U Doctor, Students Raise $975,000 for Intubation Tech

While treating people in Africa, University of Utah anesthesiologist Sean Runnels invented a suite of intubation tools for placing breathing tubes during medical procedures. Now, he is moving rapidly toward selling the products. With help from students at the U’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and the Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC), he refined his […]

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Prolink.gg: The Social Network for Gamers

A social network for gamers, Prolink.gg is taking off after winning second place and $10,000 at the 2018 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge in April. The statewide competition is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and sponsored by Zions Bank. In addition to launching their mobile apps recently, Prolink.gg’s beta site has over 150,000 visitors and they expect […]

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Portal Wins $40,000 Grand Prize in the 2018 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Portal, a student startup from Brigham Young University developing a revolutionary way to open doors for wheelchair users, took home the $40,000 grand prize and the first place title at the 2018 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge at the University of Utah on April 7. The event featured the best collegiate entrepreneurs in Utah competing for $100,000 in […]

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Attend Final Awards & Showcase Events for 2018 UEC & HSUEC

You’re invited to attend the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC) and High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HSUEC) Awards & Showcase events on Saturday, April 7, at the University of Utah. The top-20 teams in these statewide programs will be competing for cash and prizes. This is a great opportunity to see the best collegiate and high school entrepreneurs in Utah. Register now and […]

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Top 20 Teams Announced in the 2018 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC), Utah’s largest collegiate entrepreneur competition, announced the top 20 teams for 2018 today. Hundreds of students from colleges across the state entered the business-model competition. The teams are competing for over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a $40,000 grand prize. The competition is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a […]

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Win $40,000 for Your Business Idea in the 2018 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

The application is now open for the 2018 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. Every year, this event provides college students the opportunity to compete for a $40,000 grand prize and more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. All college students in Utah are welcome to participate in this business-model competition. The registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. […]

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XLynk: An Adhesion-Barrier Gel for Surgical Patients

University of Utah engineering students Brody King, Arielle Hassett and Jordan Davis are cofounders of XLynk, a medical startup company developing a spray-gel adhesion barrier to prevent adhesions forming after abdominal, gynecological or laparoscopic surgeries. The gel is sprayed into the body in a thin form, and as soon as it enters the body, it […]

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3 Startup Tips from Utah’s Best Student Entrepreneurs

We talked to the best student entrepreneurs in the state to find out what tips had for other aspiring business owners during the final awards and showcase event for the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge and High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. We asked them what they learned during the year participating in these statewide, business model and […]

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