Utah Venture Entrepreneur Forum Announces Winners of "Top 25 Under 5" Award

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Recognizing the development of more than 200 individuals and companies in Utah

The Utah Venture Entrepreneur Forum (UVEF), a non-profit organization serving Utah entrepreneurs for more than 25 years, today announced the winners of its 2016 “Top 25 Under 5” Award. Measuring a company’s three year growth and last year revenue, the “Top 25 Under 5” award identifies companies up to five years old that are the most promising and engaging. This awards helps winners better publicize their achievement, while encouraging economic growth and job creation in the state.

“Utah continues to produce quality companies,” said Gavin Christensen, Founder and Managing Partner of Kickstart Seed Fund. “We had more companies apply this year than ever before; I’m incredibly honored to be a part of Utah’s startup tech ecosystem and excited to see its growth.”

UVEF recognized Chatbooks, the easy and affordable way to create photo books, as the No.1 winner, followed by SnapPower and DirectScale. Other award recipients included Legend Solar, IFS 360, Signs.com, Owlet Baby Care, Noke, Consensus, Simple Finance, Pronexis, Spark Innovation, EventBoard, Foxtail Marketing, Banyan (formerly Social Dental), Jane.com, Kimono, Disruptive Advertising INC, TaskEasy, HARVEST LANE HONEY, Podium, SpinGo, Estify, Inc., SEO Workz, and GoReact.

“This group of winners have seen incredible growth in the past year,” said Chase Norton, Chairman of the UVEF Board, “The success of these young companies is not only helping Utah’s economy, but fostering an environment of progress we will benefit from for years to come.”

This year marks UVEF’s 16th “Top 25 Under 5” competition. To see the list of past winners, please visit http://uvef.com/recognition/top-25-under-5/past-top-25-under-5-winners/.

About Utah Venture Entrepreneur Forum

Utah Venture Entrepreneur Forum, formerly Utah Venture Entrepreneurial Forum, is a non-profit organization that has been serving Utah entrepreneurs for 25 years. It identifies and recognizes entrepreneurs and connects them with capital and mentors. The UVEF Board is made up completely of volunteers with business and finance education and legal backgrounds.

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