Camping in the backcountry may never be the same.
Owlet Baby Monitors, a student team from Brigham Young University, won the grand prize of $40,000 at the 2013 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC) during the recent awards banquet. The UEC is a statewide student business plan competition sponsored by Zions Bank and hosted by the Utah Entrepreneur Series, a division of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Center and the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah (U). This year’s competition saw 121 total submissions.
A respected online platform for hiring local contractors and a foundation focused on entrepreneurship have ranked Utah as the No. 1 state for small business. In putting together the ranking, Thumbtack.com and the Kaufman Foundation collected 7,766 responses from very small businesses across the country—96 percent of respondents have fewer than 10 employees.
The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah today announced the appointment of Natalie Gochnour to associate dean. A 28-year Utah public policy veteran, Gochnour will be tasked with enhancing the relevance, reputation and relationships of the David Eccles School of Business and the University of Utah with business and community leaders throughout the state.
The top 10 teams of the 2013 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge are collectively competing for more than $100,000 in awards and prizes. One of the awards, to be presented at the UEC awards banquet April 9, is the People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice Award will be determined by the number of votes garnered by videos produced by the competing teams to pitch their ideas. The videos and the opportunity to vote can be found at the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge Video Voting Website.
While the Securities and Exchange Commission looked the other way and ignored the warning signs, Bernie Madoff spent much of the 1990s building and operating the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history. In 2009, Madoff pled guilty to 11 federal crimes, and was sentenced to spend 150 years in prison and pay restitution of $170 billion.
Your parents may have tried to kick you off your Super Nintendo just about every time you sat down in front of it because they were concerned about how it might affect your long-term health. Plenty of studies have shown that games that don't require a lot of physical movement can have an adverse effect on children as they grow older. But perhaps counter-intuitively, there have also been several studies touting the health benefits of gaming.
The national census undertaken every 10 years by the federal government is fine for compiling raw data about the numbers of people living in the United States at a given time. But when government entities want to dig deeper into the numbers, they turn to experts capable of breaking down the data into incredible detail.