Beth Colosimo

At SLCC,  Beth oversee various small business programs including the Business Resource Center, The Mill at Miller Campus (business co-working space), the Conference Center, the Export Assistance office, the refugee leadership training program, as well as the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.  She actively coordinates with state, county, city, and community partners to advance the training and education for entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the Wasatch Front. As a former small business owner, she understands the challenges of owning and operating a small business and enjoys working with entrepreneurs at all stages of growth.

Kate Hansen

Kate is CEO and co-founder of Culinesco, a kitchen tool startup that makes life in the kitchen easier, safer, and more delightful.

The company launched its first product, the Ergo Spout™, on Kickstarter in July 2018. The campaign funded in 14 hours and went on to gather over 1,000 backers.

Prior to running Culinesco, Kate worked as an attorney for Edinger and Associates, PLLC and Holland & Hart, LLP.  She also led the Parental Defense Alliance of Utah as the executive director. She started her career out of BYU Law School, as a Clerk for Judge J. Thomas Greene of the Federal District Court for the District of Utah.

Kelsey O'Callaghan

Kelsey is CEO and co-founder of Dorai Home, a start-up with a mission to eliminate unwanted moisture in every home through eco-chic design and technology. Dorai launched on Kickstarter in August 2018, and funded their goal on the first day, leveraging the combined expertise of Kelsey’s background in brand strategy and design, and co-founder Jason Klug’s experience in product design and development.

In addition to growing Dorai, Kelsey consults with businesses to develop their brand identity, positioning, and optimize their user experience design. She previously lead the strategy and UX capabilities at Super Top Secret, a design agency in SLC.  Previously, Kelsey lived in San Francisco honing her skills for Uber, Smart Design and Fjord.

Ryan Treft

Ryan Treft is a Utah serial entrepreneur who has a deft hand in selecting and developing brands and bringing products to market.  He is an investor and operator in Utah crowdfunding success stories such as Coalatree, Corso, and Peejamas. Other successful local companies he is involved with as an investor or operator  include IFS360 (warehousing and logistics), Blacksmith International (manufacturing), Steals.com, and UnderCoverMama.com.

Ryan is a board member of the ANASAZI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving at-risk youth and their parents. He holds a Masters in Organizational Leadership degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

Brittany Brown

Brittany Brown is the founder and CEO of LedgerGurus – a fast-growing, all-remote client accounting services provider specialized in ecommerce accounting. LedgerGurus is more than a bookkeeper and accountant: we are the accounting department for our customers. LedgerGurus tech-enabled, industry-specialized teams empower businesses to build with better numbers.

LedgerGurus relieve businesses of accounting headaches with a team of experts, focused on achieving profitable growth, at the fraction of the cost of a full-time employee. Services range from operational services such as payroll \ bill pay \ accounts receivable; essential accounting services such as bookkeeping \ financial reporting; business insight services such as financial analysis \ reporting; and growth planning services such as forecasting \ budgeting \ cash flow planning, These services are design to scale as a business scale.

Brittany is a C.P.A. and holds Bachelor and Master of Accountancy degrees from Brigham Young University. 

Jamaica Trinnaman

Jamaica Trinnaman is the owner of Hello! Bulk Markets, a refill market in Salt Lake City aiming to change the way we consume goods by encouraging customers to use their own containers. She started her company after working well over a decade in the grocery industry where she found herself becoming increasingly bothered by unnecessary packaging.

Jamaica is also the proud mother of three boys (only one of which is young enough to still live at home and be immersed in the throes of his mother’s entrepreneurial life