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 & 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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Kathy Hajeb Q&A: Helping Students and Aspiring Entrepreneurs Find Their ‘Why’

Kathy Hajeb is a director at the top-10 ranked Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and associate professor for the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the David Eccles School of Business. She is one of the minds behind the nationally acclaimed Lassonde Studios facility and the new Lassonde+X program, which allows university students to link any major […]

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