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Meet Rexchanger, a Utah Start-up Making Adventures More Accessible

Meet Rexchanger, a Utah Start-up Making Adventures More Accessible

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

July 18, 2019

  If you count yourself among the most dedicated of outdoor enthusiasts, you may likely resonate with the words of famed poet and ecologist Henry David Thoreau: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately." For University of Utah student Cara MacDonald, the drive to discover the...

Student Entrepreneurs Seek Funding

Student Entrepreneurs Seek Funding

April 1, 2015

To get a business off the ground, you are going to need some funding — that is why top university student startups competed Saturday in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. More than $100,000 was awarded to the students launching their own businesses. A BYU student took the grand prize of $40,000 with hi...

Lassonde Looking for Student Housing Applications

Lassonde Looking for Student Housing Applications

March 30, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The entrepreneur program at the U may be young, but a new housing studio might bring nationwide recognition. FEATURE STORY: UTAH RESIDENTS AND U STUDENTS AIR TRANSPORTATION CONCERNS Last week, applications opened for the first 400 spots in the $45 million Lassonde Studios, said...

U Students Create Ski Goggle Business

U Students Create Ski Goggle Business

By Carolyn Webber

February 23, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Two U students turned their passion into a career when they created a ski goggle company. Schaeffer Warnock, a senior in business management, and Jake Nelson, a senior in parks, recreation and tourism, formed their company, Aura Optics, in November 2013. They later received $2,500 from the Lassonde E...

U Breaks Ground on New Building for Entrepreneurs

U Breaks Ground on New Building for Entrepreneurs

October 19, 2014

  Entrepreneurship will soon have a new home at the U. U President David Pershing and Pierre Lassonde, benefactor of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, broke ground on the future Lassonde Studios on Oct. 11. This building will fill an estimated 160,000 square feet of space on campus, replacing the p...

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