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

image015As 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

image016Under 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 to take it to the next level, at the very least you should set up an appointment to talk to Robb Kunz. No matter what happens after that meeting, you’ll have been mentored by one of the finest entrepreneurial minds in the state. Learn more about Robb Kunz and BoomStartup.

Izeni CTO and Co-founder Gabriel Gunderson

gabrielGabriel Gunderson is one of the most experienced, innovative, and talented technical minds in the state of Utah. He is the co-founder of Izeni, a custom software development firm located in Provo, Utah.

Izeni specializes in mobile, web, desktop, and telephony development. Having worked with startups for more than five years, Gabriel Gunderson understands the importance of choosing the right technical co-founder in order to turn your company into a success. Learn more about Izeni.

Steve Grizzell, Angel Investor

Steve Grizzell is a 20-year veteran in entrepreneurship, finance, innovation and economic development. His experience began in the mid-1980s when he consulted for the World Bank and U.S. Agency for International Development. To date, Steve has been directly responsible for more than 200 transactions, the majority involving technology-based companies. He maintains regular communication with some of the more significant companies in which he has invested, which provides a wealth of experience on matters such as fund raising, board formation and personnel recruitment.

steve_grizellSteve is sits on numerous boards including the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF) and serves on the boards of the Wasatch Venture Fund, MountainWest Venture Group and Utah Valley Entrepreneur Forum. Steve has consulted around the world in countries such as Morocco, Norway, Romania, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. He holds an MBA from the University of Utah, a Masters of Computer Applications in Education from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and a BS in Anthropology from Michigan State. Steve speaks Indonesian and is an avid skier.