“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 […]
It didn’t take Schaeffer Warnock long to fall in love with Utah’s ski country. The first time he hit the slopes at Alta as a 14-year-old, he knew being outdoors during the winter would be a part of his future. His passion grew in high school, when he and buddy Jake Nelson made the rounds […]
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.
Pablo Casals, legendary cellist and conductor, said, “Perhaps music will save the world.” As a philanthropist and entrepreneur, Emily Richards, a U alum, musician and CEO of the nonprofit music community ccMixter.org, is hoping to use music to change the lives of people battling neurological diseases.
Our spring 2015 newsletter is now available. Download the PDF or pick up a copy to find out what’s happening each semester. Inside are student profiles, institute news and a calendar of events. Enjoy. Download PDF
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]