Utah’s Silicon Slopes lure tech entrepreneurs
PROVO, Utah — Sam Stoddard was born and raised in Portland, Ore., but after attending Brigham Young University here, he got an idea for a tech start-up and looked no further than the “Silicon Slopes,” for its home. “I never thought I’d start a company here, but as soon as I saw the access to capital and CEOs giving back to the community, I stayed,” Stoddard says. And why not? Even though his native Pacific Northwest has tons of digital investments, high-powered tech firms from Microsoft and Amazon in the Seattle area, to divisions of Intel and Hewlett-Packard in Portland, Stoddard says Utah’s scene seemed more open to young startups. Read More.