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.
Welcome to the Silicon Slopes podcast. In this episode we talk to former Utah speaker of the house Greg Hughes, he's considering a run for governor in 2020. We talked about the inland port and some of the most pressing issues facing the state of Utah.
Today’s speakers at our Live event are David Royce & Vess Pearson. David Royce is the Founder & Chairman of Aptive Environmental, with Vess Pearson as the CEO. Aptive Environmental provides both residential & commercial pest control. Their goal is to make life easier, homes safer and businesses more productive, while still protecting the environment.
In this episode we are joined by Paul Allen Founder and CEO of Soar.com which helps individuals and organizations around the world to develop their innate talents and maximize their unique strengths.Paul tells us why he started Soar, how it works, and why finding your individual strengths is important in life and work. We also get some great stories from Paul's days as the Founder of Ancestry.com and FamilyLink.
In this episode, we are joined by Jack Reid who is the Vice President of Technical Support at Accela. We learn what technical support is in 2019. We learn some things on working with government, upsides, and downsides of working for large enterprise companies, and why Accela opened a big office in Utah.
In this episode, we are joined by James Hadlock who is the CEO and Founder of Blu Novus. We learn what Blu Novus is and why it is important. James shares his story of addiction. Lastly, we talk about mental health in the workplace and how Blu Novus is helping improve it.
On today's episode we talk to Weave CEO Brandon Rodman. With more than 400 employees and an impressive emphasis on culture, Weave has become one of the crown jewels of Silicon Slopes. Brandon and Clint talk about the company's early days all the way through to where it is today.
On today’s show we talk to Utah's Lt. Governor Spencer Cox who recently announced he’s running for governor in 2020. We talked about why he’s running, the most pressing issues facing our state, and the overall future of Utah.
In this episode, we are joined by Adam Green and Wylie van den Akker from Collective Medical who are the CTO and CISO respectively. Wylie and Adam founded the company while in their BYU dorm room more than 10 years ago, after Adam's mother, an ED social worker, told them to "make a computer program" to solve her problems coordinating care with other hospitals. They obeyed Adam's Mother and it is a fun and interesting story.
In this episode, we are joined by Ben Luks-Morgan, Director of Silicon Slopes Apprenti. Ben explains how the program is a chance to access and learn an occupation in tech for those who haven't yet had that opportunity. He also outlines the application process. Learn more by visiting: siliconslopesapprenti.com. Silicon Slopes will host a launch event on May, 29th. Reserve your spot at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-slopes-apprenti-launch-event-tickets-61894090892
In this episode, we sit down with Robison Rogers who is a Senior Product Manager at Weave. We talk about some new features Robison helped build at Weave and how he and his team did it. We also get an excellent insight into what a product manager actually does and how you can break into the field if you want to help build cool products as Robison does.
In this episode, we are joined by Chris Anderson who is the Founder and CEO of Mobound . Chris and his team are on a mission to create a rental market of affordable recreational gear while helping your equipment work for you. We talk about the sharing economy, where the idea came from, and how partners are important for long term success. If your garage is full of gear that you rarely use and you want a little folding money you should take a look at Mobound
On today’s show we bring you a major 200 million dollar funding round announcement from Divvy CEO Blake Murray. Divvy's incredible growth has been nothing short of remarkable, and this funding round is one of the largest in Utah's history.
Meat and Potatoes shines a light on the people in Silicon Slopes who get things done. Hosted by Silicon Slopes Director of Operations Garrett Clark and random interns we explore how, why, and when they get those things done, and why their work is the meat and potatoes of Utah’s tech community. Jim Mortenson who is the Director of Executive and Graduate Education at UVU and Ephraim Zamora who is the Talent Intelligence Coordinator at UVU are our guests for this episode.
In this episode, we are joined by George Ballew who is the Clinical Director at the Heritage Community in Provo. We talk about mental health and George's work as a therapist. He gives great insights on how to help folks that are struggling, how to help yourself if you are experiencing depression or anxiety, and how companies can take an active role in helping with mental health issues with their respective employees.
In this recording we are joined by Steve Smith, CEO of Finicity. We talk about what Finicity does, and hear some fun stories about the early years of the companies founding. We also learn a bit about the Fintech industry and how Finicity products are working to make it better for everyone. Sadly, we do not talk about personal aviation but we will do that next time.