The tech sector has grown in fits and starts in Utah. Early successes like WordPerfect and Novell gave way to a period of simmering, slow development. The state produced many innovative ideas and businesses—but those were quickly sold or merged with out-of-state companies. Now Utah’s self-styled Silicon Slopes has come into its own, garnering attention from Bay Area investors and tech talent from across the country. Here, we take a look at some of Utah’s early tech pioneers, as well as the current crop of entrepreneurs who are strengthening and deepening the Beehive State’s technology industry.
Mario Capecchi, Ph.D.
Co-Chair, Department of Human Genetics University of Utah