Diversity, Hiring & Why It Matters: 3 Lessons

I’m a 20-something-year-old, Caucasian, American, male living in Utah. Diversity is not the first thing anyone thinks when they meet me. And rightfully so. I’m part of the most privileged class of people in the world. Not only was I born in a developed country, am I college educated, come from Caucasian descent but I also […]

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Q&A: Breaking into the Big Data Industry

If the startups that entrepreneurs created were reflections of their minds, Mark Pittman’s Blyncsy – a company that generates and aggregates big data from any internet-connected device – would fit the bill. It’s because of Pittman’s desire to make sense of an interconnected world that Blyncsy successfully secured $2.6 million in venture capital from Pelion Venture […]

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Lassonde Studios Now Open!

It’s now open! The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah opened the doors in August to the $45 million Lassonde Studios, a one-of-a-kind facility where students can live, create new products and launch companies. A dedication and open house will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22. Public tours will be from 12:30 to […]

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U Alum Chase Norton Wins Utah Student 25

Chase Norton, University of Utah alumni and co-founder of Artisan Hardware, won the Utah Venture Entrepreneur Forum’s Utah Student 25 Award recently. Artisan Hardware has experienced tremendous growth during the past couple years as they’ve focused on handmade artisan-quality hardware for interior sliding barn doors. Chase started his business in 2014 while he was still a […]

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Preparing Your Company for a Global Marketplace

You’re launching a venture. Things are happening fast. It’s all you can do to manage the day-to-day as your outlook veers from rosy to dire and back to rosy. Developments come at you like waves. In the chaos and exhilaration of the startup experience, globalizing your business might be the furthest thing from your mind. […]

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