In the News

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


09-28-2016The Long Wait Is Over. Lassonde Studios Is Officially OpenBeehive Startups
09-23-2016New Low-Cost Surgical Tool Could Help Patients in Third WorldThe Wall Street Journal
09-23-2016Photos: University of Utah shows off Lassonde Institute — what it calls a student union for budding entrepreneursThe Salt Lake Tribune
09-22-2016University of Utah unveils $45M entrepreneur instituteAssociated Press (The Daily Progress)
09-22-2016University of Utah unveils a place to live, think and innovateDeseret News
09-22-2016Lassonde Studios Unveiled at University of UtahGood4Utah
09-22-2016Lassonde Studios opens its doors after 2 years and $45 millionKUTV
09-22-2016University unveils $45M entrepreneur instituteThe Salt Lake Tribune
09-21-2016U. opens one-of-a-kind Lassonde Studios for entrepreneurial studentsDeseret News
09-19-2016University of Utah dedicates $45m new studios to help students launch new companiesStartUp Beat
09-16-2016NeuroVersity preparing young adults with autism for the job
09-05-2016Lassonde Studios Now Open!My Social Good News
09-01-2016Lassonde Studios Take “Community” to a Whole New LevelThe Daily Utah Chronicle
08-17-2016There’s No Such Thing As an Average Business, Just Average Ways to Do BusinessHarvard Business Review
08-11-2016New Lassonde Studios Filling With U of U
08-10-2016Beehive Podcast: Blyncsy CEO Mark PittmanBeehiveStartups
08-04-2016The Innovation Campus:
Building Better Ideas
NY Times
07-16-2016Autism spectrum disorder: Tech project helps overcome the ‘social mud’ of lifeDeseret News
07-15-2016A high-tech mecca rises to rival Silicon ValleyCNBC
07-13-2016A high-tech mecca rises to rival Silicon ValleyCNBC
07-07-2016The entrepreneurial DNA of Utah and the rise of Silicon SlopesKSL
07-01-2016Global Entrepreneurship Summit: Top Schools for EntrepreneurshipKSL
06-28-2016High school students create ElectroSurgical PouchKUTV
06-22-2016A. Scott Anderson: Young entrepreneurs show future is in good handsDeseret News
06-06-2016Audacious Institute Holding Two Utah-Based Summer Camps For Young EntrepreneursBeehiveStartups
05-31-2016Ecosystem Spotlight: Utah Punches above Its WeightNational Venture Capital Association
05-27-2016Utah has best state economy with high marks for investment in workforce, infrastructure, report saysDeseret News
05-25-2016Three key trends in student housing for Boston’s higher education
05-18-2016Utah County high school students excel at Lassonde entrepreneur challengeThe Daily Herald
05-16-2016$22K Awarded In High School Utah Entrepreneur ChallengeBeehiveStartups
05-10-2016STEM Stories: Peke Buo Diaper BagKUTV
05-10-2016STEM Stories: Peke Buo Diaper BagKUTV
05-02-2016A Surge of Startups is Changing Life in UtahBuzzFeed
05-02-20162016’s Best Large Cities to Start a BusinessWalletHub
04-11-2016Through the Cords Wins Grand Prize at Utah Entrepreneur Challenge 2016Beehive Startups
04-10-2016Baby Monitor that Tracks Breathing among ‘Bench-to-Bedside’ Contest Entries at U of U Fox 13 News
04-08-2016U Student and Graduate Design a More Convenient Diaper Bag The Daily Utah Chronicle
04-07-2016U of U-developed Virtual Reality Aims to De-escalate Police Confrontations KUTV News
04-07-2016Give the Gift of Utah in a Box Good4Utah
04-05-2016HRE Hosts Coffee Sampling for Students to Decide Lassonde Studios Coffee Brand The Utah Daily Chronicle
04-04-2016Bench-to-Bedside: U of U Students Unveil Medical Innovations and Compete for Prize Money Good4Utah
03-31-2016Business School Wants to Change Dialogue around Personal Finance in Utah Daily Herald
03-29-2016STEM Stories: High School Business Competition to Award $22,000 in Cash and PrizesKUTV
03-24-20164 Things You Need to Know about the Future of Student
03-17-2016Lassonde Institute Hopes to Give Students the Chance to “Live Creatively” in New BuildingThe Utah Daily Chronicle
03-04-2016Utah Economic Summit in 10th YearDaily Herald
03-03-2016Biz Competition Open for High SchoolersDaily Herald
03-03-2016Move over, Silicon Valley Utah has Arrived Silicon Stories
02-22-2016Governor Announces 10th Anniversary Economic
02-18-2016Lassonde Institute to Host High School Utah Entrepreneur ChallengeBeehive Startups
02-10-2016U Student Wins Entrepreneur Competition with Agriculture Product SenseTech Daily Utah Chronicle
