Silicon Slopes is a statewide non-profit with the goal of assisting and empowering Utah’s start-up and tech community. Chase Anderson heads up the Cache Valley chapter and was a guest earlier this month on KVNU’s For the People program. Along with Anderson was the founder of a local start-up, Danny Noal, the creator of Infuze Hydration that is targeted to Utah’s outdoor community. In setting up shop, Noal said they looked at other locations but ultimately decided on Logan.
“And ultimately, for us there really is no better place to be able to operate, no better place to be able to build our products. That’s something that we’re proud of. On our boxes that we ship out, not only does it say ‘Made in the USA’. We say ‘Made in Utah’ and we have a star right on Logan where it’s at. So we want people to know where we’re from,” he explained.
Noal, who is a graduate from Utah State University, said the idea for the company came to him while on a long backpacking trip with family. On long hikes or other strenuous outdoor activity, water fatigue sets in where the body can reject plain water. He came up with a way to hydrate better with flavor infusion. He said firefighters from the Bureau of Land Management based in Colorado will be testing his product in January. You can get more information on Noal’s company at www.infuzehydration.com.
As for Silicon Slopes, Anderson says they are having another chapter meeting on January 9th at the Vivint building on 1400 North 635 East in Logan. The free discussion will focus on developing a software company. Get more details at www.siliconslopes.com/logan