When the University of Utah and David Eccles School of Business announced plans for Lassonde Studios, the people behind it said they wanted to create a place where students could “dream big and change the world.” After much anticipation, the unique, $45 million, copper-clad building opened in August 2016. Lassonde Studios merges an innovation space […]
The University of Utah is the top research university in the nation when it comes to commercializing technology innovations, according to the Milken Institute’s 2017 ranking of Best Universities for Technology Transfer. The U has “quietly evolved into one of the most prestigious research universities in the United States with a strong emphasis on commercializing […]
The University of Utah announced the winners of the seventh annual Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award today. The award recognizes faculty who create products and initiatives with potential to change the world and improve lives. This year’s winners are: Troy D’Ambrosio, executive director of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, assistant dean at the David Eccles School […]
We celebrated an amazing year at the Lassonde L1 Year-End Party on April 21. Watch this video to see highlights and what the year meant to students living and creating with us. Learn more: lassonde.utah.edu.
We hosted the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge and High School Entrepreneur Challenge on April 15. Utah’s best student entrepreneur competed for $130,000 in cash and prizes. Learn more at lassonde.utah.edu/uec and lassonde.utah.edu/hsuec.
Watch our video yearbook for the very first Lassonde 400 group living at Lassonde Studios during the 2016-2017 academic year. We call this group L1. The video features images shared by the residents. Learn more about Lassonde Studios at lassonde.utah.edu/studios.
Inspiration can come from anywhere or anyone, and for Britton Winterrose, it all began because he and his family realized they were not eating healthy. “I had this epiphany where tons of people go through this everyday,” Winterrose said. Beyond making more healthy food, he asked himself, “Can we create something that will let us […]
“You don’t need to know where you’re going, you just need to know where you’re going next.” This concept has become a mantra for first-year psychology major and graphic designer Taren Rohovit, who entered Lassonde Studios fall 2016 with the intent to do something. Although only entering his first year of college, Rohovit recognized the […]
Over 53 students from across academic disciplines at the University of Utah competed in the Rethink the Bank Innovation Tournament on Feb 11, 2017, to discover new ways for financial innovation. The event was hosted by the Center for Innovation in Banking and Financial Services (CIBFS), a division of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and the […]
TROUGH OF SORROW: The period in a founder’s journey where everything looks like failure and victory is nowhere in sight. You’re an entrepreneur because, like thousands of others, you’ve been told stories of men and women who have changed the world against all odds. You dream of building a product and/or service that will add […]