From Poverty to E-commerce Mogul in Tanzania

When Bonaventure Mhonda was a child in rural Tanzania, it would have been impossible for him to think he would do anything like graduate from the University of Utah with a master’s in finance and become an e-commerce entrepreneur. Most people in his local area are poor, families struggle to feed themselves, and children walk […]

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U Ranks 15th for Undergrad and 23rd for Grad Entrepreneurship Studies for 2018

For the seventh straight year, The Princeton Review ranked the University of Utah as one of the top 25 schools in the country in 2018 for entrepreneurship education in a new survey released today. Led by the David Eccles School of Business and its Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, the University of Utah ranked No. 15 for undergraduate and No. […]

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Lassonde Institute releases annual report for 2016-17

DOWNLOAD REPORT: Learn about the success of our first year in Lassonde Studios in our new annual report. Read annual here (PDF). The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, an interdisciplinary division of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, released its annual report for 2016-17. It shows significant growth and achievements after opening […]

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Read Our New Brochures

Don’t miss our new brochures for the latest information about the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. Read them online or pick up a copy at Lassonde Studios. Inside you will find tips to succeed at Lassonde, an overview of our programs, stats and more. This is your one-stop-shop to learn about us and make sure you’re getting […]

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Turning Science into Business: The Lassonde New Venture Development Center

Graduate students in the Pierre and Claudette Lassonde New Venture Development Center get more than a life-changing experience. They also work on real technologies with potential to improve the lives of thousands of people across the globe. Founded in 2001, the New Venture Development Center is one of the premier programs offered by the Lassonde […]

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VIDEO: Business Scholars Innovation Showcase 2017

Watch the video from the 2017 Business Scholars Innovation Showcase at the University of Utah. The Business Scholars is a program for high-achieving students at the David Eccles School of Business. In this event, the students presented innovation projects they developed during the year. Learn more about Business Scholars: eccles.utah.edu/students/business-scholars/.

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Image Gallery: Business Scholars Innovation Showcase

We saw some amazing student ideas today at the Business Scholars Showcase today. A tampon subscription product won Best Idea. Congrats to all the winners! During the competition, first-year students in the Business Scholars program showcased their innovation team projects they have been working on for months. Each group developed a new invention or business […]

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‘Student Innovation @ the U’ 2017

The 2017 edition of “Student Innovation at the U” is now available. The annual publication celebrates student innovation and impact at the University of Utah. Inside you will find stories about students from all parts of campus doing amazing things. Hopefully, you will also find inspiration to get involved. This publication is produced by the […]

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