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Ruchi Watson Q&A: Entrepreneurs Maximize Their Potential

Ruchi M. Watson teaches in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, while also serving as managing director of the Goff Strategic Leadership Center. Watson has many years of experience in academia, working on the dean’s team prior to becoming the managing director, but […]

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Unruh Foundation Continues Support for Lassonde Ambassador & Mentor Program

The Lassonde Ambassador & Mentor Program is proudly sponsored by Jeff and Polly Unruh and the James A. Unruh Family Foundation. They support the program to enable first-generation and underrepresented University of Utah students. The ambassadors receive scholarships to engage the community and inspire other students to pursue their dream of earning a college degree. Why […]

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Graduation Alliance: Helping At-Risk Populations Achieve a High School Diploma

Roughly 25-30 million people in the United States have not graduated from high school, and a company based in Utah and founded by a University of Utah alumni is doing something about it. Graduation Alliance partners with school districts, state agencies, and workforce boards across the country to provide online education and additional resources to […]

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Win $60,000 in the 2020-21 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Registration for the 2020-21 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. 8, 2021. The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a top 10 ranked program at […]

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Erin Valenti Women in Entrepreneurship Scholarship Fund Established

The family of the late Erin Valenti, a standout local entrepreneur, recently partnered with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business to establish the Erin Valenti Women in Entrepreneurship Scholarship starting in the 2020-21 academic year. The scholarship fund was initiated by donations from Valenti’s family, friends and […]

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