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RiseUp: Social Media Growth Hacks


Jun 28 2021 - Jul 02 2021


8:30 am - 10:00 am
Maven Create


Maven Create
177 E 900 S # 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111





Co-sponsored by
Maven Create

Social media is essential to startups as it connects them to the audience in a cost-effective and subconscious level.

When a person decides to buy from a startup, their trust must be earned. After all, customers share private information, such as their credit card and contact information, and most of all, their hope that your company will deliver value and take care of their needs.

If your startup plans on promoting your product, app, or anything else on any social media, the first thing people check is your company’s social media accounts. If the graphics, photos, profiles, or anything else look suspicious it will most likely deter possible customers. They also check who else follows you and their comments and feedback.

Often startups think that setting up social media channels is the hard work, yet it’s just the beginning. Companies who master social growth hacks answer these questions.

  • How will you reach your target customer through social?
  • How do you ensure your ads are effective?
  • How do you grow the channel following to be legitimate, engaged, appealing?

These questions will be answered by an expert who’s built communities for influencers, celebrities, and startup companies.

You should expect to learn how to set up your profile pictures and biography correctly, how to predict the algorithm, finding your target audience on social media, growing your page, and creating the perfect advertisement.

Who should take this cohort?

Social Media Growth Hacks sprint teaches participants how to brand and build your social strategy and turn it into powerful execution.

This sprint helps startups gain attention during their infancy. Anyone on the founding team that interacts with prospective customers, media, investors should attend this class because what you put out on social media will certainly change how your company is perceived.

Homework and outcome

Day 1: The plan.
The sprint participants will first complete a process of defining their target audience that they want to have as followers. Participants will also capture and track competing social pages and successful posts.

Day 2: The creative.
After completing the the last piece of homework is to draft campaigns and ads, and then also track responses in a report.

Day 3:The pitch.
Each attendee will get 1 minute to show up to 3 samples of creative and then William and the cohort will give feedback and critique before it goes live.

Maven Create Coworking Perks

Maven Create is a unique, open office space designed to inspire and empower – offering perks that will blow your mind. This RiseUp sprint will be hosted at Maven Create offering the opportunity for entrepreneurs to work with William Pepper directly and also take advantage of the space. For those who attend in person, they get to use the co-working space for the entire day, which has a $30 value.  See why Maven Create is such a great place to work.

Course timeframe

Monday June 28 @ 8:30am – 10:00am MT

Wednesday June 30 @ 8:30am – 10:00am MT

Friday July 2 @ 8:30am – 10:00am MT

This sprint is held virtually, but is a live, private event.


This is a unique event where you may attend in person and get in-person participation with William and other founders by participating in person at Maven Create, a modern co-working space in Salt Lake City, or you can attend virtually and still interact via Zoom. 

When registering, please choose your ticket type as the in-person spots are limited.

Virtual Ticket Price $149.00

In-person Ticket Price $199.00 

Meet the Expert

William Pepper
Digital and Influencer Marketing Specialist, Pepper Media

Don’t let his understated presence fool you, William knows how to create social media campaigns that attract and retain the RIGHT audience according to your brand need. William appreciates the power of presence and how critical it is for early-stage startups, because he has started his own mobile app company while earning his bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah.

William claims that he gained his specialist skills by spending too much time on Tiktok. So, he was determined to figure out how to capitalize on the system and began managing social media accounts for some of the biggest YouTube Creators Tiktokers, actors, and startups, such as Jimmy O Yang, FNMeka, RTFKT, and the Spacestation.

While making mistakes he also created some of the largest follower base because he constantly was tracking what worked and what didn’t.

William Pepper does freelance consulting work and channel management for people, startups, and organizations.

RiseUp sprints are week-long engagements, entirely focused on helping you solve your most head-scratching business problems.

Sprints are led by experts who identify, address, and solve similar issues so frequently, they can quickly understand the source of your problems and offer advice as you create a smart plan that will help your business rise. Each sprint is attended by a hand-picked cohort of founders facing similar challenges, who learn from the expert leading the sprint and each other.

This isn’t like taking a class to learn the basics of running a business. RiseUp sprints drill down into specialized topics, asking “what’s broken?” in your business model, product, organization or execution. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and be assigned (and complete) homework, while diving deeply into what’s holding back your business. Rise Experts are there to guide you, but they aren’t going to do your job for you. It’s up to you to lead your company to growth as you hypothesize better outcomes and create and execute your plan.

Sprint to the top with RiseUp.