2018 Winners Announced: We awarded final prizes and awards for the HSUEC on April 7, 2018. Find complete results here. [Updated 4-12-18]

Enter Your Idea to Win $20,000 in Prizes

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Do you want to explore innovative and creative entrepreneurship? Are you filled with problem-solving ideas? Do you want to win cash and scholarship prizes? The High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HSUEC) encourages high school students to explore innovation and entrepreneurship, and teams can win over $20,000 in cash and scholarship prizes! HSUEC is the high school version of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, one of the largest collegiate competitions in the country. Utah is known for its entrepreneurial spirit, and we believe some of the best ideas come from teens like you! All high school students (or those ages 14-18) throughout Utah are encouraged to compete. Students ages 14-18 who have graduated high school or are enrolled full-time in college courses are not eligible to participate in the competition. These students are encouraged to participate in the collegiate Opportunity Quest and Utah Entrepreneur Challenge also hosted by the Lassonde Institute.


2017-18 Season Timeline

  1. Online application opens: Sept. 22, 2017
  2. Kick-off Party (Lassonde Institute): Sept. 22, 2017
  3. Online project deadline: March 1, 2018
  4. Online judging begins: March 2, 2018, noon
  5. Online judging deadline: March 15, 2018
  6. Finalists announced: March 16, 2018
  7. Public online voting starts: March 17, 2018 (vote here)
  8. Public online voting ends: March 30, 2018
  9. Final Judging and Awards Ceremony (University of Utah): April 7, 2018, public welcome 2:30-4 p.m. (register to attend)

2018 Top 20 Teams

Below is a list of the top 20 teams for the 2018 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. Read more about the 2018 top teams in this press release.

  • AskManny App (Herriman High School)
  • Castable Premium Podcast Experience (Skyridge High School)
  • CCD: Campfire Charging Device (West High School)
  • ClearWater Revival (Skyline High School)
  • Discount Driver (West High School)
  • GeoFocus
  • Green Republic (Highland High School)
  • mySTYLIST (Park City High School)
  • Recovery Wear (Park City High School)
  • Retractable Road Reflector (American Fork High School)
  • roadRewards (Skyridge High School)
  • Seymour (Copper Hills High School)
  • SubzeO (West High School)
  • The Clean, Green, Flying Machine (Park City High School)
  • The “Orca” (West Jordan Middle School)
  • The Wolf’em Stick Pro (Bingham High School)
  • Tile Support Pedestal (Wasatch High School)
  • UV Sensor Wearable Technology (Park City High School)
  • Water Widget (Academy of Math Engineering Science)
  • WeldSmart (Westlake High School)


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