29Jul
Tents - Night

Summit: Outside — From The Inside

Tents - NightMuch has been written about Summit, their events and the people that attend them. Summit, as a whole, now includes Powder Mountain and all of the property, employees and outdoor opportunities that come along with these terrific mountains of Northern Utah. They’ve been hosting events for years in different locations around the US but are now permanently based here with the PowMow purchase. As a result of that move, I live and work near their new home. As I’ve written previously, I think the future is brighter with Summit in town.

Many people, including those in the immediate area, throughout the State of Utah and beyond wonder, as I did, what goes on at Summit? Who attends? What do they do? How do you get invited? Being their new neighbor and introduced a few years ago by mutual friend Shervin Pishevar, it was time for me to finally experience Summit for myself. This post will share some play-by-play of what was going on, who was there, and my overall impression of Summit as an event, a gathering, and a new and important citizen of Northern Utah.

I’ll do my best to provide detail and opinions. I should note my ticket to Summit was not free and I have no financial or other interest related in any way to Summit. There is no doubt I want them to succeed, so my comments and opinions are definitely from a positive place. Having said that, I’ve been around the block a few times and don’t give them a pass on reputation alone. My opinions are my own and are unfiltered.
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23May

Startup Weekend – Salt Lake City

I thought it would be fun to get a couple of participants to write the Startup Weekend recap this time (instead of from my vantage point). I will say this though — the weekend was really fun! It never ceases to amaze me what people can do in 54 hours. I think everyone there had a great time, met terrific people, enjoyed awesome food and just overall made the Utah technology and startup scene a little bit stronger. That’s the whole reason I am such a fan of Startup Weekend. I’ve never seen an event that brings out the real community like they do. I am already looking forward to the next Startup Weekend (it will be at the new Startup Ogden building in September).

With that, here is a great (and funny) recap from my friends, and Startup Weekend attendees, Leron and Sarah.

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