College Entrepreneurs Rock – even under water…

…And the judges say Underwater Audio is #1 among the Utah Student 25 entrepreneurs for 2013.  What Captain Nemo of Jules Verne’s 20k Leagues Under the Sea would have given for one of  these? More recently, I wonder how Michael Phelps would look jammin’ with this in the pool?

Underwater Audio takes iPod Shuffles from Apple and waterproofs them using a unique, proprietary process. Swimmers love how Underwater Audio’s waterproof iPod makes those boring laps fly by! In less than two ...

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Scott Petersen: “Message to Garcia” Still Resonates as Vital Business Principle

At a Utah Tech Council (UTC) event at Rees Capital (Amy Rees), I sat at the feet of Scott Petersen and John Richards from the BYU Center for Entrepreneurship. They refined my understanding of the proven principles taught in Nail It Then Scale It (Paul Ahlstrom & Nathan Furr), Business Model Generation (Alex Osterwalder), ...

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SpotterRF Signs New Partners as New Awards Pile Up

News Coverage of this announcement:

SourceSecurity.com

Military and Aerospace Electronics

PilmerPR public relations and marketing client SpotterRF this week announced new partnerships and awards as demand grows for its breakthrough radar technology. SpotterRF provides the world’s most advanced compact surveillance radar (CSR) system for affordable wide area, all weather perimeter security and small force protection. Incorporated in 2009, the ...

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Osmonds Honored in UVEF Hall of Fame – Public Relations That Has Lasted 50+ Years

 

Public Relations campaigns, at least in this Utah PR firm’s experience, are usually measured in weeks or months. Even CSR PR (corporate social responsibility) campaign plans may forecast only a few years out. [youtube width=”212.5″ height=”172″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti6lYRakQ04&feature=plcp[/youtube]

 

Imagine a media relations plan spanning more than five decades. Now think of the volatile entertainment business where one hit wonders abound.  It would be more rare than a photo of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash singing ...

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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 grown into a industry “dominator”–I  say that with my best Arnold Schwarzenegger accent.  Today’s news of Blackstone’s acquisition of the company for around $2B tops ...

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