One of the first startups to graduate from the Master of Business Creation (MBC) program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, Cinch just raised a $3 million seed-stage financing round to grow its marketing automation software. Founder Justin Rae, CEO, enrolled in the MBC program in 2019-2020, the inaugural year for […]
Meet the Master of Business Creation (MBC) program founders during the 2021-22 academic year. They are growing their businesses in this unique, 9-month program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. Learn more at eccles.utah.edu/mbc.
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute’s Lassonde Ambassador and Mentor Program launched in 2014 as a University of Utah, student-run initiative to help high school students explore access to higher education and opportunities related to innovation, entrepreneurship, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Since then, the program has more than achieved its mission and exceeded expectations. […]
Here are the photos from events and activities at Lassonde Studios and other locations in December 2021. During this month, we awarded grants, attended workshops, played volleyball, made snowmen, celebrated the holidays, and more. Find upcoming events here: lassonde.utah.edu/calendar.
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute events calendar for spring 2022 is now available in print and online formats. See links below. We have many events and opportunities planned for the semester. We have Make Space hours, grants, workshops, mentor hours, application deadlines, entrepreneur classes through the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, and more. All University of […]
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a top-10 ranked program at the University of Utah, awarded $320,400 in scholarships to 110 students for the 2021-22 academic year. The scholarships come with the opportunity to gain leadership skills and experience while managing many activities for aspiring entrepreneurs. Find a complete list of scholarship recipients below. They range from undergraduate […]
Tribe, a mobile platform for team-based addiction recovery and self-improvement, won first place and the $3,000 grand prize at the 2021-22 University of Utah Opportunity Quest business model summary competition today. Ten teams advanced to the final judging and awards event held at Lassonde Studios. The competition is managed by students at the Lassonde Entrepreneur […]
Here are the photos from events and activities at Lassonde Studios and other locations in November 2021. During this month, we attended Workshops, built things in the Make Space, held a pizza party, listened to jazz, pitched startup ideas, made new friends, and more. Find upcoming events here: lassonde.utah.edu/calendar.
Registration for the 2021-22 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. 7, 2022. The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a top 10 ranked program at […]
Ten student startup teams received $9,800 in Get Seeded milestone grants in the second round of grants for the fall 2021 semester. This includes regular grants and microgrants for this period. See below for a list of teams and their product ideas. The final event for the regular grants was hosted at Lassonde Studios. It […]