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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3 Startup Tips from Utah’s Best Student Entrepreneurs

We talked to the best student entrepreneurs in the state to find out what tips had for other aspiring business owners during the final awards and showcase event for the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge and High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. We asked them what they learned during the year participating in these statewide, business model and […]

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Rubi Life Wins $40,000 at the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Rubi Life, a student startup developing a wearable fetal activity tracker, won first place and the $40,000 grand prize at the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge today. The event featured the best collegiate entrepreneurs in Utah competing for $100,000 in cash and prizes. The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is a statewide business model competition open to all […]

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Join Us at UEC/HSUEC Awards & Showcase Event on April 15

Join us for the Awards & Showcase Event for the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC) and High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HSUEC) at Lassonde Studios at the University of Utah on Saturday, April 15, at 4-6 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to attend the event to meet the best aspiring entrepreneurs in Utah. Teams […]

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Top 20 Startups Announced in the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Utah’s best college entrepreneurs are competing for $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a $40,000 grand prize, in the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, one of the biggest student-business competitions in the country. Today, the competition got a lot more interesting with the top 20 teams being announced. Hundreds of students from all colleges in the […]

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Portal Power Wins $5,000 in Opportunity Quest at the U

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 […]

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