advertising company specializing in viral video. More specifically, GlassView gets advertisers’ videos watched, engaged with and shared. GlassView cuts through the noise of the modern internet to help its clients—any businesses looking to stay on the cutting edge of online advertising—make the most of their marketing dollars by meeting and exceeding client target ROI on promotional video content.

Future Growth Plans

We plan to grow GlassView into a social video tech platform focused on performance of social video not just views. The industry is growing at breakneck speed, so future plans depend on the industry and what large brands want.

Major Accomplishments

GlassView is guided by pre-eminent business leaders and industry veterans, including: Jim Porcarelli, MediaCom North America, co-founder Renaud Dutreil, LVMH North America, former Chairman Dennis Colon, Conde Nast, Executive Director of Revenue and Operations.

Contact

info@knudra.com

invivobiosystems.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Chris Hopkins ('12)
  • Lisa Ogden
  • Trisha Brock
  • Jonathan Baker
Overview
  • Launched in 2009
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 2
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $100,001–$500,000
  • Industry: Medical

Knudra is two companies based on the same core technology. Knudra Transgenics is a custom manufacturing service company bioengineering model organisms as research tools. Knudra Diagnostics discovers toxicology tools and platforms for use in pharmaceutical drug discovery.

Future Growth Plans

Need new facilities and expanded business team.

Major Accomplishments

Funded by NIH and NSF SBIR grants ($300k). License technology from University of Utah. Submitted two patents. Product earnings nearly match grant revenue.

Contact

petertkirk@gmail.com

www.kickstarter.com/projects/petertkirk/ledge-pants

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Peter Kirk ('16)
Overview
  • Launched in 2013
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 2
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $25,001–$50,000
  • Industry: Consumer Products and Services

Ledge Pants offers versatile clothing that requires little care. By using innovative textiles, we have created pants that appear to be chinos, but are stainproof and water resistant. Not only that, they stretch, breathe and are made sustainably in Seattle, Washington. Our mission is to promote versatility through design. By combining minimalist design with high-performance fabrics, we can create clothing that transitions between work and play seamlessly.

Future Growth Plans

We will be expanding into women’s sizing within the month, potentially developing a women’s-specific sub-brand. There are plans to use other fabrics and colors for pants, offering a few different price levels and choices. People have expressed interest in jackets and shirts, but that has yet to begin to take shape.

Major Accomplishments

Ledge Pants was acquired by Cotopaxi in May of 2015.

Contact

baptiste@merecoba.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Baptiste Prevot ('10)
Overview
  • Launched in 2010
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $0–$25,000
  • Industry: Travel

Merecoba is unique. We specialize in France education tours, vacation tours, and France vacation planning and travel consulting. Unlike other travel companies offering years of travel experience, Merecoba's founders offer a lifetime of living in France and travel knowledge, including extensive, unique travel planning for the experienced as well as novice traveler. Merecoba offers the very best value for your travels in France. In addition to small-group vacation tours, Merecoba is the leader for MBA group travel in France. Each year, dozens of MBA candidates participate in Merecoba's MBA France tours and discover why France continues to be one the world's leading economic, trade, and diplomatic powers. Merecoba also provides outstanding undergraduate educational experiences.

Future Growth Plans

Expand to other Graduate Business Programs in the USA as well as expand to other European countries.

Major Accomplishments

Merecoba Travel has no debt and generated revenue its first year.

Contact

jordan@moretonfs.com

www.moretonadvisors.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Jordan Hansen ('12)
  • Jason Williams
  • Andy Robbins
Overview
  • Launched in 2012
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $100,001–$500,000
  • Industry: Financial Services

Based in Salt Lake City, UT, Moreton Financial Solutions (MFS) provides investment advisory services for corporations, municipalities, non-profits, credit unions, hospitals, and insurance companies. Although we serve all institutional clients, our primary focus of business and largest potential growth area is currently in the municipal and credit union market. MFS helps institutional customers that carry large cash balances to protect, keep liquid, and earn interest on their cash. Our firm specializes in structuring fixed income portfolios that are tailored to meet the specific liquidity and diversification needs of our clients. By leveraging technology and employing portfolio managers with unique expertise, MFS has built a fixed income portfolio management operation that addresses the specific investment and regulatory requirements of municipalities and credit unions. These industries are currently under served by local financial institutions and investment options are limited. By combining specialized fixed-income regulatory reporting with sophisticated fixed income management expertise, our firm is positioned to grab market share in this special niche market.

