Executive Summary Competition

Opportunity Quest (OQ) is an executive summary competition. The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute hosts branch OQ competitions across the state at partner universities. All participants are judged by industry experts on the quality of their submission. Winning teams receive cash and in-kind prizes and advance to the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, where students develop a full business plan. Students participate by registering for the branch competition at their universities. 

2016-2017 University of Utah Winners

Below are the top teams from the 2016-17 Opportunity Quest competition. For the complete results and to watch team videos, view this article about the winners.

  • 1st: Portal Power
  • 2nd: Neiybor (neiybor.com)
  • 3rd: Grace Foundry
  • Best Video Award: Tutor-Me

University of Utah OQ Timeline (2016-17)

  • Friday, Sept. 16, 2016: Submissions open
  • Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016: Application submission date. Due online at 11:59 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 3 – Friday, 9, 2016: Online judging
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016: Announce top 10
  • Friday, Jan. 13, 2017: Video submissions due from top 10. Online 11:59 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 17 and 18, 2017: Mentor session at Lassonde Studios
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017: PowerPoint presentations from Top 10 due
  • Friday, Jan. 20, 2017: Top-10 judging event. Judging in Lassonde Studios Conference room from 8AM-12:25PM. Awards and lunch in Miller Cafe from 12:30PM-1:30PM.

Download 2016-17 OQ Competition Packet

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For more information, contact student director Jaron Hall (j@jaronhall.me).