Dura Holdings in San Antonio Buys Utah-Based Moki Mobility

SiliconHills

Dura Holdings, a new software company in San Antonio, recently announced the acquisition of Utah-based Moki Mobility, a software company. Moki Mobility, founded in 2011, is moving its operations from Lehi, Utah to San Antonio.

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Andrew McCubbins: An Entrepreneur Solving World Problems From Salt Lake City, Utah

YoungUpstarts

Andrew McCubbins is an entrepreneur and a philanthropist who has started several successful multibillion-dollar businesses. His businesses range from marketing, Internet marketing, and medical software. He also started a revolutionary telemedicine business which provides 24/7 care to patients from the convenience of their home. McCubbins believes entrepreneurs can use their skills to solve problems that afflict the world we live in today.

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Entrepreneurial events firm Summit Series acquires Utah’s Powder Mountain ski resort for $40m

The Next Web

About an hour’s drive from Salt Lake City, lies Utah’s Powder Mountain. After 5-years of hosting epic events for entrepreneurs including Summit Basecamp , Summit at Sea and DC10 , The Summit Series team decided it was time to grow roots, and found its home in a place called Eden, Utah. In an interview with The New York Times, Mr. Bisnow said, “Instead of calling them and trying to get a meeting, I decided to convince them all to come to Utah with me.

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Austin Ranks Third in the Milken Institute’s List of Best Performing U.S. Cities

SiliconHills

The greater San Francisco area claimed the top spot on the list, followed by Provo-Orem, Utah. Austin ranked third on Milken Institute’s list of 2020 Best Performing Cities. It ranked third last year as well. Rounding out the top 10 list was Reno, Nevada in fourth place, followed by the greater San Jose area, the […]. The post Austin Ranks Third in the Milken Institute’s List of Best Performing U.S. Cities appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Universities Making Money from Licensing Technology | Inside Higher Ed

Campus Entrepreneurship

20, University of Utah press release based on the survey: “ U of Utah: No. American Exceptionalism Campus as Market Campus Eco-System entrepreneurship policy Research Technology Transfer AUTM Gene Quinn IPWatchdog Sam Petulla technology commercialization technology transfer University of UtahGood piece by Sam Petulla highlighting the recent Association of University Technology Managers survey on technology commercialization at select universities in America.

Zoom Fatigue

Feld Thoughts

There seems to be an outbreak of it in Utah, as evidenced by a Utah-based startup says it has exclusive business rights to the use of smartphones and other electronic devices for tracing people who have come into contact with a person with Covid-19 and $67 million of State of Utah contracts for technology around the Covid crisis. I’ve got it. Zoom Fatigue. But before I talk about that, thank you to everyone who emailed me about Brooks the Wonder Dog.

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Austin Ranks Third in the Milken Institute’s List of Best Performing U.S. Cities

SiliconHills

The greater San Francisco area claimed the top spot on the list, followed by Provo-Orem, Utah. Austin ranked third on Milken Institute’s list of 2020 Best Performing Cities. It ranked third last year as well. Rounding out the top 10 list was Reno, Nevada in fourth place, followed by the greater San Jose area, the [.]. Austin

Making Elections Resilient Against Pandemics

David Cohen

Included were a former Director at the NSA, a County Clerk in Utah, a State Election Director in Oregon, and the first woman state treasurer and a former nominee for Governor in Massachusetts. Conversation: Making Elections Resilient Against Pandemics.

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Three Common Expense Tracking Mistakes

YoungUpstarts

He graduated from the University of Utah with Honors in 1994 with a BA in Accounting and earned his MACC from Southern Utah University in 1995. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Utah. by William Olsen, CPA, Co-founder and VP of Product Development at Deductr. It seems like tax time is fraught with last minute scrambling to gather business records for those who claim business deductions.

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The 47th (-46) International Business Model Competition

Steve Blank

Utah may be known for many things, but who would have thought that Utah, and particularly Brigham Young University (BYU), would be participating in the transformation of entrepreneurship? I spent last weekend in Utah at BYU as a guest of Professor Nathan Furr , (a former Ph.D.

