TOP 10 TEAMS: We announced the top 10 teams for the 2018-19 University of Utah Opportunity Quest competition. Find the team names below and read more here. The final event is on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. [Updated 12-12-18]

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 download the competition packet and then registering.

2018-19 Timeline (U of U)

  • Applications Open for Submission — Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
  • Application Submission Deadline — Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at midnight
  • Online Judging — Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, through Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
  • Top 10 Announced — Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at noon
  • Top 10 Mentor Session — Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
  • Video Submissions Due — Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at midnight
  • PowerPoint Presentations from Top 10 Due — Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at midnight
  • Top 10 Final Judging Event — Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lassonde Studios, lunch provided

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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2017-18 UU Opportunity Quest Final