15 Student Startups in Residence at Lassonde Studios for Summer 2018

Fifteen student startup companies are engaged in an intense summer experience at the University of Utah through the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, an interdisciplinary division of the David Eccles School of Business. Each startup applied and was admitted earlier this year to be startups in residence at Lassonde Studios, a large innovation and residence facility on […]

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U Doctor, Students Raise $975,000 for Intubation Tech

While treating people in Africa, University of Utah anesthesiologist Sean Runnels invented a suite of intubation tools for placing breathing tubes during medical procedures. Now, he is moving rapidly toward selling the products. With help from students at the U’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and the Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC), he refined his […]

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U Ranks No. 24 for MBA Entrepreneurship, says U.S. News & World Report

The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business’ Full-Time MBA program vaulted 13 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for the best business schools, moving to No. 44 overall, No. 22 for public schools, and No. 24 for entrepreneurship. Activities at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and new Lassonde Studios building contributed to […]

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Top 20 Teams Announced in 2018 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

The High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HSUEC) announced the top 20 teams that will advance to the final stage of the competition today. The competition is open to all high school students across Utah, ages 14-18. They are competing for $20,000 in cash and prizes. This competition is hosted by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a […]

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Top 20 Teams Announced in the 2018 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC), Utah’s largest collegiate entrepreneur competition, announced the top 20 teams for 2018 today. Hundreds of students from colleges across the state entered the business-model competition. The teams are competing for over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a $40,000 grand prize. The competition is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a […]

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KB Medical Wins $5,000 in Opportunity Quest Competition

KB Medical, a student startup developing a wound drain, was named the first-place winner and recipient of the $5,000 grand prize at the 2017-2018 University of Utah Opportunity Quest (OQ) business-model competition today. Ten collegiate teams advanced to the final judging and awards event. The competition is managed by students at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the […]

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Win $40,000 for Your Business Idea in the 2018 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

The application is now open for the 2018 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. Every year, this event provides college students the opportunity to compete for a $40,000 grand prize and more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. All college students in Utah are welcome to participate in this business-model competition. The registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. […]

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U Ranks 15th for Undergrad and 23rd for Grad Entrepreneurship Studies for 2018

For the seventh straight year, The Princeton Review ranked the University of Utah as one of the top 25 schools in the country in 2018 for entrepreneurship education in a new survey released today. Led by the David Eccles School of Business and its Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, the University of Utah ranked No. 15 for undergraduate and No. […]

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Lassonde Institute releases annual report for 2016-17

DOWNLOAD REPORT: Learn about the success of our first year in Lassonde Studios in our new annual report. Read annual here (PDF). The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, an interdisciplinary division of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, released its annual report for 2016-17. It shows significant growth and achievements after opening […]

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Meet the Summer Startups-in-Residence at Lassonde Studios

While most startup companies are lucky to work in a dirty garage, 17 student startups at the University of Utah have space this summer at the new Lassonde Studios building. The teams are startups-in-residence in the Company Launch program provided by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a nationally ranked division of the David Eccles School of […]

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