OpenUp: BoomStartup Virtual Kickoff

Tara Spalding


Tara Spalding

Tara Spalding Managing Director, BoomStartup Accelerator Tara Spalding is Managing Director of BoomStartup Accelerator. BoomStartup is an accelerator and mentorship-driven angel-stage investment program for startups. It operates as an online technology-driven accelerator, providing entrepreneurs a custom business plan including business maturity guidance, investment preparation, and capital structuring relevant to growth, and investment strategies as well as a curated marketplace for services. Tara is also the founder of Hen House Ventures, an early stage incubator that helps tech companies rapidly scale when entering massive markets, and is also on the board of trustees for Tara is the recipient of the 2020 Utah Business 30 Women to Watch award. Tara began her high-tech career in Silicon Valley when she taught herself to code software and became the first employee, and eventually VP of marketing at industry leader, SugarCRM. Her Silicon Valley experience included roles as CMO at GroundWork Open Source, VP marketing at Magnet Systems, and co-founder and CPO at BenchPick. Tara received her bachelors from University of Colorado, Boulder.



On-demand Recording

You asked, we’re answering.

We understand your need for more effective business improvement programs, stronger connections within the community, and an easier way to get funding. We’ve been heads-down, rebuilding our platform, our network, and our business growth monitoring tools to give your company the best opportunity to Level Up. 

Attend our live, virtual webinar where Tara Spalding, managing director at BoomStartup Accelerator will walk through our four new programs.

PitchUp is an open pitch competition, where startups who are making a difference can compete for $1,000 prizes and gain exposure to mentors and investors. 

OpenUp is an open accelerator helping make improvements to startups at any stage. How? OpenUp provides online access to many valuable resources, including education, community, a marketplace, personalized support from experts, a complimentary business scorecard and customized tasks to improve the business outcome.

RiseUp connects founders with expert problem solvers to address specific business issues. This happens through week-long specialized classes, called “sprints”, where the expert leads the founders through education and exercises to uncover the source of their problem and helps design a plan to solve it.

AmplifyUp is BoomStartup’s invitation-only accelerator that matches businesses with investor mentors to prepare for an initial pre-seed investment round.