Compete for $40,000 Grand Prize

The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC) is a statewide, student business-model competition. Teams from universities across the state compete for the best business plan and a chance to win more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. Participating teams receive mentorship from community experts, and are judged by industry professionals. The grand prize is $40,000 in cash, and additional prizes are granted for best business plan, presentation, technology, and more. Many past winners have developed into successful enterprises. The competition is open to all university students across the state.

Download 2017 UEC Competition Packet

Timeline:

  • Monday, November 28, 2016: Submissions open
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017: Application submission deadline. Online 11:59 PM
  • Thursday to Wednesday, February 23 – March 1, 2017: Online judging.
  • Friday, March 3, 2017: Top 20 announced.
  • TBD: Delloite Financial Forum. Estimating week of March 6, 2017
  • Friday, March 24, 2017: Top 20 videos due
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017: PowerPoint presentations submitted 11:59 PM
  • Friday, April 14, 2017: Top 20 dinner. 6:00 PM at Zions
  • Saturday, April 15, 2017: Private Judging & Mentoring at the Spencer Fox Eccles Business building from 7:30 AM – 4 PM. Public Showcase & Awards at the Lassonde Studios from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Watch 2016 Top-20 Videos

2016 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge Top 20

  • Aura Optics (UofU and USU)
  • Conversature (UofU)
  • Dollow (BYU)
  • Fake A Shade (SUU)
  • HOA Cloud (BYU)
  • Hype (Snow)
  • Latitude (BYU)
  • Maskot Promotional Apparel (Dixie)
  • Milky Hollow Farms (Westm.)
  • passportXpress (UVU)
  • Poulet Bleu (UVU)
  • Quilture (USU)
  • Red Barn Collections (Westm.)
  • RetiOS LLC (UofU)
  • Runnels Endotracheal (UofU)
  • SenseTech (UofU)
  • Sybo Technology (UofU)
  • Tive (Westm.)
  • Waverley Design Co. (Weber)
  • Whistic (BYU)

 


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