Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute Awards $330,000 in Scholarships for 2020-21

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a top-10 ranked program at the University of Utah, awarded $330,000 in scholarships to 109 students for the 2020-21 academic year. The scholarships come with the opportunity to gain leadership skills and experience while managing many activities for aspiring entrepreneurs. The students receiving scholarships this year are very diverse. They range […]

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Lassonde Events Calendar: Spring 2021

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute events calendar for spring 2021 is now available in print and online formats. See links below. We have many events and opportunities planned for the semester. We have grants, workshops, mentor hours, application deadlines, arts and food panel discussions, make space hours at Lassonde Studios, entrepreneur classes through the Department of […]

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Pierre Lassonde, Student Entrepreneurs Featured on U Rising Podcast

Our founder, Pierre Lassonde, and three of our student entrepreneurs appeared on the “U Rising” podcast recently. The regular podcast is hosted by President Ruth Watkins and features top trends and innovations at the U. Joining Mr. Lassonde on the podcast were student entrepreneurs Austin Birch, William Pepper, and Tiff Polmateer. The group talked about […]

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Unruh Foundation Continues Support for Lassonde Ambassador & Mentor Program

The Lassonde Ambassador & Mentor Program is proudly sponsored by Jeff and Polly Unruh and the James A. Unruh Family Foundation. They support the program to enable first-generation and underrepresented University of Utah students. The ambassadors receive scholarships to engage the community and inspire other students to pursue their dream of earning a college degree. Why […]

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Win $60,000 in the 2020-21 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Registration for the 2020-21 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is now open. All college students in Utah are welcome to participate in this statewide business-model competition. Teams are competing for $60,000 this year. The registration deadline is Feb. 8, 2021. The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a top 10 ranked program at […]

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Erin Valenti Women in Entrepreneurship Scholarship Fund Established

The family of the late Erin Valenti, a standout local entrepreneur, recently partnered with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business to establish the Erin Valenti Women in Entrepreneurship Scholarship starting in the 2020-21 academic year. The scholarship fund was initiated by donations from Valenti’s family, friends and […]

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