16 founders graduate from Master of Business Creation program in class of 2021

Sixteen founders graduated in the class of 2021 from the award-winning Master of Business Creation (MBC) program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business in May. This is the second group to graduate from this unique program designed specifically for entrepreneurs. Graduating MBC founders are leading 13 startups ranging from hotel-management software […]

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uAir Wins $20,000 Grand Prize at 2021 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

uAir, a University of Utah student team with an innovative new inhaler that addresses the patient’s need for portability and the physician’s need for accessibility, won the $20,000 grand prize and first place in the 2021 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge today. The statewide business-model competition is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a division of the […]

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Acti-Vest Wins $10,000 Grand Prize in 2021 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Acti-Vest, a team from Juan Diego Catholic High School, won first place and the $10,000 grand prize at the 2021 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HSUEC) final event today. Acti-Vest presented an idea for a vest that uses ultrasonic sensors to calculate the distance between obstacles and a visually impaired wearer to warn them of […]

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Top 20 Announced in 2021 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

The top 20 teams in the 2021 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge were announced today. The student startup teams advance to the final round of this statewide business-model competition that is open to all college students in Utah. Teams are competing for $60,000 in cash and prizes, including a $20,000 grand prize. The winners will be announced online on […]

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Clean Seat Wins $4,000 Grand Prize at University of Utah Opportunity Quest 2020-21

Clean Seat, a toilet seat that prevents messes caused by common negligence, won first place and the $4,000 grand prize at the 2020-21 University of Utah Opportunity Quest business-model, executive-summary competition today. Ten teams advanced to the final judging and awards event hosted online via Zoom. The competition is managed by students at the Lassonde […]

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Top 10 Announced in 2020-21 Opportunity Quest

The University of Utah Opportunity Quest, a collegiate business-model executive-summary contest, announced the top 10 teams today for 2020-21. These teams will be competing for a chance to win $10,000 in cash prizes, including a $5,000 grand prize. The winners will be determined on competition day, Jan. 28, 2021.  The competition is managed by the […]

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Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute Awards $330,000 in Scholarships for 2020-21

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a top-10 ranked program at the University of Utah, awarded $330,000 in scholarships to 109 students for the 2020-21 academic year. The scholarships come with the opportunity to gain leadership skills and experience while managing many activities for aspiring entrepreneurs. The students receiving scholarships this year are very diverse. They range […]

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