Utah Community Data Project at the U Launches Online Tool for Local Demographic Information

The Utah Community Data Project recently launched its updated online system for community-level demographic, housing and socioeconomic data. The system utilizes state-of-the-art software that helps users easily visualize and interact with information gathered from a variety of public and private sources. A growing selection of data profiles is available for a variety of geographies, including cities, census tracts and political districts. Read More

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Student Entrepreneurs Face Off for $40,000

The Utah Entrepreneur Series 2013-2014 season will culminate with the awarding of a $40,000 grand prize offered by Zions Bank, Tuesday, April 15. This cash prize will be awarded to the winner of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, a statewide student business plan competition and the final event of the series. The Utah Entrepreneur Series is a division of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Read More


U Graduate Pitches Invention on ABC’s “Shark Tank”

Two graduates from the University of Utah will appear on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Friday, April 11, 8 p.m. MST to make a pitch for their startup company, Power Practical, in hopes of receiving an investment. Read More

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University of Utah Announces Gift for Transformative Entrepreneur Building

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah announced today a $12 million gift from Pierre Lassonde, bringing his total contribution to $25 million. The new donation will be used for a transformative building for student entrepreneurs. Estimated to cost $45 million, the 148,000-square-feet facility will unite 412 residences with 20,000-square-foot “garage” space for students to gather, build prototypes and launch companies. Officials expect the building to catapult the university’s reputation for entrepreneurship education. Read More


Less Sprawl Equals Better Quality of Life

A new report shows positive economic and health benefits for those living in more compact metropolitan areas. The study was released today by Smart Growth America and authored by Reid Ewing, director of the Metropolitan Research Center at the University of Utah. Read More