Apply to the 2022-23 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge: The application period for the 2022-23 UEC is Sept. 1, 2022, at noon to Jan. 17, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Apply here [Updated 10-4-22]

Compete for $60,000 in Cash & Prizes

Utah Entrepreneur Challenge at the University of UtahThe Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC) is a statewide, student business competition. Teams from universities across Utah compete for the best student business and a chance to win cash and prizes. We invite all students in Utah from participating colleges and universities to apply. The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge will culminate with at a final event at the University of Utah. Participating teams are judged by industry professionals, experienced entrepreneurs and community experts. Judges will allocate $60,000 in prizes and awards to the top 20 finalists. Many past winners have developed into successful enterprises. The program is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank. Younger students, ages 14-18, are encouraged to complete in the High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge for a chance to win $30,000 in prizes and scholarships.


2022-2023 Competition Timeline

  • Application Opens: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022
  • Online Information Sessions: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Online Judging: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, to Monday, Jan. 30, 2023
  • Top 20 Announced: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at 5 p.m.
  • Top 20 Orientation: Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, 4-5 p.m.
  • Top 20 Video Submission Deadline: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Public Top 20 Video Voting: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at noon to Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Top 20 Presentations Due: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Competition Final Event: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023


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