01-28-2016Lassonde Studios Sends Out Four Hundred Acceptance Letters to Prospective Students Daily Utah Chronicle
01-28-2016Five Entrepreneur Teams Win Opportunity Quest The Utah Statesman
01-21-2016New Ideas to Help Universities Attract and Empower STEM Students Laboratory Design
01-20-2016Univ. of Utah Student Creates Innovative, Lightweight Backpacking Tool The Daily Utah Chronicle
01-19-2016Lassonde: High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge KUTV 2
01-14-2016Utah 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
01-11-2016Random Breakfast: Stepping into the Gaming Industry SLUG Magazine
01-08-2016Entrepreneurship – An Eccles Experience FilmEccles Newsroom
01-06-2016Franco-Nevada: Royalty Of The Gold Industry Seeking Alpha


12-21-2015Made4Utah: Ikos Breaking Mold of How We Build Good4Utah
12-16-2015Random Breakfast Wants You To Experience Games & Health Differently Beehive Startups
12-15-2015The Bottom Line: A Safe Place to Fail – Troy D’Ambrosio, Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute KCPW
12-02-2015Orem men raise more than $50K for smart air freshener KSL
12-02-2015Company 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 RankingDaily Utah Chronicle
11-11-2015University of Utah Ranks No. 17 for
11-11-2015Xandem Technology will offer home security and integration CNET
11-11-2015Utah Company Builds Better Mousetrap For Catching BurglarsKSL
11-10-2015The Top 50 Schools For Entrepreneurs, 2016Forbes
10-05-2015Lassonde Studios to Open in Fall 2016Daily Utah Chronicle
10-01-2015Student Start-Up “Elevated Designs” Makes 3-D Printing AccessibleDaily Utah Chronicle
09-30-2015University of Utah Study Shows How Utah Community Bank Survived Great RecessionUtah Business
09-04-2015What you say matters: How to encourage women in STEMKSL
09-03-2015StartFEST colliding talent to get Utah’s powerful business culture noticedDaily Herald
08-25-20156 Reasons Utah Is Taking the Tech World by StormInc.
08-19-2015Owlet, The Smart Baby Bootie, Raises $7 Million Series ATechCrunch
08-13-2015Cannon Design sees increased demand for “innovative” facilities in higher edBuffalo Business First
08-10-2015Higher Ed Expands Reach Through Video ConferencingEdTech
08-06-2015Inside Utah’s Lego LeaguesKSL
07-31-2015SimpleCitizen launches; house sales up along Wasatch FrontHerald Extra
07-30-2015Personal experiences inspire team to create simple online immigration applicationKSL
07-20-20155 ways to advocate for women in STEMKSL
07-07-2015The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge Gives a Boost to Student EntrepreneursUtah Business
06-10-2015University of Utah supports studentpreneurs 100%Studentpreneur
06-02-2015Tiny Modern Student DormJetson Green
05-18-2015CannonDesign shoehorns an entire dorm room into a tiny podGizmag
05-12-2015The Bottom Line: Taylor Randall, Dean of U of U’s Business SchoolKCPW
05-06-2015These Sleeping Pods Are Designed To Let You Live At WorkFast Company
04-20-2015Lassonde Studios: Live. Create. Launch.Utah Pulse/EDC Utah
04-16-2015Eager Utah entrepreneurs vie for a spot on ‘Shark Tank’KSL
04-16-2015Live with Brittany at the Shark Tank auditionKUTV
04-16-2015Shark Tank Auditions at the U of UGood 4 Utah
04-15-2015BYU Teams Win Big at Utah Entrepreneur ChallengeBYU Marriott School
04-14-2015Shark Tank auditions at the U of UKUTV
04-09-2015Many Utah student-invented medical devices will end up in the real worldSalt Lake Tribune
04-08-20152 U. students create unique ski goggle companyKSL
04-01-2015Student Entrepreneurs Seek FundingUtah Daily Chronicle
03-30-2015BYU Student Startup Wins Top Prize and $40K at Utah Entrepreneur ChallengeKUER
03-30-2015Utah’s College Startup Scene: UEC 2015 & CFF RecruitingBeehive Startups
03-30-2015Main Street Morning: Homeless to home-store ownerThe Washington Post
03-30-2015Lassonde Looking for Student Housing ApplicationsThe Daily Utah Chronicle
03-30-2015BYU students win $40K for Green Card website at Utah competitionDaily Herald
03-30-2015College Launching Living ‘Pods’ for Student
03-29-2015Utah Entrepreneur Challenge offers competition, $40K grand prizeKSL
03-29-2015Young entrepreneurs strut their stuff in bid for $40,000 grand prizeDeseret News
03-29-2015SimpleCitizen Wins $40K at Utah Entrepreneur ChallengeMy Social Good News
03-28-2015Website for immigrants wins $40,000 in Utah business contestSalt Lake Tribune
