Bharath Velagapudi is finishing up his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at the University of Utah. He is studying neural engineering and thought he was destined for a job as a researcher and professor. But that was before he enrolled in the Pierre and Claudette Lassonde New Venture Development Center. The technology commercialization program is provided […]
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 […]
If the startups that entrepreneurs created were reflections of their minds, Mark Pittman’s Blyncsy – a company that generates and aggregates big data from any internet-connected device – would fit the bill. It’s because of Pittman’s desire to make sense of an interconnected world that Blyncsy successfully secured $2.6 million in venture capital from Pelion Venture […]
A team of University of Utah researchers and their startup company, NeuroVersity, are partnering with organizations in Longmont, Colorado, and Salt Lake City to offer two new summer camps to teach computer skills to students with autism. Students will learn 3-D modeling skills to help them develop confidence and jobs skills for potential internships and […]
When it’s a matter of life or death, it’s important to constantly improve the industry. Which is why, when University of Utah faculty member and anesthesiologist Sean Runnels had an idea for a safer upgrade to breathing tubes and the process of inserting them, it wasn’t difficult to recruit students for his team. He reached […]
Have you ever wondered what it is like to work for a startup? What is it like to have an idea and make it a business? Do you like entrepreneurship? Do you like to be challenged? It was about a year ago when I started thinking about these same questions. That’s why, after graduating as […]
U alum and inventor Dolly (Holt) Casper’s company NovaBio Technologies won the grand prize and $150,000 at the international OneStart competition recently. NovaBio, formerly known as Ligadon, is developing a coil-shaped and biodegradeable device that holds together tendons and ligaments like a “Chinese finger trap.” It distributes tension, decreasing risk of reruptures and the need for […]
Don’t miss this new podcast with Taylor Randall, the dean of the David Eccles School of Business, on KCPW. Randall discusses the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, Lassonde Studios and the future of business education at the University of Utah. The Lassonde Institute is an interdisciplinary division of the Eccles School. Listen to interview here
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute was featured in a documentary titled “Conference of Champions” on the Pac-12 Network. The documentary spotlighted Lassonde student Mark Pittman, who invented a device for tracking the movement of people using signals from mobile devices. Learn more about the company at blyncsy.com.
We took tons of photos at our audition for ABC’s “Shark Tank” on April 16. Browse our photo album on Facebook by following this link. Don’t forget to tag yourself if you participated! This is the our second installment of photos. Find the images from our photo booth in this earlier post.