Sathya Vijayakumar: Healthcare Executive and Mentor to Entrepreneurs

Since its establishment, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute has built a community that caters to creation and connection. Sathya Vijayakumar embodies these traits; as a healthcare expert and entrepreneurial guide, she mentors student entrepreneurs through her knowledge and network. Vijayakumar feels grateful for the years she has spent at Lassonde and cherishes her continued involvement with student […]

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HelloGM: Empowering Hoteliers with Data Science

Co-founders Viral Shah and Dhaval Chokshi are empowering hoteliers with their startup HelloGM, which provides a single interface to see data from disparate property management systems easily compiled, analyzed, and utilized. A data-science-focused endeavor, the pair grew the company as members of the Master of Business Creation program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles […]

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Preventing Relapse Through VR

In a technology-driven era, Trevor O’Brien has sought to find ways to connect our virtual and physical spaces. As a psychology and multi-disciplinary design student participating in the Lassonde+X program, he sought to dedicate his studies to a subject close to his heart: addiction recovery. In formulating his idea, he consulted rehabilitation participants to seek […]

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Helping Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Taehyun Yoo grew up watching his parents run their own restaurant before entering the Multi-Disciplinary Design program at the University of Utah. Wanting to find ways to help other immigrant entrepreneurs succeed, Yoo felt driven to simplify the complicated documentation process for immigrant entrepreneurs. Through research, he discovered inconsistencies within federal and state levels of […]

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3 Strategies for Using Instagram as an Entrepreneur

The prevalence of social media means that no matter what your age, you probably have an Instagram account. This has forever changed the world of marketing, transforming online advertisement into an interpersonal endeavor that requires constant maintenance. Yet the dominance of existing influencers, organizations, and businesses can be overwhelming for someone just creating their first […]

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How to Build a Team with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We all know the benefits of a diverse team. It brings skillsets that promote effective collaboration and cooperation. Seeking diversity isn’t the final destination however — it’s the first step towards an inclusive environment. To seek advice on how to not only create a diverse space but maintain an inclusive workplace, we invited two experts […]

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