CleanFare Kicks-Off Beta Test with a Competition for All Testers

This week, CleanFare, a student startup working at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, launched a public beta test of their new mobile app. CleanFare aims to help clean up the air in Salt Lake City by diverting commuters away from using personal vehicles and encouraging them to take more “green” modes of transportation such as walking, […]

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Item Rescue: Hotel Lost and Found Management Solution

Beau Buehler, a University of Utah information systems student and founder of Item Rescue, saw a two-fold benefit in creating and providing the hospitality industry with an effective lost and found management system. When discussing how hotels generally manage their lost and found, he learned that current systems being used were very ineffective and required […]

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LIT Outdoors: Freedom to Explore Every Corner of The World

After a frustrating and nearly treeless camping trip to Goblin Valley in 2016, University of Utah students Daniel Goldfinger (geography) and Nick Bierwolf (mechanical engineering) came up with the idea for a “Tammock” – a device that combines a tent and a freestanding hammock that doesn’t require trees to work. They are now developing the […]

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Luku Watches: Stylish Timepieces with a Snapback Design

Fas Lebbie, an international studies and entrepreneurship student at the University of Utah, has a growing list of ventures in brand marketing and UX/UI design. One of those ventures is founding Luku Watches, a sleek rendition of urban hip-hop style about to disrupt timepiece fashion. Their watches feature a signature snapback design. Luku is a Kono […]

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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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