Silicon Slopes: How Real is the Marketing Hype?



  • The Gateway Mall (map)
  • 18 N Rio Grande St
  • Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
  • United States

NOTE: THIS EVENT WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, BUT HAS BEEN MOVED TO SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015, FROM 3 P.M. TO 4:30 P.M. TO MAXIMIZE ATTENDANCE AT startSLC.

"Silicon Slopes: How Real is the Marketing Hype?"
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Gateway, Salt Lake City
Part of the StartSLC: Utah's Largest Grassroots Startup Festival

In this fast-moving panel session moderated by technology industry journalist and attorney Drew Clark, key leaders from Utah’s “Silicon Slopes” will tackle the such questions as: Does the tech industry need to import software or cultivate our own software talent? Is Utah a business-friendly state because of a hands-off or an engaged state government? With Utah now receiving the sixth-largest Venture Capital in the country, has the state definitively turned that corner? What does Utah need in physical and human infrastructure, for the industry to grow further?

Confirmed Panelists Include:
Clint Betts, Editor, Beehive Startups
Gavin Christensen, Founder and Managing Partner, Kickstart Seed Fund
Vatsala Kaul, Director, Information Technology & Software Cluster, Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development
Jonathan Johnson, Chairman, Overstock.com
Moderator - Drew Clark, Founder, Utah Breakfast Club; Of Counsel, Kirton McConkie

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