uAir Wins $20,000 Grand Prize at 2021 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

uAir, a University of Utah student team with an innovative new inhaler that addresses the patient’s need for portability and the physician’s need for accessibility, won the $20,000 grand prize and first place in the 2021 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge today. The statewide business-model competition is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a division of the […]

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Top 20 Announced in 2021 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

The top 20 teams in the 2021 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge were announced today. The student startup teams advance to the final round of this statewide business-model competition that is open to all college students in Utah. Teams are competing for $60,000 in cash and prizes, including a $20,000 grand prize. The winners will be announced online on […]

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Win $60,000 in the 2020-21 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Registration for the 2020-21 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is now open. All college students in Utah are welcome to participate in this statewide business-model competition. Teams are competing for $60,000 this year. The registration deadline is Feb. 8, 2021. The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, a top 10 ranked program at […]

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GAIA: Improving Prosthetic Technology

Nick Witham, a biomedical engineering Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, founded GAIA Technologies with a goal to change lives through better prosthetics. GAIA is doing this as a prosthetics component company that builds sensor arrays to measure muscle shapes. The outcome: more affordable and higher-functioning prosthetic limbs. GAIA’s sensor array technology can be […]

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

Reece & 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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