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.
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 […]
Being in a band is cool, being on the football team is cool, and now creating your own app while in college has become cool. With more and more coverage in mainstream media, creating the “hot new app” has become a highly pursued interest.
[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 […]
“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 […]
It didn’t take Schaeffer Warnock long to fall in love with Utah’s ski country. The first time he hit the slopes at Alta as a 14-year-old, he knew being outdoors during the winter would be a part of his future. His passion grew in high school, when he and buddy Jake Nelson made the rounds […]
University of Utah student startup Light Line Catheter won first place and $5,000 at the University of Utah’s Opportunity Quest executive-summary business-plan competition recently. The team competed with an innovative catheter that uses UV light to kill bacteria that can cause potentially fatal infections to users.
The University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and The V(i)llage are partnering to inspire future black innovators and entrepreneurs by hosting a “Invent You at the U” college tour for middle and high school students on Friday, Feb. 13. Student participants are members in The V(i)llage, a comprehensive leadership program for African, African American and […]
Pablo Casals, legendary cellist and conductor, said, “Perhaps music will save the world.” As a philanthropist and entrepreneur, Emily Richards, a U alum, musician and CEO of the nonprofit music community ccMixter.org, is hoping to use music to change the lives of people battling neurological diseases.
Our spring 2015 newsletter is now available. Download the PDF or pick up a copy to find out what’s happening each semester. Inside are student profiles, institute news and a calendar of events. Enjoy. Download PDF