What Snap’s Massive IPO Demonstrates to University Startups

Earlier this year, we witnessed one of the largest tech IPO’s since Facebook back in May 2012. Snap and Facebook have swiftly become tech-media giants, collectively reaching billions of people, and generating billions of dollars in revenue. What else do both of these companies have in common? Through a series of events that will likely […]

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Lassonde Studios Wins International Design Association Award

The IIDA (International Interior Design Association) Intermountain Chapter awarded Lassonde Studios the BEST (Brilliantly Executed Spaces and Thinking) award for interior design in the Learn category recently. The Learn category is open to all education related interior design projects including education administration facilities, K-12 schools and higher education buildings. The judges awarded Lassonde Studios the BEST […]

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Training Police through Virtual Reality

Jed Merrill and other students in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program created B.E.S.T., a virtual-reality simulator that helps police officers de-escalate potentially dangerous situations. The tool could help lower the more than 1,000 citizens killed by police officers per year. Learn more at bestpolicetraining.com. More articles like this in ‘Student Innovation @ the U!’ […]

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Lassonde Studios Wins SXSWedu Learn X Design Awards

We’re thrilled to share that Lassonde Studios of the University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute has been named the overall winner of the SXSWedu Learn X Design awards in the physical category. The award further solidifies Lassonde Studios as arguably the most innovative built learning facility in the world from the past year. One of […]

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Fast Company: Lassonde Studios is a ‘$45M experiment in education’

A leading publication for startup news and trends, Fast Company featured Lassonde Studios in a new article titled “A $45 Million Experiment to Turn Dorms into Incubators.” Lassonde Studios is a new building where all students on campus can live, create products and launch startups. It opened in August 2016 and has received worldwide attention for […]

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Lassonde Studios a Finalist in SXSWedu Contest

We’re proud to share that Lassonde Studios has been named a finalist for the South by Southwest Education (SXSWedu) Learn by Design Awards. One of the premier education innovation conferences, SXSWedu launched its Learn by Design program to celebrate projects that are revolutionizing the way space design can enrich learning outcomes. The awards focused on three categories: […]

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Bootstrapping Your IP: Seven Questions to Ask Yourself

Bootstrapping,” an idiom familiar among emerging businesses, is believed to have originated from the phrase “pulling oneself up by the bootstraps,” an impossible task. Now the term has become associated with growth notwithstanding limited resources. In this context, bootstrapping doesn’t mean blind attention to certain issues, to the exclusion of other (sometimes unknown) issues. Bootstrapping isn’t gambling. Instead, successful growth of bootstrapped businesses can be attributed to prioritization and efficiency.

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U Ranked No. 1 College for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

The University of Utah was recently ranked as the best college in the country for aspiring entrepreneurs in 2016 by LendEDU, a student loan refinancing website. It ranked the top 50 colleges in the United States for their support for young entrepreneurs. The study focused on all opportunities for students interested in entrepreneurship, not just […]

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