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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 - George Simons - SoloSuit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:13

In this episode, we talk to George Simons CEO of SoloSuit, the social venture dedicated to closing the Justice Gap. We learn how the company was founded, about the business model, and how George is building his team. We get a rundown of what happens when you are sued for a debt and SoloSuit's solution that will save people money and time and the heartburn of debt collection.

 Meat and Potatoes - Shane Nolan & David Brody - IDA Ireland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:55

In this episode, we're joined by Shane Nolan, SVP, and David Brody, VP of Technology for IDA Ireland. We learn the history and mission of IDA Ireland to help companies expand into Europe, and the strong bond between Ireland and Utah. We talk about the timing of international expansion, and why Ireland is a popular launch pad. We talk about best practices and how an Irish presence helps companies navigate regulation, taxes, and incentives. Lastly, we talk about Ireland’s immense beauty.

 Meat and Potatoes - Luke Mocke - Mentorli | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:24

In this episode, we are joined by Luke Mocke who is the Founder and CEO of Mentorli. We talk about the importance of mentors and how Luke’s experience with mentorship formed the idea that has become Mentorli. We learn how Luke made the decision to leave a good job to become an entrepreneur and build his own company. We discuss how being from South Africa impacted how he views the value of a good mentor. Lastly, we talk a bit about Springboks Rugby which is always a good time.

 Meat and Potatoes - Shawn Goff, Case Lawrence & Eric Farr - EY | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:19

In this episode, we are joined by Shawn Goff with EY, Case Lawrence from CircusTrix, and Eric Farr from BrainStorm. They tell us all about the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program and how folks can apply. Case and Eric explain what the process was like for them, why they think it's a fantastic program for all entrepreneurs, and offer insight as to what the judges like to see. Learn more about the program at, or reach out to the program team at

 Meat and Potatoes - Jeff Lyman & Jake Goeckeritz - Weave | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:47

Jeff Lyman, and Jake Goeckeritz, walk us through Weave's Business Growth Summit-- the world's largest online business growth event. Jeff and Jake explain what to expect, the free registration, and even a little about Jeff's work at Nike creating Lebron James's shoe line. This quick episode is sure to get you excited for the Business Growth Summit--where you'll dive into growing your business, retaining customers, and communicating like a professional. For more info, head to

 Gubernatorial Candidate Jon Huntsman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:28

Today we get to chat with former governor and ambassador Jon Huntsman, who is running for Utah governor once again.

 Gubernatorial Candidate Jeff Burningham | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:13

Today we catch up with gubernatorial candidate Jeff Burningham. We talk about the future of Utah, why he's running for governor and much more!

 Silicon Slopes Live: Chris Harrington | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:43

Thank you for joining us for another edition of Silicon Slopes Live. Our guest at today’s event is the CEO of Xant (formerly known as Chris Harrington. Xant has an innovative foundation and customer adoption for its intelligent sales engagement solutions. They have a newly designed revenue acceleration cloud to enable marketing and account management teams to optimize their day, improving productivity, visibility and effectiveness.

 Meat and Potatoes - Marcus Bertilson - Thumbtack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:46

In this episode, we are joined by Marcus Bertilson, VP of Go-To-Market and GM for Thumbtack's 350 person office in Draper. We learn about what Thumbtack does and how they run a market place that couples up consumers and service professionals. We hear about Marcus’s past experience as a service provider entrepreneur as well as his time as a consultant at McKinsey. We chat about why Thumbtack chose Utah for a second office and what their plans on for future growth.

 Meat and Potatoes - Davis Bell - Canopy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:32

In this episode, we are joined by Davis Bell who is the new CEO of Canopy. We talk about his new role as CEO and how he ended up at Canopy. We learn about his short and long term plans for the company and how he and his team aim to be successful. We talk about the importance of having a solid team, clear communication around the product, and plans for future growth. Lastly, we learn how Davis manages all this and prioritizes his tasks.

 Silicon Slopes Live: Dell Loy Hansen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:05

Our guest at today’s live event is Dell Loy Hansen, Wasatch Group President, CEO and Owner of Real Salt Lake. Dell Loy Hansen is also an owner in nearly a dozen venture companies. The companies range from a recycling and waste disposal company in Sacramento, Calif.; several sports clubs throughout Utah and Idaho, a plastic injection & molding company, a wood milling company and a golf course in Utah; and one of the largest utility management and billing companies in the United States.

 Meat and Potatoes - Brody King - Restore | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:28

In this episode, we are joined by Brody King from Restore Hyper Wellness. We learn about Cryotherapy, IV Drips, Hyperbaric, and all sorts of other offerings Restore has to make people feel better. We learn about the franchise model and how Brody is building his business. The future of wellness is discussed on how people’s minds are changing on how they manage their bodies. Lastly, we get a first-hand testimonial on how good you feel after an hour at Restore.

 Utah Gubernatorial Candidate Aimee Winder Newton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:22

Aimee Winder Newton currently serves on the Salt Lake County Council – where since 2014 she’s been fighting for innovative solutions to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, to increase mental health resource coordination, and achieve full government transparency. She was elected by her peers to serve as chair of the council in 2018.

 Silicon Slopes Live: Beynd | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:13

Thank you for joining us for another edition of SIlicon Slopes Live. Our guests at today’s event are Beynd Founder Peter Ord, VP of Sales Todd White, and moderated by Album VC Principal Diogo Myrrha. Beynd is the only client onboarding and logistics tracking software that seamlessly combines workflow management, client communication, and document sharing into an all-in-one platform. This software facilitates a more transparent, customer-facing project management experience for all parties.

 Silicon Slopes Live: SimpleNexus | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:30

In this episode of Silicon Slopes Live we hear from the SimpleNexus leadership team including founder/CEO, Matt Hansen, founder/CTO, Dave Stevenson, and President/COO, Ben Miller, and moderated by Brittany Graham. SimpleNexus is the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents. The platform has enabled these lenders to connect with 1.1 million borrowers and 65,000 real estate partners to produce five million loans totaling over $100 billion in volume.


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