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Silicon Slopes

Summary: The Silicon Slopes Podcast provides an in-depth look inside Utah’s growing startup and tech community from the perspective of the entrepreneurs, executives, and community leaders at the forefront of the industry.

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 Meat and Potatoes - Kelsey Chase - Aumni | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:03

In this episode, we are joined by Kelsey Chase, Co-Founder, and President of Aumni. We learn how Aumni helps you automate your investment intelligence with economic, legal, and strategic data extracted directly from your closing docs. We hear the founding story, learn how the product was built and how it benefits customers with clarity and a lot of time-saving. Lastly, we get the details on their recent Series A funding and how they are dealing with Covid-19 issues related to their business.

 Meat and Potatoes - Brad Bonham - Walker Edison | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:49

In this episode, we chat with Brad Bonham is the Co-Founder and CEO of Walker Edison—a leading partner in the e-commerce home furnishings space. We learn about the early days of the company and how it has grown over the years, relying on data and consumer insights. We learn about drop-shipping and what it takes to run a successful e-commerce company in a pre and post-Covid world. We also learn how Brad manages his time running an international company and what his plans are for future growth.

 Meat and Potatoes - Diogo Myrrha - Album | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:03

In this episode, we chat with Diogo Myrrha, a General Partner at Album. We talk about the recent Album rebrand as well as some recent investments. We learn what Diogo looks for when he invests and how funding decisions get made. We get insights into how Album will invest in the future and the impact of COVID-19 on the process. Lastly, we get a good story of how a kid from Brazil ended up in Sugar City Idaho, and eventually a venture capitalist investing in some of the best companies in Utah.

 Meat and Potatoes - Josh Weiner - Solutionreach | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:52

In this episode, we are joined by Josh Weiner, CEO of Solutionreach, a health tech company helping patients and doctors communicate. During our chat, Josh shares details about his role shift to CEO, how his previous experience has helped prepare him, and his plans for Solutionreach. We also hear his thoughts on driving successful company culture, growth, and product development, like their new telehealth platform that supports responsible healthcare communication during COVID-19 and beyond.

 Meat and Potatoes - Robert Caldwell - 42Chat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:45

In this episode, we chat with Bob Caldwell, Founding Partner and CRO of 42Chat, who are experts at developing and deploying AI Chatbot technologies to create real and measurable customer value. We learn how the Chatbot technology works and how it applies to nearly every business and industry. We learn how Silicon Slopes is using the Chatbot to quickly answer SBA loan questions. 42chat has been an indispensable partner over the past year in getting communication out to our community.

 Meat and Potatoes - Chris Rawle - Silicon Slopes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:13

Today we chat with Chris Rawle, Managing Editor at Silicon Slopes, but we're not talking business. This episode is two guys ranting about how much they miss sports. We grieve about missing The Masters, Lebron, NASCAR, and most of all playoff hockey. We grumble that the ability to place wagers on said events is also gone. We offer advice to the various sports commissioners and feel assured they'll listen. We finish upbeat in what we hope will be a glorious fall sports season across America.

 Meat and Potatoes - Kimball Kjar - Utah Warriors Rugby | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:25

In this episode, we chat with Kimball Kjar who is the Owner and GM of Utah Warriors Rugby. We learn why the Major League Rugby season was canceled and how the Utah Warriors will adjust to that fact. We talk about how the team will use this time to continue to build the team and brand and what their plans are for 2021. Lastly, we get an update on all the fun stuff the Utah Warriors will be doing in and around the community during the Summer and Fall which can be found at

 Meat and Potatoes - Chad Fraughton - Cornerstone | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:13

In this episode, we talk with Chad Fraughton, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone. We talk about how his business has been impacted by COVID-19, and how he and his team have adjusted. We learn about the solutions Cornerstone offers to live events, and that there are many alternatives for companies to do previously scheduled events. If you have questions about how to still do a “hybrid” style event Chad and his team are happy to consult and come up with a good solution.

 Meat and Potatoes - Danny Noall - Infuze | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:53

In this episode, we chat with Danny Noall, Founder and CEO of about how his business has been impacted by COVID- 19, and how his team has adjusted. He shares insights on how consumer product companies can navigate the market, stay afloat, and potentially prosper. Danny and his team have reacted fast to the “new normal,” and others will benefit in learning how he did it. Danny also shares his experience in applying for loans through Lendio over the past few days.

 Silicon Slopes Live: Travis Mickelson - IHC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:24

Join us for a conversation with Travis Mickelson, Medical Director of Mental Health Integration at IHC.

 Silicon Slopes Live: Travis Carter - Banjo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:59

Join us for a conversation with Travis Carter, a senior engineer with Banjo who has been exposed to COVID-19.

 Silicon Slopes Live: Melva Sine - Utah Restaurant Association | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:42

Join us for a conversation with Melva Sine, President of the Utah Restaurant Association.

 Silicon Slopes Live: Jeremy Andrus - Traeger Grills | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:56

Join us for a conversation with Traeger Grills CEO Jeremy Andrus.

 Silicon Slopes Town Hall 3/25/20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:25

Participants in today's Town Hall include: Clint Betts, Executive Director, Silicon Slopes Angela Dunn, State Epidemiologist, Utah Department of Health Utah State Senate President Stuart Adams Natalie Gochnour, Director, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah Derek Kitchen, Utah State Senator Mark Johnson, Mayor of Lehi Mark Newman, CEO, Nomi Health Michael Good CEO University of Utah Health Jeremy Andrus, CEO, Traeger Grills

 Silicon Slopes Live: Derek Miller - Salt Lake Chamber | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:47

Join us for a conversation with Derek Miller, President of the Salt Lake Chamber.


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