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!
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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.
Launched at Lassonde
Hundreds of Startups and Counting! What Will You Launch?
Sustainable waterproof bags made out of recycled tents.
A subscription-based service that provides high-quality, comfortable, and eco-friendly clothing.
Automated solutions for truck-driver recruitment
A contemporary western artist
An online marketplace for vintage sneakers.
A tech-enabled telehealth company specializing in advanced cardiac imaging.
Teaching people (especially college students and youth) skills from positive and clinical psychology that help…
Company Launch: Problem and Solution Identified Cohort Meeting (Invitation Only)
Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 11am - 12pm
Get Started with Your Business Idea Session
Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 12:15 - 1pm
Get Seeded: Deadline for Application Submissions for June (Micro and Regular Grants)
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Lassonde Information Session & Tour (In-Person or Virtual)
Friday, June 2, 2023, 12:30 - 1:30pm
Entrepreneurship Majors Report Career Success
Majoring in entrepreneurship is paying off in more ways than one for graduates from the…
Three S Lassonde Student Leadership Award Established
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute announced the new Three S Lassonde Student Leadership Award to celebrate…
Q&A: A History of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge
In 1999, University of Utah student Stuart Fetzer had a vision – to start a…
Q&A: A History of the Lassonde New Venture Development Center
Scott Holley was the first student director of the Pierre and Claudette MacKay Lassonde New…