Learn the key skills in management, leadership and productivity

Are you a student that loves creating? An artist? A designer? An engineer? A leader? Do you daydream about changing the world with your ideas? Maybe you want to learn how to be in complete control of the direction of your life? Are you planning your crowdfunding campaign to launch your first product?

The Foundry is a program at Lassonde Studios that helps students learn the key skills in management, leadership and productivity to build and run businesses and creative projects.

The Foundry at Lassonde Studios is the only place in the University of Utah where you can (1) receive course credit (and/or independent study credit) for working on your passion project or new venture; and (2) the only place in the University of Utah where you can receive the same managerial training and coaching that high-potentials and top managers in the best-run companies receive — using your passion project or new venture as the fulcrum.

You’ll surround yourself with other students, all with their own business ideas and dedicated to helping each other be successful.

The Foundry meets weekly at 7 a.m. on the first floor of Lassonde Studios (1701 Student Life Way), breakfast and coffee are provided. Each meeting is one hour long. We use lightweight documents to track our progress, communicate, and hold each other accountable.

We learn by doing. We take action each week to advance our projects and share our challenges and what we learn with our community.

Is the Foundry right for you?

The Foundry is open to all students of any field of study. You don’t need to have any previous experience starting or running a business. You don’t even need to have an idea, participants are welcome to join the team of another student. All you need is the willingness to take action and learn from the results you get. The value that you get from the Foundry is equal to your contribution to the community.

How do you join the Foundry?

You can register for the class at as ENTP 5910/001 and graduate level students should register for ENTP 6910/001.