Future Growth Plans

A key strength our firm is its ability to handle large increases in Assets Under Management (AUM) without having to increase the underlying number of employees. The three employees should be able to handle an increase of AUM up to around $500 Million. At that point, the firm will likely add a fourth portfolio manager that should be sufficient up to $1 Billion. Our firm's goal is to reach $250 million in AUM within 3 years and $500 million in 5 years.

Major Accomplishments

Our firm began producing revenue within the second month of operations. We have had consistent positive month over month growth since inception.

Contact

jefewright@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/mycostumewigs

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Jeffrey Wright ('12)
Overview
  • Launched in 2008
  • Number of Employees other than Owners: 2
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $100,001–$500,000
  • Industry: Consumer Products and Services

MyCostumeWigs.com has one of the largest collections of high-quality costume wigs available anywhere on the web. We have the best prices and fastest shipping in the industry. Each of our hundreds of wigs is adjustable with either a strap or an elastic band, so there's no need to worry about pesky sizing information. All of our products are made of either high quality synthetic fiber or human hair in order to provide the most true-to-character look possible. No matter what your faux hair needs may be, We are the gold standard source. Our products are great for Halloween, theater productions, parties and everything in between.

Future Growth Plans

Growth model with a sales increase of 25% for the next 5 years. Ready to launch additional sites catering to different customers in the same Niche space.

Major Accomplishments

Acquired the business from previous owner based out of New York City. Utilized Westminster network to secure funding to acquire business. Using Westminster MBA to continue to grow the business.

Contact

davidjedsquires@gmail.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • David Jed Squires
Overview
  • Launched in 2012
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $0–$25,000
  • Industry: Health and Fitness

Record Breaking Fitness is dedicated to helping others discover and achieve their personal best. We believe this is a life-long pursuit and that the process of striving toward the goal, not the goal itself, is the true reward.

Future Growth Plans

Further develop programming for other fitness professionals to utilize.

Contact

kate@resilientbodynutrition.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Kate Dowden, RN BSN ('08)
Overview
  • Launched in 2014
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $25,001–$50,000
  • Industry: Health and Fitness

Resilient Body Nutrition incorporates over 50 years of research regarding the benefits of whole plant based food into a fun, hands-on skill oriented educational experience. Focused on simple skills and plant based nutrition education Resilient Body Nutrition's services include private consulting, corporate lunch and learn, 6 week immersion course and private parties. Eating healthfully is the best medicine, Nurse Kate makes it easy to digest.

Future Growth Plans

Resilient Body Nutrition would like to first establish a presence of integrity, trust and respect in the Salt Lake area. Multiple other services and local collaborations to increase the reach of the whole plant based food message are in the works with the goal of an eventual franchise operation to further increase and widen the platform.

Contact

matt@rusticlumberco.com

www.rusticlumberco.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Matt Edgington ('08)
Overview
  • Launched in 2009
  • Number of Employees other than Owners: 4
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $2,000,001 plus
  • Industry: Wholesale Trade

Wholesale rustic lumber products for those who enjoy the western architectural look.

Future Growth Plans

Expand into Austin, TX.

Major Accomplishments

Over one million in sales by our second year.

Contact

www.stryde.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Chris Kilbourn ('12)
Overview
  • Launched in 2012
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $0–$25,000
  • Industry: Advertising and Marketing

Stryde is a Utah SEO and internet marketing company. We help small to medium sized businesses increase their sales from generating quality leads by utilizing Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Social Media, Content Creation (blogs, eBooks, webinars, infographics, etc.), branding and more. Our clients receive a custom plan tailored to their needs and budget. Services can be purchased individually or as complete packages.

