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  • Powering the Future: The Lion Energy and American Battery Factory Combo

    The ability to store and deliver power on demand, particularly in portable settings, is a
    challenge two interrelated American Fork, Utah companies are addressing: One a 10-
    year-old and highly successful firm, and the other a nascent manufacturing firm focused
    on a vision as vast as the Rocky M...

  • Two University Presidents Join Forces To Build Frontline DEI In Utah

    In an exclusive interview with the President’s of the University of Utah and Howard University, Silicon Slopes’ CEO and Co-Founder, Clint Betts, explores the topics of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as the two universities enter the third year of a partnership that brings black students to Utah...

  • Tafi: Leading the Web 3 Industry

    In this conversation, we are joined by James Thorton, Chairman and CEO of Tafi and Daz 3D. Daz 3D is a software platform that provides software and source content from various artists. Utah is considered to be one of the best hubs for web 3 in the country. Listen to James share his input into bei...

  • How A Former Airport Is Helping The St. George, Utah Tech Ecosystem To Fly

    The roughly mile-and-a-half-long raised island of volcanic rock sitting immediately west of the center of St. George, Utah served for over 80 years as the St. George Municipal Airport. But no longer. Today that land is being transformed into a mixed used development called Tech Ridge, an area cit...

  • Mutual: A Swiping Success

    Bob Carroll is the CEO and Co-Founder of Mutual - an app that was launched in April 2016 to help individuals safely find someone online with similar values to take on a date based on geographical area. Mutual has grown to include Mutual dates as well - a program where couples can find date ideas ...

  • The 30-Year-Old SaaS Company Running High School Sports

    Formed over 30 years ago to help administer all aspects of high school and collegiate athletic events, leagues, teams, officials and more, ArbiterSports now touches over 50 million Americans each year through its Software-as-a-Service offerings. But beyond the playing field and arena, ArbiterSpor...

  • Utilizing Customer Relations in the Real Estate Industry

    Inside Real Estate is a platform that is utilized by over 300,000 individuals and enables real estate agents to grow meaningful connections with their customers. Since this software is easy to use yet applicable across the industry, Joe Skousen, CEO, and Nick Macey, President, are confident that ...

  • A Quilter-Husband Combo Collect 1,100 Quilts For Ukraine In 4 Weeks

    Some crises (like the war in Ukraine) are so big they leave a hole in your heart. Sometimes people feel overwhelmed and ask themselves, ‘What can I do.’ But then I stumbled across two lifelong friends are doing what they can do to try and help, even just a little bit. And in four short weeks they...

  • 14 Million Helped, and They're Just Getting Started

    Younique, a women’s cosmetics company, has joined forces with Saprea to support a common cause: uplifting and empowering women who have been victims of sexual abuse. 1 in 4 women has been sexually abused, and the in-person and virtual resources provided by the team at Saprea have reached 14 milli...

  • The Long and the Short of Long COVID: A Conversation with Dr. June Steely

    Just when many believed that we were on the downhill side of COVID-19 along comes “Long COVID,” a wide-ranging set of symptoms that affect 57% of those previously infected, sometimes as much as six months after-the-fact. Unfortunately, the medical community doesn’t know what’s causing such sympto...

  • Disrupting Entrepreneurism Education In America

    Nearly 20 years on, the most unlikely educator and businessman has helped transform the state of entrepreneurship education with the help of a supportive alumnus, visionary administrators, and a willingness to break things. Welcome to the intertwined stories of Troy D’Ambrosio, the University of ...

  • The Classic Entrepreneurial Journey: Make Your Bed and Sleep In It

    Angie White is the Co-Founder and COO of Beddy’s. Beddy’s was originally created to design bedding that kids could put on their beds easily. Now, Beddy’s has expanded and makes bedding for all children- and adult-size beds, including a luxe line of Minky comforters. Listen to hear Angie share the...

  • Dr. Jensen’s Wild And Crazy, 28-Year IsoTruss Ride: Is Success Here?

    IsoTruss was first envisioned by Dr. David Jensen in 1994 as a new and better way of using composite materials to create structures with lower weight and smaller mass, yet stronger and stiffer characteristics. In this Silicon Slopes Conversations, we visit with Dr. Jensen to get an update on IsoT...

  • Conversation with Albion Fit Co-Founders

    Dave and Liz Findlay are the co-founders of Albion Fit, a clothing company that hits its 10-year anniversary this year. Dave and Liz are most proud of their Albion Fit team that creates a positive shopping experience for each customer, especially since many of those employees have been with Albio...

  • Clint Interviews California Controller Candidate, Lanhee Chen

    Lanhee sits down with Clint to discuss his time working for Mitt Romney, why so many people are leaving California, and much more.

  • Conversation with Scorpion COO Raj Ramanan

    Scorpion is a locally based digital marketing company. Their mission is to empower the entrepreneur and the business owner. Scorpion focuses on helping local small and medium-sized companies grow their businesses through technology, marketing, and people. Listen to learn how Scorpion is able to h...

  • Conversation with ClickUp Founder & CEO Zeb Evans

    ClickUp strives to be the app that replaces them all. With ClickUp, users are able to have one place for tasks, docs, chats, and goals. Zeb Evans, Founder and CEO, has had five near-death experiences that have helped him realize the importance of every minute. And that is why at ClickUp, they are...

  • Conversation with IMPACT Magazine Founder, Tunisha Brown

    Clint Betts interviews the founder of IMPACT Magazine, Tunisha Brown, about what inspired IMPACT, why she chose Utah, and how people can get involved.

  • Conversation with JobNimbus Co-Founder & CEO Ben Hodson

    JobNimbus was founded in 2012 and has since risen to the #1 construction software company in the US. Co-Founder and CEO, Ben Hodson, explains how JobNimbus is able to help the construction industry manage sales leads, project revenue, and collect payments faster through cloud and web-based softwa...

  • A Conversation with UVU President Astrid S. Tuminez and Vivint CEO Todd Pedersen

    Clint Betts is joined by two of the newest Silicon Slopes Hall of Fame inductees; Astrid S. Tuminez, President of Utah Valley University, and Todd Pedersen, Chairman & Founder of Vivint Smart Home. In today’s conversation, we learn what it means to Astrid and Todd to be inducted into the Hall of ...

  • Conversation with Weave CEO, Roy Banks

  • Conversation with Album VC General Partner Diogo Myrrha

    Album VC strives to shape the future of technology and culture by collaborating with bright minds and investing in early-stage technology ventures. Listen to their founding story and how they were able to land eight Utah unicorn companies by doing things their own way to prioritize people over tr...

  • Inclusion Pro CEO Sara Dansie Jones

    Sara Dansie Jones has a conversation with Clint Betts about adoption and the challenges of building an inclusive workplace.

  • Interview with Canopy CEO Davis Bell

    While Davis Bell is new to his role as CEO, Canopy has been around since 2014. Canopy is a software management company for accounting firms. They specialize in streamlining firms by keeping the team organized and creating a connected experience for their clients. Listen to Davis explain how he ha...