Unruh Foundation Continues Support for Lassonde Ambassador & Mentor Program

The Lassonde Ambassador & Mentor Program is proudly sponsored by Jeff and Polly Unruh and the James A. Unruh Family Foundation. They support the program to enable first-generation and underrepresented University of Utah students. The ambassadors receive scholarships to engage the community and inspire other students to pursue their dream of earning a college degree. Why […]

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U. of Utah Ranked Top 10 for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship by U.S. News for 2021

The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business received another top-10 ranking for entrepreneurship recently as U.S. News & World Report ranked its undergraduate program for entrepreneurship No. 10 overall and No. 6 among state schools for 2021. The entrepreneurship program at the Eccles School has grown significantly in recent years to be ranked […]

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U. of Utah Ranked #10 Most Entrepreneurial School in America

The University of Utah is the No. 10 most entrepreneurial school in America, according to Affordable Schools, a higher education resource that connects people with the best affordable colleges. Affordable Schools listed the University of Utah among the “50 Most Entrepreneurial Schools in America” in a recent report. The ranking is the latest in a […]

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Support Student Entrepreneurs Impacted by COVID-19

Inspired by a $150,000 matching gift from Pierre Lassonde, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is raising funds to support students affected by COVID-19. Support for our entrepreneurs is critical during this time of uncertainty. Your generosity will help students impacted by current events to realize their dreams through scholarship assistance. During this time, donations will aid entrepreneurs at […]

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Pierre Lassonde Retires from Franco-Nevada as It Reaches a $38B Valuation

After 35 years leading Franco-Nevada, Pierre Lassonde – the founder of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business – retired from the company when he stepped down as chairman of the board earlier this month. The milestone concluded an epic career with the company he cofounded in 1985 […]

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