Future Growth Plans

Helping our clients succeed by exceeding their expectations.

Major Accomplishments

I used my marketing skills to build my other company, Monolith Management into a company that is expecting to generate $250k in revenue for 2012.

Contact

jim@torqaxle.com

www.torqaxle.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Jim Jackson ('12)
  • Carrie Jackson
  • Jodi Vawdrey
  • Darin Vawdrey
Overview
  • Launched in 2012
  • Number of Employees other than Owners: 3
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $25,001–$50,000
  • Industry: Manufacturing

We design, engineer, and manufacture high performance axle assemblies for automotive racing.

Future Growth Plans

We are currently focused on the light truck aftermarket with expansion plans trending towards the power sport and defense markets.

Major Accomplishments

We won the Impact Award in the TechTitan category at the University of Utah in 2011. We hope to add more accolades as we set to launch November 2012.

Contact

info@totallytutoring.com

totallytutoringutah.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Jamie Cheney ('07)
  • Joseph Cheney ('14)
Overview
  • Launched in 2010
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 17
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $25,001–$50,000
  • Industry: Education

Totally Tutoring tutors a variety of subjects. We tutor elementary, high, school and college students. You name it we tutor it! We specialize in building confidence. Our company's mission is to empower student's with knowledge. We are different from those "big box" tutoring companies. We hire the best of the best and we truly care about our students' progress and accomplishments. We make it cool to be a nerd!

Future Growth Plans

Totally Tutoring seeks to increase the number of students we can offer our services to. We will grow our employee and client base through through outstanding tutoring and exceptional customer service. Tutoring focus areas will be in the math, science, and test prep categories.

Major Accomplishments

Totally Tutoring has assisted many clients obtain stellar ACT scores to secure sport and academic based scholarships. Totally Tutoring was featured as a premier tutoring company on ABC4's Good Things Utah.

Contact

leepayne@wynbi.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Lee Payne (MBATM '03)
  • Brody SaundersJohn McMillian
Overview
  • Launched in 2013
  • Number of Employees other than Owners: 12
  • Industry: Software

Wynbi is a private social network that is the first to offer a single platform to manage both your personal and professional online presence. Our commitment to privacy means we don't mine or sell our users information, meaning no advertisements or other disruptive content clutters your Wynbi experience.

Growth

Generating regular sales

Contact

rebecca@ark-ins.com

www.ark-ins.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Rebecca Yates ('99)
  • Kirk Chester ('00)
  • Seth and Brandon Scott
  • Torry Wilcox
Overview
  • Launched in 2009
  • Number of Employees other than Owners: 5
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $100,001–$500,000
  • Industry: Insurance

We offer a wide range of product options, including traditional HMO plans, PPO plans, and HSA-compatible plans. We specialize in helping you design the best package for your needs and budget. Because we are a broker, we can represent all of the carriers in the marketplace. We also provide full consulting and optimization analysis for Health Care Reform.

Future Growth Plans

We are currently expanding with a new product that will help employers navigate Health Care Reform and actually save money. We will also be opening multiple locations.

Contact

ryan@chocolot.com

www.chocolot.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Ryan Kendrick ('10)
  • Ruth Kendrick
Overview
  • Launched in 2008
  • Number of Employees other than Owners: 2
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $50,001–$75,000
  • Industry: Food and Beverage

We produce incredible chocolates and confections that are unlike anything else produced in Utah. Our chocolates are beautiful and delicious, and we source as many ingredients locally as possible. We are able to customize our chocolates with custom logos and monograms for corporate and special events.

Future Growth Plans

We continue to grow the business, particularly in the corporate and gift areas. We continue to develop wholesale relationships with numerous retailers along the Wasatch Front.

