Beyond the Classroom
We offer entrepreneurship and strategy students many opportunities to become involved in applied learning.
Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is a nationally ranked hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Utah and an interdisciplinary division of the David Eccles School of Business. The first programs were offered in 2001, through the vision and support of Pierre Lassonde, an alumnus of the Eccles School and successful mining entrepreneur.
The institute now provides opportunities for thousands of students to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation. Programs include workshops, networking events, business-plan competitions, startup support, innovation programs, graduate seminars, scholarships, community outreach and more. All programs are open to students from any academic major or background.
The Lassonde Institute also manages the Lassonde Studios, a state-of-the-art, living-learning space with 400 beds and the Neeleman Hangar, 20,000 square foot makerspace open to all University of Utah students.
Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Rising Star Internship
- Do you realize the value in gaining experience relevant to your major and long-term career plans?
- Are you looking for an extraordinary educational experience as you explore a specific management topic from real-world examples at the workplace in your final paper?
- Did you know you can receive three (3) credit hours for an internship in Entrepreneurship that will count as one of your three entrepreneurship electives?
Each semester, a few lucky students will be accepted for this unique opportunity on the basis of their previous academic record at the University of Utah, successful completion of ENTP 5000, as well as the strength of the learning expected in the newly acquired internship or recent promotion in a current position.