Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute Awards $320,400 in Scholarships for 2021-22

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a top-10 ranked program at the University of Utah, awarded $320,400 in scholarships to 110 students for the 2021-22 academic year. The scholarships come with the opportunity to gain leadership skills and experience while managing many activities for aspiring entrepreneurs. Find a complete list of scholarship recipients below. They range from undergraduate […]

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Win $60,000 in the 2021-22 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Registration for the 2021-22 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is now open. All college students in Utah are welcome to participate in this statewide business-model competition. Teams are competing for $60,000 this year. The registration deadline is Feb. 7, 2022. The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a top 10 ranked program at […]

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Top 10 Announced in the 2021-22 University of Utah Opportunity Quest

The University of Utah Opportunity Quest, a collegiate business-model summary contest, announced the top 10 teams today in the 2021-22 competition. These teams will be competing for a chance to win $8,000 in cash prizes, including a $3,000 grand prize. The winners will be determined on competition day, Dec. 3, 2021. The competition is managed […]

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Master of Business Creation startup founders for 2021-22

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business welcomed the third class of founders in the Master of Business Creation (MBC) program this fall semester for the 2021-22 academic year. The program is offered with support from the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. The group consists of 23 founders […]

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Win $30,000 in the 2021-22 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Registration for the 2021-22 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is now open. The statewide business model competition is open to all students in Utah ages 14-18. Teams compete for $30,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. The registration deadline is Feb. 21, 2022. The competition is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, an interdisciplinary division of […]

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Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute Celebrates 20th Anniversary

This year, the University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is celebrating its 20th anniversary and everything it has accomplished. In that time, it has gone from an idea to a nationally ranked top-10 program that works with thousands of students and hundreds of student startup teams every year. While a lot has changed since the […]

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U. of Utah ranked No. 8 for undergrad entrepreneurship (No. 5 among public schools) for 2022 by U.S. News

The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business continues to be recognized as a top-10 program for entrepreneurship. In new rankings from U.S. News & World Report, its undergraduate program for entrepreneurship ranked No. 8 overall and No. 5 among public schools for 2022. The entrepreneurship program at the Eccles School is provided in […]

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Master of Business Creation Program Announces New Co-Directors

The award-winning Master of Business Creation (MBC) program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business announced new leadership. Professors and experienced entrepreneurs Paul Brown and Taft Price are now co-directors of the program, while the founding director, Jack Brittain, starts transitioning to retirement while continuing to teach leadership in the MBC program, […]

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Utah Athletics, Lassonde Partner to Support Student-Athlete Entrepreneurs

Utah Athletics recently announced the launch of the Elevate U program to equip student-athletes with the tools and education to maximize their opportunity to profit from their name, image and likeness. This innovative program, constructed in partnership with the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business and the nationally top 10-ranked Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, […]

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