The Utah Entrepreneur Series 2013-2014 season will culminate with the awarding of a $40,000 grand prize offered by Zions Bank, Tuesday, April 15. This cash prize will be awarded to the winner of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, a statewide student business plan competition and the final event of the series. The Utah Entrepreneur Series is […]
Student Inventors Win More than $71,000 at Bench-to-Bedside Competition
University of Utah students competing in the Center for Medical Innovation’s Annual Bench-to-Bedside Competition were awarded nearly $72,000 in prize money on April 9 at the Utah State Capitol. Twelve student teams garnered top honors from a field of more than 40 for inventing medical devices that may soon change the marketplace and improve modern […]
Student Innovation @ the U 2014
Read about student innovation and entrepreneurship in our new “Student Innovation @ the U” report for 2014. Inside you will find stories about student startups, inventions and more. Also inside are tips and resources for getting involved. The report is available in two formats. Share and enjoy. PDF version E-magazine
Bench-2-Bedside Teams Win More than $71K
University of Utah students competing in the Center for Medical Innovation’s Annual Bench-to-Bedside Competition were awarded more than $71,000 in prize money on April 9 at the Utah State Capitol. Twelve student teams garnered top honors from a field of more than 40 for inventing medical devices that may soon change the marketplace and improve […]
Power Practical on Shark Tank
Two University of Utah graduates will appear on ABC’s Shark Tank, Friday, April 11 at 8-9 p.m. (MST), to make a pitch for their startup company, Power Practical, in hopes of receiving an investment.
New Donation and Building in the News
Newspaper, television and radio reporters attended our big announcement event April 8 at the David Eccles School of Business. Below is sample coverage about the announcement of a new $12 million donation from Pierre Lassonde and plans for our new Lassonde Studios building at the U. Deseret News “University officials Tuesday announced the donation of […]
U Announces Gift for Transformative Entrepreneur Building
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah announced today a $12 million gift from Pierre Lassonde, bringing his total contribution to $25 million. The new donation will be used for a transformative building for student entrepreneurs.
VIDEO: Lassonde Studios Building Design
The Lassonde Studios will be one of the most unique buildings at the University of Utah and across the country. It will combine living space with working, entrepreneur space. Watch this video for an overview of the design process and what the building will look like. Learn more and follow the construction at www.lassonde.utah.edu/studios.
VIDEO: We are Lassonde Entrepreneurs
Watch “We are Lassonde Entrepreneurs,” our new introductory video for the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. The video provides an overview of the institute and will introduce you to some of our standout Lassonde students.
Innovation Showcase Winners Announced
The Business Scholars, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and the David Eccles School of Business are proud to announce the winners of the inaugural 2014 Student Innovation Showcase. Student teams presented in a tradeshow-style event on March 21 to faculty, community and staff judges. Awards were given for “Best Pitch,” “Best Prototype,” “Best Branding” and “Best Idea.” […]