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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How Startups are Pivoting (and Thriving) during the Coronavirus Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic rages, several startups in a year-old master’s program in Salt Lake City are using their own innovations to serve those on the front lines and to help keep communities connected and healthy. Telemedicine company Doxy.me has seen a 1,000-fold increase in demand and quadrupled its staff, serving some 274,000 providers and […]

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Sawtooth Wins $30,000 Grand Prize in Outdoor Weber Competition

Sawtooth, a startup in the Master of Business Creation (MBC) program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, won first place and the $30,000 grand prize at the third annual Weber State University Camping World Outdoor Weber student entrepreneurship competition recently. The company offers a waterproof truck bed tonneau cover that stretches […]

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KURU Footwear: 2006 Winner of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Since winning the 2006 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, KURU Footwear has become a leading direct-to-consumer shoe brand. The company has headquarters in Salt Lake City and specializes in shoes that eliminate foot pain. “Going through each round of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge taught us the value of persistence, reacting quickly to outside feedback, and to not […]

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