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Power Practical Expands to Emerging Markets after Shark Tank

Since airing on the TV show Shark Tank, local company Power Practical, a startup founded by recent graduates of the University of Utah and participants in the Lassonde Institute, has a gained traction in meeting the power needs of those in emerging markets. When presenting to the sharks on the April 11 episode of Shark Tank the […]

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Businessweek: ‘University of Utah’s New Dorm Mimics Google Headquarters’

The Lassonde Studios – a new facility being built on the University of Utah campus for student entrepreneurs and innovators to live, create and launch companies – came into the national spotlight this week with a report by Bloomberg Businessweek. The article titled “University of Utah’s New Dorm Mimics Google Headquarters” compares the new building […]

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Lassonde Institute Honored by Utah Association for Gifted Children

The Utah Association for Gifted Children honored the University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute for its work organizing the Utah FIRST LEGO League program for the state during a recent annual conference. The award is given to organizations and individuals that make Utah communities wonderful places to live and raise children. “This is an amazing […]

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New Startup Bootcamp Course Open to All Undergrads

Undergraduate entrepreneurship curriculum at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business has been completely revamped with the launch of the Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Certificate that’s designed for all non-business majors, but also available to all students. The program now offers a new startup bootcamp course called “Entrepreneurship and the Scientific Method” (ENTP 1020) that […]

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NeuroVersity Launches Pilot Project for Students with Autism

University of Utah startup NeuroVersity and the Columbus Community Center, which provides support services for people with disabilities, launched a new pilot project to help address the increasing numbers of individuals with autism spectrum disorder – a developmental disability that affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in Utah and 1 in 68 in the […]

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5 Lessons for Student Entrepreneurs

Matt Allred is a junior in entrepreneurship at the University of Utah and owner of J.Bones Clothing. While working on his degree, he has already launched several companies and a has variety of experience. His latest experience was traveling to Kansas City, Mo., with Symptomly, a U startup that is advancing mobile health with their symptom […]

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