Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute

Live. Create. Launch.

Welcome to the nationally ranked hub for student entrepreneurs and innovators at the University of Utah. Whether you want a deep dive or only have an hour, the Lassonde Institute has something for all students to learn how to become a founder, creator or change-maker. Got an idea? Looking for a team? Or want to live, create or launch at Lassonde Studios? Jump in and make it happen!


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Lassonde Studios

All students are welcome to live, create and launch at our new building at the University of Utah. Find out why Architectural Digest named Lassonde Studios one of the nine best new univesity buildings in the world. The first floor is an innovation space for all students on campus. Above are four floors of residential space for 400 students.

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Upcoming Events

L.I.T. Session

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 12 - 1:30pm

Food Entrepreneur: Food Handlers Permit

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6 - 8pm

Make: Ongoing Activities

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Latest News

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