ATTENTION: Registration for the 2017-18 season opened on Sept. 22, 2017, and closes on March 1, 2018, at noon. [Updated 11-20-2017]

Enter Your Idea to Win $20,000 in Prizes


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
  8. Public online voting ends: March 30, 2018
  9. Final Judging and Awards Ceremony (University of Utah): April 7, 2018