BottomLine_SquareThe Bottom Line focuses on the human story behind building and running a successful company in Utah. The personal journey of its founders and leaders, the hard work, the tough decisions, the temporary setbacks and the occasional lucky breaks that all weave together to become part of the company’s fabric – its culture and its voice – that ultimately leads to the team’s success. Our goal is to bring the audience along on an intelligent, thought provoking conversation that is more about the journey than the destination.

Doug 3Host Doug Wells is a financial advisor and past entrepreneur who enjoys discussing both the joys and challenges of building a successful company. Doug is currently a Vice President and Member of Investment Committee with Albion Financial Group. Doug earned an MBA from Stanford University and a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue University. He also co-hosts a program with KPCW, in Park City, called Mountain Money.

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The program is produced and edited by Ross Chambless.

The Bottom Line: Pattern Jam – Taking Quilting Online

Startup Spotlight: A few years ago Emily Taylor, a nationally recognized quilt designer, saw a need for online tools to help other quilters map their projects.  Hence PatternJam.com was born.  And it turns out the quilting space is much larger than non-quilters would believe.  Building a quilt remains the creative outlet of choice for millions […]

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The Bottom Line: Start FEST 2015, Clint Betts of Beehive Startups

The Bottom Line – Clint Betts visited KCPW recently to talk about the upcoming StartFEST event set to run from August 31 – September 5th in Provo, Utah.  Betts is the founder and editor-in-chief of Beehive Startups, an independent media organization covering Utah’s startup and tech scene.  When Betts was first a guest on The […]

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The Bottom Line: Getting Utah Girls to Code

The Bottom Line – Only 102 Utah high school students took Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science during the 2014/2015 school year. Cody Henrichsen taught 30 of them.  The number of Utah youth studying computer science and coding is strikingly low compared to other states, even as demand for professional coders is rising.  Girls are especially […]

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The Bottom Line: Killing Blackboard – Josh Coates, CEO of Instructure

The Bottom Line – Whether you are a 3rd grader or a college Freshman, the classroom is increasingly online.  Utah-based Instructure, and its flagship software product Canvas, is helping students, parents, teachers and administrative staff communicate seamlessly and share data easily using Cloud technology.  Many years ago entrepreneurs like Josh Coates, Instructure’s CEO, recognized the […]

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The Bottom Line: Randy Hales, CEO of ZAGG

The Bottom Line – Randy Hales took over the helm of ZAGG, a publicly traded company based in Salt Lake City, in 2012.  He has since helped steer the company to become a market leader in screen protectors for hand-held devices and tablet keyboards. They sell over one-quarter of a billion dollars worth of protective […]

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