In today’s business world being employed has less to do with finding a job, and everything to do with inventing a job, says Thomas L. Friedman in the New York Times article “Need a Job: Invent It.” The article was based on an interview with Tony Wagner, a Harvard education specialist and author of “Creating […]
Games4Health Day and the Games4Health Awards Ceremony is just around the corner! It’s not too late to register your idea for a medical or healthy video game. With over $25,000 in prizes and countless opportunities to connect with industry professionals, Games4Health is a great opportunity to gain experience in the health care, business and video game industries.
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute just added two new ambassador programs for students interested in spreading the word about entrepreneurship and innovation and getting more students involved. Participating students receive scholarships. Applications are currently be accepted for the 2014-2015 school year. The deadline for applications for both programs is May 1, 2014. The first program, the […]
The top 10 submissions were chosen from a pool of 30 finalists of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC) today. The UEC is administered by the Utah Entrepreneur Series, a division of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Early last month, the top 30 finalists were chosen […]
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is accepting applications for the Lassonde New Venture Development Center scholarships through April 11, 2014. The program is open to all graduate students at the University of Utah. About 30 students are admitted into the program each year, and they spend two semesters working with a faculty inventors developing a business […]
University of Utah graduate Erik Larsen and his wife Cori opened the first of what they hope to be a franchise of cupcake shops in India today. “It’s been an adventure with a lot of trial and error,” said Erik, alum of the Department of Communication. “In India, all the products are different and most […]
After competing with 276 teams at 14 qualifiers, 48 teams from Utah middle schools will advance to the fourth annual Utah FIRST LEGO League State Championship at the University of Utah on Saturday, Jan. 25. Teams hope to win this year’s state title. Teams will be competing with their LEGO robots and presenting innovation projects […]
Fetch Food was named winner of the 2014 Opportunity Quest Competition (OQ), receiving a $5,000 cash prize. On Friday, ten collegiate teams presented their business ideas to a panel of five judges at the University of Utah. Sagebin Air and Grade Right were awarded $3,000 and $2,000 cash prizes for second and third place, respectively. […]
Have you ever thought of an idea so genius it will make you millions? Entrepreneurs have been coming to the University of Utah for years. Four recent U of U inventors reveal five pitfalls they feel it is important to avoid. 1. Don’t Have a Closed Mind Char Poles has the most revolutionary ski poles […]
Ebay hosted the 2013 Student Entrepreneur Conference. The event is hosted by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah to kickoff students entrepreneur programs for the year. Learn more at www.ues.utah.edu/sec.