Silicon Slopes, according to their website, is a state-wide organization and the official moniker of Utah’s startup and tech community. Chase Anderson said he saw businesses being created and entrepreneurs doing well but he didn’t see them getting the attention they deserve. He was asked to start the Logan chapter of Silicon Slopes.
On KVNU’s For the People program last week, he said their goal is to have monthly events, but right now it’s about every-other month to get together and celebrate success stories.
“We had our very first meeting, I believe it was (in) September,” Anderson said, “and the whole point of that was ‘let’s highlight some of the success stories that are happening here.’
“There’s a lot of things that fly under the radar, stories that deserve to be told. I didn’t see anyone else telling them or sharing them and I want to be part of a vibrant community that has a lot going on.”
Their upcoming event is entitled ‘Finding Funding’ on Wednesday, November 14th at 1 p.m. at the Vivint Smart Home building at 1400 North and 635 East in Logan. Anderson said they really started to see their mission as two-fold: the need to highlight success stories locally and the need to provide a venue where they can educate people on next steps – how to grow their business – how to build something locally. You can get more information at SiliconSlopes.com/logan.
Also on that program was a co-owner of a local start-up Smartbeat that has brought baby monitors to the next level. We’ll learn about that business in a later Cache Valley Daily article.