Jonathan Johnson, the Chairman of Overstock.com, has confirmed his participation in the event that the Utah Breakfast Club is hosting as part of the StartSLC startup festival. Then event description and panelist lineup is as follows. Register for the event on Saturday, January 31, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at http://www.utahbreakfast.com/events/2015/1/30/silicon-slopes-how-real-is-the-marketing-hype:
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
Jonathan Johnson, Chairman, Overstock.com
Moderator - Drew Clark, Founder, Utah Breakfast Club; Of Counsel, Kirton McConkie