Although sustainability can mean a variety of different things to many different people, Ian Schelledy believes that its essence can be summarized into one phrase: the triple bottom line. Thinking about people, profit and planet requires a mindset geared toward long-term thinking, a path that Schelledy, founder of Sustainable Startups, has been inspiring others to […]
As an entrepreneur, people are your most valuable resource. So, your ability to literally and figuratively call on people is an important asset to grow and maintain. With the onslaught of social media, maintaining a working relationship with many people has become increasingly easy. However, these media platforms should not entirely replace the networking that […]
The good news: public speaking is the most efficient way for hundreds or even thousands of people to hear about your product or idea. The bad news: many people don’t utilize this approach effectively. Not only has our culture cultivated a dread for public speaking, but it has become quite daunting, causing a great loss […]
You no longer need to outsource to get the perfect graphic, logo, video or poster for your business. University of Utah alumni Vincent Fu and Calvin Chhour have used their digital art skills for a variety of projects and businesses ranging from university-related video-editing to brand development for startup companies, and you can do the […]
When you think of adventure and “doing good,” you might also think about Cotopaxi. A Utah outdoor-gear brand with a knack for sustainable social change, this company has made waves with the integration of outdoor 24-hour “Questival” competitions that have a dual purpose: getting people into nature and funding charitable foundations. As for the gear sold […]
All students are welcome to attend our regular Workshops at Lassonde Studios. We cover a broad variety of subjects from public speaking to software skills. Watch our events calendar to find out what Workshops are coming next. Learn more at lassonde.utah.edu/workshops.
Jaron Hall started Utah Maids while still a student at the University of Utah, and he got his first customer in April 2016. In the 18 months since then, Utah Maids has now hit a big milestone of completing their 1,000th house cleaning! Hall graduated in spring 2017, and he’s now running Utah Maids full […]
We know that innovation never sleeps, nor takes a summer vacation. So, to keep your creative juices flowing year round the Lassonde Institute is introducing new summer events. Enjoy the Workshops, Meetups, and Hours with Experts that you loved during the school year while you put school on hiatus. Because, ideally, you’ll have more time […]