Major Accomplishments

We are two-time recipients of Salt Lake Magazine's Best of The Beehive award. We received the 2012 Master Chocolatier award from the International Chocolate Salon and we were named the Most Gifted Chocolatier in the 2011 Chicago Chocolate Salon. We were recognized in the Utah Student 25 in 2009 and 2010 as one of Utah's top student-run businesses.

Contact

matt@clubvvolleyball.com

www.clubvsports.com/volleyball

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Matt Carlson ('11)
  • Reed Carlson
Overview
  • Launched in 2009
  • Number of Employees other than Owners: 19
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $500,001–$1,000,000
  • Industry: Recreation and Entertainment

Train, develop, and educate volleyball athletes looking to play at the collegiate level.

Future Growth Plans

Expand to 5 courts in our facility, 100% growth rate since 2009.

Major Accomplishments

Ranked nationally as one of the top clubs. Sponsorship from Molten. Placed in the top 10 at the Utah Student 25 for two years in a row.

Contact

schoenrock@live.com

www.comp4x4.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Ryan Schoenrock ('12)
Overview
  • Launched in 2008
  • Number of Employees other than Owners: 1–2
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $100,001–$500,000
  • Industry: Manufacturing

Competition 4x4 is a manufacturer of 4x4 and motorcycle products. We provide businesses and end users with all the fabrication parts needed to complete their bumper, tire carrier, chassis, and motorcycle builds. We supply some of the largest 4x4 bumper and tire carrier manufacturing companies within the industry, including Aries Motorsports and Wilderness Racks.

Future Growth Plans

Competition 4x4 grew 177% in 2011 over the previous year and is on track to grow an additional 27% in 2012. We've added new high end equipment that is allowing us to expand our product line and manufacturing capabilities. In 2013 we'll expand our product offering further into the motorcycle parts industry.

Major Accomplishments

Because of the rapid growth and success of the firm, I was able to privately sell the company on October 15th, 2012 for an undisclosed amount.

Contact

peter@dstreetmarketing.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Peter Callister ('07)
  • Robert Lasater
Overview
  • Launched in 2012
  • Number of Employees other than Owners: 2
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $500,001–$1,000,000
  • Industry: Advertising and Marketing

We believe good companies fail because they don't have right tools to connect to customers. D Street Marketing provides reasonably priced, internet marketing solutions to help its clients connect to more clients and realize success. Our core services include SEO marketing, website design and creation, content production, pay-per-click campaign management, and social media marketing.

Contact

gracefilter.mfg@gmail.com

www.dust-filtration.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Yan Zou ('14)
  • Zunde Zou
Overview
  • Launched in 2009
  • Number of Employees other than Owners: 12
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $500,001–$1,000,000
  • Industry: Manufacturing

We design, research, engineering and manufacture the dust filter felt, dust filter bags which is applied in baghouse filter system for smoke and gas filtration in steel plant, coal fired power plant, cement industry, ect. We also design and engineering the Baghouse Filter System. The main market is the USA and other oversea countries.

Future Growth Plans

Now, we have a dust filter bag processing plant, and in the future, I'd like to set a filter medium and material factory. The income each year will be up to USD $5,000,000. Good Rewards HR management, and good accomplishment in sales in past years.

Contact

trevorwood@kmpstaffing.com

www.facebook.com/KMP-Staffing

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Trevor Wood ('08)
  • Marcus Hall
  • Thomas Rowe
Overview
  • Launched in 2009
  • Number of Employees other than Owners: 5–8
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $1,000,001 plus
  • Industry: Medical

We are a Full Service Healthcare Staffing firm specializing in recruitment of locum tenens physicians nationwide. We match skills, specialties, personalities, and career aspirations.

Future Growth Plans

Planning to hire qualified sales and recruitment professionals. Expecting 25%-50% growth.

