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 […]
Watch this video from our Rethink the Bank Innovation Tournament on Feb. 11, 2017. The event was hosted by the Center for Innovation in Banking and Financial Services, a division of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah. Learn more at lassonde.utah.edu/cibfs/tournament.
Student startups received $10,865 in grants from the monthly Get Seeded milestone grant program at the January Final Pitch Event. The Get Seeded program manages a $120,000 fund donated by Zion’s Bank to help student entrepreneurs get their startup to the next milestone. It has been a great resource that engages and educates students in entrepreneurship, enables […]
The Feb. 21. deadline is coming up fast for your chance to win some serious equity-free cash for your business idea. The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah is hosting the annual Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, which is open to all Utah universities to enter. The competition is sponsored by Zions Bank. It is […]
We’re proud to share that Lassonde Studios has been named a finalist for the South by Southwest Education (SXSWedu) Learn by Design Awards. One of the premier education innovation conferences, SXSWedu launched its Learn by Design program to celebrate projects that are revolutionizing the way space design can enrich learning outcomes. The awards focused on three categories: […]
Portal Power is a student startup creating a new way to combine a phone charging cable and backup battery. The two students behind the company launched the company after meeting as roommates at Lassonde Studios, a new entrepreneurial facility at the University of Utah. All students are welcome to live, create and launch there.
It all began in early 2016, when Jocee Porter was volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters between classes in computer engineering at the U. She met a 16-year-old girl who recently lost her father and couldn’t afford a prom dress. Porter wanted to help, so she reached out to her friends and quickly found her […]
Bootstrapping,” an idiom familiar among emerging businesses, is believed to have originated from the phrase “pulling oneself up by the bootstraps,” an impossible task. Now the term has become associated with growth notwithstanding limited resources. In this context, bootstrapping doesn’t mean blind attention to certain issues, to the exclusion of other (sometimes unknown) issues. Bootstrapping isn’t gambling. Instead, successful growth of bootstrapped businesses can be attributed to prioritization and efficiency.
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 […]
All university students in Utah are welcome to participate in Get Seeded, our monthly grant program sponsored by Zions Bank. Upcoming events include the January Final Pitch event on Monday, Jan. 30, at 5-7 pm at Lassonde Studios. Attend to enjoy free pizza, vote on who gets funded, and learn more about current student startups. […]