Bench to Bedside Kicks Off 2018-19 Season: Compete for $140K!

The Bench to Bedside 2018-19 season begins this month with a Kick-Off Event on Monday, Sept. 17, and concludes with the Competition Night in April 2019. Top teams are awarded more than $140,000 in prize money to support further project development. This exciting and vibrant program at the University of Utah introduces multi-disciplinary students to […]

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Accelerate Your Summer: An Overview of Lassonde’s Student-Run Summer Internships

The Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute and Lassonde Studios are the places to be for new experiences and opportunities at the University of Utah. During summer 2018, Lassonde introduced student-run, student-focused internships in three categories: Founders, Program Managers and Startup Team interns. All three of the summer internship programs lasted 10 weeks, and vary on time commitments, […]

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Improve Your Prototyping Mindset and Process

  A prototype is more than just a shiny, new piece of technology — it’s a methodology. Every entrepreneur will prototype their product or service, but only some go through this process effectively. Blake Wigdahl knows this process well. As the vice president of design and business development at Western Architectural, he has led many […]

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Startups & Pricing: Don’t Price Too Low

I’m on the board of a venture-backed startup that sells software-as-a-service. At a board meeting a while ago, the CFO enthusiastically announced that the company’s customer retention rate was 96 percent. I didn’t want to be a killjoy, but commented that, in my opinion, this was actually a bad sign. If customer churn was really […]

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