Meet the young Utah entrepreneurs ready to reshape the world of startups

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Meet a new group of freshman at the University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. The students, many of whom are beginning their college careers, having already started one or more businesses, and are part of a cohort called Lassonde Founders that made its debut in the startup-focused education hub of the David Eccles School of Business in the fall 2020 term.

Grace Tidwell
Hometown: Midway
Business: Launched a competition called Invest Nest where high school students present their business ideas to investors and can win cash prizes and investments. Business idea for an insole that goes into a ski boot and tracks data via an app.
“I hope to achieve a better understanding of the world of business and how to successfully launch a business. I plan to learn the qualities and attitudes of successful businessmen and women and begin applying them to my life now.”

Jolly Karungi, student director
Hometown: Salt Lake City
“My purpose is to learn as much as I can from other people so that I can be more knowledgeable about the world. People are unique in their own ways, and learning from other people helps me to see a different world that I don’t …

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