University of Utah President Taylor Randall and Stena Foundation founder Steve Smith talk about the new Stena Center for Financial Technology, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Monday. The new donor initiative aims to supercharge the student entrepreneurial experience and Utah’s reputation for financial technology. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)
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SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah on Monday continued its quest to become a top public university in the nation, announcing a new donor initiative meant to supercharge the student entrepreneurial experience and Utah’s reputation for financial technology — also known as fintech — innovation and education.
The U. will be partnering with the Stena Foundation, creating the Stena Center for Financial Technology.
“Financial technology is actually the way we all do banking and transactions now,” U. president Taylor Randall said. “It can be as simple as the…