Portal Power is a student startup creating a new way to combine a phone charging cable and backup battery. The two students behind the company launched the company after meeting as roommates at Lassonde Studios, a new entrepreneurial facility at the University of Utah. All students are welcome to live, create and launch there.
Student startup Portal Power won $5,000 and first place in the 2016-2017 University of Utah Opportunity Quest (OQ) business-plan competition. Ten collegiate teams advanced to the final judging and awards event. The competition is managed by students at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank. Other top teams included Neiybor and Grace […]
Aura Optics, the second-place winner of Opportunity Quest (OQ) 2015, has gained success since their experience with OQ last year. Not only have their sales increased but they are also in the process of launching three new models of goggles for the upcoming season. Jake Nelson, the cofounder, met with us to tell us where they […]
Last year Peke Buo won the third place $2,000 prize at the Opportunity Quest competition through the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. Now, Peke Buo is scaling new heights with their prize money and learning experience. Not only has Opportunity Quest provided them with the financial support they need, but they have also received connections that have […]
No matter what your circumstances, becoming an entrepreneur is not easy. The hours are long. The future is uncertain. And challenges hit you at every turn. If you want help finding your path to success, it helps to find a good role model … someone like Sariah Tate, one of many female entrepreneurs on the […]
A student entrepreneurial team at the University of Utah believes it has come up with a winning business plan for a virtual ID badge that operates off of any mobile device. The team, calling itself EMRID Technologies, developed a product that could be used in place of other common electronic ID badges used by hospitals, […]