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27 minutes | 2 days ago
Meat and Potatoes - EY, Entrepreneur of the Year
In this episode, we talk about the upcoming EY Entrepreneur of the Year program with Shawn Goff, EY SLC Office Managing Partner, UT Region Program Director, & Derrick Porter, CEO, Beauty Industry Group, and a winner in 2020. This awards program draws out the best and the brightest Entrepreneurs from all over Utah. We cover how to apply, who should participate, and what the process entails. Silicon Slopes is honored to be a sponsor of this program. https://eoy.ey.com/home
23 minutes | 12 days ago
Meat and Potatoes - John R. Lund and Rick Hoffman
In this episode, we are joined by John R. Lund Attorney at Law, Parsons Behle & Latimer and former President, Utah State Bar, and Rick Hoffman Owner, Lone Peak Valuation Group. Both are on the board of the Office of Legal Services Innovation, which created the Utah Legal Sandbox whose goal is increasing Utahns' ability to access quality legal help, when, where, and how they want it by increasing the diversity, affordability, and competitiveness of the legal services market.
36 minutes | 12 days ago
Silicon Slopes Live: Michael Sears, Salt Lake City Angels
Our guest at today's Live event is Michael Sears, Salt Lake City Angels General Manager and Stoel Rives LLP Associate. The Salt Lake City Angels mentor promising entrepreneurs and invest in growing companies. As general manager, Michael works with investors in due diligence efforts, oversees financing rounds and negotiations, and facilitates investments.
30 minutes | 18 days ago
Meat and Potatoes - Dr. Jack Zenger, Dr. Joseph Folkman - Zenger|Folkman
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joseph Folkman, co-founders of Zenger|Folkman. We learn how they work with clients to help them become better leaders. We learn about their research and how it is done using hard data and statistical analysis with logical explanations and actionable application. Lastly, we talk in-depth about a recent report that was published in the Harvard Business Review that goes into why Women are better leaders during a crisis. zengerfolkman.com
33 minutes | 20 days ago
Silicon Slopes Live: Kent Madsen, EPIC Ventures
Our guest at today's Breakfast event is Kent Madsen, Co-founder and Managing Partner of EPIC Ventures. Kent has been investing in early-stage technology companies for almost two decades. While in venture capital Kent has directly worked on 6 IPO’s and dozens of acquisitions. Kent has served on numerous for- and non-profit boards of directors, including about 10 years on Zions Bank’s Board of Directors.
33 minutes | a month ago
Silicon Slopes Live: Susan R. Madsen, Utah Women & Leadership Project
Our guest at today's Town Hall event is Dr. Susan R. Madsen, Founding Director, Utah Women & Leadership Project, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University. Dr. Madsen is considered one of the top global scholars and thought leaders on the topic of women’s leadership, has authored or edited six books, and has published hundreds of articles, chapters, and reports. Her passion is to strengthen the impact of girls and women in Utah and worldwide.
28 minutes | a month ago
Silicon Slopes Live: Carine Clark, Pelion Venture Partners
Our guest at today's Live event is Carine Clark, General Partner at Pelion Venture Partners. Carine is a three-time president and CEO of high-growth tech companies, specializing in helping companies scale from $10 million to $100 million and more.
25 minutes | a month ago
Meat and Potatoes - Paul Huish - Drone Hive
In this episode, we are joined by Paul Huish, Founder and CEO of Drone Hive. We talk about all things drones, learn about the founding of the company and what services they provide. We learn how the drone industry is evolving and the impact it is having across many sectors. Lastly, we talk a bit about Pebble Beach and college jobs. www.dronehiveinc.com
35 minutes | a month ago
Silicon Slopes Live: Trent Kaufman - Cicero Group
Our guest at today's Town Hall event is Trent Kaufman, CEO & Co-founder of Cicero Group. Cicero Group uses data and experience to generate insights, create actionable strategies, and drive transformation with an overarching purpose of helping people create and continuously deliver extraordinary results. Listen to hear Trent's background and experiences with Cicero Group.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
Silicon Slopes Live: Earl Foote - Nexus IT
Our guest at today's Breakfast event is Earl Foote, CEO of Nexus IT. Started in 1998, Nexus IT Consultants is a complete IT Support provider for small and medium sized businesses in Northern Utah. Listen to hear Earl's background and experiences building Nexus IT over the last 22 years.
