Bacteria-Zapping Catheter Eradicates Competition at Opportunity Quest

University of Utah student startup Light Line Catheter won first place and $5,000 at the University of Utah’s Opportunity Quest executive-summary business-plan competition recently. The team competed with an innovative catheter that uses UV light to kill bacteria that can cause potentially fatal infections to users.

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Lassonde, Village Inspiring Future Black Entrepreneurs

The University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and The V(i)llage are partnering to inspire future black innovators and entrepreneurs by hosting a “Invent You at the U” college tour for middle and high school students on Friday, Feb. 13. Student participants are members in The V(i)llage, a comprehensive leadership program for African, African American and […]

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Team Jedi Wins Utah FIRST LEGO League State Championship

With “the force” on their side, team Jedi won the first-place Champions Award at the Fifth Annual Utah FIRST LEGO League State Championship at the University of Utah on Saturday, Jan. 31. The Jedi will advance to the FIRST LEGO League World Festival and FIRST Championship in St. Louis, Mo., in April. The youth robotics […]

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Brothers Turning iPhones into Medical-Testing Devices

UPDATE: Watch a video and learn more about Descue Medical at their crowdfunding campaign for their iTest device. Find the campaign here. Descue Medical, a Utah-based startup founded by University of Utah bioengineering students and brothers Andrew and Christopher Pagels, is poised to release a new consumer healthcare product called iTest in late 2015. While […]

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Tech Entrepreneur David Bradford Joins Business School Faculty

David Bradford is bringing his extensive entrepreneurial experience to the undergraduates at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. Bradford, who is currently the executive chairman of HireVue — the leading provider of on-demand digital interviewing — will use his 30 years of experience in the computer industry to help students from freshmen […]

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Thousands of Utah Kids Compete in LEGO Robotics Tournaments

Thousands of Utah middle school students, ages 9-14, are competing in Utah FIRST LEGO League tournaments across the state in January, 2015. Students participate in the program by building robots and inventing new ideas to explore the classroom of the future in this year’s theme, World Class. Teams worked all fall to prepare LEGO robots […]

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University of Utah students create “Coziest Pants in the World”

Don’t know what to get the person who has everything for the holidays this year? How about the “coziest pants in the world?” A pair of University of Utah students has launched a line of uniquely designed pants — dubbed Sakpants — through a university-sponsored entrepreneurship program and completing a crowdsource funding campaign to raise capital for their business endeavor.

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Lassonde, NeuroVersity Win Award for Autism Project

In recognition for helping students on the autism spectrum, the Columbus Community Center – a Salt Lake City center providing support services for people with disabilities – awarded the University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and startup NeuroVersity with the Social Enterprise Award at its Ninth Annual Dignity through Work Recognition Event earlier this month. […]

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U of Utah Students Win 2nd at National Inventor Competition

Adding another accomplishment to an already impressive year, University of Utah student startup Veritas Medical won second place among graduate students and $15,000 in the Collegiate Inventors Competition in Washington, D.C. Veritas Medical is a team of bioengineering and medical students who have developed a catheter — a tube inserted into patients to remove and […]

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