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40 Companies Featured in Product Hunt Meetup at Lassonde Studios

Forty Utah founded companies, including many with ties to the University of Utah, will be featured at the 2-Year Anniversary Product Hunt Meetup on Thursday, May 31, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Lassonde Studios. The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and Big Door have teamed up to organize an interactive meetup where attendees can test trending products […]

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Startups & Pricing: Don’t Price Too Low

I’m on the board of a venture-backed startup that sells software-as-a-service. At a board meeting a while ago, the CFO enthusiastically announced that the company’s customer retention rate was 96 percent. I didn’t want to be a killjoy, but commented that, in my opinion, this was actually a bad sign. If customer churn was really […]

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What Students are Saying about Lassonde

Thinking about getting involved with the Lassonde Institute or living at Lassonde Studios? If all the resources and living options aren’t enough, listen to what some current and past students have to say about the programs and residential spaces: Aidan Daoussis (Entrepreneurship) “It’s such an inspiring area for entrepreneurs, and that’s exactly what I want […]

Continue reading The Social Network for Gamers

A social network for gamers, is taking off after winning second place and $10,000 at the 2018 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge in April. The statewide competition is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and sponsored by Zions Bank. In addition to launching their mobile apps recently,’s beta site has over 150,000 visitors and they expect […]

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