In the News

Here are links to sample media coverage featuring the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and related people and activities:


Date Title Company
09-28-2016 The Long Wait Is Over. Lassonde Studios Is Officially Open Beehive Startups
09-23-2016 New Low-Cost Surgical Tool Could Help Patients in Third World The Wall Street Journal
09-23-2016 Photos: University of Utah shows off Lassonde Institute — what it calls a student union for budding entrepreneurs The Salt Lake Tribune
09-22-2016 University of Utah unveils $45M entrepreneur institute Associated Press (The Daily Progress)
09-22-2016 University of Utah unveils a place to live, think and innovate Deseret News
09-22-2016 Lassonde Studios Unveiled at University of Utah Good4Utah
09-22-2016 Lassonde Studios opens its doors after 2 years and $45 million KUTV
09-22-2016 University unveils $45M entrepreneur institute The Salt Lake Tribune
09-21-2016 U. opens one-of-a-kind Lassonde Studios for entrepreneurial students Deseret News
09-19-2016 University of Utah dedicates $45m new studios to help students launch new companies StartUp Beat
09-16-2016 NeuroVersity preparing young adults with autism for the job world
09-05-2016 Lassonde Studios Now Open! My Social Good News
09-01-2016 Lassonde Studios Take “Community” to a Whole New Level The Daily Utah Chronicle
08-17-2016 There’s No Such Thing As an Average Business, Just Average Ways to Do Business Harvard Business Review
08-11-2016 New Lassonde Studios Filling With U of U Students
08-10-2016 Beehive Podcast: Blyncsy CEO Mark Pittman BeehiveStartups
08-04-2016 The Innovation Campus:
Building Better Ideas
NY Times
07-16-2016 Autism spectrum disorder: Tech project helps overcome the ‘social mud’ of life Deseret News
07-15-2016 A high-tech mecca rises to rival Silicon Valley CNBC
07-13-2016 A high-tech mecca rises to rival Silicon Valley CNBC
07-07-2016 The entrepreneurial DNA of Utah and the rise of Silicon Slopes KSL
07-01-2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit: Top Schools for Entrepreneurship KSL
06-28-2016 High school students create ElectroSurgical Pouch KUTV
06-22-2016 A. Scott Anderson: Young entrepreneurs show future is in good hands Deseret News
06-06-2016 Audacious Institute Holding Two Utah-Based Summer Camps For Young Entrepreneurs BeehiveStartups
05-31-2016 Ecosystem Spotlight: Utah Punches above Its Weight National Venture Capital Association
05-27-2016 Utah has best state economy with high marks for investment in workforce, infrastructure, report says Deseret News
05-25-2016 Three key trends in student housing for Boston’s higher education community
05-18-2016 Utah County high school students excel at Lassonde entrepreneur challenge The Daily Herald
05-16-2016 $22K Awarded In High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge BeehiveStartups
05-10-2016 STEM Stories: Peke Buo Diaper Bag KUTV
05-10-2016 STEM Stories: Peke Buo Diaper Bag KUTV
05-02-2016 A Surge of Startups is Changing Life in Utah BuzzFeed
05-02-2016 2016’s Best Large Cities to Start a Business WalletHub
04-11-2016 Through the Cords Wins Grand Prize at Utah Entrepreneur Challenge 2016 Beehive Startups
04-10-2016 Baby Monitor that Tracks Breathing among ‘Bench-to-Bedside’ Contest Entries at U of U Fox 13 News
04-08-2016 U Student and Graduate Design a More Convenient Diaper Bag The Daily Utah Chronicle
04-07-2016 U of U-developed Virtual Reality Aims to De-escalate Police Confrontations KUTV News
04-07-2016 Give the Gift of Utah in a Box Good4Utah
04-05-2016 HRE Hosts Coffee Sampling for Students to Decide Lassonde Studios Coffee Brand The Utah Daily Chronicle
04-04-2016 Bench-to-Bedside: U of U Students Unveil Medical Innovations and Compete for Prize Money Good4Utah
03-31-2016 Business School Wants to Change Dialogue around Personal Finance in Utah Daily Herald
03-29-2016 STEM Stories: High School Business Competition to Award $22,000 in Cash and Prizes KUTV
03-24-2016 4 Things You Need to Know about the Future of Student Housing
03-17-2016 Lassonde Institute Hopes to Give Students the Chance to “Live Creatively” in New Building The Utah Daily Chronicle
03-04-2016 Utah Economic Summit in 10th Year Daily Herald
03-03-2016 Biz Competition Open for High Schoolers Daily Herald
03-03-2016 Move over, Silicon Valley Utah has Arrived Silicon Stories
02-22-2016 Governor Announces 10th Anniversary Economic Summit
02-18-2016 Lassonde Institute to Host High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge Beehive Startups
02-10-2016 U Student Wins Entrepreneur Competition with Agriculture Product SenseTech Daily Utah Chronicle
