The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah announced today a $12 million gift from Pierre Lassonde, bringing his total contribution to $25 million. The new donation will be used for a transformative building for student entrepreneurs.
The Lassonde Studios will be one of the most unique buildings at the University of Utah and across the country. It will combine living space with working, entrepreneur space. Watch this video for an overview of the design process and what the building will look like. Learn more and follow the construction at www.lassonde.utah.edu/studios.
Watch “We are Lassonde Entrepreneurs,” our new introductory video for the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. The video provides an overview of the institute and will introduce you to some of our standout Lassonde students.
The Business Scholars, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and the David Eccles School of Business are proud to announce the winners of the inaugural 2014 Student Innovation Showcase. Student teams presented in a tradeshow-style event on March 21 to faculty, community and staff judges. Awards were given for “Best Pitch,” “Best Prototype,” “Best Branding” and “Best Idea.” […]
The University of Utah affiliated startup Symptom.ly, along with nine other mobile health-related startup teams have arrived in Kansas City to build and strengthen their businesses in the inaugural Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars. The three-month intensive mentor-driven program, located in Kansas City’s Crossroads District, has officially kicked off. Symptom.ly is looking forward […]
Red Touch Media, the technology company behind the fastest-growing digital media content management platform in the entertainment industry, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. The Salt Lake City, Utah based company will be an “Innovator Sponsor” of this year’s competition, donating $150,000 worth of in-kind sponsorship funds. The final stage of […]
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 […]