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 […]
We’ve all been there — checking a text, settling a debate by looking up which actor was in that one movie, or mindlessly scrolling through Instagram — and you get that pop up: “Select a Wi-Fi Network.” Let the eye roll commence. Of course you want to connect with Wi-Fi! Your data is at stake, but sadly, […]
A team of recent U grads want to help you get healthy and love doing it. Through their company, Random Breakfast, they just launched their first app, StepPets. Now available on iTunes, the app “healthifies” games by using your real-life steps to create the levels in the game. The more you walk the more you unlock. “We […]
At the time a Ph.D. student at the U, Joey Wilson remembers Dr. Neal Patwari present on an experiment he had done in the at-the-time unfinished Warnock Engineering Building in 2007. “He was showing how he’d used wireless devices only outside of a room to show where a person was inside the room,” Wilson said. […]
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 […]
Technology has changed the landscape of business. Today it is easier than ever to create a cashflow from a personal brand or small business. It does not require you to invent the next Uber or Facebook. What it takes is combining a passion and a skill in an interesting way. Here’s the formula: skill + […]
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.
U alum and inventor Dolly (Holt) Casper’s company NovaBio Technologies won the grand prize and $150,000 at the international OneStart competition recently. NovaBio, formerly known as Ligadon, is developing a coil-shaped and biodegradeable device that holds together tendons and ligaments like a “Chinese finger trap.” It distributes tension, decreasing risk of reruptures and the need for […]
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute was featured in a documentary titled “Conference of Champions” on the Pac-12 Network. The documentary spotlighted Lassonde student Mark Pittman, who invented a device for tracking the movement of people using signals from mobile devices. Learn more about the company at blyncsy.com.
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah is hosting an exclusive audition for ABC’s “Shark Tank,” a business-themed reality show next month. All alumni, faculty, staff and students are invited. Attend the audition on Thursday, April 16.