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.
For over 10 years I’ve been researching individual differences, spatial skills, play, learning, games, and user experience, and doing youth outreach. I’ve spent the last four years making games for other companies, including SimCity designer Will Wright’s Stupid Fun Club. Will appreciates my work in user interface design, and I’m currently consulting as an independent user researcher for a company he’s involved with.
No one doubts the benefits of thinking outside the box for your business. But as today’s trade tends to favor the crossing of oceans into increasingly diverse markets, consider updating this age-old recommendation. Whether for the business tenderfoot or the entrepreneur with wanderlust, think instead outside the borders with these five tips …
Chad Mann, a recent graduate of the University of Utah and president of MannMade Engineering, led his team into the top-4 of the 2014 Utah Tech Week Hackathon this fall. In just a matter of hours, Mann and his team designed an “internet of things” device to remotely track one’s health. “It was nothing short […]