Lassonde 20th Anniversary

Celebrating 20 Years of Launching Entrepreneurs

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is celebrating 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. We welcome everyone to join us to commemorate this milestone by attending our anniversary events, joining our community, re-engaging with us, and learning more.

Upcoming Anniversary Events

Attend our event series for alumni of our programs and the general public to celebrate our anniversary. Find details and registration information for upcoming events below.

Lassonde Alumni Event: Competitions

Friday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. MDT (on Zoom)

Alumni participants and student leaders for our competitions are invited to reconnect and reminisce. Our competitions include Opportunity Quest, Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, and the High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. Register Here


Lassonde Alumni Event: Get Seeded Reception & Final Pitch

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 5-7 p.m. MDT (at Lassonde Studios)

Alumni participants and student leaders for our Get Seeded milestone grant program are invited to reconnect, reminisce, and watch a live Get Seeded Final Pitch event at Lassonde Studios. Register Here


Lassonde Alumni Event: Lassonde Ambassador Program

Friday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. MDT (on Zoom)

Alumni participants and student leaders for our ambassador and mentor program are invited to reconnect and reminisce. Register Here


Lassonde Alumni Event: Lassonde New Venture Development Center

Friday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. MDT (on Zoom)

Alumni participants and student leaders for our Lassonde New Venture Development Center are invited to reconnect and reminisce. Register Here


Featured All Welcome Lassonde 20th Anniversary Party

Wednesday, May 4, 3-5 p.m. MDT (at Lassonde Studios)

Everyone is invited to attend our 20th anniversary party at Lassonde Studios. This is a great chance to reconnect, have some fun, and meet current Lassonde students and leadership. The event will feature special guests, brief remarks, music, food, and more. Register Here


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“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