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Silicon Slopes – Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 issue of Silicon Slopes magazine features coverage of the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit, lessons learned from Karl Sun, and details on VidAngel and its blockbuster legal battle.

Silicon Slopes Tech Summit:

With more than 5,000 people in attendance, the inaugural Silicon Slopes Tech Summit (SSTS) took place at The Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City on Jan. 19-20, 2017. The summit featured keynotes from some of the most prominent tech leaders in the world, three compelling tracks, a dazzling concert put on by Lupe Fiasco’s group SNDCLSH, a $300,000 startup competition and so much more. It was an event unlike any Utah has ever seen.

Lucid Software CEO Karl Sun worked at Google and This He Learned:

Business advice. What does it really mean? This is a question I’ve asked myself many times in the last few years, astounded by a seemingly endless stream of Forbes’ lists promising the 12 most effective ways to grow your company. Nobody reads these, right? Or if people do read them, nobody believes them, right? Right? One of the most interesting parts of my job is being able to speak with CEOs of successful companies within Utah and ask them this question: What do you think enabled the growth of your company?

VidAngel Vs Hollywood Studios:

In July 2016, Disney, Lucasfilm, 20th Century fox, and Warner Bros filed a lawsuit against local startup VidAngel for infringing the studios’ exclusive rights under the Copyright Act and for violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In response to the filing of the lawsuit, VidAngel CEO Neal Harmon released the following statement.