Steve Grizzell, Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum Chairman
Utah venture capital and angel investment success is not limited to the Salt Lake Valley. Focusing on matching up investors and early-stage entrepreneurs, Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum chairman Steve Grizzell discusses UVEF’s origins and successes. A 20-year veteran in entrepreneurship, finance, innovation and economic development, Grizzell observes while Utah entrepreneurs and investors face some stereotyping challenges, they are becoming increasingly sophisticated–yet entrepreneurial ‘overhyping,’ corporate inbreeding and soft market research remain problematic.
With significant projected growth in Utah’s future, Grizzell sees the Wasatch Front as rife with opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors.
A nonprofit organization founded in 1989, is a support group working together to share lessons learned and to learn the war stories of those who’ve succeeded. UVEF encourages the creation and sustained growth of entrepreneurial ventures through providing networking opportunities, promoting recognition of business accomplishments and contributions, sharing business experiences, and encouraging free enterprise.
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