An entrepreneur from an early age, University of Utah senior Ethan Cisneros has capitalized on yet another opportunity from his connections from being a student entrepreneur as he opens the third location of his business, Thirst, on the University of Utah campus.
Just over two years ago, Cisneros launched what has become a thriving drink and treats chain with three locations in the Salt Lake Valley, including locations inside the new Vivint Smart Home Arena and one in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City on 1300 South and State Street. Cisneros is pursuing a marketing degree from the David Eccles School of Business, where he has already finished a certificate in entrepreneurship. He said, “Conceiving and running Thirst has been the ultimate field experience application of my education.”
Since opening Thirst two years ago as a freshman at the university, Cisneros said it has been a “constant journey of hard work and dedication.” Long hours and a mantra of “learning by doing” has allowed Cisneros to grow the company to a degree that has exceeded his expectations over the last two years as Thirst has established itself as a top stop for drinks and treats in the Salt Lake City area.
Visit the new campus location at the Crimson Corner at the Peterson Heritage Center (151 S Connor St.).
Find this article and a lot more in the 2019 “Student Innovation @ the U” report. The publication is presented by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute to celebrate student innovators, change-makers and entrepreneurs.