01-28-2016 Lassonde Studios Sends Out Four Hundred Acceptance Letters to Prospective Students Daily Utah Chronicle
01-28-2016 Five Entrepreneur Teams Win Opportunity Quest The Utah Statesman
01-21-2016 New Ideas to Help Universities Attract and Empower STEM Students Laboratory Design
01-20-2016 Univ. of Utah Student Creates Innovative, Lightweight Backpacking Tool The Daily Utah Chronicle
01-19-2016 Lassonde: High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge KUTV 2
01-14-2016 Utah High School Students Urged to Join Entrepreneurial Contest Deseret News
01-12-2016 ‘Academic Freedom’ Out, ‘Innovation’ in as U. Drafts New Mission Statement Salt Lake Tribune
01-11-2016 Random Breakfast: Stepping into the Gaming Industry SLUG Magazine
01-08-2016 Entrepreneurship – An Eccles Experience Film Eccles Newsroom
01-06-2016 Franco-Nevada: Royalty Of The Gold Industry Seeking Alpha


Date Title Company
12-21-2015 Made4Utah: Ikos Breaking Mold of How We Build Good4Utah
12-16-2015 Random Breakfast Wants You To Experience Games & Health Differently Beehive Startups
12-15-2015 The Bottom Line: A Safe Place to Fail – Troy D’Ambrosio, Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute KCPW
12-02-2015 Orem men raise more than $50K for smart air freshener KSL
12-02-2015 Company Formed by U of U Students Launches Health Game in Apple App Store Utah Business Magazine
11-23-2015 Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute Receives Top 25 Business School Ranking Daily Utah Chronicle
11-11-2015 University of Utah Ranks No. 17 for Entrepreneurship
11-11-2015 Xandem Technology will offer home security and integration CNET
11-11-2015 Utah Company Builds Better Mousetrap For Catching Burglars KSL
11-10-2015 The Top 50 Schools For Entrepreneurs, 2016 Forbes
10-05-2015 Lassonde Studios to Open in Fall 2016 Daily Utah Chronicle
10-01-2015 Student Start-Up “Elevated Designs” Makes 3-D Printing Accessible Daily Utah Chronicle
09-30-2015 University of Utah Study Shows How Utah Community Bank Survived Great Recession Utah Business
09-04-2015 What you say matters: How to encourage women in STEM KSL
09-03-2015 StartFEST colliding talent to get Utah’s powerful business culture noticed Daily Herald
08-25-2015 6 Reasons Utah Is Taking the Tech World by Storm Inc.
08-19-2015 Owlet, The Smart Baby Bootie, Raises $7 Million Series A TechCrunch
08-13-2015 Cannon Design sees increased demand for “innovative” facilities in higher ed Buffalo Business First
08-10-2015 Higher Ed Expands Reach Through Video Conferencing EdTech
08-06-2015 Inside Utah’s Lego Leagues KSL
07-31-2015 SimpleCitizen launches; house sales up along Wasatch Front Herald Extra
07-30-2015 Personal experiences inspire team to create simple online immigration application KSL
07-20-2015 5 ways to advocate for women in STEM KSL
07-07-2015 The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge Gives a Boost to Student Entrepreneurs Utah Business
06-10-2015 University of Utah supports studentpreneurs 100% Studentpreneur
06-02-2015 Tiny Modern Student Dorm Jetson Green
05-18-2015 CannonDesign shoehorns an entire dorm room into a tiny pod Gizmag
05-12-2015 The Bottom Line: Taylor Randall, Dean of U of U’s Business School KCPW
05-06-2015 These Sleeping Pods Are Designed To Let You Live At Work Fast Company
04-20-2015 Lassonde Studios: Live. Create. Launch. Utah Pulse/EDC Utah
04-16-2015 Eager Utah entrepreneurs vie for a spot on ‘Shark Tank’ KSL
04-16-2015 Live with Brittany at the Shark Tank audition KUTV
04-16-2015 Shark Tank Auditions at the U of U Good 4 Utah
04-15-2015 BYU Teams Win Big at Utah Entrepreneur Challenge BYU Marriott School
04-14-2015 Shark Tank auditions at the U of U KUTV
04-09-2015 Many Utah student-invented medical devices will end up in the real world Salt Lake Tribune
04-08-2015 2 U. students create unique ski goggle company KSL
04-01-2015 Student Entrepreneurs Seek Funding Utah Daily Chronicle
03-30-2015 BYU Student Startup Wins Top Prize and $40K at Utah Entrepreneur Challenge KUER
03-30-2015 Utah’s College Startup Scene: UEC 2015 & CFF Recruiting Beehive Startups
03-30-2015 Main Street Morning: Homeless to home-store owner The Washington Post
03-30-2015 Lassonde Looking for Student Housing Applications The Daily Utah Chronicle
03-30-2015 BYU students win $40K for Green Card website at Utah competition Daily Herald
03-30-2015 College Launching Living ‘Pods’ for Student Entrepreneurs
03-29-2015 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge offers competition, $40K grand prize KSL
03-29-2015 Young entrepreneurs strut their stuff in bid for $40,000 grand prize Deseret News
