Kiln debuted the opening of a community for the future of startups and tech last Friday, November 16 at their Launch Party held in downtown Salt Lake City at The Gateway. This launch celebrated the opening of two permanent Kiln Utah sites-- one at The Gateway in Salt Lake City and one at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi.
With over 800 in attendance including CEOs, top VCs, and key business and political figures, the Kiln launch party signified a huge entrance in the Utah tech ecosystem. Event-goers enjoyed a fabulous night out consisting of a menu prepared by Chef Marco Niccoli, fire dancers, ballerinas, local artists, great music, an open bar, and even a Tesla.
The event culminated with Kiln’s official launch moment. Speeches hailed from key Kiln creators such as Arian Lewis (CEO), Andrew Redpath (COO), Leigh Radford (Creative Director), and Chef Marco Niccoli (Voro Cafe). An exciting final countdown led to bursts of confetti and celebration.
Currently, Kiln has more than 90 companies with memberships at both their Lehi Beta Center and Salt Lake City site. With the goal of over 1000 memberships between the two locations, Kiln is now poised to become the largest coworking collective in Utah with a focus on seed to series-B tech. Kiln’s launch event truly signified the beginning of an exciting journey.
"We look forward to seeing Kiln's influence take hold in Salt Lake City," said Lara Fritts, Director of Economic Development for Salt Lake City.
"This is only the beginning of great things to come," Lewis said.