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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Life at Lassonde: Q&A with Resident Jade Hamachai

We sat down with Jade Hamachai, an entrepreneurship/business major here at the University of Utah. She told us about her days in club volleyball and the succulent/produce business she created in her hometown. She originally wanted to be a biology major, but has decided business/entrepreneurship is where her passion lies. Where are you from? I’m […]

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Entrepreneur is a Verb. Start Doing.

Entrepreneur is a verb at the David Eccles School of Business and Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah. Students learn and grow by doing. Students receive training, mentorship, and resources with the expectation to get involved, launch something, join a team, and make a difference. Entrepreneur your education. Entrepreneur your future. Entrepreneur your […]

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Mocha Motive: A Student-Run Mobile Cafe Serving Campus & Beyond

Mocha Motive is a student-owned, student-operated mobile cafe serving the University of Utah at Marriot Library five days a week owned by Alex Johnson, who is studying information systems. Johnson started serving coffee in the winter of 2017 after driving the hazardous 1970’s truck back from California, but only recently landed a spot at the […]

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