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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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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Utah Entrepreneurs Honored by UVEF

In my swan song event as 2010 Chairman, the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) today announced winners for itss 2010 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.

“Successful entrepreneurs seek out mentors, looking for guidance to chart the road ahead,” said UVEF chairman John Pilmer. “UVEF Award winners are worthy of emulation as each ...

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Hal Wing Advice to Entrepreneurs & Genesis of Little Giant Ladder

It was recently my pleasure to meet Hal Wing for the first time in my role as Chairman for the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (www.UVEF.net). In my work in PR,  I have worked closely with CEO’s from numerous industries and Hal personified the dynamic personality I’ve come to expect from executives at the top of their game. I saw a tremendous lifetime contributor to the economy, an energized entrepreneur, with his first wife of many decades at his ...

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“Little Giant” Hal Wing Inducted into UVEF Hall of Fame

The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) will induct Hal Wing of Little Giant Ladder into its UVEF Hall of Fame tonight at the Provo Novell Campus. Inductees represent individuals and organizations with an enduring legacy of entrepreneurial excellence.

Hal Wing, a Utah native, is known globally as the founder of Wing Enterprises, creator of “The Little Giant Ladder System.” Wing’s entrepreneurship was inspired by a German ladder prototype in the 1970s. He brought the ...

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Forbes Names Utah #1, Klymit Takes #1 at "Invented in Utah"

No wonder Forbes just named Utah #1 state for business! Utah Entrepreneurs & Inventors  Rock the nation!

Nate Alder of explosive startup Klymit was voted #1 Best Invention by more than 100 attendees at today’s UVEF  hosted “Invented in Utah” event held at Noah’s in South Jordan. The company’s newest invention, the super light weight, compact Inertia-X-Frame impressed voters & judges as a ...

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Crunch Lunch: 5 Minutes on Corporate Responsibility (CSR)

John Pilmer, President of PilmerPR, addressed Corporate Social Responsibility at the 2010 Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum “Crunch Lunch,” Thursday. The luncheon program allowed each speaker five minutes to “crunch” as much information as he/she could on a topic. Slides advanced automatically every 15 seconds. A two-minute question and answer session followed.

See video of the presentation below or on YouTube:

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Monetizing Social Media w Allan Grafman – UVEF, MWCN, UTC, WBI

Allan Grafman of All Media Ventures was the featured speaker at today’s joint event sponsored by Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF); Wayne Brown Institute; Utah Technology Council (UTC), and Mountain West Capital Network (MWCN). Held in the Garden Room at Thanksgiving Point, 200+ entrepreneurs and business leaders paid close attention as our skilled presenter spoke on the elusive subject of “Exits, Monetizations & New Media.”

In ...

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Why Utah Puts the ‘Wiz’ in Wiz Kid

Matt Dorey, 25, envisioned Curve Dental as a teenager.

Utah ranks high on list after list of economic indicators, including best places to start and grow a business. The state is the envy of others with an unemployment rate almost three percent ...

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UVEF Top 25 Under 5 Rock Utah House w $195M in Revenue

Utah’s Fastest-Growing Startups Recognized

UVEF Awards 2010 “Top 25 Under Five”

PROVO, Utah – July 8, 2010 The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) today announced the winners of its 2010 “Top 25 Under Five” Awards, spotlighting outstanding Utah entrepreneurs and start-up companies. Award recipients were recognized today at ceremonies held at the Provo Novell Campus. Omniture, Silicon Slopes and InnoVentures sponsored the event. UVEF recognized Agel Enterprises (www.agel.com), a nutritional supplement supplier, as the number one ...

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