IMPORTANT: Registration for the 2017-18 season will open on September 22, 2017. Check back and submit your email below by clicking the “Request Information” link.

Enter Your Idea to Win $30,000 in Prizes


Do you want to explore innovative and creative entrepreneurship? Are you filled with problem-solving ideas? Do you want to win over $30,000 in 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 $30,000 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 (9 credit hours or above) 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.

Request Information

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
  5. Online judging deadline: March 15, 2018
  6. Finalists announced: March 16, 2018
  7. Public online voting starts: March 23, 2018
  8. Public online voting ends: April 13, 2018
  9. Final Judging and Awards Ceremony (University of Utah): April 14, 2018

2017 Top 24 Teams

Below is a list of the top 24 teams for the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. Read more about the 2017 top teams in this press release.

  • 123Hammock – Skyridge High School
  • Air Scare – Beehive Science & Technology Academy
  • AptiTekk – Bingham High School
  • BacteriaPets – Maser Prep Academy
  • Board Buddy – American Preparatory Academy
  • CoderKeys – Pine View High School
  • ColoClean – Rowland Hall
  • DeFlame Wrap – West High School
  • Discount Driver – West High School
  • GovGush – Riverton High School
  • HeadShot: Concussion Diagnosis – Hillcrest High School
  • Health For All – Park City High School
  • Multi-Use Backpack – Timpview High School
  • My Lunch – Herriman High School
  • One Heart One Home – Kearns High School
  • PocketFab – Skyridge High School
  • pRaise the Pringle – Park City High School
  • Puzzle Panels – Academy for Math Engineering Science
  • Self-Image Mirror – Timpview High School
  • Stadium Chair – Skyridge High School
  • StraightShot Apparel – Kearns High School
  • The Curb Climber – Copper Hills High School
  • The Great Traffic Stop De-escalator – Skyline High School
  • Valle – Bingham High School