Why Nominate Your Company to UVEF Top 25 Under 5?

It is no question that receiving the UVEF Top 25 Under 5 award is a pretty big deal, and we love to toot our horn about it on every occasion. …But you knew that already, so we thought we would ask a few of our recent award recipients to tell us how the award has helped them in their success. Here is what they had to say: “We are so proud to be recognized by the UVEF as the Top company under 5 years last year. It has validated us as a company to our employees, customers, and partners which makes doing business that much easier.” —Rick Horsley, President of Boostability “The recognition that has come along with being in the UVEF Top 25 Under 5 has had a huge impact on our business and not just in Utah. I am getting calls from large investment firms from out of state that found me through an awards list and wanted to reach out. Locally, it has helped us to gain credibility, awareness, and trust from both potential clients and employees. I love being apart of UVEF and especially the Top 25 under 5.” —Bubba Page, Founder of Launch Leads and QuotaDeck “The UVEF Top 25 Under 5 Award definitely has been great for us at PcCareSupport. Coming in at #5 has helped a lot of our employees see that their work is actually making a difference and helping us grow. Furthermore, it’s absolutely helped validate us in the eyes of a lot of our local customers.” —Paul Shin, Director of Marketing at PcCareSupport “We have been highlighted twice in...

UVEF Top 25 Under 5 Call For Nominations

UVEF is currently accepting nominations for our Top 25 Under 5 Awards. All Utah companies started after January 1, 2009 are eligible regardless of revenue. Top 25 Under 5 Awards Ceremony: July 10, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Location to be announced. Nominate Your Company Now! This year, our Top 25 Under Five will spotlight two types of startup, with awards being presented to companies in revenue, and pre-revenue startups. Our new emphasis will highlight Utah’s outstanding entrepreneur community with recognition for new ideas as well as companies who are proving a sustainable model with incoming revenue. Award recipients in two categories will be recognized at our Award Ceremony Luncheon on July 11th. UVEF’s Top 25 Under Five Awards have recognized the development of more than 200 individuals and companies, including Utah success stories like ZAGG, Agel Enterprises, Allegiance, Interbank FX, Seastone, Altiris, and Omniture, among many others. Applicants this year will be judged on several factors including revenue and job creation for companies in revenue, and sustainability and scalability for pre-revenue companies. All Utah companies are welcomed for nomination. This year a nomination of $25 will apply, and all companies who are nominated will be featured on our UVEF website in addition to special recognition for 25 top companies in each of our two categories. Come see the new UVEF! Questions? Contact Cary Snowden at csnowden -at- uvef.net About UVEF The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) is a volunteer non-profit support group linking entrepreneurs to Money, Markets and Mentors. Celebrating 25 years of new business success, UVEF empowers current and future business leaders to thrive in today’s competitive market....

UVEF Tech Team Up Event

UVEF Sponsoring: Beehive Startups TechTeamUp Thursday, May 8, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, UVU SB 134. No cost to attend. REGISTER HERE Scheduled for the opening night of the OpenWest Conference, an annual event drawing 1,000 technologists from across the country, Beehive Startups TechTeamUp will launch. This event will provide budding entrepreneurs with the opportunity to pitch their startup with the hope of procuring a technical co-founder. The winner of the event will receive a cash prize of $1,000, courtesy of Grow Utah and BoomStartup, and $1,000 worth of development and technical consulting, courtesy of Izeni. Second place winner will receive $500, courtesy of Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum, along with a complimentary annual UVEF membership valued at $198. Presenters will have five minutes to pitch their startup, explain the technical challenges that lie ahead, and reveal what they’re looking for in a technical co-founder. A panel consisting of Hirevue Founder and CEO Mark Newman; BoomStartup Co-founder Robb Kunz; Steve Grizzell, Angel investor; and Izeni Co-founder and CTO, Gabriel Gunderson will take five minutes to ask questions, offer feedback, and give advice. At the end of the event, audience members and panelists vote to determine the winner of TechTeamUp. Once the event comes to a close, attendees will have the opportunity to network with presenters at an after party sponsored by Grow Utah, BoomStartup, UVEF, and Izeni. The afterparty will be held in the courtyard adjacent to the auditorium. There will be food, drinks, and, most importantly, the opportunity to mingle and network. For more information about Beehive Startups TechTeamUp, visit http://bit.ly/TechTeamUp Learn more about the sponsors of this event. Learn...

UVEF Tech Team Up Event Sponsors

UVEF is sponsoring the Tech Team Up, Thursday, May 8, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, UVU SB 134.  No cost to attend. Other event sponsors include the following: UVEF The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) is a volunteer non-profit support group connecting entrepreneurs to Money, Markets, and Mentors. Our mission is to provide effective tools and create synergy between our members and business experts. Among the many benefits of a UVEF membership is admission to our monthly networking events featuring a captivating keynote speaker and special programs. Members also enjoy exclusive access to our group membership directory and discussion board, podcasts and much more. Grow Utah Grow Utah is a privately funded, non-profit organization dedicated to accelerate the creation of innovative, entrepreneur-led, high-growth businesses that will strengthen and expand the future growth of Utah’s economy. The vision of Grow Utah is to create a robust entrepreneurial eco-system in Utah that fosters entrepreneurial talent, drives innovation to solve market needs, aligns community resources and support, and ensures funding for products, entrepreneurs and businesses of promise. BoomStartup The purpose of BoomStartup is to help great tech ideas find an optimal business model, create a minimal viable product that is revenue-ready, execute into revenue generation, and then make connections to customers and investors. The goal is that the companies at the end of the summer program will warrant investment from angel investors, venture capitalists, and banks. BoomStartup’s mentors have included founders and key individuals from companies including Omniture, Cisco, Skull Candy, Altiris, and many more. Izeni Izeni has been involved in information technology and custom software development since 2008. We’ve built the flagship...

UVEF Tech Team Up Event Panelists

The Tech Team Up Event, Thursday, May 8, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, UVU SB 134, will feature a panel of leading entrepreneurs. Here’s who we have on tap: Hirevue Founder and CEO Mark Newman As HireVue’s Founder and CEO, Mark Newman introduced the world to HireVue’s innovative Talent Interaction Platform™ and On Demand Interviews™, improving the job interview experience and helping businesses more efficiently identify, engage, and hire top talent. HireVue’s solutions have provided services in more than 150 countries to organizations ranging from emerging growth companies to 20 of the Fortune 100, and been named a Human Resource Executive magazine Top HR Product in 2009, 2011 and 2012. Newman began developing the concepts for HireVue’s solutions as an undergraduate at Westminster College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in International Business and later received a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Utah. As a premier thought leader in the digital interviewing industry and an entrepreneur, his personal and business philosophies are frequently sought after and published by different media outlets, including Inc., Techcrunch, and Workforce Management, among others. Recently he was recognized as a “2012 Workforce Game Changer” by Workforce Management magazine and as a member of the “2013 30 under 30” by Inc. magazine.   Learn more about Hirevue. BoomStartup Co-Founder Robb Kunz Under Robb Kunz’s leadership, BoomStartup has become an integral part of Utah’s startup ecosystem. The Beehive State’s most prominent accelerator has the ability to connect earnest entrepreneurs to the brightest and most capable minds, not only throughout Utah, but throughout the country. If you’re building a startup here in Utah, and you’re looking...