Tuesday, December 16

Lassonde Alum Excels in Utah Hackathon

Chad Mann, a recent graduate of the University of Utah and president of MannMade Engineering, led his team into the top-4 of the 2014 Utah Tech Week Hackathon this fall. In just a matter of hours, Mann and his team designed an “internet of things” device to remotely track one’s health.

“It was nothing short of impressive to see what all of these top-level development companies were able to develop … in only 9 hours,” Mann said.

Thursday, December 11

Campus Founders Fund with $500k for Utah Students

The Campus Founders Fund is a newly created venture fund run for students, by students. The investment team consists of entrepreneurial-minded college students across Utah, studying everything from biomedical engineering to global supply-chain management.

campus-founders-fundWith a $500,000 investment fund, the group’s mission is to provide pre-seed funding and top-level mentoring to the best student entrepreneurs in the state by investing up to $20,000 per startup and connecting management teams to startup CEOs and mentors in the state.

Tuesday, December 09

U students create “Coziest Pants in the World”

Don’t know what to get the person who has everything for the holidays this year? How about the “coziest pants in the world?”

A pair of University of Utah students has launched a line of uniquely designed pants — dubbed Sakpants — through a university-sponsored entrepreneurship program and completing a crowdsource funding campaign to raise capital for their business endeavor.

Monday, December 01

New report details economic effects of transferring federal public land to state

The transfer of 31.2 million acres of land managed by the federal government to Utah would create a major shift in the economic structure of the state, according to a report released by researchers from the University of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Utah State University and Weber State University.

Tuesday, November 25

MSF Program Ranked Among Best in Finance Nationwide

The David Eccles School of Business today announced its Master of Finance program has been ranked among the best in the nation by the Financial Engineer and is the only program in Utah to make the list, earning a No. 47 ranking.

“It is an honor to be numbered among such esteemed finance programs across the nation,” said Taylor Randall, dean of the David Eccles School of Business. “We are thrilled with these results and see them as validation that our efforts to deliver our students the best business education in the world are working.”

Monday, November 24

Lassonde Institute, NeuroVersity Win Community Award for Autism Project

In recognition for helping students on the autism spectrum, the Columbus Community Center – a Salt Lake City center providing support services for people with disabilities – awarded the University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and startup NeuroVersity with the Social Enterprise Award at its Ninth Annual Dignity through Work Recognition Event earlier this month.

Thursday, November 20

Eccles School Celebrates Historical Ties to Federal Reserve Bank by Hosting University Symposium

As the U.S. economy continues to improve and monetary policy moves toward normalization, the David Eccles School of Business is pleased to partner with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to host a simulation of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting. The event involves Eccles School students in the role of the committee members, including Reserve Bank Presidents, Federal Reserve Board Governors, and Chair Janet Yellen. Students will hear a presentation on the U.S.

Wednesday, November 19

U of Utah Students Win 2nd at National Inventor Competition

Adding another accomplishment to an already impressive year, University of Utah student startup Veritas Medical won second place among graduate students and $15,000 in the Collegiate Inventors Competition in Washington, D.C.