The 5 Best States In America For New Business

YoungUpstarts

Utah has long been recognized as a great place to start a business. Utah has a growing economy and low unemployment. Utah businesses benefit from low corporate taxes, business friendly regulations and energy costs 29 percent lower than the national average. Additionally, the tech startup community has grown so quickly that Utah has a new nickname: The Silicon Slopes. by Lewis Robinson. Looking to start a business?

Quickly Unpacking SAP’s $8B Acquisition Of Qualtrics

Haystack

There are plenty of well-deserved articles by Axios and Forbes and tweets of praise for Qualtrics (must read Utah-based VC Bryce Roberts’ storm here ), which you can and should read. By all accounts, the Utah-HQ’d company did everything the right way, was an overnight success 16 years in the making, and only raised venture capital as a growth company after years of bootstrapping. Qualtrics recently filed to go public. Last night, SAP bought the company before it could IPO.

Looking Beyond the Mark

Bryce Dot VC

At some point in these meetings, the person I’m speaking to tends to frustratingly say something along the lines of “we need a startup community here in Utah” or “why don’t we have more of a startup community here in Utah”? Funny thing about Utah today is that it has very few of these ingredients. Yet never, in the 15 years that I’ve been participating in the Utah startup community I have never seen so much momentum.

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4 Common Paperless Mistakes Business Make

YoungUpstarts

Matt Peterson is the CEO of Lehi, Utah based eFileCabinet , Inc. By Matt Peterson, President & CEO of eFileCabinet. At this point most businesses are aware that making the shift to paperless is necessary, but many are going about it all wrong. When not executed correctly, businesses are missing out on major productivity, efficiency and money saving benefits that come with paperless data management.

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How Businesses Can Promote A Green Workplace

YoungUpstarts

Scott Cramer is President of Go Solar Group, one of the best solar companies in Utah. by Scott Cramer, President of Go Solar Group. Many companies want to create a healthy work environment. The beauty of creating a green workplace, however, is that it promotes long term health. There are many ways in which you can create a greener work environment. Which steps that are best for you depend on your goals and budget. Reduce Paper Waste.

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Neff Headwear Makes Headway In Fashion And Culture

YoungUpstarts

Neff later moved to Utah to attend college at Brigham Young University , where his entrepreneurial adventure really took off. Shaun Neff was always surrounded by Southern California’s skate, surf and snow culture – as an active participant in those sports he’d always dreamed about being involved in the business side of the industry.

Mapping The Haystack Portfolio Across The United States

Haystack

” chants will come from the Twitter Peanut Gallery, and many VCs do — there are outcomes like Duo in Michigan, Qualtrics in Utah, or Atlassian in Australia. Hello. It has been a while since I’ve posted here, nearly 3 months. My fingers are well-rested, but my writing prowess is likely rusty, so please forgive any rustiness in this post. I do plan to write a lot more this summer, so stay tuned.

How “False Expertise” Can Damage Your Business—and How to Protect It

ConversionXL

Because of those biases, explains University of Utah Professor Bryan Bonner, we focus on “ proxies of expertise ” rather than expertise itself. There are other strategies, too, such as one put forth by Utah’s Bonner: Anonymize ideation.

How Do Your Benefits Compare To The World’s Highest-Rated Consulting Agencies?

YoungUpstarts

Her writing has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Thrive Global, Huffington Post and in daily newspapers throughout Utah and California. by Jennifer Durrant, publisher of Sourced Media Books.

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Startups – Beware The Changing Palo Alto Investment Model

YoungUpstarts

As well as hubs of tech innovation springing up all over the United States – locations in Utah and Colorado, for example – the world is also getting behind tech. by Germán Montoya is the Chief Strategy and Creative Officer at Rokk3r Labs. Venture Capitalism is changing. Almost synonymous with this startup-focused era, the once indomitable VC investor sector is changing and adapting to deal with the changing nature of entrepreneurship.

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Can You Trust Google Reviews? Here’s How To Spot (And Deal With) Fake Google Reviews

YoungUpstarts

Jessi Duffin is the Director of Creative Operations for Big Leap , a Digital Marketing Agency located in Lehi, Utah. by Jessi Duffin, Director of Creative Operations for Big Leap. Whether your business is online or has a brick and mortar location, there’s no escaping the power of online reviews. Customers are turning to the internet to get advice on where to eat, where to shop, where to get their hair done, and even where to go to the doctor.

