community should always be about a cause and the people within it and not a single person or a single company.
Welcome to the the 97th Floor Mastermind Interview Series where each week we sit down with one of the makers, thought leaders, and visionaries behind the biggest and/or up-and-coming brands around. We talk about everything from business and marketplace insights to personal journeys and successes, to failures and legacy.
In this episode we’re talking to Clint Betts, Founder and Executive Director at Silicon Slopes, about his experiences and insights on building a brand worth recognizing, and turning a small idea into a huge success. Using stories from the creation of Silicon Slopes, Clint demonstrates how you can make your entrepreneurial dream a reality. Let’s jump in!
0:10 How Clint went from software developer to nonprofit startup
9:09 Starting the formal tech community, Silicon Slopes and working with Josh James
12:29 Running a content creation machine
17:53 Creating the next technology hub and influencing a state ecosystem
21:58 What’s happened with these technology companies, taking off, starting with Novell and Wordperfect
28:38 Location, location, location
32:06 A great mustache and a legacy outside of professional pursuits
40:54 The way we tell stories and how we treat other people
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