utah

  • Contour And iON Cameras Merge To Help Take On GoPro

    Contour And iON Cameras Merge To Help Take On GoPro

    The action camera category has a clear leader in GoPro, but others like Contour aren’t taking GoPro’s dominance lying down; the Utah-based maker of POV camera has joined forces with iON Cameras, a New Jersey-based maker of similar devices, in a merger that could help both remain competitive in a space where everyone from Sony to HTC is entering the ring. Contour made a return to… Read More

  • Utah Legislators Give Zenefits The Green Light To Get Back To Business

    Utah Legislators Give Zenefits The Green Light To Get Back To Business

    Looks like insurance startup Zenefits will be able to resume legal operations in the state of Utah. Both the Utah House and Senate have overwhelmingly passed H.B. 141(24-0 in the Senate and 69 to 2 in the Utah House of Representatives). Utah Insurance Commissioner Todd Kiser (a former insurance broker) had ordered Zenefits to cease offering free HR services in the state in November, 2014. Read More

  • Utah State Lawmakers Back Bill To Support Zenefits Operations In The State

    Utah State Lawmakers Back Bill To Support Zenefits Operations In The State

    Zenefits is one step closer to operating legally in Utah today. The Utah House and Labor Committee has voted in favor of a bill to help fix the regulatory problems the cloud HR startup faced late last year. Now that it has passed committee, that bill will soon go before the State Senate The Utah Department of Insurance claimed Zenefits violated the states anti-rebating statute because it gave… Read More

  • These Utah College Students Have Millions Of Dollars To Invest In Your Startup

    These Utah College Students Have Millions Of Dollars To Invest In Your Startup

    Twenty-one-year-old Dominic Callas is not your typical venture capitalist. The Westminster College student spends 20-30 hours a week sourcing and researching possible deals at an $18 million venture fund run almost entirely by students. University Venture Fund, where Callas works, is a venture capital firm based in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The fund lets college students… Read More

  • StartSLC Kicks Off To Support A Burgeoning Utah Tech Culture

    StartSLC Kicks Off To Support A Burgeoning Utah Tech Culture

    A crowd of tech enthusiasts sat warm inside the grand hall of an old train station this last Saturday night, on the west end of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. They braved the otherwise chilly evening, the traffic and eschewed several other events like the star-studded Sundance to hear the next startup pitch at the state’s biggest ever technology event, StartSLC. An estimated 4,000… Read More

  • The Story Behind Qualtrics, The Next Great Enterprise Company

    The Story Behind Qualtrics, The Next Great Enterprise Company

    Editor’s note: Derek Andersen is the founder of Startup Grind, a 35-city event series hosted in 15-countries that educates, inspires, and connects entrepreneurs. He also founded Commonred and is ex-Electronic Arts. I met Ryan Smith about nine years ago in a college apartment in Provo Utah. We were both attending school, and after asking him what he was working on he replied… Read More

  • Young nerds rejoice! Electronic playground coming to Layton, Utah

    Layton, Utah is about to get the “first interactive electronic public playground west of the Mississippi.” The $500,000 project will feature three acres of land, tennis and basketball courts, and electronic “versions of capture the flag and tug of war” along with “a rocking balance piece in which children attempt to get an electronic dot inside a circle.” Read More

  • Utah's anti-video game bill has Jack Thompson written all over it

    Have any of you guys been following this anti-video game/movie bill that’s currently bouncing around Utah’s legislature? It’s gotten attention for a few reasons, one of which is because the original version of the bill—it has since been amended—was either written by or conceived by (depending on to whom you talk) famous video game hater (and disbarred lawyer)… Read More