Olaotan “Ola” Elenitoba-Johnson, a pre-biomedical engineering student with a focus on biodesign, is on a mission to treat deviated septae, and other cartilage abnormalities, without surgery. He calls it Sculptene, and it is a human-enzyme-based therapy that can be injected into a patient to enhance remodeling of the body’s own tissue. For people with a […]
Two U students are following their dreams — and taste buds — with the launch of their tea company, The Queen’s Tea. After discovering a mutual interest in the popular beverage and being discouraged by the boring selection available at the supermarket, the pair decided to turn their hobby of making their own teas into […]
To buy just any suit, go to a department store, and pick one off the rack. If you want one that fits your body and personality to a “T,” then you need to visit student haberdasher and owner of True Gentleman Supply Co., Trapper Roderick. A communication and entrepreneurship student, Trapper Roderick got his start […]
Fetch Food has one of the cheapest and fastest food delivery services in Salt Lake City. Thanks to a streamlined and completely online delivery service, the company is rapidly expanding. It has already achieved $90,000 in sales and has a growing base of restaurants that rely on it for delivery. “I’ve always wanted to be […]
Multi-disciplinary design and entrepreneurship student Alex Carr had an idea for an innovative ski pole while backcountry skiing one day. He wanted to put tools inside the poles — but it wasn’t until he took the U’s Innovation Scholar class and met with Dave Morrison, an intellectual property librarian, that his idea started to become […]
A pair of undergraduates has a plan to take the ski-goggle industry by (snow) storm. They created a low-cost, high-style goggle with interchangeable parts and a great fit. Watch for them at a ski shop near you. It didn’t take Schaeffer Warnock long to fall in love with Utah’s ski country. The first time he […]
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, […]
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.
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.
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.