Portal Power Wins $5,000 in Opportunity Quest at the U

Student startup Portal Power won $5,000 and first place in the 2016-2017 University of Utah Opportunity Quest (OQ) business-plan competition. Ten collegiate teams advanced to the final judging and awards event. The competition is managed by students at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank. Other top teams included Neiybor and Grace […]

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U Ranks 15th for Grad, 18th for Undergrad Entrepreneurship Studies

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, including its Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, is one of the best places in the country for students who want to launch their own businesses, according to The Princeton Review. In a new survey, the Eccles School ranked No. 15 for graduate and No. 18 for […]

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Lassonde Studios Now Open!

It’s now open! The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah opened the doors in August to the $45 million Lassonde Studios, a one-of-a-kind facility where students can live, create new products and launch companies. A dedication and open house will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22. Public tours will be from 12:30 to […]

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Meet the Students at Lassonde Studios

Learn about the students who are living, creating and launching at the new home for innovators and entrepreneurs at the University of Utah On the “Games and Digital Media” floor, two of 400 residents hack code for a new app to make health-care costs more transparent. On the “Products, Design and Arts,” another resident blends black […]

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Utah High School Entrepreneurs Win $22K in Prizes

Utah’s best high school entrepreneurs won $22,000 in prizes at the inaugural 2016 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HSUEC) Final Awards and Showcase event today at the University of Utah. Sixty eight teams entered the competition. The top-16 teams advanced to the final event with business ideas ranging from surgical tools to fashion consulting. The […]

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U Students to Unveil Medical Innovations at B2B

Could new technology that improves how health care is delivered be unveiled Monday night? Thirty-three teams of University of Utah students hope so. After six months of research, collaboration and aha moments, the students will showcase their inventions, including medical devices, web apps and games, at the sixth annual Bench-to-Bedside competition on April 4, 6-9 […]

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2016 Games4Health 2016 Winners Announced

Student teams from around the world competed for $60,000 in prizes in this year’s Games4Health competition, managed by the Sorenson Center for Discovery & Innovation at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. The competition concluded on March 31, during a public Arcade that showcased nearly two dozen of the 70 innovative games designed and developed by […]

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Utah Economic Summit: Pierre Lassonde to Keynote

Student Discount: A discount is available to students who want to attend the Utah Economic Summit. Find details here: student.utaheconomicsummit.com Founder of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah, Pierre Lassonde will keynote and headline at the 10th anniversary of the Utah Economic Summit. The event will be held on April 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 […]

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