SimpleCitizen Wins $40K at Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

A student startup providing an online service to help people secure green cards won first place and the $40,000 grand prize at the annual Utah Entrepreneur Challenge at the University of Utah tonight. “Winning the $40,000 is critical to helping us reach our first milestone of launching our website by this summer,” said Sam Stoddard, […]

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U of Utah Recruiting the ‘400 Best Student Entrepreneurs’

The University of Utah launched an ambitious plan today to recruit the “400 best student entrepreneurs” to live in the new, $45 million Lassonde Studios building starting fall 2016. The one-of-a-kind facility will feature living “pods” and a unique blend of space for making, starting companies and living.

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VIDEO: Calling the 400 Best Student Entrepreneurs

We are proud to release these new videos featuring our international call for the “400 best student entrepreneurs” to live, create and launch at the Lassonde Studios starting fall 2016. Apply now and learn more about the facility and community at www.lassonde.utah.edu/studios. Read our related press release here. Students who live at the Lassonde Studios […]

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Utah’s Best College Entrepreneurs Compete for $40,000

Utah’s best college entrepreneurs have been narrowed to the top-20 teams that advance to the final event of the 2015 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge later this month. The annual, state-wide, business-plan competition is hosted by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank.

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Apply Now: Lassonde New Venture Development Center

[UPDATE 03-25-15: Deadline extended to April 10.] The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is now accepting applications for students to join the Pierre and Claudette MacKay Lassonde New Venture Development Center. Applications will be accepted March 1 to April 10, 2015. Students selected work on interdisciplinary teams to help faculty inventors develop business plans and, in many […]

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U of Utah, Lassonde Institute Send Startups to CES 2015

The University of Utah and its Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute are making a great showing at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show starting today in Las Vegas. The international tradeshow attracts several thousand exhibitors showcasing their new products to tens of thousands of spectators and media. Eight diverse startups with ties to the university will demonstrate their […]

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NEW: Campus Founders Fund with $500K for Utah Students

The Campus Founders Fund is a newly created venture fund run for students, by students. The investment team consists of entrepreneurial-minded college students across Utah, studying everything from biomedical engineering to global supply-chain management. With a $500,000 investment fund, the group’s mission is to provide pre-seed funding and top-level mentoring to the best student entrepreneurs […]

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