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

[EDIT NOTICE: This information has been edited to reflect the addition of Pletch Patch to replace Courtney’s Dresses. Updated: 03-16-17, 8:48 a.m.] 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, […]

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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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Meet the Students at Lassonde Studios

Learn about the students who are living, creating and launching at the new home for innovators and entrepreneurs at the University of Utah On the “Games and Digital Media” floor, two of 400 residents hack code for a new app to make health-care costs more transparent. On the “Products, Design and Arts,” another resident blends black […]

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Utah High School Entrepreneurs Win $22K in Prizes

Utah’s best high school entrepreneurs won $22,000 in prizes at the inaugural 2016 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HSUEC) Final Awards and Showcase event today at the University of Utah. Sixty eight teams entered the competition. The top-16 teams advanced to the final event with business ideas ranging from surgical tools to fashion consulting. The […]

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