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  • Letting the Light In, One Home at a Time

    100 million homes in the United States would save money from installing solar panels, and yet, only 4 million homes currently use solar panels. Ben Peterson, CEO, and his team at Blue Raven Solar are passionate about helping customers make the switch to solar. Listen to hear about how Ben and his...

  • Utah-Based Sorenson and Its New Owners Go All-In On Serving Diverse Communities

    With the recent sale of a majority interest of Sorenson to Chicago-based Ariel Alternatives that values the company at $1.3 billion, Sorenson is expanding its efforts to lead by example in supporting and advancing diverse and underserved communities on a global basis—and not just deaf and hard-of...

  • Zonos: The 12-Year-Old St. George Tech Firm Remaking International Shipping

    Frustrated by frontline experiences about how broken and disconnected international shipping systems were, Zonos CEO and Founder, Clint Reid, set out to create the
    ultimate SaaS platform for business-to-business clients involved in cross-border shipments. And now, fresh off of a $69 million roun...

  • Mixhers: Made By Women, For Women

    After having children, Jess Toolson began having painful menstrual cycles and unpredictable mood swings. Cody Sanders, Jess’ personal trainer, gave Jess an herbal concoction that inspired her to found Mixhers - a company that provides all-natural products to help women with difficult menstrual cy...

  • 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...

  • From Startup to E-Commerce Giant

    Since becoming Overstock CEO in 2019, Johnson has focused the e-commerce home furnishings retailer on sustainable, profitable market-share growth. With a brand vision of ‘Dream Homes for All,’ Overstock is one of the top four U.S. online retailers specializing in home furnishings.

  • 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...