Factor Utah

Working w/ teens like you in

Silicon Slopes

to make lifelong friends, try new things with awesome companies, and build real world experience in something you'll love.

We meet

Fridays at 2:00 PM

in and around

Lehi, Utah

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Flexible co-working space available to fit your schedule.

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Factor Challenge Studio

Join us this summer.

We’re preparing a collaborative workspace for cohorts of teens to learn from real-world work and compete in challenges.

What we do

We meet at least once a week for behind the scenes tours and challenges with cool companies, hangouts with likeminded teens, workshops on interesting skills, and more.
Weekly meetups.
Build Factor into your regular schedule with meetups that fit alongside your current schooling. Ask us about work-based-learning credits.
Go behind the scenes.
Factor gets you into the room where it happens at some of the coolest startups, events, and companies around.
Real world challenges.
Work on practical projects with companies like Thread, Gathre, or Megaplex to level up and prove your skills.
Unlock exclusive events.
Special challenges unlock unique experiences, prizes, feedback from pros, and trips to places like Park City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Meetups and Events

Check out a single event, or join us for the whole series. Most meetups have limited availability. Grab a spot below and we'll see you there!
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Behind the Scenes × Provo City Events
Work with Provo City Event Coordinator Aspen Dalton, a BYU EXDM Business grad, and plan events for Provo City summer programming!
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Behind the Scenes × MX

Behind the Scenes × MX

Friday, April 29, 2022
Join the People Development Team at MX, a FinTech company in Lehi, and get hands-on with what it’s like to support growth and development for 125+ leaders. Send a company-wide email, plan leadership growth opportunities, and coordinate fun bonding leadership events!
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Behind the Scenes × Megaplex Theater and Fantastic Beasts Movie Showing
Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the Vineyard Megaplex theater from their General Manager followed by a private viewing, for Factor Utah Chapter Members only, of the new Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore movie!
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6 Week Program: Explore Electrical Engineering w/ Andrew Madsen
Learn how to use electricity, magnets, sensors, motors and more to build physical products, including your own musical instrument with Andrew Madsen.
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Behind the Scenes × SLC Motors

Behind the Scenes × SLC Motors

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Join an exclusive event to see high end cars and learn about working at a dealership.
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Behind the Scenes × Utah Tech Leads
Utah Tech leads stays on the pulse of Utah policy and how it affects tech companies across the state. Work with Sunny Washington, CEO of Tech Leads, to determine which policies they should support over the next few months.
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Behind the Scenes × Spiff

Behind the Scenes × Spiff

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Check out behind the scenes of Spiff, a UT company creating sales commission software tracker. Learn about how UX Designers, Product Managers, and Engineers collaborate with our host Logan Williams.
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Behind the Scenes x DataSpark

Behind the Scenes x DataSpark

Friday, April 8, 2022
Dive behind the scenes into the data world at DataSpark. Work with Co-Founder Scott Evanson to find which products will sell best on the Walmart Marketplace using DataSpark and present your sales plan!
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Behind the Scenes × Divvy

Behind the Scenes × Divvy

Friday, April 1, 2022
Tour Divvy’s new headquarters with Divvy Recruiters and Sales Team members. Get some practice in with pitching yourself, an idea, or a product with feedback from the Divvy team.
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Behind the Scenes × Wavetronix

Behind the Scenes × Wavetronix

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Wavetronix creates smart traffic sensors that assess road conditions, vehicle speeds, number of vehicles on the road, and more. We’re going to meet with their VP of Manufacturing to tour their in-house manufacturing operations then we’ll get to manufacture our own electronic fidget spinners with their tools!
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Workshop: Improv and Creativity

Workshop: Improv and Creativity

Friday, March 25, 2022
Come join us for an Improv workshop led by Travis Lish in the Kiln Auditorium! We will learn how to tell an engaging story from random scenarios and utilizing the space. No prior experience or acting skills required.
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Mini-Challenge: Design Nike's Next Iconic Sneaker
Nike is the globe's most iconic and recognizable athletic brand, and they're asking you to be their Head of Design for the day and design their next sneaker.
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Behind the Scenes × TopGolf

Behind the Scenes × TopGolf

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Go behind the scenes of the hospitality/entertainment industry at TopGolf, then learn about the professional golf industry from Golf Pro Kevin Connole.
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Meeting: Chapter Leads 3/21/22

