Win $60,000 in the 2020-21 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Registration for the 2020-21 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. 8, 2021. The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a top 10 ranked program at […]

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Erin Valenti Leader in Entrepreneurship Endowed Scholarship Established

The family of the late Erin Valenti, a standout local entrepreneur, recently partnered with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business to establish the Erin Valenti Leader in Entrepreneurship Endowed Scholarship starting in the 2020-21 academic year. The scholarship fund was initiated by donations from Valenti’s family, friends and […]

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U. of Utah ranked top 10 for entrepreneurship for 2021 by Princeton Review

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah received another top 10 ranking for entrepreneurship today as the Princeton Review ranked its undergraduate entrepreneurship program No. 10 and its graduate program No. 16 for 2021. The new undergraduate ranking adds to a series of top 10 rankings for the Eccles School from […]

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Winners of the Startup Pitch at 2020 Utah Economic & Energy Summit

Three up-and-coming businesses competed for prizes and bragging rights as finalists in the inaugural Startup Pitch at the 2020 Utah Economic & Energy Summit on Monday, Oct. 26, at The Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. The winners took home $10,000 in prizes, including three judge prizes and a people’s choice prize after […]

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Master of Business Creation Startup Founders for 2020-21

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business welcomed the second class of founders in the new Master of Business Creation (MBC) program this fall semester for the 2020-21 academic year. The program is offered in partnership with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. The group consists of 18 […]

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Eccles School Launches Postdoctoral Program in Entrepreneurship & Strategy

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business launched a new postdoctoral fellowship program with the hire of Maria Kurakina, a young scholar with a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Postdoctoral programs provide recent Ph.D. graduates with an opportunity to […]

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2020 Bench to Bedside Grant Prize Winner Could Streamline Physical Therapy

Optima Recovery’s combination hot and cold physical therapy device won the $25,000 grand prize in the 2020 Bench to Bedside Competition earlier this month. Their device meets a common need for physical therapists, athletic trainers, and medical professionals who regularly use hot and cold treatments to promote healing and recovery to strained and injured muscles. […]

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31 Student Entrepreneurs Admitted to New Lassonde Founders Program for 2020-21

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute – a top-10 ranked division of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah – welcomed the inaugural group of Lassonde Founders for the 2020-21 academic year. Thirty-one students, plus two student directors, were admitted into the new residential entrepreneur program for undergraduate students. They moved into Lassonde […]

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AACSB International Recognizes Eccles School for New Master of Business Creation

Today, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) – the world’s largest business education network – recognized the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah among 25 business schools as highlights of its Innovations That Inspire member challenge. The Eccles School was recognized for its unique Master of Business […]

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First Founders Graduating from Master of Business Creation Program

The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business and Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute will graduate the first group of founders from the unique Master of Business Creation (MBC) program at the end of the Spring Semester. The graduation marks a major milestone in an effort to create a one-of-a-kind program designed specifically for entrepreneurs who […]

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