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3 Tips to Protect Your Business

Rembrandt Communications

And, per Andy Martines of Legal Heat, “we just introduced a new, women’s concealed carry class and we are piloting it with free classes at local, Sportsman’s Warehouse stores in Utah and Arizona. (As seen on Little PINK Book). Look forward to happiness and health in the years ahead.

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[Review] Roadside MBA

YoungUpstarts

Garff Chair in Business Administration and is Professor of Finance at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of B usiness. What happens when you pack three economists into a car and send them off on a road trip to discover the secrets behind America’s small businesses across the country?

Talented Women: Please Do Not Quit.

YoungUpstarts

Jana now has over 70 full-time employees, most of them based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Jana says, “For me it is very rewarding to know that the situation I dreamed of for myself is being provided for so many moms in Utah who would not have a job if they were not working here.”. by Sr amana Mitra, founder of One Million by One Million . Five years ago, a good friend of mine hanged herself. I had coffee with her the day before.

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Strip Mining the Valley

Bryce Dot VC

I’ve been back in Utah now almost 3 years, so maybe that’s changed. If you just read the popular tech press this week you’d have been bombarded with sensational tales of flush founders in Ferraris and others bringing parody to life with extravagant networking events hosted under the lights of the major leagues. The press loves the stories of techie playboys, straight out of central casting, living fast and loose aboard the crazy train to Disruption town.

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The Huge (And Very Small) Frontier For Venture Dollars

YoungUpstarts

He also has served on the Board of Directors of the Lassonde New Venture Development Center at the University of Utah. by Scott Petty, co-founder of Signal Peak Ventures. When you think of the next big thing in venture funding, the corner store or local mechanic isn’t what comes to mind. Yet very small businesses (VSBs) are one of the last untapped bastions of innovation and, by association, venture dollars.

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Entrepreneurship for the 99%

Steve Blank

Alex, vice provost for Innovation & Economic Development at Weber State University in Utah and completing his first year of teaching entrepreneurship. This is a guest post from Jerry Engel, the Faculty Director of the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (and the Founding Faculty Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley.). ———– The 99%.

How Much You Can Save With Document Management Software

YoungUpstarts

Benoy Tamang is the CEO of Lehi, Utah based eFileCabinet, Inc. By Benoy Tamang, CEO of eFileCabinet. Are you looking to save money for your business? There are several ways you can go about saving money, but one of the best and easiest is to use document management software (DMS). This software allows you to save money in a number of critical ways. No matter what type of business you have, document management software is a crucial piece to cost savings.

10 Storytelling Festivals You Must Attend in 2016

Brandanew

The festivities take place in Timpanogos, Orem (Utah), from August 31 to September 3. #4 We are storytelling animals. And so, before you ask yourself what can storytelling offer to your business, think back on what you engage with as a person. Looking at the hundreds of thousands of years of storytelling history, we can see how storytelling has evolved. And there have been changes in businesses storytelling as well.

Let me begin by saying I’m no Oprah. This was the first.

Bryce Dot VC

In Part 1 , embedded above, we set the stage for our conversation an dive into why he hasn’t invested in Utah bases companies as well as his perspective on what makes the Bay Area work in contrast to other regions. Let me begin by saying I’m no Oprah. This was the first time I’ve interviewed someone. But, over the holidays I was able to sit down with my friend Vinod Khosla and a small group of founders and entrepreneurs at The Leonardo in Salt Lake City.

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Stand Out With Brevity

YoungUpstarts

Her clients have included members of the Utah Jazz, the U.S. By Beth Noymer Levine, author of “ Jock Talk: 5 Communication Principles for Leaders as Exemplified by Legends of the Sports World “ When was the last time you or someone you know complained because a speaker was brief? Quite the opposite, right? Like bling, brevity immediately gets our attention. It’s a quick way to be memorable and ensure that your audience retains your points.

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5 (Sarcastic) Truths About Entrepreneurship That No One Will Tell You

Up and Running

Joel Nielsen is the founder of MediaShark, LLC in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Nielsen recently completed his Six Sigma Certification through the University of Utah and has been a guest speaker to both National and International audiences.

