Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Top 30 Chosen in Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

A panel of judges selected 30 finalists from a pool of 126 submissions for the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC), the third and final business plan competition in the Utah Entrepreneur Series. The Series is produced by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah. Each individual or team is competing for a $40,000 cash prize offered by competition sponsor Zions Bank.

The competition draws a wide array of business ideas from diverse industries and colleges across Utah. Submissions represented everything from innovative in-flight entertainment systems (Sagebin Air) to new food storage and packing techniques (GoPack). Competitors entered ideas spanning medical devices, mobile apps, video games, non-profits, outdoor recreation and a wide variety of technologies.

For the second round of judging, the 30 finalists will submit a comprehensive business plan and a 90 second summary video. Each team will be invited to participate in financial and intellectual property forums, offered by Deloitte and Stoel Rives, respectively. The competition will culminate with presentations and a final round of judging, followed by the awarding of the grand prize at the Final Awards Banquet, on April 15, 2014 from 5:30 – 9 p.m., in the Rice-Eccles Stadium Tower.

The top 30 finalists in the UEC are:

  • Electronic Music Stand, Snow College, Opportunity Quest Winner
  • Sew Demanding, Weber State, Opportunity Quest Winner
  • Community Cleaning Connection, Dixie State, Opportunity Quest Winner
  • Edyk Industries, Southern Utah University, Opportunity Quest Winner
  • To Be Determined, Brigham Young University, Opportunity Quest Winner
  • Easy Go Lights, Salt Lake Community College, Opportunity Quest Winner
  • Skeduna, Utah Valley University, Opportunity Quest Winner
  • nanoKeys, Utah State, Opportunity Quest Winner
  • Klass Inc., LDS Business College, Opportunity Quest Winner
  • Sagebin Air, University of Utah, Opportunity Quest Winner
  • Clear Intentions, Westminster, Opportunity Quest Winner
  • AlgaePak BioProducts, Utah State
  • Doxy.me, University of Utah
  • Tripleslash, University of Utah
  • Alternity GmbH, University of Utah
  • Electro, University of Utah
  • GoPack, University of Utah
  • 1-800-EARWARE, Brigham Young University
  • Veritas Medical, LLC., University of Utah
  • ItRunsinMyFamily.com, University of Utah
  • 65 Medical LLC, University of Utah
  • Material Trunk, University of Utah
  • Anckor, University of Utah
  • Electrochrome Snow Goggles, University of Utah
  • Healthy2organic, Westminster
  • Adienceln, University of Phoenix
  • Hellroaring Powder Guides, Utah State
  • Cowboy Kolaches, Brigham Young University
  • BluGreens, University of Utah
  • AeroGym Fitness Systems, Utah Valley University

For more information on the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge visit www.ues.utah.edu. Learn more about the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at www.lassonde.utah.edu.


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