Watch this video playlist to learn about the top 10 teams in the University of Utah Opportunity Quest competition for 2018-19. Opportunity Quest 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 […]
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute announced the top 10 teams today in the 2018-19 Opportunity Quest at the University of Utah. The teams are competing for $10,000 in prizes, including a $5,000 grand prize, in the business-model, executive-summary competition. The competition at the U is one of 11 Opportunity Quest competitions at colleges across the state. All the […]
Watch our video of the 2018 University of Utah Opportunity Quest competition at Lassonde Studios. Learn more at lassonde.utah.edu/oq.
KB Medical, a student startup developing a wound drain, was named the first-place winner and recipient of the $5,000 grand prize at the 2017-2018 University of Utah Opportunity Quest (OQ) business-model competition today. Ten collegiate teams advanced to the final judging and awards event. The competition is managed by students at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the […]
The first round of the 2017-2018 University of Utah Opportunity Quest is now complete, and the top 10 teams have been selected from 58 total applications. The top teams advance to the remaining rounds to compete for $10,000 in prizes. The finalist teams demonstrated their ability to propose a viable business model through their executive summary […]
Portal Power is a student startup creating a new way to combine a phone charging cable and backup battery. The two students behind the company launched the company after meeting as roommates at Lassonde Studios, a new entrepreneurial facility at the University of Utah. All students are welcome to live, create and launch there.
Student startup Portal Power won $5,000 and first place in the 2016-2017 University of Utah Opportunity Quest (OQ) business-plan competition. Ten collegiate teams advanced to the final judging and awards event. The competition is managed by students at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank. Other top teams included Neiybor and Grace […]
Aura Optics, the second-place winner of Opportunity Quest (OQ) 2015, has gained success since their experience with OQ last year. Not only have their sales increased but they are also in the process of launching three new models of goggles for the upcoming season. Jake Nelson, the cofounder, met with us to tell us where they […]
Last year Peke Buo won the third place $2,000 prize at the Opportunity Quest competition through the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. Now, Peke Buo is scaling new heights with their prize money and learning experience. Not only has Opportunity Quest provided them with the financial support they need, but they have also received connections that have […]
No matter what your circumstances, becoming an entrepreneur is not easy. The hours are long. The future is uncertain. And challenges hit you at every turn. If you want help finding your path to success, it helps to find a good role model … someone like Sariah Tate, one of many female entrepreneurs on the […]