Contact

jeffreybischoff@yahoo.com

www.massoxshop.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Jeff Bischoff (MBA '11)
Overview
  • Launched in 2011
  • Number of Employees other than Owners: 2
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $25,001–$50,000
  • Industry: Consumer Products and Services

Massox™ is a sock manufacturer that combines therapeutic Asian well-being with classic American style. Massox is initially launching men's designer dress socks that contain patented therapeutic, acupressure massagers on the inside surface of the sock. Scientific evidence proves that acupressure therapy can help maintain and improve overall health and vitality.

Future Growth Plans

Massox will be launching a both an athletic and women's line.

Major Accomplishments

Winner of the Westminster Opportunity Quest Competition. Winner of the UES Best Business Plan and Best Brand Awards.

Contact

rita@sheerambrosiabakery.com

sheerambrosiabakery.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Sherrita Magalde
Overview
  • Launched in 2008
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $0–$25,000
  • Industry: Food and Beverage

Manufacturer and distributor of gourmet baklava.

Major Accomplishments

Was selected to make the baklava for the 2010 Salt Lake City Greek Festival.

Contact

info@teamutah.org

teamutah.org

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Jacob Levine, Executive Director
Overview
  • Launched in 2009
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 20 Seasonal
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $100,001–$500,000
  • Industry: Recreation

We provide a range of services for aspiring snowboard athletes with the mission of making the pursuit of the snowboard lifestyle more financially and logistically attainable for Utah residents. Services include on snow coaching for skill development and competition, travel opportunities, discounts on season passes and equipment, and career portfolio development opportunities.

Future Growth Plans

We currently operate out of 8 locations throughout the state, each location represented by a chapter of our organization. We are currently striving to grow our smaller chapters before we open any new chapters.

Major Accomplishments

Our business model is innovative for the space we occupy, and has been recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally. We have been featured on espn.com, twsnow.com, and malakye.com. Our athletes have achieved professional endorsements and multiple podium finishes on the World Cup level.

Contact

mvisser@victig.com

www.victig.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Matt Visser ('09)
Overview
  • Launched in 2009
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 14
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $2,500,000
  • Industry: Business Products and Services

VICTIG provides innovative and progressive background screening solutions to employers, property managers, and affiliated partners directly and through API integrations.

Future Growth Plans

Keep up with demand.

Major Accomplishments

Cash flow positive from month 1. Business was started with $500.00 and no additional capital.

Legacy

Company has been around over five years and is financially sustainable

Contact

mvisser@epremiuminsurance.com

www.epremiuminsurance.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Matt Visser ('09)
  • Chad Scott
  • Lori Murphy
Overview
  • Launched in 2009
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 18
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $1,000,001 plus
  • Industry: Insurance

ePremium provides a simple and intuitive dashboard that helps property managers attain high participation rates in renters insurance and make properties more desirable by reducing move in costs through eDeposit.

Contact
Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Ryan Corbin ('10)
  • Chad Corbin
Overview
  • Launched in 1996
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 33
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $1,000,001 plus
  • Industry: Food and Beverage

Java Jo's is a specialty coffee retailer which offers drive-thru service at its 4 locations in the Salt Lake valley. We emphasize high quality drinks served in record breaking time by really nice people.

Future Growth Plans

We plan on expanding our retail operations as well as starting a wholesale division.

Major Accomplishments

Java Jo's has been recognized by This American Life, Salt Lake Magazine, Utah Business Magazine, The City Weekly and KSL's Speaking On Business for a variety of reasons from drink quality to business operations.

Contact

sonia@scaccountingtaxservices.com

www.scaccountingtaxservices.com

Majority Owners and Westminster Alumnx
  • Sonia Cordero ('14)
Overview
  • Launched in 2000
  • Number of Employees other than Owner: 6
  • Approximate Yearly Revenue: $100,001–$500,000
  • Industry: Business Products and Services

Accounting, Payroll, Bookkeeping, Income tax Preparation for Business and Personals, Sales Tax.

Future Growth Plans

I would love to purchase the building so I can move my office.

Major Accomplishments

I am a minority female with my own business in USA.