What began as a collaborative conversation between the co-founders Dustin Haggett and Simon Sorensen and with the addition of Founding Investor Ryan Smith, Hub Salt Lake has become the first Impact Hub in Utah, strategically located in Salt Lake City. The global community of Impact Hubs worldwide includes more than 80 locations and 11,000 members across 50 countries. Each Impact Hub is a local community of participants connected by the shared goal of using business and entrepreneurship as a tool to drive positive change. For profit and nonprofit, entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals are all welcome to set the standard for Salt Lake’s next generation of purpose-based enterprises.
MEET OUR TEAM
Director of Community & Operations
Robyn is originally from Toronto but has called Salt Lake City home since 2014.
For over a decade, Robyn has been running successful tech and women-focused organizations both here in the U.S. and Brazil.
Director of Marketing and Events
Heidi M. Gress relocated from Los Angeles where she worked in commercial production and publishing. She has been actively involved in the Salt Lake creative community as a special events producer and marketing consultant.
Founder & CEO
Dustin is the catalyst behind Impact Hub Salt Lake’s growth and community partnerships.
Dustin has over a decade of experience working with governments and organizations in a variety of industries. He is a combat veteran serving eight years in the US Army and a Rotarian.
Founder & Board Director
Søren was an early adopter and champion of co-working in Salt Lake City.
He founded the Impact Hub movement in Utah in 2009. He played a key role in the space design, financing, development, and community partnership efforts for Impact Hub Salt Lake.
Founding Investor & Chairman
Ryan is the founding manager of Variance Ventures, a firm that is geared towards making a positive social impact.
Ryan is from Salt Lake City and loves being in spaces where he can take part in and help to facilitate positive change within our community.
PART OF A GLOBAL NETWORK
Impact Hub Salt Lake is part of Impact Hub International, a global network of collaborators focused on making a positive impact in the world. The entire network is based on the belief that a better world evolves through the combined accomplishments of creative, committed, and compassionate individuals focused on a common purpose.
At once an coworking and community hub, innovation lab, a business Incubator, and a social enterprise community center, Impact Hub International is a global ecosystem that connects Salt Lake to resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow positive impact.