From Lassonde to Genentech

Not all students working at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute become serial entrepreneurs. Some develop valuable skills that they apply to many other industries and professions. Katherine Aiello is one of these students. Aiello participated in the Pierre and Claudette Lassonde New Venture Development Center in 2016-17, while pursuing a Ph.D. in bioengineering at the University of […]

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For some entrepreneurs, taking an unexpected opportunity all the way really pays off. is an online platform created by Brandon Welch that allows doctors to visit with their patients online through video calls, for free. In 2012, Welch was a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah in biomedical infographics. While working on a […]

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From SWOT to “So What?”: A New Method for Analyzing Outcomes

SWOT analyses have been used by marketers for years while planning for the outcome of anything, from a product to an individual, in a specific market. SWOT is an acronym for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and is generally laid out in a four-plot grid, filled out with lists. While these analyses are the traditional […]

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ColoClean: All-in-One Colonoscopy Prep Kit

An estimated 22.4 million colonoscopies are performed in United States each year. To perform an effective colonoscopy, the patient’s colon must be cleared of any organic material. However, according to biomedical engineering freshman Tobi Yoon, that isn’t always the case. “Twenty-five percent of those patients don’t complete their prep or show up to their operation […]

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How to be a Student Entrepreneur Without Losing Your Mind

Entrepreneurship across college campuses has grown in the past decade. Now more than ever, students around the world are trying to put their ideas in motion. Even with the boom, college is still a tumultuous time on it’s own, and many of the challenges you’ll face as a student entrepreneur are often compounded. Four students, […]

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