43 minutes | 2 months ago
Meat and Potatoes - Joe Megibow - Purple
In this episode we are joined by Joe Megibow, CEO of Purple. We talk about how Purple navigated 2020 and came out stronger and better. We learn how products are conceptualized, developed, and marketed. We hear about Joe’s career journey and how he thinks about building a digitally native vertical brand. Lastly, we learn what preparation goes into quarterly earnings calls and how Purple interacts with the public market.
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Silicon Slopes Live: Steve Lindsley - Grōv Technologies
Our guest at today's Live event is Steve Lindsley, President of Grōv Technologies. Listen to hear Steve's background and how Grōv's robotic vertical farming technology helps high-tech farmers and ranchers sustainably feed the world.
25 minutes | 2 months ago
Silicon Slopes Live: Clint Betts - Silicon Slopes
Our guest at today's Live event is Silicon Slopes Executive Director Clint Betts. Listen to hear Clint discuss the impact 2020 has had on the Silicon Slopes community as well as plans for 2021.
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Silicon Slopes Live: Deneece G. Huftalin, SLCC & Ruth V. Watkins, UofU
Our guests at today's Town Hall event are Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin & University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins. Listen to hear President Huftalin & President Watkins discuss how they have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic and how they believe it has affected the future of education.
44 minutes | 3 months ago
Silicon Slopes Live: Rick Farnell - Protegrity
Our guest at today's Breakfast event is Rick Farnell, CEO of Protegrity. Protegrity safeguards privacy, ensures data is protected everywhere, and fuels innovation with secure AI. Listen to hear Rick's story, his experience with Protegrity, and his thoughts on how to fuel business innovation with secure AI.
42 minutes | 3 months ago
Meat and Potatoes - Lanham Napier, BuildGroup, & Bud Scruggs, Cynosure Group
Today we chat with Lanham Napier, CEO and of BuildGroup, and Bud Scruggs, managing director of Cynosure Group. Lanham talks about how his time as CEO of Rackspace inspired him to create BuildGroup as a growth equity investment firm. We hear how Lanham raised capital for the fund leading him to the Salt Lake City-based Cynosure Group. Bud and Lanham also share insight on product-market fit and what they look for in investments and people. https://www.buildgroup.com https://cynosuregroup.com
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Meat and Potatoes - Colin Crotty - Hyperquake
Our guest in this episode is Colin Crotty, President and CEO of Hyperquake, an independent strategic firm helping businesses shift their future by creating and building business. We learn how Hyperquake helps clients innovate faster and bring new ideas to market. We chat about brand storytelling, and moving people to take action. We learn how Hyperquake develops and offers services as the industry and world change, and of Hyperquake’s interest in Utah as they expand into new markets.
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Silicon Slopes Live: Max Connect Marketing
Our guest at today's live event are Max Connect Marketing Partners Devin Deaton, Kyle Nelson, Ryan Johnson, and Travis Draper. Max Connect Marketing optimizes campaigns that are underperforming and push even the best campaigns to do better. They work with clients and partners across industries and channels, leveraging this experience to develop impactful strategies.
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Silicon Slopes Live: Returning to Work
Today's Town Hall event is all about returning to work. Our guests are Kiln CEO Arian Lewis, Avalon Health Care Corporate Counsel Debra Turner, and Vivint Smart Home VP, Talent Acquisition & HR Partner Corporate & Technology Kim Wittman, moderated by Blyncsy CEO Mark Pittman. Listen to hear each of the panelists' experience with the Covid19 pandemic and best practices for returning to the office.
22 minutes | 4 months ago
Silicon Slopes Live: Marc Chenn - SaltStack
Our guest at today's Breakfast event is Marc Chenn, CEO & Co-founder of SaltStack. SaltStack develops award-winning software used by IT and security operations teams to help modern business more efficiently secure and maintain all aspects of their digital infrastructure. Listen to hear Marc's story and his experience with SaltStack, including the recent announcement of VMware's intent to acquire SaltStack.
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