This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Stanford University reports that Utah leads the nation in privately held startups with a value of over $1 billion. Helping many of those firms has been Convoi Ventures. Here’s general partner Trent Mano with more.


Convoi Ventures is a Utah-only pre-seed stage venture capital fund. Convoi’s mission is to be the first to find and fund Utah’s next breakout startups. As a Utah-only fund, we’re focused on building community among the startup founders that we back.

Convoi has partnered with dozens of startups, venture capital firms and community organizations that support the Utah tech ecosystem that will bring Utah Tech Week to life from January 23rd through the 28th.

Utah Tech Week is a gathering of founders, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and all who are building the companies that make up Utah’s fast-growing tech and startup scene. There’s no cost to register and attend, and no fee to host. While focused on downtown Salt Lake, anyone can host an event anywhere!

Go to to learn more about the events, how to attend, and the hosting guidelines. We look forward to seeing you at this amazing event.


Utah Tech Week runs from Monday, January 23rd through Friday, January 28th. Learn more at I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.