ATTENTION: The application for the 2018-19 season will open on Nov. 21. Please check back for more information and to register. [Updated 9-6-18]

Compete for $100,000 in Cash and Prizes, $40,000 Grand Prize

Utah Entrepreneur Challenge at the University of UtahThe Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC) is a statewide, student business model competition. Teams from universities across the state compete for the best business model and a chance to win $100,000 in cash and prizes. The grand prize is $40,000. We invite the public and special guests to enjoy the final showcase and awards ceremony in the spring. Participating teams are judged by industry professionals and community experts. In addition to the grand prize, there are also additional prizes granted for best business model, presentation and technology. Many past winners have developed into successful enterprises. The competition is open to all university students in Utah. The program is sponsored by Zions Bank. We also have a high school version of this competition with $20,000 in prizes for those ages 14-18. Learn about the High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge here.


2018-2019 Competition Timeline

  • Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018: Applications open for submission
  • Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019: Application submission deadline, midnight
  • Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, to Monday, Feb. 22, 2019: Online judging
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019: Top 20 announced at noon
  • Friday, March 12, 2019: Top 20 video submission deadline, midnight
  • Monday, March 14, 2019: Live voting for top 20 videos begins
  • Thursday, March 28, 2019: Top 20 PowerPoint submission deadline, midnight
  • Friday, March 29, 2019: Video voting ends at midnight
  • Saturday, March 30, 2019: Final judging and showcase at the University of Utah
    • 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Pitches and judging at the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building
    • 4-6 p.m.: Public showcase and awards ceremony at Lassonde Studios


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2017-18 UEC Final Event


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