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Fall 2019 Silicon Slopes Lecture Series at UVU

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Utah Valley University

800 W University Pkwy

Clarke Building, Room 101c

Orem, UT 84058

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The Silicon Slopes Fall 2019 Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

Who is the Lecture Series for?

The Lecture Series is open to students and community members who are interested in learning from experienced entrepreneurs. If you've started a business, are thinking about starting a business, or just want to hear about the experiences of seasoned entrepreneurs, this lecture series is for you.

What is the Lecture Series?

The Utah Valley University Entrepreneurship Institute is teaming up with Silicon Slopes to deliver this series of talks from all-star entrepreneurs. Over 14 weeks the series will cover the following topics:

August 27 - Building Tech Business Strategies in a Data-Driven World, lecture by Marta DeBellis Chief Marketing Officer of Instructure

September 3 - Building a Company From Zero to a Billion Dollars, lecture by Fortem Founder and CEO of Vivint Tim Bean

September 10 - To Be Announced, lecture by Alex Dunn President of Vivint

September 17 - Making the Leap From Startup to Contender, lecture by Dalton Wright, Partner at Kickstart Seed Fund

September 24 - Starting, Growing, and Keeping the Family Business, lecture by Shelli Gardner, Founder & CEO of Stampin Up

October 1 - Are You Ready For Global Disruption?, lecture by Divya Modi Tongya, Managing Partner & Founder of Interweave Ventures

October 8 - 10 Lessons Learned From Writing About the Evolution of Silicon Slopes, Jeanette Bennett, Founder of Utah Valley Magazine

October 15 - The Future of Innovation, lecture by Cydni Tetro, CEO & Founder of Women Tech Council

October 22 - Innovation With Impact, featuring The Other Side Academy Co-Founders Joseph Grenny and Tim Stay

October 29 - Finding Your Why, Derek Maxfield, Founder & CEO of Younique Products

November 5 - The Pura Founding Story: Why Hardware is Hard, Richie Stapler and Bruno Lima, Co-Founders of Pura

November 12 - International Growth and the IPO, lecture by Executive Vice President of Avantor Sciences

November 19 - The Journey is the Destination, lecturer Kristin Andrus, Chief Culture Officer of Her Home

December 3 - Starting and Growing a Food Business, Andrew and Shauna Smith, CEO and President and Co-Founders of Four Foods Group

When is the Lecture Series?

The lectures begin at 12 Noon on Tuesdays on the dates listed above. Each lecture will be approximately thirty minutes followed by ten to fifteen minutes for Q&A.

Where is the Lecture Series?

The lectures are held in the Clarke Building in room 101c on the UVU Main Campus. See below for maps.

UVU Clarke Building Map

UVU Clarke Building Room 101c


Visitor parking is marked with red Ps on the first map. Visitor parking is $1 per hour. The closest lot to the Science Building is the parking garage. We suggest you come a little early, pay for an extra hour, and enjoy lunch on the campus at one of the vendors on campus. Additional information about parking is available on the UVU Parking website.

Why should I attend the Lecture Series?

Because about 50% of small businesses fail in the first year. You owe it to yourself and your business (or idea) to learn as much as you can from people who have been where you are. You can learn from their mistakes and from their successes. The series is short and free and jam-packed with valuable information. Why shouldn't you go?


For any questions or concerns, please contact Meagan Sanders at or (801) 863-5354.

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Utah Valley University

800 W University Pkwy

Clarke Building, Room 101c

Orem, UT 84058

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