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Apply for New Venture Development Program

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is accepting applications for the Lassonde New Venture Development Center scholarships through April 11, 2014. The program is open to all graduate students at the University of Utah. About 30 students are admitted into the program each year, and they spend two semesters working with a faculty inventors developing a business […]

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Lassonde Institute hosts state LEGO robotics championship

After competing with 276 teams at 14 qualifiers, 48 teams from Utah middle schools will advance to the fourth annual Utah FIRST LEGO League State Championship at the University of Utah on Saturday, Jan. 25. Teams hope to win this year’s state title. Teams will be competing with their LEGO robots and presenting innovation projects […]

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Fetch Food Wins Opportunity Quest Entrepreneur Competition

Fetch Food was named winner of the 2014 Opportunity Quest Competition (OQ), receiving a $5,000 cash prize. On Friday, ten collegiate teams presented their business ideas to a panel of five judges at the University of Utah. Sagebin Air and Grade Right were awarded $3,000 and $2,000 cash prizes for second and third place, respectively. […]

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Report: University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Critical

The US Department of Commerce released “The Innovative and Entrepreneurial University” report in October 2013 about the trends of entrepreneurship in universities, recognizing the many benefits that university programs, such as Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, provide. “As other nations increasingly compete with the United States for leadership in innovation, America’s colleges and universities are doing their […]

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Report: Salt Lake City a Startup Hub

Dane Stangler of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released a report called “Path-Dependent Startup Hubs” in September 2013 recognizing the history of start-up hubs like our very own Salt Lake City. Stangler reports on the top large metropolitan startup areas, claiming that these so-called hubs are not new. These cities have been the same hubs […]

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U Celebrates National Entrepreneurs’ Day Every Day

President Barack Obama proclaimed Nov. 22, National Entrepreneurs’ Day to celebrate men and women who start businesses, create jobs and build a stronger economy. The University of Utah fosters and encourages entrepreneurs of tomorrow through mentorship, support, education and a large variety of programs. Students from the University of Utah have successfully launched businesses such […]

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