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From Lassonde to Genentech

Not all students working at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute become serial entrepreneurs. Some develop valuable skills that they apply to many other industries and professions. Katherine Aiello is one of these students. Aiello participated in the Pierre and Claudette Lassonde New Venture Development Center in 2016-17, while pursuing a Ph.D. in bioengineering at the University of […]

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KB Medical Wins $5,000 in Opportunity Quest Competition

KB Medical, a student startup developing a wound drain, was named the first-place winner and recipient of the $5,000 grand prize at the 2017-2018 University of Utah Opportunity Quest (OQ) business-model competition today. Ten collegiate teams advanced to the final judging and awards event. The competition is managed by students at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the […]

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3-D Printing at Lassonde Studios Made Easy

For beginner 3-D printers, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Recent advances in 3-D print technology have made the impossible, possible: 3-D printing organs, food, even new 3-D printers. At the Lassonde Institute, the Make Space’s free prototyping area focuses on tearing down barriers between non-tech students and 3-D printing. Here are some tips to get […]

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From Poverty to E-commerce Mogul in Tanzania

When Bonaventure Mhonda was a child in rural Tanzania, it would have been impossible for him to think he would do anything like graduate from the University of Utah with a master’s in finance and become an e-commerce entrepreneur. Most people in his local area are poor, families struggle to feed themselves, and children walk […]

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