The Startup Building
I’m excited to announce that on March 1, we officially moved the Franchise Foundry offices. We are now housed in the historic Startup Building in Provo. I am pretty attached to Provo since I grew up here and have lived here most of my life so I’m happy to be bringing my company to downtown Provo.
I’m also excited about what’s happening at the Startup Building. The building was named for the Startup Candy company (you can read about the company’s history here). The company has been through five generations of family ownership and is currently owned and operated by Jon Startup and they operate in the building next to ours. They have an impressive history. The plan for the building we occupy is impressive too. Franchise Foundry and The Innovation Network occupy the newly renovated lofts. The second floor will house Utah’s top technology accelerator, BoomStartup, in the summer and various young companies during the rest of the year. The second floor will also have a training room where we plan to offer content from various training programs. Some of this will be leadership focused, some of it will be technology focused, all of it will be great.
It’s exciting to be part of this project. I’m looking forward to seeing the transformation of the building and the block as we create a center for entrepreneurship and innovation in Utah County.