KB Medical Wins $5,000 in Opportunity Quest Competition

KB Medical, a student startup developing a wound drain, was named the first-place winner and recipient of the $5,000 grand prize at the 2017-2018 University of Utah Opportunity Quest (OQ) business-model competition today. Ten collegiate teams advanced to the final judging and awards event. The competition is managed by students at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the […]

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Should You Kill Your Idea?

Success doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, many of the highly successful business enterprises rose from previous, repetitive failures. So, how can you handle failure most effectively to increase your chances of success in your next business venture? The secret, according to Tim Cooley, CEO of gamification company Random Breakfast, is to kill your idea. We […]

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Founder of Cotopaxi Shares 4 Tips for Social Impact

When you think of adventure and “doing good,” you might also think about Cotopaxi. A Utah outdoor-gear brand with a knack for sustainable social change, this company has made waves with the integration of outdoor 24-hour “Questival” competitions that have a dual purpose: getting people into nature and funding charitable foundations. As for the gear sold […]

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Win $40,000 for Your Business Idea in the 2018 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

The application is now open for the 2018 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. Every year, this event provides college students the opportunity to compete for a $40,000 grand prize and more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. All college students in Utah are welcome to participate in this business-model competition. The registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. […]

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