Decheque is a student-run startup aiming to change the alternative investment industry. Started in March 2019, Decheque matches investors with hedge funds in hopes of increasing access to the private investment industry. The founder, Andrew Pignanelli, a finance major at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business and resident at Lassonde Studios, has […]
Graduate students in the Pierre and Claudette Lassonde New Venture Development Center get more than a life-changing experience. They also work on real technologies with potential to improve the lives of thousands of people across the globe. Founded in 2001, the New Venture Development Center is one of the premier programs offered by the Lassonde […]
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 […]
Earlier this year, we witnessed one of the largest tech IPO’s since Facebook back in May 2012. Snap and Facebook have swiftly become tech-media giants, collectively reaching billions of people, and generating billions of dollars in revenue. What else do both of these companies have in common? Through a series of events that will likely […]
The Get Seeded event for February 2017 was a new experience for students competing for milestone funding. This was the first month that it wasn’t possible for every team to receive funding. Previously a company at the final pitch event just needed 50 percent audience approval to receive their fund request. However, this month the […]
It didn’t take a lot of effort. Not much time either – about a day or two. All I used was a bit of basic statistics, and by basic, I mean being able to compute percentages. Although I’m doing a Ph.D. in math, I didn’t use any of the fancy artificial intelligence, machine learning or […]
Watch this video from our Rethink the Bank Innovation Tournament on Feb. 11, 2017. The event was hosted by the Center for Innovation in Banking and Financial Services, a division of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah. Learn more at lassonde.utah.edu/cibfs/tournament.