Sathya Vijayakumar: Healthcare Executive and Mentor to Entrepreneurs

Since its establishment, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute has built a community that caters to creation and connection. Sathya Vijayakumar embodies these traits; as a healthcare expert and entrepreneurial guide, she mentors student entrepreneurs through her knowledge and network. Vijayakumar feels grateful for the years she has spent at Lassonde and cherishes her continued involvement with student […]

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How Jared Pieper ‘Entrepreneured’ His Apple Career

In his senior year of undergraduate degree at the University of Utah, Jared Pieper realized something was missing in his engineering program. “The concepts were interesting, but the type of work I realized I might be doing didn’t fit my personality,” he said. “I wasn’t excited by the prospect of doing simulations by myself, sitting […]

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Photo Gallery: Spring at Lassonde 2021

Here are photos from Lassonde Studios, Zoom, and other locations during the spring 2021 semester. During the semester, our students attended Workshops, made things in our Make Space, participated in mentor sessions, attended entrepreneurship classes, and more. We invite all students at the University of Utah to get involved in our many programs and to live […]

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Making Ideas Come to Life Through Entrepreneurship

Making ideas come to life. That’s Ella Bachorowski’s definition of entrepreneurship. Bachorowski is a founder in the Lassonde Founders program at the University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. She joined the program after being drawn to the valuable skills of entrepreneurship. “The Founders program made it seem like I could turn my dreams and ideas […]

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Pierre Lassonde, Student Entrepreneurs Featured on U Rising Podcast

Our founder, Pierre Lassonde, and three of our student entrepreneurs appeared on the “U Rising” podcast recently. The regular podcast is hosted by President Ruth Watkins and features top trends and innovations at the U. Joining Mr. Lassonde on the podcast were student entrepreneurs Austin Birch, William Pepper, and Tiff Polmateer. The group talked about […]

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How Startups are Pivoting (and Thriving) during the Coronavirus Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic rages, several startups in a year-old master’s program in Salt Lake City are using their own innovations to serve those on the front lines and to help keep communities connected and healthy. Telemedicine company Doxy.me has seen a 1,000-fold increase in demand and quadrupled its staff, serving some 274,000 providers and […]

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