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

Opportunity Quest: Top 10 Announced

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Lassonde Institute Information Session and Tour

Friday, December 14, 2018, 12:30 - 1:30pm

Lassonde Institute Information Session and Tour

Friday, December 21, 2018, 12:30 - 1:30pm

Make Safety Training

Friday, January 4, 2019, 12 - 1pm


Latest News

Lassonde Institute FY 2018 Annual Report

The FY 2018 Annual Report is now available for the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, an interdisciplinary…

Win $100,000 in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Registration for the 2018-19 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is now open. The statewide business model competition…

Get Seeded Awards $6,100 in Grants in November

Seven student startup teams received $6,100 in milestone grants at the monthly Get Seeded Final…

Do You have All the Right Parts for Your Business to Succeed?

Timing is everything when launching a new business or growing in additional directions. Business leaders…