Lassonde 20th Anniversary

Celebrating 20 Years of Launching Entrepreneurs

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute celebrated its 20th anniversary and everything it has accomplished during the 2021-22 academic year. Since 2001, we have gone from an idea to a top-10 program that works with thousands of students and hundreds of student startup teams every year. During the year, we welcomed everyone to join us to commemorate this milestone by attending our anniversary events, joining our community, re-engaging with us, and learning more.

It’s Been a Great Year!

Thanks for Celebrating with Us!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 20th Anniversary Party & Marketplace on May 4, 2022, at Lassonde Studios. And thank you to everyone who has supported us and participated in our programs. We would not be where we are without you. Relive the celebration or see what you missed by watching our event highlight video and browsing the photo album below.

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Launched at Lassonde

Launched at Lassonde

We have helped launch hundreds of startups through our many programs. Discover the companies we have launched, and get inspired to do it yourself.

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From Our Supporters

“Zions Bank is honored to be a long-time, sustaining supporter of the Lassonde Institute. In addition to the hundreds of student-launched businesses that have been created and flourished, countless students have nurtured their passion for entrepreneurship and innovation.”

Scott Anderson, president and CEO, Zions Bank

We believe that through hard work, integrity, stewardship, and service, those with a vision can create extraordinary experiences. Our family is proud to support a variety of entrepreneurial programs including the Lassonde Studios.”

Gail Miller, owner, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies

“My family and I are happy to support student entrepreneurs who launch businesses and explore new ideas through the Lassonde Institute. Entrepreneurism came early for me as I started and ran a company while at the University of Utah. As a young, green entrepreneur, I wish I’d had these resources!”

David Neeleman, founder, JetBlue and Azul