Mark Cuban – “What’s going on in Provo?” Shark Tank

Mark Cuban of Shark Tank fame invested in Kisstixx, a company I consulted with when they were a client in the Orem CEDO business incubator where I served as board member. I blogged about the Kisstixx party commemorating that event at the time. Good times for Utah entrepreneurs.  Recently, Utah entrepreneur  Garrett Gee, founder of SCAN, appeared on the show. Garrett was an UVEF Apprentice back in 2010 when I was chairman of the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum ( Continue Reading →

Kauffman Foundation – Center of KC Entrepreneur Awesome

With similar motives, Kauffman Foundation – 1 Million Cups of Kansas City  and Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) have both advanced the cause of entrepreneurs and startups.  Founded in 1989 by local tech leaders, UVEF was among the first three Utah organizations born to support the states growing startup ecosystem. Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960’s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, founder of Marion Laboratories.

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Amy Rees Anderson Headlines Winners List at UVEF Awards for Entrepreneurs

Amy Rees Anderson, REES Capital founder and managing partner, has been named the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum’s (UVEF) 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year.  Rees was among five honored as winners for its 2013 Annual UVEF Awards. The annual event recognizes Utah companies and leaders for innovation, business growth and contributions to the entrepreneurial community. The room was packed for the awards luncheon held at the Zion’s Bank Tower in ...

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Brent Brown Toyota/Scion Staff Brings Christmas Cheer to Children with Autism

In a repeat of Christmas past,  the employees at Brent Brown Toyota Scion chose the company’s Christmas party this month to once again raise money for the Clear Horizons Academy for local children with autism. Autism in Utah is on the rise and is currently twice the national average.  A combination of passing the hat and an auction brought in ...

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Entrepreneurs & Mandelbrot – Cut from Same “Outside the Box” Cloth

Entrepreneurs and Benoit Mandelbrot have a lot in common.  In my weekend work teaching UVU student entrepreneurs must think outside the box to create and execute effectively.  In creating the whole new math of fractals, Mandelbrot broke the box, replacing centuries of paradigms built by man’s best mathematical minds. Since his discovery of fractals, entrepreneurial thinkers have produced massive, society changes in the areas of business, science, space, to name a few.

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Cyber Monday Sales Increase – 5 tips that increase trust

Cyber Monday topped previous records, slowed only by the consumers need to sleep. It’s robotic staff working tirelessly pushing those cyber shopping carts around each e-commerce site.

ComScore Inc, an analytics firm, said U.S. online sales rose 17.3 percent on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, outpacing sales growth at brick-and-mortar stores. ComScore forecasts a 16 percent jump in online sales for ...

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