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Alumni Viewpoint: 5 Tips for Student Success

It’s a tough world out there for students right now, job markets are very competitive right now, economies are uncertain. It hardly seems a time to dream big or set goals. Though I didn’t have any dreams to change the world, I did know I wanted to have control over a few things in my life: my income, my location and my time. I decided the best way to do that was to start a business that would allow me to travel the world and work from anywhere.

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Utah Entrepreneur Series Workshop Kickoff!

More than 70 students from the University of Utah came to participate in the first Skill Workshop hosted by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. The event was a major success, demonstrating that the interest for entrepreneurship, along with taking advantage of resources provided by the Lassonde Institute, is growing rapidly across campus. “The turnout was great […]

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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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Bench 2 Bedside Seeking Student Leaders

Bench 2 Bedside, a student medical-device competition program, is currently seeking student leaders for the coming year. It is building a committee to recruit participants, organize events and aid teams in getting their medical devices to the finish line. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with several different colleges and the community at large in bringing […]

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Year in Review: E-Club Awards $103K in Seed Grants

The U’s Entrepreneur Club (or E-Club) awarded $60,000 in seed grants through the Get Seeded program in spring 2015 for a total of more than $103,000 during the 2014-2015 year. One hundred and fourteen teams consisting of 200 students from universities around the state applied for grants. Of those teams, 67 were invited to pitch […]

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U Alum Wins $150K to Develop Ligament Repair Device

U alum and inventor Dolly (Holt) Casper’s company NovaBio Technologies won the grand prize and $150,000 at the international OneStart competition recently. NovaBio, formerly known as Ligadon, is developing a coil-shaped and biodegradeable device that holds together tendons and ligaments like a “Chinese finger trap.” It distributes tension, decreasing risk of reruptures and the need for […]

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Interview: Taylor Randall, Dean of U of U’s Business School

Don’t miss this new podcast with Taylor Randall, the dean of the David Eccles School of Business, on KCPW. Randall discusses the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, Lassonde Studios and the future of business education at the University of Utah. The Lassonde Institute is an interdisciplinary division of the Eccles School. Listen to interview here

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