Utah Technology Council

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|

Should your organization consider a plus one strategy?

Original article from Associations Now can be found here. Written by Samantha Whitehorne for Associations Now A recently launched initiative from Time’s Up hopes to boost women in the workplace by intentionally bringing more of them to events and providing more networking opportunities. The idea offers some possibilities for associations too. I’m sure almost all of you are familiar with Time’s Up, an initiative that was launched in January by more than 300 female actresses, agents, writers, directors, producers, and entertainment executives to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and in blue-collar workplaces nationwide. While the group’s biggest [...]

By |2018-08-03T09:47:03-06:00August 3rd, 2018|

Looking for a worthwhile internship?

Job Summary We are seeking an energetic, responsible intern to join our growing organization. You will focus on learning the basics of our organization, and can be expected to gain valuable insight that can further their interest in your chosen career field. In addition to office duties, the intern will have the opportunity to meet managers, executives, and C-suite members of the team. Intern Duties and Responsibilities Answer phone inquiries, direct calls, and provide basic company information Perform clerical duties, take memos, maintain files, and organize documents; photocopy, fax, etc. as needed Assist in preparing information and research materials Sort [...]

By |2018-07-12T16:31:17-06:00July 12th, 2018|

UTC Welcomes Facebook, Highlights Current Tech Community Strengths

Media Statement For Immediate Release: May 30, 2018 Contact:       Elizabeth Converse, Director of Strategic Communication                     Utah Technology Council                     801-835-7087 | econverse@utahtech.org UTC Welcomes Facebook, Highlights Current Tech Community Strengths Salt Lake City - Following today’s groundbreaking of a new facility in Eagle Mountain that will house a data center for the social media company Facebook, Utah Technology Council President and CEO John Knotwell released the following statement: “Tech is growing in Utah. The creation of this new site, with its huge name recognition, is a win for the state and the region. Utah’s vibrant workforce, attractive quality [...]

By |2018-05-30T11:08:55-06:00May 30th, 2018|

President & CEO John Knotwell’s Annual Members Meeting Remarks

2017 was a year of transition for UTC, yet we still gathered the community together for more than 50 professional development and networking events, put on an enviable and record breaking Hall of Fame Event where we were pleased to hear from global tech giant Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella. Our public policy team achieved 12 out of 12 objectives at this year’s legislative general session - with initiatives targeted at strengthening our workforce, expanding the talent ready grant program, and paving the way for strategic funding for SheTech, Silicon Slopes Tech Summit, and First Robotics. Throughout the last 7 months, [...]

By |2018-04-26T11:10:05-06:00April 26th, 2018|

Are you Business Equality Leader certified?

There are several challenges employers face when recruiting new talent to Utah. Potential LGBTQ recruits may question if the Beehive State will truly welcome and embrace them. Equality Utah is the state’s premier LGBTQ advocacy organization. For seventeen years, we’ve been working to secure equal rights and protections for LGBTQ Utahns and their families. In 2015, we passed historic legislation to include LGBTQ residents in the state’s nondiscrimination employment and housing laws. We proved that, even in Utah, we can advance LGBTQ rights by finding common ground with our neighbors. We are here to bring that same spirit to Silicon [...]

By |2018-04-17T08:38:59-06:00April 17th, 2018|

How Two Skyline High Students Saved Their School

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Twin 16-year-old brothers Kanishka, left, and Vikrant Ragula, seniors at Skyline, created a marketing campaign that helped get the bond passed that will rebuild their high school. By Paul Rolly This is a previously published article of the Salt Lake Tribune. To read the original article, click here The recent voter approval of a $238 million bond for Granite School District to rebuild some outdated schools and renovate and improve several others came after a hard-fought campaign. But outside of the politics and the public debates between well-funded factions on both [...]

By |2018-04-03T10:00:13-06:00April 3rd, 2018|
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