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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U students win People’s Choice Award in clean tech finals

Navillum, a team of three M.B.A. students and three researchers from the University of Utah, won the People’s Choice Award at the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, which concluded June 13 with an awards ceremony at the White House. About 300 teams from across the country competed in the inaugural competition sponsored by the […]

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MBA students win $100,000 with quantum dot technology

Quantum dots might be the next big thing in the electronic industry. Scientists are just starting to understand the uses for these manmade, semiconductor nanocrystals. Quantum dots can emit a wider range of light with less energy than existing materials, so many believe they will be used in future generations of solar panels, televisions, cellphones […]

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Students learn the art of invention

Biomedical engineering sophomores Jessica Ashmead and Annicka Carter are getting a first-hand look at what it takes to invent and commercialize a medical device. They developed a surgical retractor with a battery-powered LED in a freshman bioengineering class at the University of Utah. They call it the OptiGuide. So far, they have received national recognition […]

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David Eccles School of Business leaps into Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 25

The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business has joined the ranks of “Entrepreneur Magazine’s” Top 25, winning special recognition for its innovative, experience-based approach to business education (www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges/undergrad/1.html). “We are honored to be included in such a prestigious ranking. The David Eccles School of Business is an experience-based program with curriculum designed to […]

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