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Opencontour: Empowering New Mining Generations

Maria Echavarria’s company, Opencontour, aims to simplify mine-planning software tools and empower new mining generations to embark on the journey. She is growing it with help from the Master of Business Creation program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. Echavarria and Opencontour’s founder, Russ Downer, created Opencontour from experiences with mining […]

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Innovation Outdoors: Making Adventure Accessible Through Foldable Paddleboards and More

In a state known for its natural beauty, outdoor adventures are a quintessential part of day-to-day life for people all over Utah. Many students attend the University of Utah because of its proximity to this natural landscape, but it’s not always easy to take advantage of. Thomas Rash, Matthew Lebrecht, and Darin Pinedo, sophomore students […]

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Meramec Solutions: Driving Growth in the Trucking Industry

With a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, years of involvement at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, and a current spot in the Master of Business Creation (MBC) program under his belt, Jake Peters is currently working to improve the current state of the trucking industry using entrepreneurship. […]

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Lassonde Institute Named a Finalist in Silicon Slopes Hall of Fame & Awards

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute was announced as a finalist for the 2022 Silicon Slopes Hall of Fame & Awards recently. Launched in 1999, the awards identify and applaud the breakthrough leaders and companies who have contributed to the ongoing and growing success of Utah and Silicon Slopes. The Lassonde Institute was named a finalist for […]

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Lassonde Events Calendar: Spring 2023

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute events calendar for spring 2023 is now available in print and online formats. See links below. We have many events and opportunities planned for the semester. We have Make Space hours, grants, workshops, mentor hours, application deadlines, entrepreneur classes through the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, and more. All University of […]

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Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute Awards $394,500 in Scholarships for 2022-23

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a top-5 ranked program at the University of Utah, awarded $394,500 in scholarships to 125 students for the 2022-23 academic year as of today. The scholarships come with the opportunity to gain leadership skills and experience while managing many activities for aspiring entrepreneurs. Find a complete list of scholarship recipients below. They […]

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