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U Student Takes Stage at TEDx — Watch Video

University of Utah and Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute student Mohan Sudabattula became the first undergraduate student to take the stage at TEDxSaltLakeCity in September 2018. He chronicled his journey starting Project Embrace to assisting developing communities with his team. The video for his presentation is now available to view here. In his TEDx talk, Sudabattula explained how […]

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Gearhold Technologies: Creating your Concepts with CAD 

To ease the workload of engineers, Trevor Newsom, an engineering student at the University of Utah, founded Gearhold Technologies three years ago. The engineering consulting company provides computer-aided design (CAD) services to help projects progress as efficiently as possible. They specialize in creating automated systems for rapidly adapting CAD files for sales and development purposes. […]

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Top 10 Teams Announced in the 2018-19 Opportunity Quest at the U

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute announced the top 10 teams today in the 2018-19 Opportunity Quest at the University of Utah. The teams are competing for $10,000 in prizes, including a $5,000 grand prize, in the business-model, executive-summary competition. The competition at the U is one of 11 Opportunity Quest competitions at colleges across the state. All the […]

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Lassonde Institute FY 2018 Annual Report

The FY 2018 Annual Report is now available (see link below) for the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, an interdisciplinary division of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. The report highlights student startup activity and programs at Lassonde Studios, the new home for student entrepreneurs at the U. Highlights for the year […]

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Win $100,000 in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Registration for the 2018-19 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is now open. The statewide business model competition is open to all university students in Utah. Teams compete for $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizes, including a $40,000 grand prize. The registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The competition is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, an […]

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Do You have All the Right Parts for Your Business to Succeed?

Timing is everything when launching a new business or growing in additional directions. Business leaders benefit from using a quick tool for assessing whether now is the right time to make strategic changes. Where can one find such a tool to make a quick, accurate and impactful decisions? The answer is found in a simple […]

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Global Entrepreneurship Program: Europe Summer 2019

 Spend the Summer 2019 semester in Europe by joining the Global Entrepreneur Program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Participating students will gain entrepreneurial experience while creating a startup or innovation of their own, being taught and mentored by U faculty members, and visiting some of Europe’s most […]

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What Makes an Entrepreneur? 6 Must-Have Characteristics

As more individuals flock to the entrepreneurship field, the definition of an entrepreneur has shifted. Successful entrepreneurs start non-profits, businesses, foundations and more, are all ages and from all education levels. However, there are qualities that all entrepreneurs have in common. Faculty and students from the Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute and the University of Utah shared […]

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