03-27-2015American Red Cross recognizes Southern Utah heroes; STGnews VideocastSt. George News
03-26-2015St. George men create unique, screen-printed tiesKSL
03-26-2015Need a stronger skateboard or a last-minute sublet? Utah college entrepreneurs compete for $100KSalt Lake Tribune
03-25-2015U. creating all-encompassing living quarters for student entrepreneursKSL
03-24-2015USU, UofU both building new business school facilitiesHerald Journal
03-24-2015New college program targets student entrepreneursDeseret News
03-24-2015U of Utah recruiting student entrepreneursEducation Dive
03-23-2015U of Utah Recruiting the ‘400 Best Student Entrepreneurs’Utah Pulse
03-23-2015U Entrepreneurs Hope to Get in the ‘Shark Tank’Daily Utah Chronicle
03-23-2015U of Utah Recruiting the ‘400 Best Student Entrepreneurs’BusinessWire
03-23-2015Not your father’s computer science buildingNetwork World
03-20-2015Utah to honor top science and tech innovators at annual galaDeseret News
03-19-2015ABC’s Shark Tank coming to Utah for auditionsGood4Utah
03-17-2015Utah to honor top science and tech innovators, including Orem companyDaily Herald
03-16-2015Utah to Honor Top Science and Tech Innovators at Annual GalaUtah Policy
03-07-2015Medical apps: Smartphone diagnosisThe Economist
03-06-2015Is urban Utah the ultimate Silicon Valley?IDG Connect
03-05-2015Utah’s Best College Entrepreneurs Compete for $40,000Utah Pulse
03-05-2015A 24/7 Google-style campus for University of Utah, 2016?IDG Connect
03-02-2015UofU Students Develop New Ski GogglesKSL
02-24-2015University Of Utah students launch goggle companyKUTV
02-23-2015U Students Create Ski Goggle BusinessDaily Utah Chronicle
03-23-2015U of U recruiting 400 student entrepreneurs to live in studioStandard-Examiner
03-17-2015GOED and USTAR Name Winners of Governor’s Medal for Science and TechnologyKUER
02-25-2015The Next Hot Trend On Campus: Creating InnovationFast Company
02-23-2015Student digs just got betterWorld Architecture News
02-13-2015Program aims to create next generation of leaders and entrepreneursDeseret News
02-07-2015U of U students create product they call ‘coziest pants in the world’Fox 13
02-05-2015Local teams place at state Lego meetThe Davis Clipper
02-05-2015Unveiled > Lassonde StudiosThe Architects Newspaper
02-01-2015Utah kids compete at the FIRST LEGO League robot championship Salt Lake Tribune
02-01-2015LEGO robots battle to the finish Deseret News
01-31-2015‘Team Jedi’ wins statewide robotics competition in Salt Lake CityFox 13
01-24-2015Lego competition held at SUUThe Spectrum
01-21-2015Cedar City’s first LEGO Robotics Tournament a successIron County Today
01-14-2015Thousands of Utah kids compete in LEGO Robotics TournamentsStandard-Examiner
01-13-2015Move over, Snuggie: Sakpants are the new coziest thingsUtah Daily Chronicle
01-12-2015Kids Build Their Own Army Of Robots In TournamentTechRockies
01-12-2015LEGO Robotics Regional Qualifier held at Dixie State UniversityThe SU Independent
01-10-2015Students display mad science skills at Lego robotics competitionSt. George News
01-09-2015The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2015Forbes
01-08-2015League promotes programming skills, teamworkDavis Clipper
01-06-2015How Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute Allows Students to Create Their Own Entrepreneurial JourneyBeehive Startups
01-05-2015Over 50 Utah teams show off tech at international Consumer Electronics ShowKSL
01-04-2015Lego building competition offers students engineering insightKUTV
01-03-2015300 kids compete in Lego robotics tournament in St. GeorgeSt. George News


12-26-2014Growing entrepreneur programs at Utah universities offer startup cash for student ideasDaily Journal
12-26-2014Utah colleges offer startup cash for entrepreneursWashington Times
12-25-2014Utah’s colleges providing seed money for student entrepreneursSalt Lake Tribune
12-18-2014Sakpants: “The Coziest Pants in the World”KSL
12-01-2014Business Incubators are hatching high-tech outletsSalt Lake Tribune
12-01-2014U’S Autism Program Wins AwardDaily Utah Chronicle
12-01-2014Reinventing tech transferNature Biotechnology
11-14-2014So just what is it that makes Utah tops for business?Deseret News
11-13-201424/7 Entrepreneur Education Takes U of Utah to Next LevelBlogtrepreneur
11-10-2014Move Over, Silicon Valley: Utah Has ArrivedInc.
