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Meet the Summer Startups-in-Residence at Lassonde Studios

While most startup companies are lucky to work in a dirty garage, 17 student startups at the University of Utah have space this summer at the new Lassonde Studios building. The teams are startups-in-residence in the Company Launch program provided by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a nationally ranked division of the David Eccles School of […]

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XLynk: An Adhesion-Barrier Gel for Surgical Patients

University of Utah engineering students Brody King, Arielle Hassett and Jordan Davis are cofounders of XLynk, a medical startup company developing a spray-gel adhesion barrier to prevent adhesions forming after abdominal, gynecological or laparoscopic surgeries. The gel is sprayed into the body in a thin form, and as soon as it enters the body, it […]

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CloviTek: Entrepreneurship Journey of a Foreigner at Lassonde Studios

“I am a simple man with complex ambitions,” said Vitaliy Mahidov explaining his journey as an entrepreneur. Mohidov is a Ukraine native who graduated in 2016 with an MBA from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, where he launched his Wi-Fi audio company, CloviTek. “Difficult is an easy word to describe […]

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Is Lassonde Studios the Bauhaus of the Entrepreneurship Movement?

I’ve always been so fascinated by the Bauhaus School. There’s just something really exciting thinking about this singular place, where the most creative young people came together to define the next wave of an entire movement of design. I always wanted to have something like that in my life. It wasn’t until this spring when […]

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