John Jenkins- Driving Tech Entrepreneurs Forward

About: John Jenkins-Sr. IEM & Special Projects Manager for Intel

The following interview was conducted at the StartSLC conference in SLC, Utah January 29 & 30, 2015

Overview: John Jenkins is a tech representative for Intel. He primarily focuses on the startup tech community. He is here to find ways to support the startup community through resources that Intel has to offer. Specifically, in the mobile market and the X86 Architecture program. If a developer needs some hardware to test on, Intel is happy to provide those developers with that and John is there to help. For Utah, the funding and talent is there but has it's struggles. If a developer needs some hardware to test on, Intel may be able to provide it and John is there to help. 

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John shares with us about the gap between brilliant engineers and their struggle to business/market their great ideas. One of the goals for Intel in Utah is to continue the support and building within the tech community of Utah. Eventually, they want to develop a plan that will bridge the gap for engineers and launching their ideas. John advises entrepreneurs to not be afraid to bootstrap as much as you possibly can. Although the entrepreneurial trend is all about gathering funding, don't feel like that's what you have to do.

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Paige Sevier
Paige Sevier

Paige is a small town girl from a quaint, little town in Northwestern Montana. She grew up in an entrepreneurial family with a love for all things innovative. Paige graduated with a degree from Dixie State University in Human Communications. She’s crazy about organization and an open communication line. She is happily married to her long time high school sweetheart and a new mom to a sweet baby boy. Her hobbies include: base jumping, one-handed rock climbing, swimming with piranhas, and anything else that is extreme…well, this may or may not be true. But one thing is for certain- she aims for perfection, even if it’s dangerous!