Todd Zenger Q&A: Entrepreneurship is Value Creation

Todd Zenger is an accomplished academic, currently serving as the chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and presidential professor of strategy and strategic leadership. With degrees from Stanford University and UCLA, Zenger is an expert in the field of strategy, entrepreneurship and […]

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Troy D’Ambrosio Q&A: Entrepreneurship is a Team Sport

Troy D’Ambrosio, the executive director of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and an assistant dean at the David Eccles School of Business, is a serial entrepreneur and widely admired business mind. Cofounder, officer and director of multiple startup companies including Transworld Telecommunications, Convergence Communications and EPM Mining Ventures, D’Ambrosio’s pursuits have attracted over $500 million in […]

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Jay Barney Q&A: Teaching Entrepreneurial Action

Jay Barney is a strategy scholar, presidential professor of strategic management, and the Lassonde chair in social entrepreneurship in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. Barney is a global expert, receiving honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Lund in Sweden, the Copenhagen Business School […]

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From Lassonde to Genentech

Not all students working at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute become serial entrepreneurs. Some develop valuable skills that they apply to many other industries and professions. Katherine Aiello is one of these students. Aiello participated in the Pierre and Claudette Lassonde New Venture Development Center in 2016-17, while pursuing a Ph.D. in bioengineering at the University of […]

Continue reading Turning Risk into Reward

For some entrepreneurs, taking an unexpected opportunity all the way really pays off. is an online platform created by Brandon Welch that allows doctors to visit with their patients online through video calls, for free. In 2012, Welch was a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah in biomedical infographics. While working on a […]

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From SWOT to “So What?”: A New Method for Analyzing Outcomes

SWOT analyses have been used by marketers for years while planning for the outcome of anything, from a product to an individual, in a specific market. SWOT is an acronym for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and is generally laid out in a four-plot grid, filled out with lists. While these analyses are the traditional […]

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ColoClean: All-in-One Colonoscopy Prep Kit

An estimated 22.4 million colonoscopies are performed in United States each year. To perform an effective colonoscopy, the patient’s colon must be cleared of any organic material. However, according to biomedical engineering freshman Tobi Yoon, that isn’t always the case. “Twenty-five percent of those patients don’t complete their prep or show up to their operation […]

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