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...

The Joint Event 2014

This month we join Mountain West Capital, The Utah Technology Council, The Wayne Brown Institute for our annual joint event; a great time to meet members of other business groups, see what others are doing, and hear from an experienced keynote speaker. Thursday, August 21, 2014 Noon – 1:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Point 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043 Cost is $45. Register Here. This year: Success is an Inside Job – Discovering the Proven Success of High Achievers Tiffany Peterson is a seasoned Speaker and International Coach, guiding individuals, organizations, and audiences in creating thriving lives and business results. Before founding her own company, The Lighthouse Principles, Tiffany worked with and for many popular brands: Franklin Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the world famous Rich Dad, Poor Dad series, and Jack Canfield, creator of The Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Tiffany has been responsible for managing and achieving sales budgets that range up to $40 million in annual revenue. She loves sharing her sales secrets and strategies with others to help them create a sustainable income living their business dreams. Cost is $45. Register...

UVEF Top 25 Under 5 2014

UVEF Ones to Watch This year UVEF determined to open our awards to pre-revenue companies. This year we are featuring 10 companies picked as “ones to watch” for the coming few years as they establish a foothold and scale their business models. In no particular order, our top ten picks this year are: Skeduna CourseKeepers by Skeduna is a unique set of tools free to students that helps them find the right courses at the best time for their schedule and puts them on the shortest, least expensive path to graduation. We believe if students are empowered to create a strategy tailored for them, participate in their academic community, and understand the financial impact of their choices, they will graduate on time and maximize their success. — Please watch for Skeduna Box Support Box Support provides enterprise level computer security and security-specific support for homes and small businesses. In a little over a month, Box Support has grown to nearly 50 full-time employees, all based in Provo, and have added over 500 new clients. — Please watch for Box Support Sphere Manufacturing Sphere Manufacturing will be the leading manufacturer of 3D metal printers for the jewelry and local manufacturing industries. Sphere has ten patents pending that make the Sphere 1 faster, more convenient, and more affordable, and because of these technological innovations, Sphere will be the first to reach into previously untapped, multi-billion dollar markets. — Please watch for Sphere Manufacturing Sentius Sentius helps small and independent healthcare providers grow through the practical application of Big-Data-driven business intelligence.  They distill complex data, science and technology into fully automated services...

UVEF Presents The Top 25 Under 5 2014

RSVP today! Thursday, July 10 Zions Bank Tower, Provo Red Rock Room, 8th Floor 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m Award recipients in two categories will be recognized at our Award Ceremony Luncheon on July 10th. 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. Top 25 Under Five spotlights outstanding Utah entrepreneurs and emerging companies from across the state. Award recipients will be recognized at our Award Ceremony Luncheon on July 10th. Our emcee for the event this year is David Bradford, Executive Chairman of HireVue and author of Up Your Game: 6 Timeless Principles for Networking Your Way to the Top. Executive Chairman of HireVue UVEF’s Top 25 Under Five Awards have recognized the development of more than 200 individuals and companies, including Utah success stories like Boostability, Allegiance, Altiris, and Omniture among many others. 2014 Applicants are judged on several factors including revenue and job creation. This year we are including a new category to recognize pre-revenue startups, also. No cost for this event to current UVEF members. $25 for visitors. 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 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...

Utah Startup Marketplace 2014 (Career Fair)

Utah Startup Marketplace (USM) is an opportunity for Utah startup companies to connect with BYU’s talented students in a unique and targeted job/internship fair environment. Date: February 12, 2014 (10:00AM – 1:00PM) Place:Garden Court, Wilkinson Student Center, Brigham Young University Register Here: https://www.experience.com/emp/cf_details?fhnd=6659 At USM local startups are able to tap the talent of BYU’s students for internships (paid or unpaid) and/or jobs (full- or part-time). USM is targeted toward students from the following disciplines: Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Strategy, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Industrial Design, and Graphic Design. Present Your Company: COST (if you are young startup and cost is an issue please contact us) Single Booth – $100 (up to 2 attendees) This registration package includes one booth space (8’x6′), a 6′ table and blue tablecloth, power, wireless internet, and a continental breakfast and lunch. Double Booth – $150 (up to 4 attendees) This registration package allows for a double space (16’x6′), a 6′ table and blue tablecloth, power, wireless internet, and a continental breakfast and lunch. This package is strongly recommended if your organization has a large trade show display. REGISTRATION DEADLINE The deadline to register for the fair is Tuesday, February 11th. However it is strongly recommended to register early as space is limited. **NEW THIS YEAR** The BYU MBA Entrepreneurship Club is hosting a Startup Recruiting Dinner on Feb 12th in the evening after Utah Startup Marketplace to introduce MBA students to job and internship opportunities at local startups. If your startup is interested in attending (there is no cost) please apply at the link below....