University of Utah Breaks Ground on Lassonde Studios Building

The University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is one step closer to becoming an international destination for student entrepreneurs, innovators and “makers” today as it breaks ground on the Lassonde Studios. The five-floor, 148,000-square-foot building will merge more than 400 student residences with a 20,000-square-foot “garage” open for any student to attend events, build prototypes, launch companies and more.

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Lassonde Studios ‘Sneak Peek and Groundbreaking’ Oct. 10

All are welcome to the “Sneak Peek and Groundbreaking” event for the Lassonde Studios at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at the construction site east of the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building (215 S. Central Campus Dr.). The event will feature virtual 3D tours, prototype “living pods,” student showcase, presentations and more.

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Bench-to-Bedside Competition Kicks Off Fifth Season

The Bench-to-Bedside competition is an exciting and vibrant program designed to introduce health science students, engineering students and business students to the world of medical device innovation. Teams compete for more than $70,000 in prize money each year, and the 2014-2015 season begins with kickoff events on Sept. 23, Oct. 7, 8 and 9 (details […]

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SAVE THE DATE: Lassonde Studios Groundbreaking Oct. 10

The public is invited to join us on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. for a groundbreaking ceremony and celebration for the Lassonde Studios building, the new home for student entrepreneurs and innovators at the University of Utah. The ceremony will be at the construction site by Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building (map). Contact us with questions at lassonde@utah.edu.

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Foundry Accepting Applications for Fall Cohort

The Foundry Utah, the David Eccles School of Business and Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute’s business accelerator, is now accepting applications for the fall F9 cohort. Click here to apply. Applications are due Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. The Foundry Utah provides an experience-based educational community where entrepreneurs can start acting on their business ideas and access resources […]

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Power Practical Expands to Emerging Markets after Shark Tank

Since airing on the TV show Shark Tank, local company Power Practical, a startup founded by recent graduates of the University of Utah and participants in the Lassonde Institute, has a gained traction in meeting the power needs of those in emerging markets. When presenting to the sharks on the April 11 episode of Shark Tank the […]

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