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Utah’s Best College Entrepreneurs Compete for $40,000

Utah’s best college entrepreneurs have been narrowed to the top-20 teams that advance to the final event of the 2015 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge later this month. The annual, state-wide, business-plan competition is hosted by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank.

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Be a Judge in the Innovation Showcase on March 13

We are hosting the annual Business Scholars Innovation Showcase on Friday, March 13, at 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the seventh floor of the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (map). Freshmen in the Business Scholars program will be showcasing the innovation projects they have been working on for months. Each group has developed a new invention or […]

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Apply Now: Lassonde New Venture Development Center

[UPDATE 03-25-15: Deadline extended to April 10.] The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is now accepting applications for students to join the Pierre and Claudette MacKay Lassonde New Venture Development Center. Applications will be accepted March 1 to April 10, 2015. Students selected work on interdisciplinary teams to help faculty inventors develop business plans and, in many […]

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Campus Tour Inspires Black Youth to Become ‘Leaders’

“Invent You at the U,” the collaborative event between the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and The V(i)llage to inspire future black entrepreneurs and innovators, drew more than 80 high school and middle school participants today. Everyone got a taste for college life and everything it offers. “Programs like this are important for building college pathways for […]

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Bacteria-Zapping Catheter Eradicates Competition at Opportunity Quest

University of Utah student startup Light Line Catheter won first place and $5,000 at the University of Utah’s Opportunity Quest executive-summary business-plan competition recently. The team competed with an innovative catheter that uses UV light to kill bacteria that can cause potentially fatal infections to users.

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Lassonde, Village Inspiring Future Black Entrepreneurs

The University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and The V(i)llage are partnering to inspire future black innovators and entrepreneurs by hosting a “Invent You at the U” college tour for middle and high school students on Friday, Feb. 13. Student participants are members in The V(i)llage, a comprehensive leadership program for African, African American and […]

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