8 Tips for Getting Started as an Entrepreneur in High School

We know you have big ideas – ones that might disrupt industries, make lives easier, and launch your career. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tips for you to get started as an entrepreneur while still in high school. These tips come from our top-ranked community of student entrepreneurs at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, […]

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9 Lessons for Becoming a Student-Athlete Entrepreneur

While college students are uniquely positioned to explore entrepreneurial pursuits, student-athletes have waited for decades for the chance to capitalize on their name, image, and likeness (NIL). With new NCAA rules, these student-athletes are poised to become the biggest new wave of young entrepreneurs –– if they can successfully navigate the journey. To help make your […]

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7 Qualities to Look for When Choosing a College to Study Entrepreneurship

Are you interested in studying entrepreneurship in college and need help picking the best school? Look no further. We compiled a list of the top qualities you need to consider before choosing a school to pursue an entrepreneurship major, minor, certificate, master’s, and more. Selecting the right college to study entrepreneurship will help set you […]

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Neighbor Closes a $53 Million Funding Round

Neighbor, a peer-to-peer storage company, proved that early failures don’t always determine the success of a startup. While competing in one of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute’s Get Seeded grant rounds for student entrepreneurs, Neighbor came in last place. Five years later the company has closed its $53 million Series B round of funding. Neighbor was […]

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Hadley Designs: From Baby Shower Invites to Home Decor

Hadley Designs is a husband-and-wife venture specializing in stationery and gift-related products, from baby shower invites to home decor. Starting as a hobby, the couple’s custom-order wedding invitation business pivoted into selling products on Amazon and has exploded over the past few years — now, they dominate the stationery and gift categories they sell in […]

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Taft Price Q&A: Entrepreneurs are Team Players

Taft Price is a clinical professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. A co-director and lecturer in the Master of Business Creation program, a partnership between Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute and the Eccles School, Price is an experienced entrepreneur. He is the co-founder […]

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How Jared Pieper ‘Entrepreneured’ His Apple Career

In his senior year of undergraduate degree at the University of Utah, Jared Pieper realized something was missing in his engineering program. “The concepts were interesting, but the type of work I realized I might be doing didn’t fit my personality,” he said. “I wasn’t excited by the prospect of doing simulations by myself, sitting […]

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Mura: A New Age of Smart and Empathetic Productivity Apps

Jared Collett, an entrepreneurship major at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, wants to help students like himself make goals, get things done, and de-stress with the Mura app, a productivity wellness planner. “Students are at the most pivotal, stressful times of their lives,” Collett said. “All the while, they’re relentlessly bombarded […]

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