Fall 2022 Lectures

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Class Intro | AUG. 23
Mark Seastrand
GM
Leadership lessons in business and life | aug. 30
Glen Mella
SAS
building brands, managing franchises | sep. 6
Shauna & Andrew Smith
JL
how to succeed in business without being qualified | sep. 13
Josh Little
SB
starting sadieb personal care, pbc | sep. 20
Sadie Bowler
TH
lessons learned from playing in the nba and starting eddy | oct. 4
Travis Hansen
DM
picking winners: keys to venture success | oct. 11
Diogo Myrrha
DB
How to worry less about your business | oct. 18
Dana Ball
BJP
Want to be an entrepreneur? here's our story | oct. 25
Bubba & Jordan Page
CP
how i bootstrapped and built a successful business with $0 | nov. 1
Chari Pack
LS
from one follower to exit, using customer feedback to build the right product for scalability | nov. 8
Lindsey Shipley
CC
lessons on how to suck less at business | nov. 15
Christopher Chileshe
ACDH
catalysts and creators: helping great ideas become great companies | nov. 29
Amy Caldwell & Derrin Hill
JG
solving problems with huge impact | dec. 6
Joseph Grenny
 

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Mark Seastrand
Former Director

My job is to help you start your own business. If you're a student, faculty member, staff or alumni with a business idea then come and visit with me. Don't just think about it, do it! Be your own boss!

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GM

GLEN MELLA
CEO | Axcend

Glen Mella has co-founded and led multiple successful tech companies. He has 25+ years operational experience in product management, marketing communications, retail and digital channels, global business development, and building effective leadership teams in fast-growing organizations.

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SAS

Shauna & andrew smith
CEOs & Co-Founders | Savory Fund

Andrew & Shauna Smith are seasoned restaurant executives generating more than $2.2 Billion in sales and having operated 250+ restaurants in 11 states. Today, they operate a $200M Private Equity fund called Savory, a Mercato Partners Food & Beverage focused practice.

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JL

josh little
Founder & CEO | Volley

Josh Little is a teacher turned serial entrepreneur with four successful tech companies, hundreds of millions of users, and multiple exits. He’s currently on a mission to bring more connection and community into the world with his latest product, Volley–a video messaging app.

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SB

sadie bowler
Co-Founder & CEO | SadieB Personal Care

Sadie Bowler is the Co-Founder and CEO of SadieB Personal Care. She launched SadieB Personal Care as a freshman in the University of Utah’s Lassonde Founder’s program. The brand’s uplifting messaging flips the script on beauty messaging, prioritizing activities, aspirations, and mental hygiene over physical beauty.

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TH

travis hansen
CEO | Eddy

Travis Hansen is an entrepreneur, CEO, investor, and former professional basketball player. Travis believes that building a business is one of the most charitable things you can do––if you do it the right way. He loves building enduring companies with small groups of talented people and doing good along the way.

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DM

Diogo myrrha
Partner & Founder | Album

Diogo is Co-founder and Partner of Album, the premiere venture capital firm in Utah. As a VC he has invested in companies such as Taxbit, Divvy, GuideCX, Seis and Limble, among others; before Album he backed the founders of Sales Rabbit and Vidangel (now Angel Studios), was the cofounder of a startup and early employee in another one.

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DB

Dana ball
Founder & CEO || Avanta

Dana Ball is a former litigation attorney who used to sue businesses. She has seen too many good business owners end up in bad situations, so today, she helps them avoid common legal mistakes that land them in court.

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BJP

Bubba & jordan page
Entrepreneurs | The Page Company

Bubba is an entrepreneur and angel investor, married UP to Jordan Page a successful entrepreneur and social media influencer. And they have 8 kids!

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CP

chari pack
CEO | Persnickety Prints

Chari Pack attended UVCC in the 90's, is a mom of 3 boys with a passion for storytelling with photos. Founder of Persnickety Prints and the new Persnickety Box app.

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LS

lindsey shipley
Founder | Lactation Link

Lindsey Shipley is a startup founder of an online prenatal/postpartum support education business called Lactation Link. It was acquired in 2021. She is passionate about digital products, customer experience, and healthcare innovation.

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CC

christopher chileshe
Founder & CEO | The Zig

Chris is the Founder and CEO of The Zig. A Zambian native with deep ties to the continent, Chris believes we can leverage innovative technologies that help drive physical efficiency by breaking down barriers between man and machine.

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ACDH

amy caldwell & derrin hill
Co-Founders | RevRoad

Derrin builds empowered individuals and teams, systems for growth, motivated communities, and strong companies having founded/co-founded 10 companies to date. | Amy Caldwell is a wife and mom first and foremost. She's currently the Chief Business Development Officer and co founder at RevRoad, a venture service firm in Utah valley. Her passion is connection people who can support and move the needle for each other in their goals.

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JG

joseph grenny
Co-Founder | The Other Side Academy

Joseph Grenny is a four-time New York Times bestselling author, dynamic keynote speaker, and leading social scientist for business performance. He is Co-founder of VitalSmarts and Chairman and Co-founder of The Other Side Academy and The Other Side Village. In 1990 he co-founded VitalSmarts which today is one of the most respected corporate training and organizational development companies in the world.