Top 20 Teams Announced: We announced the top 20 teams in the 2019-20 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. See the list of the startup teams below, and learn more in this top 20 press release. [Updated 2-27-20]

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 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 here for a chance to win $30,000 in prizes.

2019-2020 Competition Timeline

  • Application Opens: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at noon
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at midnight
  • Online Judging: Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, to Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
  • Top 20 Announced: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at 9 a.m.
  • Top 20 Video Submission Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020, at 9 a.m.
  • Top 20 Video Voting Begins: Monday, March 16, 2020, at 9 a.m.
  • Top 20 Powerpoints Due: Thursday, March 26, 2020, at midnight
  • Video Voting Ends: Friday, March 27, 2020, at midnight
  • [CANCELED] Competition Event: Saturday, March 28, 2020

UEC 2020 top 20 teams

Here are the top 20 teams in the 2020 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. These teams will advance to the final showcase and awards event. They are listed in alphabetical order. Learn more in this top 20 press release:

  • Auxilium Automation (BYU)
  • BidMyCrib (UVU)
  • Concord Research Group (Westminster)
  • ControlAlt (BYU)
  • Decheque (UofU)
  • Denali Drone Services (Weber)
  • Disani Global Health (UofU)
  • Gaia Technologies (UofU)
  • Harmony (SLCC)
  • Hops and Hounds (Westminster)
  • My School Dance (UofU)
  • PaddedSoul (Dixie)
  • Parq (UofU)
  • Piing Watch (BYU)
  • Pyramid Security (USU)
  • Reese & Company (SUU)
  • Sawtooth (UofU)
  • The Girls Company (BYU)
  • The Guitar Hacks (Snow)
  • Vitapul (UofU)