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Silicon Slopes is the hub, heart, and voice of Utah's startup and tech community.

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  • Delivering Real-Time Business Value to Customers

    Steve Shillingford, President and CEO of DeepSee AI, wanted his customers to feel satisfied after working with an AI company, not have more questions. DeepSee AI uses a platform to mine unstructured data and offer information to customers in a way that is fast and easy to understand. Listen to St...

  • Changing the World Through Travel

    Rilee Buttars wanted to change the world and realized the impact travel can have on people. She helped found Dónde to allow travel to be more accessible to everyone by enabling companies to match travel benefits for their employees.

  • Personalized Employee Benefits

    Chad Ingram is the Founder and CEO of Beny – a lifestyle benefits platform where employees can get work benefits ranging from oil changes to skydiving. Employers put a certain amount of money into a Beny account; employees can then go do whatever activity they’d like for their employee benefits a...

  • Intentional Leadership

    Arian Lewis of Kiln chats with Cassie Whitlock, Director of HR at Bamboo HR, about the need for empathetic and intentional leaders in the future workplace.

  • Be A Professional Problem Solver

    Coalatree grew from a self-sustaining organic farm in Colorado to an action sports/outdoor fashion company that has raised over 2 million in crowdfunding. Founder & CEO Charlie Bessey shares his experiences and advice for being a professional problem solver as an entrepreneur.

  • Cryptocurrency: A Field That Requires Humility and Perseverance

    Jared Hutchings is the managing director of Peer Venture Partners – an early-stage venture firm focused on cryptocurrency companies completing early-stage investing. Jared explains that we don’t know much about cryptocurrency, and his key to staying successful in the cryptocurrency field is to re...

  • Turning Paper Into Analyzed Data

    Printer Logic is a company that strives to eliminate the divide between digital processes and business analog processes. Printer logic helps offices eliminate the many steps required to take a piece of paper and upload and analyze it on your computer. Listen to Ryan, CEO of Printer Logic, share t...

  • Building Personal Sanctuaries

    Tom and Cara Fox have founded an international brand with customers on waitlists across the country. From re-modeling their first house to finding a new passion at an unexpected time, Tom and Cara find their greatest joy through creating a family’s dream home that will become that family’s sanctu...

  • Redefining Disruption

    Learn how the co-founders of Homie made their entrepreneurial dreams come true. Mike Peregrina, Johnny Hanna, and Mike Trionfo share how they disrupted a legacy industry, saved customers over $80M dollars, and have made home ownership easy, affordable, and accessible to all.

  • Where Motivation Meets Science

    Jeron Paul has spent his career building Excel replacement software solutions. That skill encouraged him to found Spiff – a sales commission software. Jeron strives to motivate his employees to have a strong leadership culture and recognize their personal “why” for what they are doing.

  • Change is Good: Utah's Evolving Tech and Startup Landscape

    In this talk, Trent Kaufman, CEO at Cicero Group, presents notable insights from multiple research initiatives focused on Utah’s funding landscape and the state of Utah’s workforce. Cicero Group has partnered with other leaders throughout Utah to provide the community with data-driven insights; t...

  • Announcing SiliconSlopes.TV

    Silicon Slopes believes stories are what hold communities together.

  • Empowering Employees

    Arian Lewis of Kiln chats with Mindi Cox, Senior Vice President of People & Great Work at O.C. Tanner about becoming hybrid and making changes to help employees do their best work.

  • How Diversity Can Benefit Your Startup's Bottom Line

    Diversity leads to more creativity, stronger sales, and increased investor interest within a company. Hear how Roy Banks, the only black CEO of a Utah unicorn company, strives to create a diverse and inclusive workplace at Weave and why diversity should matter to every startup.

  • Lessons From an Unlikely Innovator

    Ian Shelledy, Director of The Community Foundation, never saw himself as an entrepreneur or an innovator. However, when he discovered a new definition for entrepreneurship, he saw the power that entrepreneurship offers to embrace and resolve challenges. What are the problems most worth solving, a...

  • Embracing a Positive Company Culture

    How important is company culture? According to Leia Bordley, Parker Hansen, Brandon Fish, and Ben Peterson, company culture needs to be one of the top three priorities of your company and encouraged by the CEO and other leaders in the company. Otherwise, the company culture will naturally build i...

  • Go Fast, Grow Fast

    Jay Davis, founder and CEO of Creatably, shares that many startups overlook the ability to grow and scale quickly. Growing quickly requires your company to look past long-held assumptions about how to scale a company. Learn solutions on how to quickly grow your business while solving customer pai...

  • Start Small, Expand Rapidly

    Although Eric Rea, founder of Podium, and Dennis Steele, co-founder of Podium, started their business going door-to-door asking businesses if they were interested in their software, Podium has since grown to be one of the most successful startups in Utah. Listen to Eric and Dennis share the found...

  • Be a Curious Explorer

    As the world continues to change, you must be willing to adapt. Those who are willing to adapt and explore will be our future leaders. Listen to Steve Sonnenberg, founder and CEO of Awardco, share his personal journey of going from bankruptcy to growing one of the fastest growing companies in the...

  • Failing Your Way to Success

    Kurt Workman has learned his greatest lessons through sharing his greatest failure stories with others. Listen to Kurt, co-founder and CEO of Owlet, share how these failures led him to build one of the most successful brands for new mothers as well as how small adjustments have led to great succe...

  • From Musicians to Businesses

    When Scott Warner founded Gigg, he wanted to create a software that would help artists share music with their fans, engage with existing fans, and find new fans. Now, Gigg has grown to become a social media tool as well, helping businesses understand their customer base and generate useful content.

  • Taking Care of Yourself and Your Business

    Listen to Ana Van Pelt, Jainee Dial, and Teri Toto talk about their experiences in the Utah Outdoor Association (UOA) sector of business. These women share their experiences with being an entrepreneur, dealing with burnout, and being honest with yourself and others on how your business is doing.

  • The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Experience

    Shauna Smith states that "the walls talk" in their restaurants – every element of the dining experience speaks positively or negatively to the overall experience of a consumer. Listen to Shauna, CEO of Savory Restaurant Fund, and Andrew, Managing Director of Savory Restaurant Fund, share the way ...

  • From Plan A to Plan D

    Dave and Liz Findlay, co-founders of Albion Fit, had to go through Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, and finally, Plan D to create their successful business. They experienced moving to Guatemala, losing all of their factory production tools, and buying an office space in City Creek Center in Salt Lake City...