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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XLynk: An Adhesion-Barrier Gel for Surgical Patients

University of Utah engineering students Brody King, Arielle Hassett and Jordan Davis are cofounders of XLynk, a medical startup company developing a spray-gel adhesion barrier to prevent adhesions forming after abdominal, gynecological or laparoscopic surgeries. The gel is sprayed into the body in a thin form, and as soon as it enters the body, it […]

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CloviTek: Entrepreneurship Journey of a Foreigner at Lassonde Studios

“I am a simple man with complex ambitions,” said Vitaliy Mahidov explaining his journey as an entrepreneur. Mohidov is a Ukraine native who graduated in 2016 with an MBA from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, where he launched his Wi-Fi audio company, CloviTek. “Difficult is an easy word to describe […]

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Entrepreneurial Vision: Taren Rohovit Connects the World

“You don’t need to know where you’re going, you just need to know where you’re going next.” This concept has become a mantra for first-year psychology major and graphic designer Taren Rohovit, who entered Lassonde Studios fall 2016 with the intent to do something. Although only entering his first year of college, Rohovit recognized the […]

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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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Top 24 Announced in 2017 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

High school entrepreneurs across the state of Utah, ages 14-18, are competing for $30,000 in cash and prizes in the 2017 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. Today, the competition announced the top 24 teams that will be moving on to the final stage of the competition. This competition is hosted by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, […]

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