Resource Directory: Student Innovation @ the U 2024

ArtsBridge: An interdisciplinary arts education outreach program.

ArtsForce: A two-day conference for art students to learn about how to share their creative work.

Arts Entrepreneur: Connect with your peers, learn the value of your skills, and explore connections between the arts and entrepreneurship.

Associated Student of the University of Utah (ASUU): A student-led organization that provides resources and services to students, hosts events and programs, and advocates for students with university administrators.

Bench to Bedside: A competition for medical, engineering, and business students to collaborate to develop or improve a medical device.

Bennion Center: Program with a mission to mobilize people to strengthen communities through learning, scholarship, and advocacy.

Company Launch: Apply for dedicated office space and customized support at Lassonde Studios through this program.

Eccles Global: Students engage in worldwide business education that instills the skill set students need to compete internationally with classes taught by Eccles School faculty in classes around the globe.

Elevate U Program: Student athletes learn brand management, creative marketing, leadership, and character development in partnership with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute.

Entertainment Arts & Engineering: Interdisciplinary program where students design and develop video games.

Food Entrepreneur: Learn about food entrepreneurship, what it takes to open a restaurant, and more.

The Gapp Lab: A student game-development center for health and education-related video games and apps.

Get Seeded: Pitch your business idea to your peers to receive seed funding for your venture.

Global Entrepreneurship Program: Travel the world while taking classes in entrepreneurship and completing internships in this program from the David Eccles School of Business.

Global Public Health: Promotes health and medical development, leading to measurable improvements.

Goff Strategic Leadership Center: Committed to developing strategic leaders by engaging with students across campus and the business community to share insights and build practical skills.

High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge: A statewide business idea competition for all students ages 14-18. $30,000 in cash and scholarships are available.

Hinckley Internship Programs: Internship opportunities are available to students interested in politics.

Honors Praxis Labs: Students work together to find original solutions to problems our society faces, while a faculty mentor guides the work of each group.

Hours with Experts: Sign up to meet with an expert in fields including law, business, design, and engineering.

Kahlert Initiative on Technology: Prepares students to be digitally literate regardless of degree. KIT offers a Digital Literacy Certificate program that allows you to learn cutting-edge technology from industry experts in an easy-to-understand format.

Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute: The hub for student entrepreneurs and innovators at the University of Utah. Its many programs and opportunities are open to all students.

Lassonde Founders: A select community of active undergraduate entrepreneurs who live, create, and launch together while receiving generous support, mentorship, and scholarships.

Lassonde New Venture Development Center: Graduate students are paired with inventors and entrepreneurs for fall and spring semester preparing a business plan.

Lassonde Studios: The home for student entrepreneurs and innovators. All students welcome to live, create, and launch here.

Lassonde+X: An introductory program for undergraduate students from all majors (X) to learn the entrepreneurial mindset, explore and practice entrepreneurship, and build skills to succeed in the future.

Learning Abroad/Global Engagement: Students participate in hundreds of programs all over the world based on their interests and career goals.

LGBT Resource Center Emerging Student Leadership Program: A leadership program for LGBTQIA+ students to explore leadership from an intersectional perspective and build community with other students invested in creating positive change.

Impact & Prosperity Epicenter:  The home to a diverse group of students and professionals driven by a shared vision and mission for the betterment of people and the planet.

Make Program: Learn how to use prototyping tools and see your idea come to life at Lassonde Studios.

Meetups: Join the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at a meetup event or host one to meet people and learn about the community.

New Leadership Academy Fellows Program: Students receive leadership coaching and learn about equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives within complex institutions.

My U Signature Experience (MUSE): A database of research, leadership, community engagement, scholarships, and internship opportunities across campus.

Sorenson Impact Institute: Marshals capital for social good, empowers data-driven programs, breaks down silos across sectors, and equips the next generation of leaders with social purpose.

Stena Center for Financial Technology: Brings together education and industry to accelerate financial and technological innovation that supports students, research, and industry to expand and strengthen the fintech ecosystem.

Student Affairs: Encourages U students to participate in the creation of their own campus culture.

Student Investment Fund: Get hands-on investment experience in this unique program from the David Eccles School of Business.

Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund Program (SCIF): Innovative and motivated students are awarded grants to team up with a faculty or staff member to bring about sustainable changes for the campus.

Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR): Students are paired with faculty members and work closely with them in research experiences.

University Venture Fund: Students work with entrepreneurs and investors to learn about investments and see how successful companies are managed.

Utah Center for Financial Services: Help innovate financial services, guide regulatory issues, and examine and support the deployment of new financial products and services.

Utah Entrepreneur Challenge: One of the largest business-model competitions in the nation. Students across Utah develop full, comprehensive business models. $60,000 in prizes are available.

Utah Real Estate Challenge: Real-estate development competition for undergraduate and graduate students throughout Utah.

Utah Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR): Provides undergrad students with an intensive 10-week research experience under the mentorship of a faculty member.

Wilkes Center for Climate Change: Provides students with transformative, integrative, and cutting-edge science, education, entrepreneurship, and practical solutions to tackle climate change in Utah, the United States, and the globe.

Workshops: Attend regular workshops at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute to learn new skills.

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