Silicon Slopes Lecture Series at UVU

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Utah Valley University

800 W University Pkwy

Science Building, Room 134

Orem, UT 84058

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The Silicon Slopes Fall 2017 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 29 - Taking Risks, lecture by Pelion Venture Partners Managing Partner Blake Modersitzki

September 5 - Bootstrapping, lecture by Founder and President Jana Francis

September 12 - UVU Social Innovation Challenge, lecturer to be announced

September 19 - Building a Sales Organization, lecture by InsideSales CEO Dave Elkington

September 26 - From Silicon Valley to Silicon Slopes: Lessons From 25 Years as a Tech Entrepreneur, lecture by Experticity CEO Tom Stockham

October 3 - Leadership Styles, lecture by Marketing VP of Simplus Dr. Amy Osmand Cook

October 10 - Funding and Financing Challenges for Entrepreneurs, lecture by Managing Director of Mercato Partners Alison Wistner

October 17 - How to Raise Money, lecture by Kickstart Seed Fund Managing Partner Gavin Christensen

October 24 - Social Entrepreneurship, lecture by the UVU Enactus Team

October 31 - "Check Your Fears at the Door!" Lesson #1 of Flight School, Mary Crafts, President and CEO of Culinary Crafts

November 7 - Why Mission and Culture Matters, Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst

November 14 - The Key to Success is Failure, lecture by President and CEO of Sorenson Media Marcus Liassides

November 28 - To Be Announced, lecture by Dell EMC Vice President and General Manager Vance Checketts

December 5 - What It Takes to be an Entrepreneur, Josh James, CEO of Domo

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 Science Building in room 134 right in the heart of the UVU Main Campus. See below for maps.

UVU Science Building Map

UVU Science Building Detail Map


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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