The Startup Building was built in 1898 by the Startup family as their candy factory. One of the first candy factories in the state, the Startup Candy Company thrived in Utah’s dry climate. The Startup Candy Factory actually produced the first candy bar in the U.S., as well as being the first to produce and sell ice cream. This store helped Utah produce more candy than the rest of the intermountain states combined.
Currently, The Startup Building houses dozens of small startup companies as well as DevMountain, a coding campus, the building serves as a community hub for entrepreneurs and others looking to connect and grow Provo.