11-10-2014From Concept to Company: 5 Steps in the Journey of a Medical Device StartupMedical Design Technology
10-29-2014University of Utah engineering students create a new type of catheterGood4Utah
10-25-2014University of Utah business building to mimic Facebook, Google campusesSalt Lake Tribune
10-21-2014University of Utah’s Lassonde Institute Breaks Ground on New Live-Learn ConceptStudent Housing Business
10-20-2014Institute for young innovators breaks ground at the University of UtahBuilding Design & Construction
10-19-2014U Breaks Ground on New Building for EntrepreneursDaily Utah Chronicle
10-13-2014U of U Breaks Ground on Lassonde Studios Entrepreneur CenterUtah Business
10-11-2014EDA Breaks Ground on the University of Utah’s Newest Place to “Live, Work, and Create”ArchDaily
10-11-2014New building on U campus to feature moveable living podsKUTV
10-10-2014U Celebrates Groundbreaking for $45 Million Lassonde StudiosKUER
10-10-2014University of Utah Breaks Ground on New Building For Student Entrepreneurs & MakersPrototypeToday
10-10-2014Lassonde Studios GroundbreakingFox 13
10-10-2014Lassonde Studios GroundbreakingKSL
09-24-2014Campus Groundbreakings: Lassonde Studios at the University of UtahUniversity Business
09-22-2014U’s Entrepreneur Program in Top 25 NationwideUtah Daily Chronicle
09-15-2014These Schools Offer the Most Cash for Business Plan CompetitionsEntrepreneur
09-02-2014Mentors vs. Peers: Who’s Better For Growing Your Business?Inc.
07-14-2014True Gentlemen SupplyKUTV
09-02-2014A New Home for EntrepreneursThe National Society of High School Scholars
09-01-2014Utah Entrepreneur Challenge: Pastry Company Wins $40,000Zions Community Magazine
08-18-2014Noah Minskoff’s Bench to Bedside is Changing How Students See BusinessWeb Pro News
07-14-2014Employers should focus on strengths disabilities bring, experts sayDeseret News
07-19-2014University of Utah’s Silicon Valley-style dormSFGate
07-16-2014U. of Utah designs dorm with Silicon Valley in mindEducation Dive
07-15-2014University of Utah’s New Dorm Mimics Google HeadquartersBloomberg Businessweek
07-14-2014Autistic teens use architecture software to build job skillsSalt Lake Tribune
06-09-2014Lassonde Studios Will Nurture Young EntrepreneursContinuum
06-01-20142014 Best of the Beehive Food Survival GuideSalt Lake Magazine
05-27-2014Take Your Bike To Your Desk to Improve HealthWall Street Journal
05-24-2014U. Students Working On Medical Device To Fight InfectionsKUTV
05-23-2014Catheter that emits bacteria-killing light wins $75,000 for Utah teamSalt Lake Tribune
05-23-2014New Catheter Kills Bacteria With LightBecker’s Hospital Review
05-22-2014Utah Student Startup Developing Infection-Free CatheterUtah Public Radio
05-21-2014Could a catheter using a narrow spectrum light ward off hospital-acquired infectionsMedCity
05-16-2014Women entrepreneurs finding their groove in UtahStandard-Examiner
04-23-2014BYU student wins $40,000 for kolache machine inventionSalt Lake Tribune
04-23-20145 Bold Predictions For The Future Of Higher EducationFast Company
04-21-2014U of U Gets $12M For Entrepreneurship InstituteTechRockies
04-21-2014Cowboy Kolaches (winner of $40K at UEC)KUTV
04-15-2014U entrepreneurs market product on ‘Shark Tank’Daily Utah Chronicle
04-12-2014Mark Cuban Just Invested In A Pot That Charges Your Smartphone By Boiling WaterBusiness Insider
04-11-2014David Toledo & PowerPot: 5 Fast Facts You Need to KnowHeavy
04-10-2014University of Utah grad pitching PowerPot on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’Salt Lake Tribune
04-09-2014Power Practical Interview – David Toledo and Caleb LightShark Tank Blog
04-09-2014Lassonde donates to facilityDaily Utah Chronicle
