7 Utah Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in our Community

Give Back to your communityAs you may have noticed from our earlier posts, we LOVE being a Utah business. We’re very proud to do business in a state that is known for its entrepreneurial drive. The natural beauties of Utah and the top quality business atmosphere make it the perfect place to call home.

Entrepreneurs are a great asset to every community. They help ...

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Todd Pedersen of Vivint adds Shark Tank feel to 1st UVEF “Todd’s Top Ten” crowd pitch event

Thanks to Todd Pedersen, Vivint, City of Provo, & the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) for a cool Shark Tank -like event! DAILY HERALD story & VIDEO.

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After the smoke cleared the room, the young entrepreneurial sharpshooters of LunchBox held the coveted UVEF Top Gun trophy in-hand.  Such was the “OK Corral” shootout atmosphere of the first annual “Todd’s Top Ten” crowd pitch event presented by UVEF.

In a room full of investors, entrepreneurs, and over ...

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Vivint’s Todd Pedersen Takes Entrepreneur of the Year at UVEF

Entrepreneurs on Parade – Start-up Extravaganza. Call it what you will but the room was packed to hear winners of this year’s Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) 2012 Awards (press release). Winners were gracious, new products were fascinating, and the comments of entrepreneurial sages generated lots of #UVEF tweets and note taking.

“Dad said, Be the best service provider ...

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Paul Allen (the Lesser) and … – Entrepreneurial Roots of Ancestry.com

In my public relations and Utah marketing work with PilmerPR, I’ve passed a hundred times by the business park area where Ancestry.com, Vivint, TNI, and a hundred other emerging entrepreneurial companies started. I’ve done PR consulting and media relations for many of them.  This week Forbes, among many others, reported that Utah-headquartered genealogy software firm Ancestry.com  entered an agreement to be acquired ...

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Businessweek – Vivint Acquired by Blackstone — Validation for Utah Entrepreneur in Orange Cap

UPDATE: Since writing the article below I asked Todd Pedersen the following:

What’s the likelihood of Blackstone growing the Vivint HQ outside of Utah?

Todd’s answer: “Zero. I’m not moving.”
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From my home office I can almost see the Vivint headquarters in Utah Valley’s River Bottoms.  I’ve watched with some amazement as this  small entrepreneurial start-up has ...

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Entrepreneurs React at Utah Student 25 – Shark Tank next!

At a grand affair at Salt Lake City’s Grand America hotel, the Utah Student 25 announced this week its 2012 winners, representing amazing student entrepreneurs from colleges and universities across the state of Utah. In its third year, the Utah Student 25 recognizes the achievements of student entrepreneurs, the innovative companies they founded and their contribution to the ...

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