Have you ever been somewhere new and wished you had a local to show you around? If the answer is yes, you need to know about The Local. It’s a new tourism app and website being developed by a team of students at the University of Utah. They won first place in the spring 2018 […]
Watch our video of the 2018 University of Utah Opportunity Quest competition at Lassonde Studios. Learn more at lassonde.utah.edu/oq.
The first round of the 2017-2018 University of Utah Opportunity Quest is now complete, and the top 10 teams have been selected from 58 total applications. The top teams advance to the remaining rounds to compete for $10,000 in prizes. The finalist teams demonstrated their ability to propose a viable business model through their executive summary […]
The application is now open for the 2018 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. Every year, this event provides college students the opportunity to compete for a $40,000 grand prize and more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. All college students in Utah are welcome to participate in this business-model competition. The registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. […]
All of us are familiar with peer-to-peer marketplaces like Uber and Airbnb. These disruptive companies are changing the way that we get around and how we travel. A University of Utah alum is disrupting the way you use storage. Neighbor, considered the “Airbnb of Storage,” is an online marketplace that connects hosts with extra space […]
Parents are constantly checking in on their children, especially in a crowded public space — like a beach or amusement park. One company making this easier is KiLife Tech, a Utah-based business and past winner at the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, a program managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and sponsored by Zions Bank. They are makers […]
Say you have an awesome idea for a startup, something with real potential. There is, however, a pretty big problem: launching a business isn’t cheap, and as a student or recent graduate, it’s difficult to finance a business on your own. But, your idea is good. So what happens next? We’ve compiled a list of […]
We hosted the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge and High School Entrepreneur Challenge on April 15. Utah’s best student entrepreneur competed for $130,000 in cash and prizes. Learn more at lassonde.utah.edu/uec and lassonde.utah.edu/hsuec.
Over 53 students from across academic disciplines at the University of Utah competed in the Rethink the Bank Innovation Tournament on Feb 11, 2017, to discover new ways for financial innovation. The event was hosted by the Center for Innovation in Banking and Financial Services (CIBFS), a division of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and the […]
We had a record number of people attending the awards and showcase event for the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC) and High School Entrepreneur Challenge (HSUEC). During the event, the best student entrepreneurs in the state were competing for $130,000 in cash and prizes. Browse the photo album below for highlights from the event. Find […]