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Inbound Marketing And Tech: A Match Made In Heaven

By | Oct 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Unless you have been living under a rock the past few years, you should already know about inbound marketing. This phenomenon first came on the scene in 2006 and has since completely revolutionized the way that we think about marketing in general. And in…

Kickstarter

These Days, Sitting Desks Bow Down to Standing Desks

By | Sep 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm

I was talking with a friend the other day, and he was telling me that his entire office recently switched to standing desks. Almost preemptively, he answered the one question on my mind: what about people who don’t want a standing desk? His office actually…

Games

Always Listen to User Feedback, Even When it’s From Kids

By | Aug 18, 2015 at 9:00 am

I don’t know if many of you play video games, but I’d bet you’ve heard of the free to play (F2P) monetization model. That is, the majority of games can be downloaded and played for free but revolve around purchasing in-game add-ons or currency…

Funding

It Might be Friday, but Funding Never Sleeps

By | Jul 31, 2015 at 2:16 pm

It’s been a wild week as far as the funding world is concerned – we’ve seen startups become unicorns, massive amounts of dollars moved around, and the creation of new venture funds. The momentum didn’t slow down today either with news of yet more new…

Startups & Apps

Beehive Startups Built a Startup Studio in Utah

By | Jun 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm

StartStudio is not your typical three month accelerator program. In fact, it’s not an accelerator at all – there is no demo day, applications are always open, and participating startups aren’t broken down into cohorts. Rather, Beehive Startups wanted to build an organization that focuses…

Gear & Gadgets

“Photographers are Going to Love this Bag”

By | May 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

There’s 36 days left on the clock for Jacob Durham’s Kickstarter campaign to fund the Tekniq Camera Bag, but already he’s raised $23,377 of his overall $50,000 goal. That’s because, as he says, Tekniq is an innovative breath of fresh air for a crowded…

Funding

gameit Raises $1.6M in Seed Round for Gamification of Mobile Ads

By | May 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Advertisers know the value of inserting marketing into games, as well as using gamification in the ads themselves. Pretty much every game we play on our mobile devices is fueled by advertisements. But the downside is that often these ads are distracting and not…

Ecosystems

3 Reasons Utah Valley is the New Haven for Tech Startups

By | Mar 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Believe it or not, just 30 miles south of Salt Lake City lies one of the most innovative and hot spots of the tech startup industry, cleverly nicknamed “Silicon Slopes.” Furthermore, Utah has been ranked the “most small business-friendly state in the U.S” as…

Funding

Kickstart Seed Fund Successfully Closes Their $39M Fund III

By | Jan 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Kickstart Seed Fund today announced the close of their Fund III, $39 million, at StartSLC Festival, the largest tech festival ever held in Utah. As they move forward, Kickstart Seed Fund will continue to invest in seed startups based in Utah and the Mountain…

Business

13-Year-Old CEO Makes a Deal on ‘Shark Tank’

By | Oct 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Noah Cahoon is the CEO of the toy company Paper Box Pilots, that creates designs to turn boxes into airplanes and other play vehicles for kids. He is 14 years old and runs the company with his father Brian who also works for Oracle out of Salt Lake…

SaaS

How to Make your SaaS Product Incredibly Sticky

By | Oct 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Do you know what stickiness is?  It’s the quality that every SaaS product needs in order to ensure customer retention and build their customer base into brand evangelists. Which begs the question, what are brand evangelists?  They are the drivers of your message and…

Gear & Gadgets

Xandem Technology and Their TMD: They Can See Through Walls

By | Apr 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Watch out Superman, you’re not the only one who can see through walls anymore. Dr. Joey Wilson and Dr. Neal Patwari, of Xandem Technology, have developed the unthinkable: a motion detector that can track movement through physical barriers. “At first, there was not much…

Startups & Apps

The Challenges of Founding a David v Goliath Startup in a Non-Tech Hub

By | Apr 15, 2012 at 10:00 am

Imagine being a first-time startup founder in a non-tech-hub city going up against a well-established and ubiquitous service.  Quite a challenge – but PasteLink.me founder Bret Michaelsen is working away in Salt Lake City, undaunted.  His startup is a drag and drop interface for…

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