New Venture Development

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Work side-by-side with faculty inventors

The Pierre and Claudette MacKay Lassonde New Venture Development Center, a division of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah, provides an opportunity for graduate students to work side-by-side with faculty inventors, providing them with business advice and strategic planning to bring their product into the marketplace. Over the course of the year-long program, New Venture Development Center student associates engage with on-campus resources and business professionals while building out a lasting professional network. The program is open to graduate students from any major at the U.

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"I chose to come to this university because of the many opportunities given to students to develop companies. I am confident that my experience and education with the Lassonde startup company has provide the bulk of my education." — Devin Dustin