Utah vs. COVID-19: Thursday, April 16, 2020

It’s like a game of Whack-A-Mole, where challenges show up randomly and must be pummeled. First, we had a testing shortage in the state, and we quickly learned increased testing is essential in the fight against COVID-19. So Silicon Slopes started TestUtah and opened mobile testing units. WHACK. Second, a severe shortage of PPE (Personal […]

Daily COVID-19 update: Thursday, March 26, 2020

Today’s edition of COVID-19 includes a vocabulary lesson, statistics on the reduction of miles we’re driving, and some good news about the non-spike of positive tests Utah is reporting. Here are my 18 takeaways from this alternate universe we are getting used to. Stay At Home Vs. Shelter In Place These two phrases have been […]

Daily COVID-update: March 24, 2020

Data As of Tuesday, March 24, Utah has 298 cases of COVID-19, which is up 41 new cases from the previous day. (Utah County has 13 positive cases). Total testing in the state is 5,823 so far. Testing capacities have increased to 2,600 per day, with the expectation that even more testing will be available […]

42 Utah Valley companies make 2018 Inc. 5000 list

Inc. 5000 released its annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America on Wednesday, which included 42 companies from Utah Valley. While the the No. 1 spot went to Wisconsin-based SwanLeap — which has had a 75,661 percent growth over the past three years — Utah’s top ranking company on the list was Podium, […]

2018 Company of the Year: Pluralsight

Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard has 20/20 foresight for his tech company. Currently being grown in Farmington, Pluralsight announced a replanting of its headquarters just a few yards outside of Utah County. Skonnard was looking for 40 open acres for an HQ to match the IQ of his team, currently split between South Jordan and Farmington. […]

2018 Headliner of the Year: Silicon Slopes

In the beginning, Silicon Slopes was a phrase that rolled off Josh James’ tongue in a meeting with the state of Utah. Then it became a lively wall poster, showing a caricatured landscape map of tech companies along the Wasatch Front that was sent to venture capitalists around the country and hung in offices along […]

Utah County development projects to look forward to in 2018

At this point it’s not a secret that Utah County is growing. Utah County is expected to double in size over the next 20 years, which will bring the population size to more than 1 million people. This has Utah County’s economic developers singing the same tune — growth means growing pains. “Our biggest challenge […]

18 tales to glean in 2018: 18.8-mile stretch of Silicon Slopes

The two tech hot spots in Utah County are separated by 18.8 miles. Thanksgiving Point’s business mecca and Provo Center Street are the primary NICU units for birthing businesses, with vendors and startups sprinkled in between along I-15. The Classic Town Provo is the county seat and is home to the traditional Utah County reputation, […]

Senator Hatch talks Trump and tech with local entrepreneurs

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch spoke to about 25 entrepreneurs and tech executives at Silicon Slopes headquarters in Lehi, Utah, Thursday afternoon. During the hourlong discussion held before lunch, the group discussed a myriad of topics from technology and its involvement in Utah’s growth to politics and transportation concerns. Here are seven insightful takeaways from Senator […]

40 under 40: Clint Betts

Beehive Startups + Silicon Slopes, Provo AGE: 30 BORN: Provo TITLE: Founder + executive director All bets are on with Clint Betts. The Provo-born-and-bred entrepreneur has championed his hometown with his company, Beehive Startups, and his epic event, StartFEST, which brought together hundreds of sensational speakers, cool concerts, and creative competitions last fall. The YELLOW Talking “I’m […]