2019-20 Competition Application Open: Find a timeline for the 2019-20 University of Utah Opportunity Quest competition below. Registration is open from Sept. 13, 2019, to Nov. 25, 2019. [Updated 9-13-19]

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.


2019-20 Timeline (U of U)

  • Application Opens: Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at noon
  • Application Deadline: Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at midnight
  • Online Judging: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, to Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
  • Announce Top 10: Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at midnight
  • Top 10 Mentor Session: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, 6-8 p.m.
  • Top 10 Video Deadline: Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at midnight
  • Top 10 Powerpoints Due: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at 5 p.m.
  • Competition Day: Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

U of Utah Top 10 Teams 2018-19

Here are the top 10 teams in the 2018-19 University of Utah Opportunity Quest competition (in alphabetical order). Read more about teams here:

  • Beacon Sleep Solutions
  • Cool Kid Car Seat
  • Deco-UV
  • InSufflex
  • NipaYe
  • PreOv
  • Project Embrace
  • red_
  • Rexchanger
  • The Plastic Lab

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