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Silicon Slopes, Utah Technology Council combine for new tech-centric chamber

By Art Raymond for the Deseret News Published: March 27, 2019 8:00 am Read the original article here. SALT LAKE CITY — An announcement Wednesday of the union of two tech-centric groups — Silicon Slopes and the Utah Technology Council — marks the birth of a two-part entity that is instantly one of the most powerful in a state where tech is evolving into the primary economic driver. The new alignment combines Silicon Slopes' mission as an education, community-building and outreach organization with the technology council's trade-focused, public policy advocacy for an innovation industry that numbers over 6,000 companies and [...]

By |2019-04-30T14:01:44-06:00April 30th, 2019|

Utah Technology Council Unites With Silicon Slopes

The two organizations will operate under the same umbrella to better serve Utah’s startup and tech community. The Utah Technology Council (UTC) has joined forces with Silicon Slopes to unite Utah’s startup and tech community. The UTC organization and its stellar legacy of public policy, advocacy, and world-class events will continue to thrive within the Silicon Slopes ecosystem. In addition, Banyan CEO, Carine Clark, has been appointed the new chair of UTC. Silicon Slopes co-founder and executive director, Clint Betts, will assume the same role on behalf of both entities. “Silicon Slopes couldn’t be more thrilled to unite with UTC [...]

By |2019-03-26T15:39:25-06:00March 27th, 2019|

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 companies. No entrepreneur wants to have the company where employees say, “Ugh, do I have to go to work again today?” Whenever a business owner asks me a question about hiring, I ask them this: “if the tables were turned, would you want to work [...]

By |2018-08-22T13:30:09-06:00August 22nd, 2018|

10 Years, 10 Offices at Instructure

10 Years Ago, Josh Coates, an entrepreneurial founder, had an idea to create a learning management system that was easy to use and created from the ground up to be awesome. Instructure now has more than 3000 learning institutions using their platform. In this, their 10th year of operation (founded in 2008) the company has more than 1100 employees across the globe and their 10th office is right here in Pleasant Grove, Utah. The second campus in Utah will be home to more than 400 employees focusing on worldwide technical support and software engineering. Unlike the ribbon burning at their [...]

By |2018-03-26T09:32:49-06:00March 26th, 2018|

What the Parity Pledge means to Homie

We hire who we know, and relationships start with conversations At Homie, we believe in grass roots, transparency, and disrupting ineffective establishments. Having battled an entrenched industry for the past two years, we’ve come to believe that large and successful change efforts start, not with those in power, but with conversations among friends. Change doesn’t happen when a leader announces a plan. Change begins deep inside a system, when a few people notice something they will no longer tolerate, or respond to a dream of what’s possible. The parity pledge is such a conversation, a way for people who have [...]

By |2018-01-03T11:55:37-06:00January 3rd, 2018|