Executive Director, Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, University of Utah

Troy D’Ambrosio is the executive director of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, assistant dean at the David Eccles School of Business and holds a Presidential Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of Utah. The Lassonde Institute assists students and faculty from idea to company launch through programs, competitions and curriculum. The Lassonde Institute has been consistently ranked as one of the best 25 programs for entrepreneurship in the nation by the Princeton Review, currently ranked no. 17 among graduate programs and no. 24 among undergraduate programs, and it has helped the University of Utah become a leader in technology commercialization.

D’Ambrosio is co-founder, officer and director of multiple startup companies that have attracted over $500 million in capital. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1982.