SimpleCitizen Wins $40K at Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

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, […]

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U of Utah Recruiting the ‘400 Best Student Entrepreneurs’

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.

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Utah’s Best College Entrepreneurs Compete for $40,000

Utah’s best college entrepreneurs have been narrowed to the top-20 teams that advance to the final event of the 2015 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge later this month. The annual, state-wide, business-plan competition is hosted by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank.

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Bacteria-Zapping Catheter Eradicates Competition at Opportunity Quest

University of Utah student startup Light Line Catheter won first place and $5,000 at the University of Utah’s Opportunity Quest executive-summary business-plan competition recently. The team competed with an innovative catheter that uses UV light to kill bacteria that can cause potentially fatal infections to users.

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E-Club Awards $42,000 in Seed Grants

The University of Utah Entrepreneur Club (E-Club) awarded more than $42,000 to student business ideas in the fall 2014 semester through the monthly Get Seeded pitch events. In total, 54 teams comprised of more than 130 students from universities around the state applied to pitch their ideas. Of these teams, 31 were invited to pitch to the club. “It’s […]

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Founder profile: TINA ZIEMEK (part II)

For over 10 years I’ve been researching individual differences, spatial skills, play, learning, games, and user experience, and doing youth outreach. I’ve spent the last four years making games for other companies, including SimCity designer Will Wright’s Stupid Fun Club. Will appreciates my work in user interface design, and I’m currently consulting as an independent user researcher for a company he’s involved with.

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