03-29-2015 SimpleCitizen Wins $40K at Utah Entrepreneur Challenge My Social Good News
03-28-2015 Website for immigrants wins $40,000 in Utah business contest Salt Lake Tribune
03-27-2015 American Red Cross recognizes Southern Utah heroes; STGnews Videocast St. George News
03-26-2015 St. George men create unique, screen-printed ties KSL
03-26-2015 Need a stronger skateboard or a last-minute sublet? Utah college entrepreneurs compete for $100K Salt Lake Tribune
03-25-2015 U. creating all-encompassing living quarters for student entrepreneurs KSL
03-24-2015 USU, UofU both building new business school facilities Herald Journal
03-24-2015 New college program targets student entrepreneurs Deseret News
03-24-2015 U of Utah recruiting student entrepreneurs Education Dive
03-23-2015 U of Utah Recruiting the ‘400 Best Student Entrepreneurs’ Utah Pulse
03-23-2015 U Entrepreneurs Hope to Get in the ‘Shark Tank’ Daily Utah Chronicle
03-23-2015 U of Utah Recruiting the ‘400 Best Student Entrepreneurs’ BusinessWire
03-23-2015 Not your father’s computer science building Network World
03-20-2015 Utah to honor top science and tech innovators at annual gala Deseret News
03-19-2015 ABC’s Shark Tank coming to Utah for auditions Good4Utah
03-17-2015 Utah to honor top science and tech innovators, including Orem company Daily Herald
03-16-2015 Utah to Honor Top Science and Tech Innovators at Annual Gala Utah Policy
03-07-2015 Medical apps: Smartphone diagnosis The Economist
03-06-2015 Is urban Utah the ultimate Silicon Valley? IDG Connect
03-05-2015 Utah’s Best College Entrepreneurs Compete for $40,000 Utah Pulse
03-05-2015 A 24/7 Google-style campus for University of Utah, 2016? IDG Connect
03-02-2015 UofU Students Develop New Ski Goggles KSL
02-24-2015 University Of Utah students launch goggle company KUTV
02-23-2015 U Students Create Ski Goggle Business Daily Utah Chronicle
03-23-2015 U of U recruiting 400 student entrepreneurs to live in studio Standard-Examiner
03-17-2015 GOED and USTAR Name Winners of Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology KUER
02-25-2015 The Next Hot Trend On Campus: Creating Innovation Fast Company
02-23-2015 Student digs just got better World Architecture News
02-13-2015 Program aims to create next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs Deseret News
02-07-2015 U of U students create product they call ‘coziest pants in the world’ Fox 13
02-05-2015 Local teams place at state Lego meet The Davis Clipper
02-05-2015 Unveiled > Lassonde Studios The Architects Newspaper
02-01-2015 Utah kids compete at the FIRST LEGO League robot championship Salt Lake Tribune
02-01-2015 LEGO robots battle to the finish Deseret News
01-31-2015 ‘Team Jedi’ wins statewide robotics competition in Salt Lake City Fox 13
01-24-2015 Lego competition held at SUU The Spectrum
01-21-2015 Cedar City’s first LEGO Robotics Tournament a success Iron County Today
01-14-2015 Thousands of Utah kids compete in LEGO Robotics Tournaments Standard-Examiner
01-13-2015 Move over, Snuggie: Sakpants are the new coziest things Utah Daily Chronicle
01-12-2015 Kids Build Their Own Army Of Robots In Tournament TechRockies
01-12-2015 LEGO Robotics Regional Qualifier held at Dixie State University The SU Independent
01-10-2015 Students display mad science skills at Lego robotics competition St. George News
01-09-2015 The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2015 Forbes
01-08-2015 League promotes programming skills, teamwork Davis Clipper
01-06-2015 How Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute Allows Students to Create Their Own Entrepreneurial Journey Beehive Startups
01-05-2015 Over 50 Utah teams show off tech at international Consumer Electronics Show KSL
01-04-2015 Lego building competition offers students engineering insight KUTV
01-03-2015 300 kids compete in Lego robotics tournament in St. George St. George News


Date Title Company
12-26-2014 Growing entrepreneur programs at Utah universities offer startup cash for student ideas Daily Journal
12-26-2014 Utah colleges offer startup cash for entrepreneurs Washington Times
12-25-2014 Utah’s colleges providing seed money for student entrepreneurs Salt Lake Tribune
12-18-2014 Sakpants: “The Coziest Pants in the World” KSL
12-01-2014 Business Incubators are hatching high-tech outlets Salt Lake Tribune
12-01-2014 U’S Autism Program Wins Award Daily Utah Chronicle
12-01-2014 Reinventing tech transfer Nature Biotechnology
11-14-2014 So just what is it that makes Utah tops for business? Deseret News
11-13-2014 24/7 Entrepreneur Education Takes U of Utah to Next Level Blogtrepreneur
11-10-2014 Move Over, Silicon Valley: Utah Has Arrived Inc.
