The content most prominently featured on our site can be broken down into four categories: News, Features, Community Board, and Community Voice. Stories published inside News and Features are written exclusively by our internal editorial team. Stories published inside Community Board and *Community Voice *are, as their names suggest, generated by the Silicon Slopes community.
Below is a breakdown of each category, and some tips on how/when to pitch your story to our team.
- Reporting on important or timely news (for example, in-depth articles on the Facebook Data Center and the ongoing VidAngel legal battle)
- Company funding
If you have news or tips that falls into one of these categories, send Chris Rawle (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Meg Morley Walter (email@example.com) an email. Press releases and prior information is always helpful, but access to a company executive for a phone interview is a must when it comes to funding, acquisition, and IPO news. We don’t publish press releases.
- In-depth profiles on startups.
- In-depth profiles on entrepreneurs.
- In-depth analysis on community issues (for example, our 3-part series on women in tech).
- “State of ___” types of reports (for example, “State of Venture Capital in Utah” outlining how much venture capital was invested the past year, “Assessing Utah’s Talent Shortage” outlining how much talent is coming from out-of-state as opposed to home grown, etc.)
- Our own columns or editorials addressing issues we think are important and explicitly express our opinion
If you know of someone or something that falls into these categories, send Chris Rawle (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Meg Morley Walter (email@example.com) an email. The more information you can provide beforehand (company info, media assets, etc.) the better, in addition to ensuring founder/CEO/executive availability for an interview. Again, we don’t publish press releases.
Silicon Slopes exists to empower Utah startups and entrepreneurs to learn, connect, and serve. Providing prominent Utah entrepreneurs and community leaders the opportunity to teach and share their experiences with our vast audience helps us accomplish this mission. Community Voice contributors are also provided with an audience and outlet that reaches both inside and outside of Utah to help showcase our vibrant and flourishing startup and tech community on the world stage.
Community Voice offers Utah entrepreneurs the opportunity to communicate directly to the Silicon Slopes audience. In particular, our audience appreciates reading advice columns, “how-to” articles, war stories, “lessons learned” articles, “failure” stories, and opinion pieces on issues relevant to our community.
Learn how to publish a Community Voice story.
The Silicon Slopes Community Board is a community-driven effort to keep up-to-date on everything happening within Utah’s startup and tech community.
Silicon Slopes exists to empower Utah’s startup and tech community to learn, connect, and serve. The Community Board allows individuals, companies, and organizations to provide general updates about upcoming events and other relevant community-centric announcements.
Learn how to publish on the Silicon Slopes Community Board.
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