Campus Tour Inspires Black Youth to Become ‘Leaders’

“Invent You at the U,” the collaborative event between the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and The V(i)llage to inspire future black entrepreneurs and innovators, drew more than 80 high school and middle school participants today. Everyone got a taste for college life and everything it offers. “Programs like this are important for building college pathways for […]

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Bacteria-Zapping Catheter Eradicates Competition at Opportunity Quest

University of Utah student startup Light Line Catheter won first place and $5,000 at the University of Utah’s Opportunity Quest executive-summary business-plan competition recently. The team competed with an innovative catheter that uses UV light to kill bacteria that can cause potentially fatal infections to users.

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Enter Games4Health to Win $50,000

The University of Utah kicked off the 2nd Annual Games4Health Grand Prix Competition, offering total prize money of $50,000 for digital games that improve various aspects of health. Creative and innovative students from all across the globe are invited to compete to address real-world challenges facing well-being, home health and clinical needs, developing and sharing […]

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Team Jedi Wins Utah FIRST LEGO League State Championship

With “the force” on their side, team Jedi won the first-place Champions Award at the Fifth Annual Utah FIRST LEGO League State Championship at the University of Utah on Saturday, Jan. 31. The Jedi will advance to the FIRST LEGO League World Festival and FIRST Championship in St. Louis, Mo., in April. The youth robotics […]

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E-Club Awards $42,000 in Seed Grants

The University of Utah Entrepreneur Club (E-Club) awarded more than $42,000 to student business ideas in the fall 2014 semester through the monthly Get Seeded pitch events. In total, 54 teams comprised of more than 130 students from universities around the state applied to pitch their ideas. Of these teams, 31 were invited to pitch to the club. “It’s […]

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Brothers Turning iPhones into Medical-Testing Devices

UPDATE: Watch a video and learn more about Descue Medical at their crowdfunding campaign for their iTest device. Find the campaign here. Descue Medical, a Utah-based startup founded by University of Utah bioengineering students and brothers Andrew and Christopher Pagels, is poised to release a new consumer healthcare product called iTest in late 2015. While […]

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Tech Entrepreneur David Bradford Joins Business School Faculty

David Bradford is bringing his extensive entrepreneurial experience to the undergraduates at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. Bradford, who is currently the executive chairman of HireVue — the leading provider of on-demand digital interviewing — will use his 30 years of experience in the computer industry to help students from freshmen […]

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