The Daily Utah Chronicle

Barron: Undergraduate Research Programs Help U

Barron: Undergraduate Research Programs Help U

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

April 22, 2019

  “Second place and $10,000 goes to…” The presenter paused, allowing the tension to build. A whopping 153 student businesses had applied for the 2019 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, and the top 20 teams were gathered in Lassonde Studio’s garage space for the final award ceremony. The pr...

U Student Hillary Whitaker is on a Mission to Make Every Little Girl a Rocket Ship Dress

U Student Hillary Whitaker is on a Mission to Make Every Little Girl a Rocket Ship Dress

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

March 4, 2019

  Located here on the University of Utah campus, Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and its studios are a “nationally ranked hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Utah.” Lassonde is a place where U entrepreneurs can work towards their goals and build their new...

Home-Grown Gift Guide: Support These Lassonde Startups This Winter Season

Home-Grown Gift Guide: Support These Lassonde Startups This Winter Season

By Katelyn Collett

December 7, 2018

  The nationally-ranked Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah provides opportunities for student innovations and startup companies. Student startups need not only the support of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute but also the support of the consumer market. The companies...

Lassonde Gears Up for Another Round of the Opportunity Quest Competition

Lassonde Gears Up for Another Round of the Opportunity Quest Competition

By Claudia Robles

November 1, 2018

  Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is gearing up for their annual statewide Opportunity Quest competition. This competition, hosted by Lassonde and sponsored by Zions Bank, allows students and future entrepreneurs to put their skills to the test through a business model executive competition....

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 Entrepreneurs Hope to Get in the “Shark Tank”

U Entrepreneurs Hope to Get in the “Shark Tank”

March 23, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Aspiring entrepreneurs are preparing their best ideas because ABC’s “Shark Tank” is coming to the U. FEATURE STORY: U HEALTH CARE CELEBRATES MARCH MADNESS WITH MORE VASECTOMY APPOINTMENTS “Shark Tank,” a reality TV show that centers around entrepreneur...

Move Over, Snuggie: Sakpants Are the New Coziest Things

Move Over, Snuggie: Sakpants Are the New Coziest Things

By Kylee Ehmann

January 13, 2015

  Are you looking for a cozy and fun way to stay warm this winter? A pair of U students have designed the perfect product for you. In late November, Garred Lentz and Brayden Iwasaki launched Sakpants, a cross between sweats and footie pajamas. Lentz, Sakpants co-founder and a graduate student, ...

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...

U’s Entrepreneurship Program in Top 25 Nationwide

U’s Entrepreneurship Program in Top 25 Nationwide

September 22, 2014

  The U’s entrepreneurship program has been ranked in the top 25 entrepreneurship programs in the nation for the fourth year in a row. The Princeton Review surveyed more than 2,000 schools in the United States. Troy D’Ambrosio, executive director of the School of Business and creator of the ...

E-Club Pushes Entrepreneurship on Campus

E-Club Pushes Entrepreneurship on Campus

September 14, 2014

  The U’s E-Club may stand for excellence, but it’s mostly about entrepreneurship. The E-Club is a group of young entrepreneurs who strive to get better jobs or create their own companies. Tim Cooley, president of the club and a business administration graduate student, said the club’s g...

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