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Goff Scholar launches alleyway concert series in SLC

Vishwa Srinivasan knew that Salt Lake City's alleyways could be used for more. So the Eccles School student pitched Salt Lake City officials his idea — using the alleyways for concerts. The city liked the idea so much that they gave Srinivasan a grant from the city's Arts, Culture, and Events Fund, and his pilot concert is set for May 21. Read the full [...]

2022-04-14T17:45:25-06:00April 14th, 2022|

U.S. News ranks Eccles School MBA programs higher than last year

The Full-Time and Professional MBA programs at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business have continued their upward trajectory in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Business Schools ranking. The rankings of on-campus MBA programs were released this week, adding to the concurrently released #11 ranking for entrepreneurship (#5 among public schools) at the Eccles School. The Eccles School’s Full-Time MBA advanced to [...]

2022-03-29T14:45:46-06:00March 29th, 2022|

New Fenton Founders Fund featured in the Deseret News

The newly formed Joan and Tim Fenton Founders Fund, made possible by a $5 million investment from the Joan and Tim Fenton Family Foundation, will support student-founded startups coming out of the University of Utah. This innovative fund will serve as an accelerator for promising businesses that are at an earlier stage than might typically be of interest to traditional venture capital funds. You [...]

2022-01-27T12:52:10-07:00January 27th, 2022|

New Fenton Founders Fund to support student-founded startups

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and the Joan and Tim Fenton Family Foundation today announced the creation of the Joan and Tim Fenton Founders Fund at the David Eccles School of Business, aimed at supporting startup companies formed by business students or others within the broader university network.   Created through a $5 million investment by the Fenton Foundation, [...]

2022-01-27T12:50:19-07:00January 27th, 2022|

Utah Business: 3 businesses launched at Lassonde still thriving

Utah Business magazine recently highlighted three successful companies that launched with the support of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and are still thriving today. The leaders of the companies, Neighbor, a peer-to-peer storage platform, Blerp, an app that allows users to share audio clips, and Thirst, a shop that specializes in drinks and treats, shared with Utah Business what has led to their success, including [...]

2021-06-28T12:41:27-06:00June 28th, 2021|

The PPP program could be leaving women of color entrepreneurs behind

Women of color are driving small-business growth during the pandemic. But many are missing out on help such as the Payroll Protection Plan offered by the federal government, despite having applied. “All of us in economics and strategy are predicting an enormous surge in economic activity due to pent-up demand,” said Lyda Bigelow, associate professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the [...]

2021-04-27T13:38:02-06:00April 27th, 2021|

Backyard Estates: A student-created sustainable housing solution

Editor’s Note: The David Eccles School of Business is celebrating Earth Day (April 22) this week by sharing stories of Eccles student entrepreneurs and organizations that highlight sustainability. A founder in the Master of Business Creation (MBC) program, Adam Stewart, saw first-hand how renting his basement helped his family growing up, with the payments covering about 70% of their mortgage. With this in mind, [...]

2021-04-21T09:01:34-06:00April 21st, 2021|

Eccles students launch cold brew coffee company from their basement

Krum is bringing cold brew coffee to the masses. Three Eccles School students recently set out to make a cold brew coffee option that was affordable, natural, and delicious. With the help of the entrepreneurial resources at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, they were able to start a company that has now sold hundreds of items. Learn more about how they got started and where [...]

2021-03-01T10:37:23-07:00March 1st, 2021|