PROGRAM CHANGES: The University of Utah Opportunity Quest has been discountinued for the 2022-23 academic year. Anyone interested in this program is encouraged to participate in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge or Get Seeded. [Updated 9-21-22]

Statewide Business Model Competition

Opportunity Quest

Opportunity Quest (OQ) is a statewide business model summary 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.

2021-22 Timeline (U of U)

  • Application Opens: Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at noon
  • Application Deadline: Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Online Judging: Wednesday, Nov. 3, to Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021
  • Announce Top 10: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, by 11:59 p.m.
  • Competition Final Event:  Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

U of Utah Top 10 Teams 2021-22

Here are the top 10 teams in the 2021-22 University of Utah Opportunity Quest competition (in alphabetical order):

  • Aether Masks
  • Argus Entertainment/The 801 Concert Series
  • Cortex Evolution
  • Foam Laundry
  • FoodsRush
  • Mura
  • Nōmadik Living
  • Sadie B Personal Care
  • T-Band
  • Tribe

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