Foundry at Lassonde Fall 2016 Launch!

Back again and better than ever! University of Utah’s startup accelerator, the Foundry at Lassonde Institute will be operating out of the new Lassonde Studios building beginning fall 2016. The change of venue will help Foundry participants take advantage of everything the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute has to offer in terms of resources, training, mentors and […]

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Student Perspective: Innovation is about Building Self & Community Conscientiousness

As the producer of BIOTA, a science documentary web series focused on educating millennial audiences about creating symbiosis in their world, entrepreneurship is essential. BIOTA started in 2013, when my close friend Sabah Ul-Hasan and I discussed our angst of my having experienced prejudice working as women of color in our fields, for me as […]

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From the Faculty: The Telescope and the Microscope

Successfully founding a startup is hard. One of many challenges is the necessary shifting between your long-term vision for the business, on one hand, and rigorous short-term testing of critical hypotheses about it on the other. I call these different perspectives the telescope and microscope. The telescope represents the big-picture vision for a startup. It’s […]

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Sorenson Impact Center: Leveraging Capital for Social Good

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 […]

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More than $400K in Scholarships Available Next Year!

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 […]

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VIDEO: Entrepreneurship at the U

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 […]

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