Founder of AOL and author of “The Third Wave,” Steve Case is visiting the University of Utah for a special event on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 1-2 p.m. at Lassonde Studios (1701 Student Life Way). The event is free, and lunch will be served. *Required registration is below*.
Case will share pro tips on launching and scaling a business. In a special twist, he will also moderate a panel of Lassonde Institute student entrepreneurs (see list below) as they share stories and lessons learned from launching businesses. Come cheer your friends on!
Utah is known for its pioneering spirit. And innovation and venture is on the rise along the Wasatch Front. It has caught the attention of Steve Case, most famously known as the founder of AOL and now co-founder and CEO of Revolution, the Washington D.C.-based venture capital firm behind Rise of the Rest. Rise of the Rest is a five-city tour that showcases the best entrepreneurship and innovation outside of Silicon Valley. To date, the tour has travelled 4,000 miles across 19 cities and invested $2 million in local entrepreneurs.
Lassonde Institute Startups on Panel
- Decimate Limits — Performance-based company focused on breaking life’s limitations through our products and innovations.
- Enlighten Sciences — Run statistical experiments and creates actionable metrics to amp up your business’ growth two times, five times and beyond.
- Girl Gang — Sells vintage clothing as well as unique modified vintage pieces as a sustainable alternative to “fast fashion.”
- Hashtaggy — Uses mobile technology to connect college students to every campus activity, hangout, and event that they are passionate about.
Related Salt Lake City Events
Other events include tours of the region’s highest growth companies and a $100,000 startup pitch competition and party on Oct. 5 at 4-8 p.m. at Church and State. RSVP for these other events here: nvite.com/riseofrest/saltlake.