Student startup SenseTech won $5,000 and first place in the 2016 University of Utah Opportunity Quest (OQ) business-plan competition today. Ten teams advanced to the final judging and awards event. The competition is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the U and sponsored by Zions Bank. Other top teams included Aura Optics and Peke-Buo, […]
The University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, Office of Engagement, School of Medicine and Women’s Enrollment Initiative are partnering with The V(i)llage to inspire future black medical innovators and doctors by hosting a Medicine U college experience for middle and high school students on Feb. 12. Student participants are members in The V(i)llage, a comprehensive […]
If you’re a high school student with a product or business idea, your lucky day could be coming soon. The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah just opened a new high school idea competition, the High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HS UEC). All students throughout Utah, ages 14-18, are welcome to compete for […]
A team of recent U grads want to help you get healthy and love doing it. Through their company, Random Breakfast, they just launched their first app, StepPets. Now available on iTunes, the app “healthifies” games by using your real-life steps to create the levels in the game. The more you walk the more you unlock. “We […]
The University of Utah continues to lead in entrepreneurship education. The David Eccles School of Business and its Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute jumped to No. 17 for graduate and No. 24 for undergraduate entrepreneur programs in the new rankings announced today by the Princeton Review. Last year, the U ranked No. 23 for graduate programs. The […]
A medical innovation company founded by a team of University of Utah students won big — to the tune of $153,000 — at the prestigious Rice University Business Plan Competition held April 16-18 in Houston. Launched by a team of bioengineering and medical students at the University of Utah’s 2012 Bench-2-Bedside competition, Veritas Medical created […]
More than 20 teams of University of Utah students participating in the university’s fifth annual Bench-2-Bedside competition unveiled their projects Wednesday night at the Utah State Capitol Rotunda. Judges rated the medical innovations, and the results are in. Cinluma won the $15,000 grand prize. The team of Kris Loken, Timothy Pickett, Brian Charlesworth, Jennwood Chen, […]
A student startup providing an online service to help people secure green cards won first place and the $40,000 grand prize at the annual Utah Entrepreneur Challenge at the University of Utah tonight. “Winning the $40,000 is critical to helping us reach our first milestone of launching our website by this summer,” said Sam Stoddard, […]
The University of Utah launched an ambitious plan today to recruit the “400 best student entrepreneurs” to live in the new, $45 million Lassonde Studios building starting fall 2016. The one-of-a-kind facility will feature living “pods” and a unique blend of space for making, starting companies and living.
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah is hosting an exclusive audition for ABC’s “Shark Tank,” a business-themed reality show next month. All alumni, faculty, staff and students are invited. Attend the audition on Thursday, April 16.