Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute

Live. Create. Launch.

Welcome to the nationally ranked hub for student entrepreneurs and innovators at the University of Utah. Whether you want a deep dive or only have an hour, the Lassonde Institute has something for all students to learn how to become a founder, creator or change-maker. Got an idea? Looking for a team? Or want to live, create or launch at Lassonde Studios? Jump in and make it happen!


Rankings & Recognition

Top-Ranked University Entrepreneur Academic Degree Program
Top-Ranked University Entrepreneur Academic Degree Program
Top-Ranked University Entrepreneur Academic Degree Program
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Lassonde Studios

All students are welcome to live, create and launch at our new building at the University of Utah. Find out why Architectural Digest named Lassonde Studios one of the nine best new university buildings in the world. The first floor is an innovation space for all students on campus. Above are four floors of residential space for 400 students.

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Upcoming Events

Lassonde Information Session & Tour

Friday, October 23, 2020, 12:30 - 1:30pm

Get Started with a Business Idea Session

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 12:15 - 1pm


Latest News

Company Launch Startup Teams for Fall 2020

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Lassonde Institute FY 2020 Annual Report

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Win $25,000 in the 2020-21 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Registration for the 2020-21 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is now open. The statewide business…

Win $8,000 in the 2020-21 Opportunity Quest Competition

Registration for the 2020-21 Opportunity Quest competition at the University of Utah is now open.…