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Inaugural Acceler8 Wasatch Week


Monday, May 13, 5pm - Thursday, May 16, 2024, 5pm MDT




Latitude & Longitude
Ogden Union Station
2501 Wall Avenue Ogden, UT 84401


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Acceler8 Wasatch Week
May 14-16, 2024
Union Station – Ogden, Utah

Join us in Ogden for the inaugural Acceler 8 Wasatch Week! 

Come explore business and innovation opportunities in Northern Utah's aerospace and defense industry. The event will include conference sessions, business-to-business matchmaking, pitch events, and career information, along with social and networking events. Small businesses, prime contractors, defense agencies, and community partners are encouraged to attend.

For those coming from out of town, hotel information is provided below the event agenda. For more information about Ogden lodging, dining, and attractions, please see Visit Ogden. We also invite attendees to check out the Ogden Twilight Concert on May 16, featuring Phoenix and Metric, or extend your stay and run the scenic Ogden Marathon on May 18, offering full and half marathon, 12k, and 5k distances.

All events will be held at Ogden Union Station (2501 Wall Ave, Ogden, UT) unless otherwise noted

Monday, May 13
Ogden Scavenger Hunt


5-7 pm; meet at fountain outside Union Station

Explore downtown Ogden and meet other event attendees with a fun scavenger hunt.

Event Details and Registration

Tuesday, May 14
UAMMI Crosstalk Conference & Exhibition

9am-4pm; Browning Theater and Annex

Attend a conference and exhibition focused on emerging opportunities for small businesses in advanced materials manufacturing, aerospace, and defense. Learn about national defense programs, funding opportunities, and state support programs for small businesses in defense manufacturing. Showcase your company’s capabilities and connect with other businesses exhibiting at the event.

Event Details and Registration

UAMMI CrossTalk 2024

Tuesday, May 14
Ogden Art Walk

4-5pm; meet at fountain outside Union Station

Take a tour of public art in downtown Ogden as we walk from Union Station to the networking reception and dinner.

Registration not required

Tuesday, May 14
Networking Reception & Dinner

5-8pm; Copper Nickel (2450 Grant Ave, Ogden, UT)

Connect with other attendees at a networking reception from 5-6 pm followed by dinner at 6 pm. Free, a value of $18.95.

Sponsored by Ogden City, Weber County, Northern Utah Economic Alliance, and EDCUtah.

Event Details and Registration

Wednesday, May 15
APEX Accelerator Defense Matchmaking Event

9am-3pm; Browning Theater and Annex

Get ready for an exciting opportunity for small and mid-sized businesses to meet with Hill AFB and prime contractors! Businesses will have the opportunity to register for one-on-one meetings with defense agencies and primes. Additionally, the agencies and primes will host information booths and provide requirements briefings.

Registration for Small Businesses

Registration Link

Wednesday, May 15
Career Awareness with Hill AFB

9am-3pm; Breezeway

Come learn about career opportunities at Hill AFB, including skilled trade, acquisition, and non-appropriated positions. Learn how to apply and search for future job openings.

Registration Not Required


Wednesday, May 15
Taste of Ogden Social - Local Bites and Business Networking

3:30-6pm; Browning Theater

Join us for a Taste of Ogden and network with aerospace and defense businesses. Enjoy local bites and beverages from some of Ogden’s favorites, including Beehive Cheese and Roosters Brewing Co.

Free, a value of $12. Hosted by The Mercantile and sponsored by Bank of Utah and J. Fisher Companies.

Register for the UAMMI Crosstalk or APEX Accelerator Event to receive an invitation

Thursday, May 16
Wildcat Microfund Pitch Event


10am-12pm; Browning Theater

Come support local entrepreneurs as they pitch their ideas and businesses at the Wildcat Microfund Pitch Event. The Wildcat Microfund offers cash award grants to early stage start-ups and entrepreneurs across the state of Utah. At the pitch event, judges will evaluate the business’s funding needs and provide expert feedback. Up to $9,000 in funding is available per team/individual and the event is open to all industries.

Register Here

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Thursday, May 16
Catalyst Accelerator Ogden Alumni Demo Day


2-5pm; Browning Theater

Experience the pinnacle of innovation and entrepreneurship firsthand at Catalyst Accelerator Ogden’s Alumni Demo Day! Join us for an immersive in-person event where you'll have the exclusive opportunity to witness the evolution of startups born from our accelerator program.

Prepare to be captivated as alumni from previous Ogden Accelerator cohorts unveil their groundbreaking ideas and revolutionary technologies. Whether you're an investor seeking the next big opportunity, a tech aficionado hungry for innovation, or simply someone intrigued by the forefront of industry trends, this event promises to be a highlight of the year.

Event Details and Registration


*The Acceler8 Wasatch Week agenda remains subject to change.

Hotel Information

For government employees, Tru by Hilton in Ogden offers a GSA rate. Currently, the rate for Acceler8 Wasatch Week is $107 per night.


Event Partners
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About Acceler8 Wasatch

Acceler8 Wasatch is an ad hoc group of partners that are excited to grow the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Utah. This group, while geographically centered in Northern Utah, is interested in supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in all of Utah. While initially focused on aerospace and defense, it also welcomes other industries, technologies, and markets

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