Welcome to Gangplank Utah

We believe creativity is fostered when individuals are gathered together in a low-key, informal setting. Located in a fabulous old house on the campus of the University of Utah, we have created an open environment where individuals can just drop in and surround themselves with those who share the same collaborative entrepreneurial spirit. We are “breaking down the walls” both figuratively and literally.

Our passion for Gangplank Utah grew from the energy created by Gangplank Phoenix, started in 2008 by our good friends and colleagues. Taking a page from their book, we value:

collaboration over competition / community over agendas / participation over observation / doing over saying / friendship over formality / boldness over assurance / learning over expertise / people over personalities.

That’s what they believe. That’s what we believe. And that’s what we intend to offer to our incredibly talented Utah community!

We feel very fortunate to have both Sorenson Media and the TechTITANS Student Innovation Society based at the University of Utah assisting (and allowing) us to provide the creative entrepreneurial environment required to get this thing off the ground. We’ve wanted to form a group like this for years and we are thrilled that now is the time. We’d love to have you participate!

Create. Collaborate. Innovate.
Every Wednesday at 5:30 PM

Listen to our NPR Interview (Part 1): Mike Flathers – Students and Industry Connect.

Listen to our NPR Interview (Part 2): Shirlayne Quayle – What Gangplank Utah is all about.

Listen to our podcast interview announcing Gangplank Utah from the Gangplank Phoenix Hacknight on September 9, 2009.

For more information please email: info@gangplankut.org


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    • Wendy Ulrich – Special Guest Speaker Wednesday April 28th – 5:30pm April 26, 2010
      Please join us this coming Wednesday (April 28 2010) where Wendy Ulrich author of a new book entitled: “The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations that Win” (available in June from McGraw Hill) will be speaking. For more information, see “The Why of Work” website here. Wendy Ulrich, holds a PhD in [...] […]
    • Don’t miss!! Tomorrow Evening (3/10/2010) Dave Jennings – Renowned Leadership Change Expert March 9, 2010
      Tomorrow evening Dave Jennings will be stopping by GangPlank to talk about Leadership Scalability. A must see. Dave’s Topic: Leadership Scalability Are you designed for scalability? Do you live your entrepreneurial life in a way that you can continue to grow? Or, are you simply rising to your level of incompetence and about to plateau. By adopting a [...] […]
    • Gangplank Utah – NPR Interview September 29, 2009
      Salt Lake City NPR affiliate KUER interview with Mike Flathers and Shirlayne Quayle – Explaining what Gangplank Utah is all about: “Students connecting with industry and uninhibited idea sharing”. Listen to our NPR Interview (Part 1): Mike Flathers – Students and Industry Connect. Listen to our NPR Interview (Part 2): Shirlayne Quayle – What Gangplank Utah i […]
    • We’re Official!! September 21, 2009
      “Gangplank embodies a very powerful idea,” said organizer Mike Flathers, chief technology officer of Sorenson Media, a Salt Lake video encoding... […]
    • ***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT September 21, 2009
      We will hold our first gathering starting at 5:30pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2009. Find out more about our first open house here. From that point on, we will hold get-togethers every Wednesday at 5:30pm. […]

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