PreOv Wins $5,000 at University of Utah Opportunity Quest

PreOv, a student startup developing a fertility monitoring technology that helps people with family planning, won first place and the $5,000 grand prize at the 2018-2019 University of Utah Opportunity Quest business-model, executive-summary competition today. Ten U teams advanced to the final judging and awards event. The competition is managed by students at the Lassonde […]

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Top 10 Team Videos: Opportunity Quest 2018-19

 Watch this video playlist to learn about the top 10 teams in the University of Utah Opportunity Quest competition for 2018-19. Opportunity Quest is a statewide business model competition. The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute hosts branch OQ competitions across the state at the University of Utah and partner universities. All participants are judged by industry […]

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Scrap: Connecting Excess Materials to Buyers

University of Utah students Kelsie Lee, Sam Lagoy, Joe Wassweiler and Gabi Siu are the cofounders of Scrap, an online platform that allows businesses with excess materials to contact other businesses that are in need of those excess materials. “It’s the collaboration point for business-to-business material sourcing solutions,” Lagoy said. Lee and Lagoy are both […]

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Live Create Launch Podcast: Dustin Howell, IP Attorney, Workman Nydegger

  J. Dustin Howell is our guest in this edition of the Live Create Launch Podcast. Our host Gavin Van Wagoner talks to Howell, an IP attorney at Workman Nydegger. Listen for insights into patents, trademarks and more about intellectual property. Howell’s experience runs deep in the subjects of physics, optics, mechanics and mechanical engineering, interests […]

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Etched DNA: Making Diagnoses Simpler

To diagnose patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), an inflammatory disease that disrupts the esophagus, current medical knowledge requires anesthesia and an endoscopy. This time-consuming and invasive process, combined with the low likelihood of a patient having EoE leads doctors to sidestep testing for it. However, Dr. Christopher Gregg’s lab at the University of Utah didn’t […]

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U Student Takes Stage at TEDx — Watch Video

University of Utah and Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute student Mohan Sudabattula became the first undergraduate student to take the stage at TEDxSaltLakeCity in September 2018. He chronicled his journey starting Project Embrace to assisting developing communities with his team. The video for his presentation is now available to view here. In his TEDx talk, Sudabattula explained how […]

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Gearhold Technologies: Creating your Concepts with CAD 

To ease the workload of engineers, Trevor Newsom, an engineering student at the University of Utah, founded Gearhold Technologies three years ago. The engineering consulting company provides computer-aided design (CAD) services to help projects progress as efficiently as possible. They specialize in creating automated systems for rapidly adapting CAD files for sales and development purposes. […]

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Top 10 Teams Announced in the 2018-19 Opportunity Quest at the U

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute announced the top 10 teams today in the 2018-19 Opportunity Quest at the University of Utah. The teams are competing for $10,000 in prizes, including a $5,000 grand prize, in the business-model, executive-summary competition. The competition at the U is one of 11 Opportunity Quest competitions at colleges across the state. All the […]

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