FORMIDABLE TOYS: MEDIEVAL SWORDS FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES

Prime Swords by Formidable Toys are just as appealing to kids as adults with a nerd streak or an itch for mortal combat. “When people see our swords, it captures their imagination,” said Mark Jarman, an Entertainment Arts and Engineering student who helped launch the company. Jarman drew the first prototypes in 2012, when his […]

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Cupcake Idea Takes Student from ‘Cupcake Wars’ to Franchise in Mumbai, India.

University of Utah alum Erik Larsen started a cupcake company in the U’s Foundry program and had no idea what would happen next. The idea exploded, taking him to the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” and leading to the chance of a lifetime. When University of Utah student Erik Larsen sent in his promo video for […]

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SAKPANTS: “COZIEST PANTS IN THE WORLD”

Looking for the perfect gift for someone with everything? How about the “coziest pants in the world?” A pair of U students has launched a line of uniquely designed pants — dubbed Sakpants — through a university-sponsored entrepreneurship program and a crowdsource funding campaign to raise money. Students Brayden Iwasaki, a graphic design graduate, and […]

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ELEVATED DESIGNS: PRINTING INNOVATION IN THREE DIMENSIONS

Think about how frustrating paper printers can be — there are jams, spills and alignment problems galore. Now add another dimension of complexity, and you begin to understand why 3-D printing isn’t as simple as it may seem. Two undergraduate students are learning this lesson firsthand while launching their company, Elevated Designs. They provide 3-D-printing […]

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FORMIDABLE TOYS: MEDIEVAL SWORDS FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES

Prime Swords by Formidable Toys are just as appealing to kids as adults with a nerd streak or an itch for mortal combat. “When people see our swords, it captures their imagination,” said Mark Jarman, an Entertainment Arts and Engineering student who helped launch the company. Jarman drew the first prototypes in 2012, when his […]

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SimPayX Reinvents Mobile Payments

Student startup SimPayX is developing a mobile payment platform that allows people to search for the best product for their needs based on price, inventory and brand, and they won $5,000 in the U’s techTITANS competition to advance their idea. Based on a patent-pending authorization algorithm, SimPayX reduces the security threat in a mobile payment. […]

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SAKPANTS: “COZIEST PANTS IN THE WORLD”

Looking for the perfect gift for someone with everything? How about the “coziest pants in the world?” A pair of U students has launched a line of uniquely designed pants — dubbed Sakpants — through a university-sponsored entrepreneurship program and a crowdsource funding campaign to raise money. Students Brayden Iwasaki, a graphic design graduate, and […]

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