Entrepreneur Consultant John Pilmer Accepts Weekend Faculty Invitation at UVU

 

Entrepreneur Consultant John Pilmer is back by popular demand.

SALT LAKE CITY—August 27, 2013—Utah Valley University (UVU) has enlisted PilmerPR CEO and business advisor John Pilmer, to teach Entrepreneurship (MGMT 3170.301) for a fourth semester in the Woodbury School of Business. This introductory class for aspiring entrepreneurs offers students a unique view into the real world of creating a running a successful startup company. Since his class meets on Saturday mornings, Pilmer continues as CEO for PilmerPR.

“I’m pleased to ...

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Daily Herald Gets Online Media Wings, Prepares to Fly to New Location

The Daily Herald and I go back 16 years to it’s first print edition delivery on my doorstep. I was a new recruit on Eric Schmidt’s Novell public relations team at the time. We’ve had a love/hate relationship since then as the Utah Valley staple rides the roller coaster despised by print newspapers over the past decade. ...

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25,000+ attend ISC West – On the Road for Fire Avert & SpotterRF – Public Relations (PR)

This week I joined 25,000+  security fans at the International Security Conference  in Las Vegas (ISC West). 1,000 exhibitors fought for attention with amazing marketing and PR dexterity.

I’ve been on the road doing event PR(public relations) for many entrepreneurial start-ups and some “big dawg” companies. Spreading the news about cool new technologies, new services, and basically awesome stuff! When with Novell, I accompanied some visionary executives including Eric Schmidt (of Google fame) and Chris Stone. On 9/11, I was ...

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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 ...

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NASDAQ: FB – Ready for the $18 Billion Bachelor Zuck – Bigger than Singapore?

Mark Zuckerberg Time Person of the Year coverFacebook now equals NASDAQ FB.

Get ready, there’s a new sheriff in tech town: Mark Zuckerberg, the teen tech titan turning the odometer at the ripe old age of 28. (That’s more than $641 million for every year he has been on earth.) Rumor has it, he plans to sell 30.2 ...

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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 Governor Proclaims Entrepreneur Day

Today, I had lunch at the Utah state capitol with the governor – well, Governor Herbert and a few hundred of his entrepreneur friends. There, the governor signed a proclamation naming September 27th as Utah Entrepreneur Day. Representing Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) along with this year’s chairman, Cary Snowden, we mingled with and broke bread with many of those stoking ...

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VMT Unveils 1st Wind Power CVT Transmission

Today, Dick Wilson, CEO of VMT Technologies took the podium after a lead in from a Novell VP to announce the world’s first continuously variable transmission (CVT) for wind power application.  Positioned as “infinitely variable” (IVT) covering a 30 gear range for vehicles. Mr Wilson said one car manufacturer has anted up $1M for a automotive prototype. As exciting as that news, the news conference ...

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David Bradford on New LDS.biz Project – Social Networking w Values

David Bradford and I first met on the Novell corporate jet returning to Utah from the company’s San Jose office. We both worked for Eric Schmidt, now of Google fame. David was Chief  Counsel, I was over investment, partner & channel Public Relations for the company. I was entranced by David’s depth of history regarding the rise of the microcomputer (PC) & the associated software battles of the 80’s & 90’s surrounding that industry.

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