Latest News

Lassonde Events Calendar: Spring 2022

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute events calendar for spring 2022 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 […]

Continue reading


Tatfinder: An App to Find Your Next Tattoo

The tattoo industry hasn’t changed much since its inception, but startup Tatfinder is looking to change that. Kaeden Warnberg-Lemm, Tatfinder founder and an entrepreneurship major at the University of Utah, describes their app as a decision-based optimization algorithm that matches users with tattoo artists based on their style, personal values, and location. Warnberg-Lemm hopes that […]

Continue reading


Sesi Technologies: Affordable Solutions for African Farmers

Isaac Sesi, the founder of Sesi Technologies, is one of this year’s founders in the Master of Business Creation program and is currently based in Ghana. His agritech company provides affordable technology solutions to African farmers that helps them reduce losses, maximize productivity, and increase their income. Sesi studied electrical engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah’ […]

Continue reading


Balmont: A Streetwear and Evolving Fashion Brand

Laurbong Gai, a passionate entrepreneur and fashion designer from Salt Lake City, has big dreams. He is a marketing student at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business and the founder of Balmont, a streetwear company and evolving fashion brand with a carefully designed product. Balmont stands out from other clothing brands because […]

Continue reading


Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute Awards $320,400 in Scholarships for 2021-22

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a top-10 ranked program at the University of Utah, awarded $320,400 in scholarships to 110 students for the 2021-22 academic year. 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 range from undergraduate […]

Continue reading


Tribe Wins $3,000 Grand Prize at the 2021-22 University of Utah Opportunity Quest

Tribe, a mobile platform for team-based addiction recovery and self-improvement, won first place and the $3,000 grand prize at the 2021-22 University of Utah Opportunity Quest business model summary competition today. Ten teams advanced to the final judging and awards event held at Lassonde Studios. The competition is managed by students at the Lassonde Entrepreneur […]

Continue reading


Win $60,000 in the 2021-22 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Registration for the 2021-22 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is now open. All college students in Utah are welcome to participate in this statewide business-model competition. Teams are competing for $60,000 this year. The registration deadline is Feb. 7, 2022. The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a top 10 ranked program at […]

Continue reading