A native of New Delhi, India, Sasha Singh is majoring in computer science major and minoring in entrepreneurship and psychology at the University of Utah. With the goal of becoming a software engineer and aspirations of a master’s in information systems, Singh is using the Lassonde+X program at the University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute to help people live healthier lives through her project titled “Life.”
“Lassonde+X really helped me solidify how I wanted this product presented to consumers,” she said of the three-course program that allows students to add entrepreneurship to any major. “There was a lot of back and forth between what the cost would be and the services I would provide. One-on-one appointments with the professor Kathy Hajeb is a really huge asset.”
It all started with Singh’s desire to pursue entrepreneurship and combine her tech background with innovation and creativity to help people. She knew she wanted to work with something that was personal, so during the pandemic she came up with a health and fitness app that created value to everyone. This would help people eat correctly and live a holistic and happy life through Zen living, checking water intake, and helping meditate, among other things.
Singh explained how body dysmorphia impacted her in the past and how that was one of the key motivators to create an app that put it all together under one umbrella. This includes catering to individuals needs through diverse means, something not seen in health and fitness apps, whether that be gender identity or different body types. The result is a community through group activity and exercise.
The Life project is currently a website, with the goal of turning it into an mobile app.
Lassonde+X drew Singh’s attention in high school as she saw friends in college creating ideas, companies, and winning challenges while finding monetary resources to fund these projects. She said the program have her a greater appreciation for business, meaning working with customers or users, and pitching to investors. She recommends the program to anyone who wants to develop entrepreneurial skills.
“Entrepreneurship is a state of mind and seizing opportunities and forging a path in society,” Singh said.
Follow the app’s development at https://u0982683.wixsite.com/life.