Business-Plan Summary Competition

Opportunity Quest is a statewide, business-plan summary competition hosted by the Utah Entrepreneur Series, a division of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. The competition is sponsored by Zions Bank and focuses on the executive summary stage of business development. The University of Utah hosts branch Opportunity Quest competitions across the state at partner universities. Teams receive mentorship and 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. Opportunity Quest begins every year in the fall. Students participate by registering for the branch competition at their universities.

Download the 2016 OQ Competition Packet

  • Submissions will be accepted from December 1st to January 15th. (A link for submissions will be posted to this page December 1st.)
  • Teams must have at least one University of Utah student enrolled in 9 or more credits.
  • Opportunity Quest winners will have a guaranteed spot in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge.

Every OQ submission requires a video. The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is hosting a “Create A Video” workshop on November 10th. Students from all universities are invited. More information here.

Statewide OQ Competitions

BYU:  February 10, 2016 5:00 p.m. Contact Brody Horton ( for more information

Dixie State: December 12, 2015. Contact Colby Nelson ( for more information

LDSBC: TBA. Contact Doug Mcdougal ( for more information

SLCC: TBA. Contact Curtis Youngman ( for more information

Snow College: November 23, 2015 5:00 p.m. Contact Stacee McIff ( for more information

SUU: January 25, 2015. Contact Joni Andersen ( for more information

Utah State: January 25, 2016 6:00 p.m. Contact Andy Thunell ( for more information

Univ. of Utah: January 17, 2016 6:00 p.m. Contact Jared Turley ( for more information

UVU: January 17, 2016 6:00 p.m. Contact Mark Seastrand ( for more information

Weber State: January 29, 2016. Contact Zach Thurston ( for more information

Westminster: February 12, 2016 6:00 p.m. Contact Johnnie Ethington ( for more information