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
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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

Make: Make It Workshop (CANCELED)

Thursday, December 2, 2021, 5 - 6pm

Opportunity Quest: Competition Day

Friday, December 3, 2021, 8am - 1pm


Latest News

Photo Gallery: November at Lassonde 2021

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Get Seeded Awards $9,800 in Grants

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Top 10 Announced in the 2021-22 University of Utah Opportunity Quest

The University of Utah Opportunity Quest, a collegiate business-model summary contest, announced the top 10…