Meeting: Chapter Leads 3/21/22

Monday, March 21, 2022
Kickoff event for teen chapter leads for the Factor Utah chapter.
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Factor Utah Game Night Social

Factor Utah Game Night Social

Friday, March 18, 2022
Come see the brand-new board games designed by our Builders in their week-long challenge! We will have pizza and play those new games and older classics.
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Behind the Scenes × Downtown Provo, Inc.
Meet Quinn Peterson, Executive Director of Downtown Provo, Inc. where he is the connection between the small businesses in Historic Downtown Provo and the Provo City government.
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Workshop: Board Game Design Week

Workshop: Board Game Design Week

Monday, March 14, 2022
As a follow-up to the Game Mechanics Workshop, Builders can go deeper in trying their hand at designing a board game. We will meet together at Game Grid Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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Behind the Scenes × Gathre

Behind the Scenes × Gathre

Friday, March 11, 2022
Gathre is a design company that develops and produces products for the modern parent. Learn more about their product design process and help them design their next big thing!
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Workshop: Intro to Coding with Web Animation
An introduction to web programming by creating animations with JavaScript, hosted by special guest Parth Shah from San Francisco.
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Workshop: Game Mechanics in Experience Design
We're designing Season One of Factor Utah and need your help! If you're interested in designing games, achievements, and competitions that stack up, we'd love to have you for this one-time event.
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Factor Kickoff + Behind the Scenes × Kiln
In addition to hosting some of our early events, Kiln is home to many startups across Utah, and is a cornerstone of the Silicon Slopes community. We're excited to kick off Season 1 of Factor Utah with a Behind the Scenes at Kiln!
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Factor Utah Pre-Kickoff Social

Factor Utah Pre-Kickoff Social

Friday, February 25, 2022
Welcome back Explorers! Excited to have you back for a pre-launch kickoff event for the next season of Factor.
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Startup Academy: Startup Club Provo

Startup Academy: Startup Club Provo

Thursday, February 10, 2022
The Startup Club from the Startup Academy empowers 12-18 year-olds who have decided they want to create value in the world in the form of starting a business.
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Startup Academy: Startup Club Payson

Startup Academy: Startup Club Payson

Monday, February 7, 2022
The Startup Club from the Startup Academy empowers 12-18 year-olds who have decided they want to create value in the world in the form of starting a business.
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Ecommerce Discovery Weekend

Ecommerce Discovery Weekend

Friday, January 7, 2022
Spend the weekend touring new businesses, meeting new founders, and building your own project in an all-day hackathon!
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Behind the Scenes × Pillowcube

Behind the Scenes × Pillowcube

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Go behind the scenes of Creatably, the creative agency behind Pillowcase, and other great products.
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AMA + Challenge × GrizKid

AMA + Challenge × GrizKid

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Meet Wes Larson, the GrizKid, a bear biologist who'll share his story of getting into the field, working with bears in Yellowstone, and launching his own podcast.
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AMA × Acanela

AMA × Acanela

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Learn the story behind and evolution of a social travel agency in the time of Covid travel lockdowns, and the expansion into Wander Camp.
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Behind the Scenes × Thread Wallets

Behind the Scenes × Thread Wallets

Friday, November 19, 2021
A quick behind the scenes at Thread Wallets in Provo, Utah, along with a mini-challenge to design a new product from scratch.
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Chapter Guides

Ben Norris

Travis Lish

Bri Rios

What Happens at the Challenge Studio?

Co-working

Come together with other driven teens to work on Factor challenges or your own projects

Skill Development

Learn new entrepreneurial and life skills and use them immediately in real-world projects for local startups

Interest Niches

Have opportunity to go deep in an area that interests you with industry experts to get you ready to make money right away

What Do Niche Experiences Look Like?

Professional Coach.
Meet with a coach from a niche industry like videography or graphic design to level up your skills.
Weekly Challenges.
Compete in weekly challenges to gain experience and build your portfolio.
Scheduled as interest warrants.
When enough people sign up for a niche, a scheduled time will be set to join the professional coach each week.
6 weeks long.
Niche pathways run for 6 weeks, giving you new skill sets to earn money and build your portfolio.

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