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Campus Founders Fund with $500k for Utah Students

The Campus Founders Fund is a newly created venture fund run for students, by students. The investment team consists of entrepreneurial-minded college students across Utah, studying everything from biomedical engineering to global supply-chain management.

campus-founders-fundWith a $500,000 investment fund, the group’s mission is to provide pre-seed funding and top-level mentoring to the best student entrepreneurs in the state by investing up to $20,000 per startup and connecting management teams to startup CEOs and mentors in the state.

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Lassonde Institute, NeuroVersity Win Community Award for Autism Project

In recognition for helping students on the autism spectrum, the Columbus Community Center – a Salt Lake City center providing support services for people with disabilities – awarded the University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and startup NeuroVersity with the Social Enterprise Award at its Ninth Annual Dignity through Work Recognition Event earlier this month.

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Eccles School Celebrates Historical Ties to Federal Reserve Bank by Hosting University Symposium

As the U.S. economy continues to improve and monetary policy moves toward normalization, the David Eccles School of Business is pleased to partner with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to host a simulation of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting. The event involves Eccles School students in the role of the committee members, including Reserve Bank Presidents, Federal Reserve Board Governors, and Chair Janet Yellen. Students will hear a presentation on the U.S.

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Richard T. Pratt Professorship of Finance Announced

The David Eccles School of Business today announced the establishment of the endowed Richard T. Pratt Professorship of Finance. The new Professorship was celebrated with an event at the school where University of Utah President David Pershing shared his views on the importance of endowed professorships in helping the university attract and retain extraordinary faculty.

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Featured Faculty

Flyn Dawson

Flyn Dawson is a Senior Vice President / Sr. Relationship Manager in the Core Real Estate Banking Group at Zions Bank.

As a Relationship Manager in the Core Real Estate Banking Group, Flyn is responsible for originating, underwriting, structuring and closing commercial real estate loans for some of the region’s largest real estate developers and owner / operators within the Zions Bank footprint.

Danny Wall

Danny Wall is the Director of the MRED Program at the David Eccles School of Business and Associate Professor of Finance.  Danny comes to the University of Utah after about a decade in the real estate field, where he did appraisals, consulting, commercial lending, and commercial brokerage. He has spent the past seven years working full-time as an appraiser and consultant after jobs working in brokerage in Boise, lending in Denver, and as a product developer for Deckers Outdoor Corporation in California.