Utah Student 25 Rides Again-BYU Attracts Sharks (Shark Tank)

US25_LogoAttracting sharks (Shark Tank) is a good thing at the 2015 Utah Student 25 gala held in rapidly growing Lehi at Thanksgiving Point’s Show Barn. Electricity fills the air here and the sharks circle in the warm waters of Utah student entrepreneurship. A who’s who of investors, partners, and aspiring business owners all converged here to seize a slice of the American dream.

2014 #1 company, Spencer ...

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Cleantech Investment in 2011 Down, but Up…

While 2011 Cleantech investment in 2011 is down from 2010, there is a BIG silver lining.

San Diego Source reports that “In terms of investments made, venture capitalists dealing in clean technology across the country were nearly as active in 2011 as they were in 2010, but the total dollar value of their investments declined around 4.5 percent, according to an Ernst & Young LLP analysis.

The analysis was based on information from Dow Jones VentureSource, ...

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OrangeSoda Takes Top Honors at UVEF "Top 25 Under 5"

Today’s UVEF event turned into a “tweet fest” with more than 75 tweets at the time of this article. As the UVEF event chair, I was thrilled with the standing room only crowd of somewhere near 150.

Keynote speaker and serial entrepreneur, John Pestana made a great case today at UVEF’s Top 25 Under 5 awards luncheon for “bootstrap” financing for a new company, letting the ...

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Entrepreneurs Everywhere!!! – Utah Student 25 Awards Gala

The air was electric at the Grand America ballroom filled wall-to-wall with around 300 well-dressed attendees at the 2nd annual Utah Student 25 Awards Gala in Salt Lake City this week. Utah Student 25 founding educator, entrepreneur, and angel investor thanks the growing list of sponsors jumping on the accelerating train that is Utah Student 25.

As a matter of ...

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Why Utah Puts the ‘Wiz’ in Wiz Kid

Matt Dorey, 25, envisioned Curve Dental as a teenager.

Utah ranks high on list after list of economic indicators, including best places to start and grow a business. The state is the envy of others with an unemployment rate almost three percent ...

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Utah Student 25 Gala Shows off State's Secret Ingredient

As I worked on the Utah Student 25 Executive Committee over the past six months, it became apparent that we were working on something big for the state. Utah is at the top of the heap among state economies due in part to rising entrepreneurial ventures. Utah Student 25 dug a little deeper this year to find the roots of some of the past and future shooting stars of Utah business.

At the recent inaugural awards gala WordPerfect, 800-Contacts, Novell, ...

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