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SimpleCitizen Wins $40K at Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

A student startup providing an online service to help people secure green cards won first place and the $40,000 grand prize at the annual Utah Entrepreneur Challenge at the University of Utah tonight. “Winning the $40,000 is critical to helping us reach our first milestone of launching our website by this summer,” said Sam Stoddard, […]

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U of Utah Recruiting the ‘400 Best Student Entrepreneurs’

The University of Utah launched an ambitious plan today to recruit the “400 best student entrepreneurs” to live in the new, $45 million Lassonde Studios building starting fall 2016. The one-of-a-kind facility will feature living “pods” and a unique blend of space for making, starting companies and living.

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VIDEO: Calling the 400 Best Student Entrepreneurs

We are proud to release these new videos featuring our international call for the “400 best student entrepreneurs” to live, create and launch at the Lassonde Studios starting fall 2016. Apply now and learn more about the facility and community at www.lassonde.utah.edu/studios. Read our related press release here. Students who live at the Lassonde Studios […]

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Utah’s Best College Entrepreneurs Compete for $40,000

Utah’s best college entrepreneurs have been narrowed to the top-20 teams that advance to the final event of the 2015 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge later this month. The annual, state-wide, business-plan competition is hosted by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank.

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Be a Judge in the Innovation Showcase on March 13

We are hosting the annual Business Scholars Innovation Showcase on Friday, March 13, at 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the seventh floor of the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (map). Freshmen in the Business Scholars program will be showcasing the innovation projects they have been working on for months. Each group has developed a new invention or […]

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Apply Now: Lassonde New Venture Development Center

[UPDATE 03-25-15: Deadline extended to April 10.] The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is now accepting applications for students to join the Pierre and Claudette MacKay Lassonde New Venture Development Center. Applications will be accepted March 1 to April 10, 2015. Students selected work on interdisciplinary teams to help faculty inventors develop business plans and, in many […]

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Campus Tour Inspires Black Youth to Become ‘Leaders’

“Invent You at the U,” the collaborative event between the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and The V(i)llage to inspire future black entrepreneurs and innovators, drew more than 80 high school and middle school participants today. Everyone got a taste for college life and everything it offers. “Programs like this are important for building college pathways for […]

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