Funding a Consumer Product Company

Silicon Slopes Headquarters - 2600 Executive Parkway Suite 140 Lehi, 84003 Consumer
Thu, Dec 13, 2018, 12:00 PM (MST)

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About this event

In October we talked about crowdfunding a consumer product. Join us for December's panel where we will discuss how to fund a consumer products company. When is the right time to seek funding? Where can you find funding? What do investors and\or lenders want to see?


Summer Harris

Founder and Owner

Baby Bling

Summer is a native Utahan, mother of four, wife of one and the Founder/CEO of Baby Bling.

Baby Bling is a manufacturer and seller of children's hair accessories. Sales channels includes Nordstrom, Buy Buy Baby, 950+ specialty boutiques, Amazon, a monthly subscriptions program and their own retail website. Baby Bling continues its 13-year-long tradition of manufacturing products locally, by women in our community. Baby Bling was recently ranked #8 in Utah’s Fastest Growing Companies and #876 in the Inc. 5000

Ben Capell


Peterson Partners

Ben is a Partner at Peterson Ventures, whose portfolio of consumer product companies includes Cotopaxi, Bonobos, Allbirds and Chatbooks.

Prior to joining Peterson Ventures, Ben was the first employee hired at an enterprise tech startup based in Northern Virginia where he was the product and business manager. Prior to his startup days, he spent several years at Charles River Associates, a leading global economic and business consulting firm headquartered in Boston. Ben received an MBA and a B.S. in Finance from Brigham Young University, where he was a Hawes Scholar.

Sara Day

Program Manager of Training and Outreach

Utah Microloan Fund

Salt Lake Native and University of Utah grad Sara Day is a food, drink, and culture obsessed gal whose entrepreneurial spirit helped co-found the fast-casual restaurant chain Even Stevens Sandwiches. Along with donating 3 million sandwiches to the community, Even Stevens has been awarded Best New Concept, Best Sandwiches, Hunger Hero Award, Restaurant Neighbor Award, Reader's Choice: Best New Restaurant, and many more accolades. Sara is now the Programs Manager of Training and Outreach at Utah Microloan Fund where she provides business consulting and training to emerging entrepreneurs as well as creates an engaging online presence for the UMLF. Sara brings over 13 years of service industry experience, her degree in Business Administration and a deep love for the community to the table for any project.

In her spare time, Sara serves on both the board of Local First Utah and the Westminster Social Impact Incubator and runs @local_enthusiast_slc, an award-winning Instagram aimed at bringing people together over shared interests in Utah. When Sara isn’t working, she is camping her way across the West, getting her Zumba on and adventuring with Cash, her six-year-old standard poodle.

Lunch will be provided by the event sponsor LedgerGurus



Thursday, Dec 13
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MST)


Silicon Slopes Headquarters
2600 Executive Parkway Suite 140 Lehi84003