Snapchat Exposes Soft Underbelly of Online Security-Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Snapchat’s amazing growth to 20 million users is fueled by the disenchantment of young people who don’t like the invasion of their beloved Facebook by older users–especially mom and dad. They want their privacy. They also want to erase the permanancey of their online conversations, creating a safer place to play with friends on the Internet. However, Snapchat’s recent revelation of the theft of 4.6 million user profiles has vaporized the “aura of awesome” around this pre-revenue entrepreneurial startup.

What went ...

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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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Senior Software Engineer / Computer Programmer – I found one!

Since my first days working in tech companies, there has been a shortage of great computer programmers in the U.S.  Even more so here in the Silicon Slopes of Utah.  So, the hundreds of technology companies here are on the hunt for senior programming help in every tech fishing hole.  New entrepreneur startups and investors say that a great software engineer is the hardest person to find for the A-Team.

Finding one is like catching that 10 pound large mouth bass ...

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Entrepreneur – 2 Critical Areas of Study

In the weekend Entrepreneurship class I teach for a local university, I see dozens of aspiring business owners with tons of great ideas for starting a business. In my role as a Entrepreneur Consultant, my company sees the few that ever get from “idea” to “plan” to “execution.” Out of dozens of successful clients, four having reached the Inc.500 so far, I find a common theme. Successful startups learn 1) leadership skills and 2) ...

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Entrepreneur Startups Look for A-Team

Working with entrepreneurs and startups over the years, I find that investors consistently look for top talent on the management team prior to throwing their dollars behind a new company. An “A-Team” is vital to the success of any good company. So, today I just wanted you to know that two top shelf executives are on the market and ready to round out the A-team for the right company. I’ve known these guys for years and recommend them highly.

Bryan ...

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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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UVEF Top 25 Under 5 Winners Boost Utah economy – Go Entrepreneurs!

There was standing room only at today’s Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) awards event held at Zion’s Bank Canyon Room in downtown Provo. “Boostrapping” start-up Boostability took top honors with a raft of awesome companies nipping at their heels. Of special note this year, the same entrepreneur group posting 2 winners in ...

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UVEF 2013 Top 25 Under 5 Entrepreneur Winners Produce 700 Jobs

Entrepreneurs in Utah are hot, hot, hot!!!

PROVO, Utah –July 2, 2013 Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) invites the public (RSVP only—seating is limited) for this year’s “Top 25 Under Five” Awards to be held at 12 noon on July 11 at Zion’s Bank 8th floor conference room at 180 N. University Ave. Carine Clark, CEO of Allegiance,  will emcee this year’s event. Top 25 Under ...

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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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