11-10-2014 From Concept to Company: 5 Steps in the Journey of a Medical Device Startup Medical Design Technology
10-29-2014 University of Utah engineering students create a new type of catheter Good4Utah
10-25-2014 University of Utah business building to mimic Facebook, Google campuses Salt Lake Tribune
10-21-2014 University of Utah’s Lassonde Institute Breaks Ground on New Live-Learn Concept Student Housing Business
10-20-2014 Institute for young innovators breaks ground at the University of Utah Building Design & Construction
10-19-2014 U Breaks Ground on New Building for Entrepreneurs Daily Utah Chronicle
10-13-2014 U of U Breaks Ground on Lassonde Studios Entrepreneur Center Utah Business
10-11-2014 EDA Breaks Ground on the University of Utah’s Newest Place to “Live, Work, and Create” ArchDaily
10-11-2014 New building on U campus to feature moveable living pods KUTV
10-10-2014 U Celebrates Groundbreaking for $45 Million Lassonde Studios KUER
10-10-2014 University of Utah Breaks Ground on New Building For Student Entrepreneurs & Makers PrototypeToday
10-10-2014 Lassonde Studios Groundbreaking Fox 13
10-10-2014 Lassonde Studios Groundbreaking KSL
09-24-2014 Campus Groundbreakings: Lassonde Studios at the University of Utah University Business
09-22-2014 U’s Entrepreneur Program in Top 25 Nationwide Utah Daily Chronicle
09-15-2014 These Schools Offer the Most Cash for Business Plan Competitions Entrepreneur
09-02-2014 Mentors vs. Peers: Who’s Better For Growing Your Business? Inc.
07-14-2014 True Gentlemen Supply KUTV
09-02-2014 A New Home for Entrepreneurs The National Society of High School Scholars
09-01-2014 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge: Pastry Company Wins $40,000 Zions Community Magazine
08-18-2014 Noah Minskoff’s Bench to Bedside is Changing How Students See Business Web Pro News
07-14-2014 Employers should focus on strengths disabilities bring, experts say Deseret News
07-19-2014 University of Utah’s Silicon Valley-style dorm SFGate
07-16-2014 U. of Utah designs dorm with Silicon Valley in mind Education Dive
07-15-2014 University of Utah’s New Dorm Mimics Google Headquarters Bloomberg Businessweek
07-14-2014 Autistic teens use architecture software to build job skills Salt Lake Tribune
06-09-2014 Lassonde Studios Will Nurture Young Entrepreneurs Continuum
06-01-2014 2014 Best of the Beehive Food Survival Guide Salt Lake Magazine
05-27-2014 Take Your Bike To Your Desk to Improve Health Wall Street Journal
05-24-2014 U. Students Working On Medical Device To Fight Infections KUTV
05-23-2014 Catheter that emits bacteria-killing light wins $75,000 for Utah team Salt Lake Tribune
05-23-2014 New Catheter Kills Bacteria With Light Becker’s Hospital Review
05-22-2014 Utah Student Startup Developing Infection-Free Catheter Utah Public Radio
05-21-2014 Could a catheter using a narrow spectrum light ward off hospital-acquired infections MedCity
05-16-2014 Women entrepreneurs finding their groove in Utah Standard-Examiner
04-23-2014 BYU student wins $40,000 for kolache machine invention Salt Lake Tribune
04-23-2014 5 Bold Predictions For The Future Of Higher Education Fast Company
04-21-2014 U of U Gets $12M For Entrepreneurship Institute TechRockies
04-21-2014 Cowboy Kolaches (winner of $40K at UEC) KUTV
04-15-2014 U entrepreneurs market product on ‘Shark Tank’ Daily Utah Chronicle
04-12-2014 Mark Cuban Just Invested In A Pot That Charges Your Smartphone By Boiling Water Business Insider
04-11-2014 David Toledo & PowerPot: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know Heavy
04-10-2014 University of Utah grad pitching PowerPot on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ Salt Lake Tribune
04-09-2014 Power Practical Interview – David Toledo and Caleb Light Shark Tank Blog
04-09-2014 Lassonde donates to facility Daily Utah Chronicle
