Use this space to display important messages.
x

Pando is the Mountain Entrepreneurial Community

We bring entrepreneurial minds together in the mountains. Pando offers targeted programming and content to meet the constantly-evolving needs of our member base, and, in turn, we create an atmosphere for entrepreneurial success.

Our Partners

Growing Ventures.
Connecting People.

By engaging and connecting the mountain entrepreneurial community, Pando enables individuals to realize their business dreams while enjoying the mountain lifestyle we value.

Benefits of being a Pando Member

  • Consistent, High Quality Programming + Content
  • Mutually-Beneficial Partnerships
  • Community Betterment
  • Shared Victories
  • Opportunities for Growth
Join The Community

Member Spotlights

Our members exemplify the give-and-take nature of the Pando ecosystem, with a mutual goal of community betterment and knowledge-sharing. 
Benjamin
Boyer
R-Zero Systems

"R-Zero was founded in San Francisco but we’re in the process of moving our headquarters to Salt Lake City. Given that two of our founders live in Park City, we wanted to start building relationships within the local tech community."

Rick
Lindquist
LegUp Health

"My first company outgrew Park City in 2013 after seven years with offices on Main Street. We were forced to relocate the company to Salt Lake City. I'm a supporter of Pando because I want businesses that start in mountain towns to have the option to stay and grow there."

Kelvyn
Cullimore
BioUtah

"BioUtah is Utah’s only trade association for Life Sciences. Our membership ranges from large multi-national corporations to very early stage startup. Our partnership with Pando Labs was based on our mutual affection and interest in the startup phase of companies."

Keith
Marmer
University of Utah

"I became a member of Pando because the core mission of bringing people together who have a common passion for ecosystem building and for outdoor lifestyle is how I live my life each day and something I wanted to be a part of."

Jeff
Erickson
Carta

"Carta's mission is to "Create More Owners". We do this by making it easy for entrepreneurs to issue equity and manage the ownership structure of their companies. We are proud to partner with PandoLabs in supporting entrepreneurs from the earliest stages of forming their businesses to later stages and eventual exits."

Jeb
Hurley
Xmetryx, LLC

"What impressed me was the way everyone I met talked about wanting to build a great startup ecosystem in the PC/SLC area by connecting people and helping one another. I became a Founding Member, met amazing people and made some great friends though PandoLabs."

Frances
Fu
Penza Consulting

"I joined Pando because I wanted to meet and support like-minded entrepreneurs in the Park City community."

Earl
Foote
Nexus IT Consultants

"The community has been invaluable in creating relationships with other local entrepreneurs and businesses. Helping each other learn, grow, and solve challenges. Not to mention, it’s nice to have a social/support network of like-minded people, all working on creating and achieving success!"

David
Weinstein
Freshwater Advisors

"When I moved here from Chicago I was looking to find my tribe of like minded entrepreneurs, and innovators with the entrepreneurial mindset seeking to collaborate and enjoy the life in a mountain town - Pando has been the key organization in connecting me with this tribe of entrepreneurs here in the mountains of Utah."

Brad
Dickson
The Community Foundation of Utah

"As co-founder of PandoLabs back in 2014, our mission has always been to foster the entrepreneurial spirit and community here in summit county thru education, mentorship, collaboration and funding. Today, our membership model and opportunities extends well beyond the Wasatch Back here in Utah."

Jennifer
Wesselhoff
Park City Chamber

"We’re proud supporters of PandoLabs’ vision to set the stage for collaboration and creating an atmosphere for entrepreneurial success. By working together, we can help bridge the gap with education, training and networking opportunities to grow small businesses in Park City."

Pando FAQ's

Question 1

Do I have to live or work in Utah to join?

No you do not. Although the majority of our members live in the greater Park City area, many have other ties to our community. Second homes, regular vacations, business offices, family and more. If you believe in the community and what we are building, we encourage you to apply.

Question 2

Is Pando an accelerator?

Not at this time. Although we will bring in additional verticals in the future, we have not made a decision on opening an accelerator for our membership. We do have connections to accelerator programs through our members and partners to help with your goals.

Question 3

Will Pando invest in my company?

Not at this time. Although we will bring in additional verticals in the future, we have not made a decision on taking on investments from our membership. Plenty of our members are in the investment community and can help with your fundraising goals.

Question 4

I have friends and other colleagues that may want to join. Can I refer them?

Absolutely and thank you for thinking of us! There is a referral field in the application form where they can mention your name.

Question 5

What do I have to do once I am a member?

At Pando we are a give-and-take community. We ask that you give back to the community as much as you take, understanding there are nuances within this based on where you are in your professional journey. We encourage you to join our members only Slack channels to begin your journey within our community.

Question 6

What happens if I join and Pando it ends up not being right for me?

You can cancel at any time. We do encourage you to schedule a meeting with our MD’s first to see if they can facilitate anything additional based on your needs.

Question 7

What events does Pando host?

  1. Daily programming and communication made possible by Pando’s exclusive workspace on Slack. Here, members interact and support one another on a daily basis.
  2. Monthly events held with experts in certain fields, based on what our members need. These events are driven by active conversations taking place within the Pando community.
  3. Quarterly events, featuring guest speakers, panel discussions, and highlighting local entrepreneurs making a large impact. These events will be scheduled on a quarterly basis and are open to all members, partners, and your allocated guests.
  4. Mountain Events with the Pando community. Keep your eyes on Slack to keep up-to-date on these seasonal activities. For instance, enjoy a few hours of skiing with fellow members followed by a brand marketing discussion led by one of our experts.
Question 8

Is Pando a networking community?

No. Pando is a community that supports one another and is looking to build relationships that create a positive impact on all members. Through being a contributing member, networking is an affect, however, we are not a networking community. We believe the world has plenty of those. In fact, leave your business card in the car and come contribute to the community and you’ll receive the best networking effort you could ask for.

Question 9

How do I Sign Up!?

Click here and our sign up process will walk you through everything