Thursday, January 18, 2018

Business Incubator Manager Speaking in Berlin

Salt Lake Community College Business Incubator Manager Tim Cooley is one of 22 people selected to speak in April at the 2018 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) Berlin Closing Conference and at the YTILI Transatlantic Dialogue in Vienna.

Timothy Cooley

Funded by The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Cooley will take part in a conference intended to “strengthen the bi-lateral, transatlantic exchange of the YTILI program by offering Americans the opportunity to visit a fellow’s home ecosystem and learn more about their business.” Goals include the opportunity to deepen professional relationships and pursue follow-up projects while offering Americans insights into European and Eurasian markets. Cooley will also take part in a two-week tour of Vienna, meeting with local incubators, accelerators and angel investor and venture capitalist firms.

Cooley became manager of SLCC’s Business Incubator, located at the College’s Miller Campus, in 2017. The Incubator assists over 100 entrepreneurs to grow and develop their companies. He helps track the growth of businesses and provides programming to assist in the accountability and execution of business goals. In recent years, Cooley founded Random Breakfast, a health company that makes games, and he was the operations manager for Channel Signal, a business specializing in product review analytics platform. He also served in the U.S. Marines from 1999-2004, and in 2015 he received his MBA from The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.