This post, by Christine Young, originally appeared in Intermountain Catholic and discusses the relationship between Judge Memorial and the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the David Eccles School of Business.

Judge Memorial Catholic High School teachers recognized that innovation is essential to their students’ future and launched the entrepreneurial experience of the Lassonde Institute into their curriculum in September.

The curriculum allows students an opportunity to expand their ideas, match their passions with a purpose, pitch their entrepreneurial ideas to the community for startup funding, enter innovative competitions, and explore the possibilities of entrepreneurship in high school and later as college students, said Pam Oles, JMCHS Lassonde coordinator and media specialist.

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is a nationally ranked hub for student entrepreneurs and innovators at the University of Utah and an interdisciplinary division of the David Eccles School of Business. The Lassonde Institute is for students who want to pursue educations and careers related to innovation, entrepreneurship and STEM (science, technology, e