Reese & Company Wins People’s Choice Prize at 2020 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Reese & Company, a bag accessory company from Southern Utah University, won the $1,000 People’s Choice Award in the 2020 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, a statewide business model competition managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a division of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. The team won after collecting 880 of […]

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KURU Footwear: 2006 Winner of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Since winning the 2006 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, KURU Footwear has become a leading direct-to-consumer shoe brand. The company has headquarters in Salt Lake City and specializes in shoes that eliminate foot pain. “Going through each round of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge taught us the value of persistence, reacting quickly to outside feedback, and to not […]

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True Adherence: A Smarter Way to Exercise

Chris Bright and Kyle Poulin founded their company True Adherence to make exercise safer and more effective. When he worked as a personal trainer, Poulin saw too many people risk injury or stunt their progress because they were exercising incorrectly. True Adherence’s technology provides real-time feedback and data to help people exercise smarter. Now, Bright and […]

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Compete for $100,000 in the 2019-20 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Registration for the 2019-20 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is now open. The statewide business-model competition is open to all college students in Utah. Teams compete for $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a $40,000 grand prize. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a […]

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NALZA: Handcrafted and Innovative Skating Gear

Exploring the culture and advancement of the fastest sport on ice, NALZA is dedicated to the production of premium handcrafted skating gear. With the combination of functionality, durability and premium design, NALZA is modernizing and changing the speed skating market. The co-founders of NALZA are J.R. Celski, an Olympic medalist and entrepreneur student at the […]

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SHERO Close to Manufacturing Biodegradable Feminine Pads

Amber Barron, a student at the U studying material sciences and engineering, has created the first completely biodegradable menstrual pad. She worked on this project with current team members Amelia Heiner and Aruna Dhungel and former team members Alicia Dibble, Sarai Patterson, Ashlea Patterson and Ben Bradford. Working with Professor Jeff Bates, the team first […]

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