During the fall 2015 semester the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute’s Get Seeded program provided 30 student teams the funding necessary to turn their ideas into successful businesses. These teams were awarded a total of $42,000 in grant money to help develop their ideas. “Initially it seemed too good to be true, I was very excited to […]
ArtsBridge: An interdisciplinary arts education outreach program. artsbridge.utah.edu ArtsForce: A two-day conference for art students to learn about how to share their creative work. artsforceutah.com Bench-2-Bedside: A competition for medical, engineering and business students to collaborate to develop or improve a medical device. bit.ly/UUb2b bioDesign: Teams of engineering students work with clinicians to develop prototypes and […]
If you love entrepreneurship, want to be a student leader and could use a scholarship, then listen up. The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is more than doubling its student leadership and scholarship opportunities for next year – to more than 200 positions and $400,000 in scholarships during the 2016-17 academic year. Many of the new opportunities […]
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, […]
We just released our spring 2016 newsletter. Inside you’ll find a complete listing of our spring events and some of our latest news. It’s the best single resource to see what’s happening soon. All students are welcome. See you there! Download PDF
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and David Eccles School of Business provide a top-25 entrepreneurship environment that includes degrees, programs and certificates, plus the world’s first on-campus space for residential living, co-working, startup launching and product fabrication — open 24/7 to all U students. In this video, learn how we incorporate applied learning and an ecosystem of innovation […]
The same way that a good angel investor should bring more to the table than financial aid, a Kickstarter campaign has the power to do far more for a startup than just raise funding. Today, we’re seeing companies such as Peak Designs debut every new product on Kickstarter before opening online sales. Why? For a number of reasons actually.
We have a bunch of new events this year, including Meetups, where you can meet new friends and co-conspirators. All students welcome. Watch this video for a taste. Get involved by browsing our programs and watching our calendar.
Attend our new Hours with Experts program to get free advice from pros who have been there, done that. We have lawyers, accountants, marketers and more available to meet with you. To participate, visit our website, and sign up: lassonde.utah.edu/experthours.
We take a fresh approach to entrepreneurship education. Watch this video for an explanation from Jay Barney, a world-renowned scholar and the chair of the Entrepreneurship & Strategy Department at the David Eccles School of Business. Learn more about academic opportunities at eccles.link/entp.