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 Leader in Entrepreneurship Endowed Scholarship 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 Leader in Entrepreneurship Endowed 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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U. of Utah ranked top 10 for entrepreneurship for 2021 by Princeton Review

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah received another top 10 ranking for entrepreneurship today as the Princeton Review ranked its undergraduate entrepreneurship program No. 10 and its graduate program No. 16 for 2021. The new undergraduate ranking adds to a series of top 10 rankings for the Eccles School from […]

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