Erin Valenti Leader in Entrepreneurship Scholarship

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Please join us in adding to the Erin Valenti Leader in Entrepreneurship Endowed Scholarship at the University of Utah. This scholarship will support aspiring entrepreneurs and leaders in perpetuity in honor of Erin's passion for entrepreneurship. The endowment currently sits at just over $170,000 and we would love to add to this total and provide more opportunities to aspiring entrepreneurial leaders here at the University of Utah.

Erin was an inspiration to many, and we hope this scholarship fund will inspire entrepreneurs like her for many years to come. She would have loved to work with these entrepreneurs to develop their ideas and help them find success in business and life. Her spirit will live on through these scholarships.” - Harrison Weinstein, Erin's husband.

Erin passed away unexpectedly at the age of 33 and will be missed by many. Her impact was far and wide as she grew companies and fostered a culture of entrepreneurship.

Among her latest accomplishments, Erin was the founder and CEO of Tinker, a product development agency and venture studio. At Tinker, she had a global team consisting of more than 120 employees across Salt Lake City and in Lahore, Pakistan. Tinker built more than 700 products including mobile apps, SaaS apps, tech-enabled marketplaces, and consumer websites while working for renowned startups and Fortune 500 companies. Erin was also actively involved with Utah's Women Tech Council and founded SLC Tech Startups, a professional networking group in Utah, where she organized events that provided the opportunity to learn, create, and connect. 

Erin was the type of entrepreneur we want all of our students to become. She was smart, resourceful, and passionate. We look forward to working with the students who receive this scholarship and seeing them accomplish big things.” - Troy D’Ambrosio, executive director of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and assistant dean at the Eccles School.

Learn more about programs for student entrepreneurs at the University of Utah on the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute website here.

Help us honor Erin's memory, while at the same time giving an opportunity to deserving students. Thank you for your support! 

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