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...

UVEF Survey 2013

UVEF is conducting a survey of all members and participants. If you are a member, participate with us, or plan to be a part of UVEF in the future, please take a moment to complete and submit the survey, below. Thank...

A Snapshot Of Startups

How is your startup doing in comparison to the averages? The Wall Street Journal published this infographic, providing a snapshot of startups including how much capital they typically raise, how long they last, sources of funding and profitability. Check it...

UVEF Presents: Hall of Fame Social Featuring Drew Major

UVEF will honor the entrepreneurial contributions of Drew Major in our Hall of Fame event this November 1st.   Drew was a co-founder at Novell and was the principle architect and developer of the NetWare operating system. Drew is credited with inventing the Local Area Network and pioneering computer network technologies that have become the backbone of every computerized industry. His work helped grow Novell to an international software powerhouse, raising Novell to become one of Utah’s largest and most successful employers and spawning the Utah County tech boom that solidified our footing as one of the hottest tech-producing markets in the world. Drew has gone on to grow industry success in Move Networks and many other projects that continue to challenge current thinking and raise the bar on the expectations of network computing. Please join UVEF in recognition of Drew’s work, contribution to our community, and continued excellence as we induct him into our UVEF Hall of Fame. The evening will be emcee’d by David Bradford, who served as Novell’s senior counsel and worked closely with Drew from the earliest years of Novell; David is sure to share some personal insight and interesting stories as he relates Novell’s early experiences through the eyes of the legal team tasked with protecting Drew’s work in a highly competitive atmosphere. Date:            Friday, November 1, 2013 Time:            6:30 – 8:30 pm Pre Event:    6:00 pm reception with Nominee-Drew Major, VIP guests and sponsors Location:       BYU Hinckley Center...

UVEF Presents: Crunch Lunch 2013!

  Eight presenters spend five minutes each in a rapid-fire presentation of concentrated business advice, tips, and ideas. Ten great business topics that move so fast you won’t have time to get bored. And, we conduct a drawing between each presentation for a variety of impressive gifts! Thursday, September 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m. Novell Mountain View Room Don’t blink, and bring a pencil. Each presenter has exactly five minutes to present using 20 slides. Slides automatically advance every 15 seconds. This exciting format assures a high concentration of business advice in a single lunchtime. Presenters are highly informative, educational, and relevant. Presenters are not allowed to pitch themselves (until the final slide), and you’ll walk away with a brainstorm of information. You’re welcomed to stay after the event to mingle and ask questions. Leslie Norris – Your Brand Strategy Scott Peterson – How to Acquire Customers Damon Kirtchmeier – Building Your Financial Projections Matthew Thayne – Legally Protecting Your Intellectual Property Seth Phillips – Organizing Your Sales Crunch Lunch is an entertaining, fast-paced, informational event that will help you spark your business. 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...

WTC Announces 17 Finalists for the Sixth Annual Women Tech Awards

The Women Tech Council is excited to announce the 17 finalists for the Sixth Annual Women Tech Awards. The program recognizes technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies and are key contributors to the community. The event is presented by Ernst & Young, Stoel Rives, USTAR, ATK, eBay, HireVue, Wells Fargo and MountainWest Capital Network.  The finalists and award recipients will be honored at an awards luncheon on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at the Grand America Hotel. Over the past six years WTC has recognized 90 women and hosted 125+ STEM high school students at the event. Recently the WTC launched a scholarship program that presented 7 high school students, pursuing STEM degrees, scholarships. This will be the third year the awards will include the Academic Excellence Award for university level students. We are excited to honor these twenty outstanding women in technology. Finalists, listed alphabetically, are as follows: Shani Allsop, Rees Capital Elena Balasa, L-3 Communications Catherine Ball, Ancestry.com Cheryl Conner, Snapp Conner PR Cathy Donahoe, Domo Ashley Dreier, Health Equity Melissa Floor, Chargeback.com Sharlene Hawkes, Remember My Service Amanda Hudson, Western Governors Univ. Maile Keone, VacationRoost Kristi Knight, Vivint Sarah Lehman, ENVE Denise Leleux, eBay Cory Schaeffer, Listen Technologies Lynda Talgo, eBay Zlatina Todorov, O.C. Tanner Clare Wysocki, ATK Three Student Finalists: Sara Ehlert, Brigham Young University Rosalie Griffin, University of Utah Dayna Stevenson, Westminster College The keynote speaker is Jennifer Lawton the president of MakerBot. She previously held the title of chief strategy officer.  Lawton has been with MakerBot since 2011 and has been responsible for the overall strategy and growth of the company, including strategic partnerships, product...