It’s 6:50 a.m. on Monday morning. It’s the first day of fall break for the University of Utah, and the campus is as empty as you would expect it to be. Except for one corner of Lassonde Studios, where a group of students is huddled around a table. What madness could get students out of […]
Learn about classes, degrees, certificates and other academic opportunities at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah. Many programs are offered in partnership with the David Eccles School of Business.
Lassonde Studios Now Open!
It’s now open! The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah opened the doors in August to the $45 million Lassonde Studios, a one-of-a-kind facility where students can live, create new products and launch companies. A dedication and open house will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22. Public tours will be from 12:30 to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Student Perspective: Entrepreneurship Defined
Ask me how many times I have to write “entrepreneurship” just to spell it right. Entrepreneurship is something I have to explain to everyone I meet. “How do you study that? Wouldn’t it be more beneficial to just start a company?” Those are valid questions! The term itself is somewhat ambiguous. But here is what […]
Student View: Why Join the New Venture Development Center?
Have you ever wondered what it is like to work for a startup? What is it like to have an idea and make it a business? Do you like entrepreneurship? Do you like to be challenged? It was about a year ago when I started thinking about these same questions. That’s why, after graduating as […]
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 […]
The Scientific Method of Entrepreneurship
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 […]
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 […]