America has been waging a “war on poverty” at home and abroad for decades, spending trillions of dollars on social programs and aid packages. Despite all of this investment, chronic social problems like homelessness and economic insecurity persist. Innovative new strategies are being developed and tested around the country to holistically address these problems. The […]
A little more than a year ago, I found myself in the back seat of a car with Brody King. After discussing our previous business experiences and aspirations, he told me a story: “I was shadowing a surgeon when I noticed that he was frequently adjusting the overhead light. I actually ended up stepping on […]
If you love entrepreneurship, want to be a student leader and could use a scholarship, then listen up. The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is more than doubling its student leadership and scholarship opportunities for next year – to more than 200 positions and $400,000 in scholarships during the 2016-17 academic year. Many of the new opportunities […]
We just released our spring 2016 newsletter. Inside you’ll find a complete listing of our spring events and some of our latest news. It’s the best single resource to see what’s happening soon. All students are welcome. See you there! Download PDF
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and David Eccles School of Business provide a top-25 entrepreneurship environment that includes degrees, programs and certificates, plus the world’s first on-campus space for residential living, co-working, startup launching and product fabrication — open 24/7 to all U students. In this video, learn how we incorporate applied learning and an ecosystem of innovation […]
Editor’s Note: We invited writer and U humanities student Bailey Shelden to report about how entrepreneurship needs diverse students from arts, English and beyond. Below is what she discovered. What do a new residence building, entrepreneurship, and the humanities have in common? The answer may surprise you. It is hard to miss all the construction projects […]
Editor’s Note: What makes the Lassonde Institute one of the best organizations for promoting student success on campus? To find the answer, guest writer and U student Tiffany Parker investigated. Here’s what she discovered. Perhaps you’ve heard that the U is ranked among the best university’s in the country for entrepreneurship, but did you know that […]
The University of Utah continues to lead in entrepreneurship education. The David Eccles School of Business and its Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute jumped to No. 17 for graduate and No. 24 for undergraduate entrepreneur programs in the new rankings announced today by the Princeton Review. Last year, the U ranked No. 23 for graduate programs. The […]
We take a fresh approach to entrepreneurship education. Watch this video for an explanation from Jay Barney, a world-renowned scholar and the chair of the Entrepreneurship & Strategy Department at the David Eccles School of Business. Learn more about academic opportunities at eccles.link/entp.
It’s a tough world out there for students right now, job markets are very competitive right now, economies are uncertain. It hardly seems a time to dream big or set goals. Though I didn’t have any dreams to change the world, I did know I wanted to have control over a few things in my life: my income, my location and my time. I decided the best way to do that was to start a business that would allow me to travel the world and work from anywhere.