Lottery vs. Entrepreneur – Same Risk?

The mega lottery media tsunami is back and bigger than ever with more than half a billion $dollars$ riding on the Mega Millions wave. Proponents of the lottery system might say this is a perfect way to raise state revenue. It’s voluntary unlike other forms of tax. Opponents might say the lottery is a fool’s game, preying on those least likely ...

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Utah Tech Entrepreneurs Among UVEF Award Winners

The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) today announced winners for its 2011 Annual UVEF Awards. The annual event recognizes Utah companies and leaders for innovation, business growth and contributions to the entrepreneurial community. Award recipients were honored today at ceremonies held at the Provo Novell Campus.

“Utah continues to chart the nation’s course to better times through its entrepreneurs,” said UVEF chairman Cary Snowden. “UVEF Award winners are on the leading edge of this prolific success .”

Award recipients were named ...

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Superman Renewable Energy – "Up Up & Away!"

For all of the Obama fallout over the recent Solyndra solar debacle,  renewable energy continues to “heat up” shall we say. Despite the bad PR, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently reported another milestone.  During the first half of 2011, renewable energy sources (biomass/biofuels, geothermal, solar, water, and wind) produced 4.687 quadrillion Btus of energy or 12.25% of US ...

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PilmerPR’s Got Energy

GoodOil, US Synthetic, ElectaTherm, Tasco Engineering, Illumra, and now Humless. PilmerPR has a proven record of success with energy-related clients (particularly clean energy) going back to its early years.

We have working relationships with hundreds of magazines, newspapers, broadcast shows and blogs hungry for news about innovative energy products, and have placed our clients on Popular Science, Fox Business, TreeHugger and countless other news outlets across the country.

In addition to publicity, we also help our energy clients bring customers to ...

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Chevy Volt – Just PR or Real Green Deal?

This past weekend I stopped by Larry H Miller Chevrolet in Provo, Utah. I thought it time for this green tech guy to see what the hype was about with the Chevy Volt electric vehicle. So, I bravely climbed the dealer showroom stairs, flanked by salespeople looking more like sharks circling a life raft. I stated my intention. “I’m here to check out the Volt.” ...

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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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Jason Chaffetz Catches 4th of July Ride w Clean Green Humless

Our cleantech client Humless is owned by naturalized U.S. citizens who immigrated from Africa. They love the 4th of July and they love the freedom that America represents to the world. Their holiday weekend included a company cricket match, picnic, & sharing the company’s mascot, the Humless electric vehicle (1960 VW bus) with 300,000 parade goers in Provo at the Freedom Festival Grand Parade. Congressman Chaffetz & family caught a ride with Humless. We had a blast putting ...

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NASA’s Big Mistake – Space PR

I love the space program. In 1969, as a child I sat riveted to the black and white TV screen with my family as Neal Armstrong took those first tentative steps on the powdery lunar surface. I was listening to the radio when the space shuttle Challenger exploded with the first teacher to go into space on board. As a youth, the ...

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New PilmerPR CleanTech Client Sports a Green Energy System

Humless LLC recently joined the PilmerPR firmament of clients seeking to clean and green the world. This thing is, Humless has really “evolutionized” how we look at green power for home use–especially for emergency preparedness.

Imagine your power goes out because you live in Joplin after the tragic tornado. Your  house is still standing, but the community is a wreck. It may ...

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Robb Kunz Presents on Lean Startup Strategy & BoomStartup

UVEF entrepreneur attendees were empowered today with the inside scoop on BoomStartup’ Lean Startup success.

Lean: low burn…with much less waste

Several of the BoomStartup Class of 2011 were in the audience to learn from one of dozen of notable mentors serving this year’s 10 portable companies.

Lack of customers is the #1 challenge for new businesses seeking to scale.

Kunz ...

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