Kickstart Seed Fund and UVEF to Recognize Utah’s Top 25 Under 5

Submissions are in, and Utah’s Top 25 Companies under 5 years old have been selected. The ranking was established using a non- biased formula focusing on revenues and growth rate. This year’s list has companies that are challenging models, advancing technology, and improving Utah’s entrepreneurial landscape. Below are the details of the event, stay tuned for more updates. Congratulations to the companies that qualified for this prestigious award. KEYNOTE Speaker: Karl Sun of Lucid Software When: October 20th Where: The Salt Mine  |  7984 S 1300 E, Sandy, UT 84094 Time: 7:00 PM Light Refreshments Will Be Provided...

UVEF Announces Peak 100 and Hot 100 Winners

SALT LAKE CITY, UT–(Marketwired – Feb 4, 2015) – Utah Venture Entrepreneur Forum (UVEF), a non-profit organization that recognizes entrepreneurs and helps them connect with mentors and capital, determined the winners of its 2014 Peak 100 and EPIC Ventures Hot 100 Awards. The Peak 100 Award, sponsored by Peak Ventures, recognizes entrepreneurs with Utah ties, while the EPIC Ventures Award, sponsored by EPIC Ventures, recognizes outstanding Utah companies that are less than five years old. In addition, 10 companies and entrepreneurs were selected from each list and named the Hot 100 Top 10 winners. Full Press...

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 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 Presents: Annual Entrepreneur Awards 2013

The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum invites you to the 2013 Annual Entrepreneur Awards luncheon. —Thursday, December 12, 2013, Noon to 1:30 p.m. —Zions Bank Tower, Downtown Provo, 8th Floor —180 N University Ave Provo, UT 84601 This special annual event recognizes Utah companies and leaders for innovation, business growth and contributions to the entrepreneurial community. This year’s honorees represent those most influential in driving Utah’s entrepreneurial community in five categories, and bringing significant positive change to our local Utah economy in the runnup to the close of 2013. Award recipients will be announced at the event by KSL News Anchor Keith McCord. Awards will be granted in the following categories: Most Innovative Product Ron King Social Entrepreneur of the Year Greatest Contribution to Entrepreneurs Utah Valley’s Best Kept Entrepreneurial Secret Entrepreneur of the Year Questions? Contact Cyndy@uvef.net No cost for this event to current UVEF members. $25 for visitors. We are expecting a large group for this event; please RSVP...