Elevated Designs: Printing Innovation in Three Dimensions

Think about how frustrating paper printers can be — there are jams, spills and alignment problems galore. Now add another dimension of complexity, and you begin to understand why 3-D printing isn’t as simple as it may seem. Two undergraduate students are learning this lesson firsthand while launching their company, Elevated Designs. They provide 3-D-printing […]

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Year in Review: E-Club Awards $103K in Seed Grants

The U’s Entrepreneur Club (or E-Club) awarded $60,000 in seed grants through the Get Seeded program in spring 2015 for a total of more than $103,000 during the 2014-2015 year. One hundred and fourteen teams consisting of 200 students from universities around the state applied for grants. Of those teams, 67 were invited to pitch […]

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U Alum Wins $150K to Develop Ligament Repair Device

U alum and inventor Dolly (Holt) Casper’s company NovaBio Technologies won the grand prize and $150,000 at the international OneStart competition recently. NovaBio, formerly known as Ligadon, is developing a coil-shaped and biodegradeable device that holds together tendons and ligaments like a “Chinese finger trap.” It distributes tension, decreasing risk of reruptures and the need for […]

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Interview: Taylor Randall, Dean of U of U’s Business School

Don’t miss this new podcast with Taylor Randall, the dean of the David Eccles School of Business, on KCPW. Randall discusses the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, Lassonde Studios and the future of business education at the University of Utah. The Lassonde Institute is an interdisciplinary division of the Eccles School. Listen to interview here

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Lassonde Institute to Be Featured on Pac-12 Networks

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and University of Utah will be featured in a new documentary on Pac-12 Networks. The film is titled “Conference of Champions,” and the segment profiling the U is expected to air for the first time on May 3 at 10 p.m. (MST). The documentary is expected to profile each of the universities in the Pac-12 […]

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Two Student Medical Startups Vying for $1 Million in Prizes

Two University of Utah student medical startup companies are heading to one of the nation’s top business plan competitions this month. The companies, Veritas Medical and 6S Medical, will be competing for more than $1 million in prizes in the 15th Annual Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice University, April 16-18. The winner of the […]

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Lassonde Executive Director Wins Governor’s Science Medal

Troy D’Ambrosio, executive director of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah, won the Utah Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology last month for distinguished service and significant contributions to these areas. The award is the state’s highest honor in STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “It is a privilege to receive […]

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Students Travel to Costa Rica in New Social Entrepreneurship Program

Want to study entrepreneurship while traveling the world? A group of lucky students in the new Social Entrepreneurship Abroad program took the program’s first trip over spring break, traveling to Costa Rica. The group of 28 students and staff visited three cities, three colleges, one elementary school and a community group. They worked to identify ways […]

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U of Utah Recruiting the ‘400 Best Student Entrepreneurs’

The University of Utah launched an ambitious plan today to recruit the “400 best student entrepreneurs” to live in the new, $45 million Lassonde Studios building starting fall 2016. The one-of-a-kind facility will feature living “pods” and a unique blend of space for making, starting companies and living.

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