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University of Utah business startup lab flourishes in first year

July 10, 2017View for printing

While the year-old, $45 million Lassonde Studios building at the University of Utah is an award-winning, copper-clad statement in modern architecture, featuring austere interiors heavy on concrete, stone and steel, the space has served to bring budding student entrepreneurs out of the woodwork with nearly 300 business startups underway and more in the offing.

The facility is a visual standout in its central campus location, but it's also an intentional outlier in how it functions academically, with student-driven program offerings and a literal open-door policy that does not require participants to sign up or pay fees.

By Art Raymond @DNTechHive

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