Funding Needed to Send Utah Robotics Teams to World Championship

04/05/2017
Dear Friends of FIRST Utah Robotics, Thank you for helping us to make this year the best yet for FIRST Utah Robotics teams.  I am happy to report that more FIRST Utah teams qualified for World Championships in Houston April 19-22, than ever in our history.  The list of teams is included below, including 5 […]

Utah hosting 2019 Site Selectors Guild Conference a ‘huge opportunity’

04/04/2017
Every year EDCUtah brings five or six site selectors to Utah to introduce them to the state and educate them about doing business here. Leveraging the Sundance Film Festival, EDCUtah’s “Site Selection & Cinema” event is one of the premier economic development familiarization tours in the country and regularly draws leading consultants from around the […]

Utahns gain confidence in economy as income and employment expectations rise

03/28/2017
The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index increased in March, jumping 8.8 points to 123.5. The increase primarily resulted from high expectations for the economy over the next six months. The overall CAI currently sits 8.1 points higher than its level 12 months ago. In comparison, the national Consumer Confidence Index® increased 9.5 points from […]

Google Fiber releases impact report; Utah ranks No. 8 on innovation study

03/27/2017
Google Fiber releases report detailing community impact Google Fiber shared Thursday a first look at some of the findings from its Community Impact Report. This report looks at how cities in America and Google Fiber collaborates with local partners and nonprofits to ensure that more people — especially the most digitally divided — have access to […]

Local businesses learn how to counter cybercrime

03/23/2017
SALT LAKE CITY — It may come as a surprise that a former top administrator from the Department of Homeland Security, the 240,000-employee agency tasked with keeping the country safe from outside threats, said the biggest cyberthreat to U.S. businesses is likely not from some intricate plotting by a rogue nation-state intent on toppling the […]

Top 20 startups announced in the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

03/15/2017
Utah’s best college entrepreneurs are competing for $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a $40,000 grand prize, in the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, one of the biggest student business competitions in the country. The competition got a lot more interesting with the top 20 teams being announced. Hundreds of students from all colleges in the […]

Venafi research: Twenty-one percent of websites are still using insecure SHA-1 certificates and putting users at risk

03/15/2017
New research from Venafi Labs shows that 21 percent of the world’s websites are still using certificates signed with the vulnerable Secure Hash Algorithm, SHA-1. On February 23, 2017, Google affiliated security researchers announced they cracked the SHA-1 security standard using a collision attack. The incident proved that the deprecated cryptographic secure hash algorithm still […]

2017 Cybersecurity Conference: Protecting our national and economic security

03/09/2017
Cybersecurity is becoming a fiercely debated issue following attacks in the political realm to breaking news on information leaks in the private sector. As the world becomes more interconnected government, business, and individuals are becoming more vulnerable to cyber threats. Every day, new tools and techniques are developed to resolve challenges in our security, but […]

Utah Non-compete study results now available

03/02/2017
The Salt Lake Chamber in collaboration with a working group of legislators and members of the business community, released the findings from a study conducted in response to the passage of H.B. 251, post-employment restrictions amendments, during the 2016 Utah General Legislative Session. The findings release key issues concerning non-compete agreements to better inform policymakers and […]

Utahns remain confident in economy as employment gains remain strong

03/01/2017
The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index remained roughly the same, declining a statistically marginal 2.9 points to 114.7 in February. The small decrease resulted from a slightly less positive outlook on the current economy and the economy over the next six months. The overall CAI currently sits 8.9 points higher than its level 12 […]

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UTC Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Utah Technology Council is proud to announce the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees Candidates for the Utah Technology Council’s Hall of Fame are heavily vetted by a committee of leading industry professionals. Nominees are judged based on their contributions to the innovation community through disruption, innovation and philanthropy. The 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees […]

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Meets with Utah Tech Leaders

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Would you want to work at your startup?

You’ve built a fantastic product. But what about the workplace that goes with it? Big players like Uber, GitHub and SheThinx somehow missed that second part (although they did muddle through their nightmares of workplace harassment). Other startups, however, haven’t always been so lucky, even if they didn’t take it to the extreme of these […]