As friends who have known each other since sixth grade, it was only a matter of time before Katherine “Kate” Hull and Leentje Klingensmith joined forces to create startup company Survivor Solar Tech. Both business majors at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, Klingensmith and Hull’s passion for business and service were […]
Can you really have culture without food, or food without culture? Hossein Dadkhah and Shahrzad Jalili would say they go hand in hand, but many dining experiences may fail to present food within the appropriate cultural context. Dadkhah and Jalili share a passion for travel, along with the desire to provide people with a uniquely […]
We can all agree that fitness and health are extremely important. Similar to entrepreneurship, being healthy requires a lot of dedication and hard work. There are constantly boundaries being pushed and limits being broken. One Lassonde student, Michael Asihene, is at the forefront of innovation in this sector. In 2014, Asihene had an idea. He […]
Finding vintage clothing can be difficult. Especially when it involves digging through racks of clothes and multiple stores in hopes of finding that one piece you’re looking for. Then when you finally do find the perfect piece, it’s overpriced … by hundreds of dollars. If it’s not overpriced, it’s extremely outdated. But not in a […]
When Ryan Bliss first arrived at the University of Utah, he was told exactly what to expect: lifelong friendships and a never-ending amount of social events. But what he experienced was much different. Students were socializing less and using social media more. According to a study done by UCLA, college is the least social it […]
Hashtaggy took over Lassonde Studios last week. The student startup staged activities on every floor – a Mario Kart tournament, fashion show, paper airplane contest and more – using the event to beta launch their new social media app. Learn more about Hashtaggy and get on their waiting list here: www.hashtaggy.co
Here’s a look at the 2016-17 startups in residence in the Company Launch space (in alphabetical order): ADA Mobile Assessment Systems — Creates mobile-data collection systems for sidewalks, ramps and accessible routes to evaluate ADA Title II and III compliance. Andriese Entertainment, LLC — A professional production company that provides audio, lighting, MC’ing and quality […]
All the students startups in our brand new Company Launch area moved in this week! The teams get dedicated space at the new Lassonde Studios. Drop by and get to know them! They specialize in a broad variety of industries, from fashion to data analysis. Learn more about the program here: lassonde.utah.edu/launch.