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Celebrating 20 years of the Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute

Twenty years ago, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute opened at the University of Utah with a budget of $50,000 and a question: what would happen if students were given a space to create and collaborate across disciplines, degrees and interests? The answer, it turns out, is a lot. In the past 20 years, Lassonde has set the pace for entrepreneurship programs across the country, reaching [...]

2022-05-10T09:05:50-06:00May 10th, 2022|

Pierre Lassonde Retires from Franco-Nevada after 35 years of leadership

After 35 years leading Franco-Nevada, Pierre Lassonde – the founder of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business – retired from the company when he stepped down as chairman of the board earlier this month. The milestone concluded an epic career with the company he co-founded in 1985 and grew to its current valuation of $38 billion. Lassonde [...]

2020-05-14T12:03:09-06:00May 14th, 2020|