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.
Utah’s best college entrepreneurs have been narrowed to the top-20 teams that advance to the final event of the 2015 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge later this month. The annual, state-wide, business-plan competition is hosted by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank.
Being in a band is cool, being on the football team is cool, and now creating your own app while in college has become cool. With more and more coverage in mainstream media, creating the “hot new app” has become a highly pursued interest.
[UPDATE 03-25-15: Deadline extended to April 10.] The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is now accepting applications for students to join the Pierre and Claudette MacKay Lassonde New Venture Development Center. Applications will be accepted March 1 to April 10, 2015. Students selected work on interdisciplinary teams to help faculty inventors develop business plans and, in many […]
“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 […]