04-09-2014Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute Receives $12 Million GiftUtah Business
04-08-2014University of Utah donor’s first gold-mine bet hit the jackpotSalt Lake Tribune
04-08-2014U Of U Business School Receives $12-Million GiftKUTV
04-08-2014University of Utah entrepreneurs receive $12m boostFinancial Times
04-08-2014University of Utah Announces Gift for Transformative Entrepreneur BuildingUtah Pulse
04-08-2014Mining Mogul Funds New Entrepreneur Center at the UKUER
04-08-2014University of Utah announces workspace facility for student entrepreneurDeseret News
03-23-2014Going For The Goal With Just Play CleatsKUTV
03-05-2014U.-developed device may protect against AIDS, pregnancySalt Lake Tribune
02-28-2014Utahns Open Cupcake Shop in IndiaABC
02-27-2014International cupcake biz is a family ventureKSL
02-05-2014Utah Couple Brings Piece of Heaven to Salt Lake Valley with Online Cupcake ShopUtah Business
01-28-2014Locals provide way to charge electronics, cook while campingKSL
01-09-2014Carbon hosts FIRST LEGO League state qualifier at school district, Sun AdvocateSun Advocate (Carbon County)
01-06-2014U student’s custom ski poles headed to the OlympicsUtah Daily Chronicle
01-05-2014U. hosts international Lego competition qualifying roundsKSL
01-05-2014Utah First Lego League holds qualifying tournamentDaily Herald
01-05-2014Little LEGO builders do battleUtah Daily Chronicle
01-04-2014Girl Scouts teams rock the Lego robotics competitionStandard-Examiner
01-04-2014Lego League competitions teach robotics, innovationDeseret News
01-04-2014Lego robots (and kid creators) march toward victorySalt Lake Tribune



01-05-2013Utah FIRST LEGO League qualifierStandard-Examiner
01-02-2013Tackling a LEGO League challengeSalt Lake Tribune
10-31-20125 Ideas That Will Blow Your MindInc. Magazine
09-28-2012Utah women recognized for technology excellenceSalt Lake Tribune
09-25-2012Students flesh out new ideas, network at conferenceUtah Daily Chronicle
09-24-2012Top 25 Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurship 2012Entrepreneur
07-09-2012With quantum dots, a chance to transform technology as we know itKSL
06-18-2012U. of Utah team named ‘People’s Choice’ in clean-energy contestSalt Lake Tribune
05-31-2012University of Utah tech team heading to White HouseDeseret News
05-29-2012University of Utah startup could go big with tiny dotsSalt Lake Tribune
05-22-2012Why Utah matters To Virgin, Amazon, and LeBron JamesFast Company
04-27-2012U. of U. students win $100,000 with quantum technologyKSL
04-26-2012University of Utah students win USD 100,000 prize for quantum dot technology, that could be used in future generations of PV panelsSolar Server
04-26-2012Inhaler cleans up in University of Utah’s “Bench to Bedside” contestSalt Lake Tribune
04-24-2012U. of Utah team draws prize for new process to make ‘quantum dots’Salt Lake Tribune
04-19-2012Xandem’s security sensors can see through wallsCNN Money
04-13-2012Students win money, support in entrepreneur contestDaily Utah Chronicle
04-12-2012Utah student entrepreneurs win $40K for their inventionsDeseret News
04-09-2012The Key To Keeping Lice At Bay? A Lot Of Hot AirNPR
02-12-2012Field of dreams: Upstart undergraduate inventors are learning to navigate the marketplace – often with university help ASEE Prism Magazine
02-10-2012FIRST LEGO League ChampionshipSalt Lake Magazine
02-09-2012Students win U entrepreneur contest with ID badge ideaDaily Utah Chronicle
01-28-2012Lady Bots, Pi Pods are Utah’s LEGO League champs Salt Lake Tribune
01-08-2012Utahns’ brains meet bricks in LEGO robot competitionSalt Lake Tribune
01-08-2012First-ever robotics competition held at ThanksgivingProvo Daily Herald