04-09-2014 Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute Receives $12 Million Gift Utah Business
04-08-2014 University of Utah donor’s first gold-mine bet hit the jackpot Salt Lake Tribune
04-08-2014 U Of U Business School Receives $12-Million Gift KUTV
04-08-2014 University of Utah entrepreneurs receive $12m boost Financial Times
04-08-2014 University of Utah Announces Gift for Transformative Entrepreneur Building Utah Pulse
04-08-2014 Mining Mogul Funds New Entrepreneur Center at the U KUER
04-08-2014 University of Utah announces workspace facility for student entrepreneur Deseret News
03-23-2014 Going For The Goal With Just Play Cleats KUTV
03-05-2014 U.-developed device may protect against AIDS, pregnancy Salt Lake Tribune
02-28-2014 Utahns Open Cupcake Shop in India ABC
02-27-2014 International cupcake biz is a family venture KSL
02-05-2014 Utah Couple Brings Piece of Heaven to Salt Lake Valley with Online Cupcake Shop Utah Business
01-28-2014 Locals provide way to charge electronics, cook while camping KSL
01-09-2014 Carbon hosts FIRST LEGO League state qualifier at school district, Sun Advocate Sun Advocate (Carbon County)
01-06-2014 U student’s custom ski poles headed to the Olympics Utah Daily Chronicle
01-05-2014 U. hosts international Lego competition qualifying rounds KSL
01-05-2014 Utah First Lego League holds qualifying tournament Daily Herald
01-05-2014 Little LEGO builders do battle Utah Daily Chronicle
01-04-2014 Girl Scouts teams rock the Lego robotics competition Standard-Examiner
01-04-2014 Lego League competitions teach robotics, innovation Deseret News
01-04-2014 Lego robots (and kid creators) march toward victory Salt Lake Tribune



Date Title Company
01-05-2013 Utah FIRST LEGO League qualifier Standard-Examiner
01-02-2013 Tackling a LEGO League challenge Salt Lake Tribune
10-31-2012 5 Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind Inc. Magazine
09-28-2012 Utah women recognized for technology excellence Salt Lake Tribune
09-25-2012 Students flesh out new ideas, network at conference Utah Daily Chronicle
09-24-2012 Top 25 Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurship 2012 Entrepreneur
07-09-2012 With quantum dots, a chance to transform technology as we know it KSL
06-18-2012 U. of Utah team named ‘People’s Choice’ in clean-energy contest Salt Lake Tribune
05-31-2012 University of Utah tech team heading to White House Deseret News
05-29-2012 University of Utah startup could go big with tiny dots Salt Lake Tribune
05-22-2012 Why Utah matters To Virgin, Amazon, and LeBron James Fast Company
04-27-2012 U. of U. students win $100,000 with quantum technology KSL
04-26-2012 University of Utah students win USD 100,000 prize for quantum dot technology, that could be used in future generations of PV panels Solar Server
04-26-2012 Inhaler cleans up in University of Utah’s “Bench to Bedside” contest Salt Lake Tribune
04-24-2012 U. of Utah team draws prize for new process to make ‘quantum dots’ Salt Lake Tribune
04-19-2012 Xandem’s security sensors can see through walls CNN Money
04-13-2012 Students win money, support in entrepreneur contest Daily Utah Chronicle
04-12-2012 Utah student entrepreneurs win $40K for their inventions Deseret News
04-09-2012 The Key To Keeping Lice At Bay? A Lot Of Hot Air NPR
02-12-2012 Field of dreams: Upstart undergraduate inventors are learning to navigate the marketplace – often with university help ASEE Prism Magazine
02-10-2012 FIRST LEGO League Championship Salt Lake Magazine
02-09-2012 Students win U entrepreneur contest with ID badge idea Daily Utah Chronicle
01-28-2012 Lady Bots, Pi Pods are Utah’s LEGO League champs Salt Lake Tribune
01-08-2012 Utahns’ brains meet bricks in LEGO robot competition Salt Lake Tribune
01-08-2012 First-ever robotics competition held at Thanksgiving Provo Daily Herald