U of Utah Ranked No. 1 for Tech Commercialization

The University of Utah is the top research university in the nation when it comes to commercializing technology innovations, according to the Milken Institute’s 2017 ranking of Best Universities for Technology Transfer. The U has “quietly evolved into one of the most prestigious research universities in the United States with a strong emphasis on commercializing […]

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$30,000 Awarded at High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Utah’s top high school entrepreneurs won $30,000 in cash and prizes at the 2017 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HS UEC) Final Awards and Showcase event today at the University of Utah’s Lassonde Studios. The program is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a division of the David Eccles School of Business, and sponsored by Zions Bank. […]

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Rubi Life Wins $40,000 at the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Rubi Life, a student startup developing a wearable fetal activity tracker, won first place and the $40,000 grand prize at the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge today. The event featured the best collegiate entrepreneurs in Utah competing for $100,000 in cash and prizes. The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is a statewide business model competition open to all […]

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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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Top 20 Startups Announced in the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Utah’s best college entrepreneurs are competing for $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a $40,000 grand prize, in the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, one of the biggest student-business competitions in the country. Today, the competition got a lot more interesting with the top 20 teams being announced. Hundreds of students from all colleges in the […]

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Lassonde Studios One of ‘World’s Best New University Buildings,’ says Architectural Digest

Scan the world from Norway to China and you won’t find a new university building much better than Lassonde Studios at the University of Utah, according to Architectural Digest, a premier publication for architecture news and trends. In a new report, the publication identifies Lassonde Studios as one of the nine best new university buildings around the globe. “One […]

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Win $30K in the High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah is excited to announce that the 2017 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HS UEC) competition registration is now open. All students throughout Utah, ages 14-18, are welcome to compete for a chance to win $30,000 in cash and scholarships. The competition is sponsored by Zions Bank. Students […]

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Portal Power Wins $5,000 in Opportunity Quest at the U

Student startup Portal Power won $5,000 and first place in the 2016-2017 University of Utah Opportunity Quest (OQ) business-plan competition. Ten collegiate teams advanced to the final judging and awards event. The competition is managed by students at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank. Other top teams included Neiybor and Grace […]

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U Ranks 15th for Grad, 18th for Undergrad Entrepreneurship Studies

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, including its Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, is one of the best places in the country for students who want to launch their own businesses, according to The Princeton Review. In a new survey, the Eccles School ranked No. 15 for graduate and No. 18 for […]

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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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