University of Utah Opportunity Quest Winners Announced for 2020-21: We have announced the winners for the 2020-21 University of Utah Opportunity Quest business-model competition. Read our winners press release here. [Updated 1-28-21]

Statewide Business Model Competition

Opportunity Quest

Opportunity Quest (OQ) is a statewide business model competition. The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute hosts branch OQ competitions across the state at the University of Utah and partner universities. All participants are judged by industry experts on the quality of their submission. First-place teams receive cash and in-kind prizes and advance to the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. Students participate by registering for the branch competition at their universities. The competition is sponsored by Zions Bank. Register for the University of Utah OQ competition by using the links below to review the competition guide and then registering.

2020-21 Timeline (U of U)

  • Application Opens: Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at noon
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at midnight
  • Online Judging: Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, to Monday, Dec. 14, 2020
  • Announce Top 10: Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, by midnight
  • Top 10 Video Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, by midnight
  • Top 10 Powerpoints Due:  Monday, Jan. 25, by 5 p.m.
  • Competition Final Event: Thursday, Jan. 28

U of Utah Top 10 Teams 2020-21

Here are the top 10 teams in the 2020-21 University of Utah Opportunity Quest competition (in alphabetical order):

  • Clean Seat
  • Fitness Academy
  • H2OWake
  • Haven Rest
  • Impact.EDU
  • Kurl Up
  • Medical Innovation Laboratories
  • O2Go
  • Parq
  • uAir

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