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Welcome To The Fall Semester

Feld Thoughts

I’m running a marathon in Utah (St. I love this time of year. I get up at 5am, catch up on email (holy s**t – is it already 6:37?), write a blog post, go for a run, and then have a completely jam packed day full of working with amazing people. Some days are awesome, some days have crushing challenges, all of them are stimulating. For as long as I can remember, I’ve run incredibly hot from Labor Day through Thanksgiving.

Skyrocket Productivity with Xebec

Austin Startup

To get even more specific, a Utah study found that dual monitors increased productivity by 44% when completing text tasks and by 29% when completing spreadsheet tasks. In today’s society, we are all seeking more of the same resource: TIME. In order to balance the various responsibilities at home, at work, and personally, productivity is becoming increasingly essential. At the same time, our lives are moving online. We work there, shop there, create there, and even socialize there.

The Future of Entrepreneurship Hinges on Bringing People and Tech Together

ReadWriteStart

The institute started its flagship events — two annual excursions to Powder Mountain in Eden, Utah — four years ago. As any business leader could tell you, conferences are big business. In 2016, the event industry generated $325 billion in direct spending — through hotels, catering, exhibitions, and events centers — and an even more impressive $845 billion in business sales.

Episode 17: Profitable Tax Deductions With John Thomas

Mike Michalowicz

When he isn’t helping independent business owners save time and money, he enjoys running, hiking and cycling in the beautiful outdoors of Utah. When he isn’t helping independent business owners save time and money, he enjoys running, hiking and cycling in the beautiful outdoors of Utah. Show Summary. John Thomas “JT”, the CEO of Deductr joins Episode 17 of the Profit First Podcast. JT talks about the different ways small business owners can maximize their tax deductions.

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Sessions @ The Leonardo with Ann Miura-Ko

Bryce Dot VC

Special thanks to our friends at USTAR and Utah Capital Investment for sponsoring this Session. On February 19th, from 6-8pm, we’ll be hosting our 5th installment of Sessions @ The Leonardo with Anne Miura-Ko, Co-Founding Partner at FLOODGATE. From the first time I met Ann it was clear why Forbes dubbed her “The Most Powerful Woman in Startups.” ” She has a great sense for founders and markets with a wicked sense of humor to boot.

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Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

Six Rebellious Beliefs That Can Change The Workplace

YoungUpstarts

For example, BambooHR , a software development company based in Utah, has an anti-workaholic policy. by Shawn Murphy, author of “ The Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone “ To change the world through your work, you need to be grounded in beliefs that unleash human potential. After all, changing the world isn’t a solo endeavor. It takes a group of purpose-oriented people to shift realities.

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Myth: Online Labor Marketplaces Only Lower Worker Wages

Hunter Walker

Yes it’s true that incumbents utilize regulatory frameworks to create artificial scarcity, which inflates prices, shrinks demand and hurts consumers (eg cosmetologists in Utah being forced to spend $16k and two years of school in order to braid hair ). “By creating competition for task/project-based employment, online labor marketplaces lower average wages for workers.

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Entrepreneurs gather in Eden for the first Summit Outside

The Next Web

Half the folks are headed to Utah while the other half are looking for an ice cream truck.”. Told to pack for a camping trip but not much else, 850 like-minded individuals showed up in Eden, Utah last Friday for the first Summit Outside event, hosted by the Summit Series team famous for its weekend retreats like Basecamp and Summit-at-Sea. It was the first major event held in Eden, Utah since the 45-person team purchased Powder Mountain for $40 million earlier this year.

2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups

Gust

Utah Angels (Utah County). This summer I conducted our third annual survey of the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies recently funded by angel groups in North America. Access to our 2010 and 2011 surveys can be found at 2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Investor Groups. We received data from thirty groups of the fifty angel groups from whom we requested data. For the first time, we asked for data from specific business sectors, as follows: All pre-revenue deals.

Who Dares Wins – The 2nd Annual International Business Model Competition

Steve Blank

Alexander Osterwalder and I spent last week in Salt Lake City, Utah as judges at the 2 nd Annual International Business Model Competition , hosted by Professor Nathan Furr , and his team at the BYU Center for Entrepreneurship. The idea of a Business Model competition first emerged when I realized that Business Plan writing ought to be taught in English Departments – as they’re the best example of creative writing entrepreneurs will ever do. The Business Plan ?- a roadmap for execution.