April 1, 2012

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Student 25

Utah’s Next Generation of Leaders

Heather Stewart

April 1, 2012

A student at Brigham Young University, Wakefield has kept busy juggling class work, the dealership and his many other entrepreneurial interests. “My biggest plan is to own a reusable energy company that powers transportation, and I’d like to own dealerships throughout the West while still keeping the integrity of my initial startup dealership,” he says.

6. The Awful Waffle, LLC
Founders: Lance Wakefield, Ashley Wakefield

Provides gourmet, authentic Belgian waffles and crepes at prices students can afford.

7. Vital Foods, LLC
Founders: Eric Thomas, Joseph Ruff

Provides affordable emergency food with a 25-year shelf-life and innovative packaging.

Founders: Devereaux Smith, Luke Beachley, Samuel Johnsen

Creates and delivers performance-driven marketing and sales solutions, including social media, direct season pass sales, events, fundraisers and road trips.

9. Monolith Management
Founer: Chris Kilbourn

A band management company that provides artists with management support no matter where they live, how many fans they have or what type of music they play.

10. Solase Massage and Oxygen Bar
Founders: Terry and Christina Sharp, Kendrick and Christy Hair, Jeff and Rebecca Bramble

Provides moderately priced massage services in a modern and high-end atmosphere, and offers a convenient and flexible membership plan.

11. Printing Jay, LLC
Founder: Jeff O’Bryant

An online retailer that manufactures and sells vinyl wall décor.

12. Knudra
Founders: Christopher E. Hopkins, Lisa Ogden, Trisha Brock

Creates innovative biological tools for life science discovery by using a proprietary technology to bioengineer nematodes as tools to study disease biology and discover sample toxicity.

13. Utah Valley Lawn Care
Founder: Tyler D. Babb

Provides complete all-season landscape maintenance services, including landscape maintenance, fertilization, pest control and snow removal.

14. Alpine Window Washing, LLC
Founders: Joshua Oaks, Austin Andreason

Offers window washing services to both residential and commercial properties at competitive prices. 

15. The Gluten Free Consumer
Founders: Rodney Fife, Chaton Fife, Celeste Fife

Helps individuals pick the best gluten free products, taking the guesswork out of finding great tasting products at reasonable prices.

16. Research Accelerator
Founders: Gary Jense, Travis Corrigan

A research consulting firm specializing in providing customized, regression-ready data sets for university researchers.

17. SEOqueue, LLC
Founder: Jason Hermann

Connects business owners and search engine optimization (SEO) experts around the world through an easy-to-use web app.

18. Exceptional Accounting Services, LLC
Founder: Anthony Castro

A national provider of cloud-based accounting solutions such as bookkeeping, payroll and CPA tax services.

19. Kisstixx LLC
Founders: Dallas Robinson, Mike Buonomo

Offers a full line of mix-and-match SPF 15 lip balm that comes in two high-quality, compatible flavors.

20. Corporate Movement
Founder: Jordan Avner

Supplies promotional branded items to companies around the nation; its CorporateGroupBuy is the only platform that enables companies to place orders together and receive total quantity discounts.

21. Nice Guys Lending Services, Inc.
Founders: Jason Wilde, Ron Wilde

Specializes in consolidating payday and short-term loans at a low interest rate and longer term of repayment; also services first-time borrowers.

22. Muse Music Cafe
Founders: Colin Hatch, Justin Hyatt

A performance venue, recording studio, art gallery, café and online store.

23. Evolo Race Events
Founder: Spencer Storey

Creates fun and challenging running and cycling races in New Zealand.

24. Prime Infographic
Founder: Parker Boyack

Specializes in matching compelling content with a beautiful and intuitive design to help businesses build their brand, increase web traffic and communicate with their customers
and employees.

25. Premium Landscape, LLC
Founder: Weston Thayne

Landscaping company that focuses primarily on the commercial sector and has strong relationships with numerous property management firms and real estate developers.

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