People’s Choice Winner Announced: We announced the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Read more here. [Updated 3-28-20]
Final Awards & Showcase Canceled: The final event for the High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge on March 28 is canceled due to public health recommendations related to COVID-19. Unfortunately, that means we will not award any prizes this year except the online vote prize for best idea. Everyone is encouraged to vote here, and the winner will be announced on March 28. Contact us with any questions. [Updated 3-18-20]

Enter Your Idea to Win $30,000 in Prizes


Do you want to explore innovative and creative entrepreneurship? Do you have an idea that could change the world? The High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HSUEC) is your opportunity to showcase your innovation and entrepreneurial spirit and win $30,000 in cash and prizes. HSUEC is the high school counterpart of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, one of the largest collegiate competitions in the country. All Utah high school students, ages 14-18, are encouraged to compete in HSUEC. The program is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank. Students who have graduated high school or are enrolled full-time in college courses are not eligible to participate in the competition. These students are encouraged to participate in the collegiate Opportunity Quest and Utah Entrepreneur Challenge.

2019-20 Season Timeline

  • Application Opens Online — Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, noon
  • Application Deadline — Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
  • Online Judging Starts — Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, 8 a.m.
  • Online Judging Ends — Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 5 p.m.
  • Top 20 Finalists Announced — Thursday, March 5, 2020, 9 a.m.
  • Public Online Voting Starts — Friday, March 6, 2020, noon
  • Public Online Voting Ends — Friday, March 27, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
  • [CANCELED] Final Awards & Judging Event — Saturday, March 28, 2020

2020 Top 20 Teams

Below is a list of the top 20 teams for the 2020 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge in alphabetical order. Read more about the 2020 top teams in this press release.

  • Alteration Annie’s (West High School)
  • AP Ready (Timpview High School)
  • Aurora Discovery (Ridgeline High School)
  • EcoFashion (Academy for Math Engineering & Science)
  • Epicure (Waterford School)
  • Fillabelli (Capstone Classical Academy)
  • Hoshi (Spanish Fork High School)
  • Jesperson Inc. (American Fork High School)
  • Optimized Lawn Care (Skyline High School)
  • Pocket Change (Murray High School)
  • Pocket Gardens (Hillcrest High School)
  • Proxy (Skyridge High School)
  • Skibaxx (Park City High School)
  • Smart Buddy (West High School)
  • SomnaSuo (Weber High School)
  • SubscriptionMinder (Park City High School)
  • TagTeam (Herriman High School)
  • The Circle of Life (Academy for Math Engineering & Science)
  • Unlabel (Logan High School)
  • Zip Away (Park City High School)