2016 WINNERS ANNOUNCED: We announced the winners of the 2016 competition at the Startup Showcase & Awards Event on April 9, 2016. Find the results online here. Learn more about the teams by watching the Top-20 Videos.

Compete for $40,000 Grand Prize

The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC) is a statewide, student business-plan 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. We invite all to attend the UEC Final Awards Showcase on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 4-6 p.m. at the University of Utah’s Spencer Fox Eccles Business building (7th Floor in the Pat Child Hall).

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 and technology. Many past winners have developed into successful enterprises. Registration begins in the January 18, 2016, and the competition is open to all university students across the state.

  • Top 20 Finalists will be required to submit a 2 minute video by Friday, March 11, 2016 at 11:59 p.m..
  • Final Presentations, mentorship and awards will be distributed during one all-day event on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

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)