Apply for New Venture Development Program

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is accepting applications for the Lassonde New Venture Development Center scholarships through April 11, 2014. The program is open to all graduate students at the University of Utah. About 30 students are admitted into the program each year, and they spend two semesters working with a faculty inventors developing a business […]

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Active Desk: Part Desk, Part Stationary Bike

While business schools across the country teach case studies from a book, students at the University of Utah are getting a completely different experience through the Lassonde New Venture Development Center — they are developing their own case studies. Graduate students in the Lassonde New Venture Development Center are paired with faculty inventors. The students, […]

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U Ranked among Top Schools for Entrepreneurship

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah has ranked among the top-25 schools for entrepreneurship for the third-straight year in the annual survey by the Princeton Review released today. The graduate program at the David Eccles School of Business ranked 23rd among more than 2,000 institutions across the country. “We have […]

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U startup invited to esteemed entrepreneurial forum

A new University of Utah startup company received an invitation to attend the prestigious Siemens New Ventures Forum in June in Berkeley, Calif. Only 12 of more than 100 applicants were invited to attend the exclusive forum, which provides startups an opportunity to perfect their business pitch and network with Siemens, a global electronic health […]

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Lassonde Center: Square one for student entrepreneurs

For the thousands of students who participate in programs offered by the Pierre and Claudette Lassonde Entrepreneur Center, it’s no mystery why the University of Utah is among the most entrepreneurial schools in the country. The Lassonde Center, which is part of the David Eccles School of Business, provides a wealth of programs that allow […]

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U of Utah, Lassonde Center fuel state’s No. 1 rank for small business

A respected online platform for hiring local contractors and a foundation focused on entrepreneurship have ranked Utah as the No. 1 state for small business. In putting together the ranking, Thumbtack.com and the Kaufman Foundation collected 7,766 responses from very small businesses across the country—96 percent of respondents have fewer than 10 employees. When announcing […]

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Student innovation sets the U apart

When you think about innovation at the U, you might immediately think of faculty research and commercialization. That is critical and impressive, but it’s only one piece of the picture. Thousands of students — from middle schoolers to post-docs — also play a central role through many unique programs, competitions and opportunities. These students are […]

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