Utah Entrepreneur Challenge announces top 30 teams

The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge — a statewide, student-run entrepreneur competition — announced the top 30 teams for its 2011 competition recently. These top 30 teams come from universities and colleges throughout Utah. Over 130 student teams registered for the yearly competition. Initial registrants were asked to submit a four- to seven-page executive summary, describing a […]

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Opportunity Quest winners for 2010-11

Students from 10 universities and colleges in Utah are each closer to starting their businesses after winning Opportunity Quest competitions sponsored by Zions Bank recently. Opportunity Quest is an executive summary competition held between November and February each year. Zion Bank sponsors the Opportunity Quest competitions held at 10 universities and colleges across the state. […]

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3, 2, 1, LEGO! U. hosts LEGO Championship Jan. 29

The first annual Utah FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Championship will kick off at 8 a.m. on Jan. 29, 2011. Five hundred and sixty middle school students, ages 9-14, will be competing in this exciting event, which combines LEGO robots, teamwork and an energetic, tournament atmosphere to promote science, technology and innovation. The Office of Venture […]

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U team wins techTITANS with bionic arm for ultrasound clinicians

A team from the University of Utah with a bionic arm for ultrasound clinicians won the annual techTitans idea competition earlier this month. Teams from across the state competed in the competition at the U of U. The winning teams survived several rounds of judging by local professors and business professionals who evaluated the merit […]

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U of U Students Score at Global Business Plan Competition

Short Solutions, a University of Utah startup company consisting of four current and former engineering students, won the Palo Alto Software Challenge Award at the 2010 Global Moot Corp Competition – the “Super Bowl of business plan competitions” – at The University of Texas in Austin. Only 40 teams from 12 countries qualified to participate. […]

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U of U Business Plan Team Accepted into World’s Largest and Richest Business Plan Competition

A team from the Lassonde New Venture Development Center at the University of Utah was chosen from 339 business plan teams from around the world to compete in this year’s Rice Business Plan Competition. Charity Williams, graduating in May with juris doctorate; Sean Mills, graduating with an MBA and Justin Baker, a second-year bioengineering Ph.D. […]

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U of U Graduate Business Team Wins National Innovation Competition

There’s no spring break for three University of Utah graduate students who returned to campus today with the life sciences grand prize-$20,000 in cash and $20,000 of in-kind services-from the Carnegie Mellon McGinnis Venture Competition. The U of U team competed against 30 teams of graduate students from 24 colleges and universities over a 3-day […]

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From Civil War Building to Entrepreneurial Mecca

The original Commanding Officer’s quarters at Fort Douglas is now undergoing an extensive transformation.  Thanks to a $1M donation from University of Utah alumnus Pierre Lassonde, the historic landmark that has been vacant for over 50 years is receiving a facelift. The 19th century building will be the new home of the executive offices for […]

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David Eccles School of Business Announces Historic $13.25 Million Gift

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah today announced a $13.25 million gift from Canadian philanthropist and David Eccles School alumnus Pierre Lassonde. The gift will create the largest entrepreneur center in the United States and represents one of the largest donations ever made to the University of Utah and the […]

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