2018 Winners Announced: We awarded final prizes and awards for the UEC on April 7, 2018. Find complete results here. [Updated 4-12-18]

Compete for a $40,000 Grand Prize and Other Prizes

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 cash and awards. 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. Register by downloading the registration packet for instructions and then submitting the packet using the links below. We also have a high school version of this competition with $30,000 in prizes for those ages 14-18. Learn about the High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge here.

2017-2018 Competition Timeline

  • Applications opens — Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
  • Application deadline — Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
  • Online judging — Friday, Feb. 16 – Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
  • Top 20 announced — Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, noon
  • Top 20 video submission deadline — Monday, March 26, 2018, noon
  • Live voting for Top 20 videos begins — Wednesday, March 28, 2018
  • Top 20 PowerPoint submission deadline — Friday, April 6, 2018, noon
  • Video voting ends — Saturday, April 7, 2018, noon
  • Final Judging & Showcase — Saturday, April 7, 2018 (7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Pitches and Judging at Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building; 4-5:30 p.m. Public Showcase and Awards Ceremony at Lassonde Studios)

UEC 2018 top 20 teams

Here are the top 20 teams in the 2018 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. These teams will advance to the final showcase and awards event. They are listed in alphabetical order. Learn more about the teams and the competition in this press release:

  • AllyWatch (BYU)
  • Barolock (UofU)
  • BayWatch Technologies (BYU)
  • Burp Book (Dixie)
  • ColoClean (UofU)
  • College Athletes USA (SUU)
  • Electrochrome LLC (UofU)
  • KB Medical (UofU)
  • Khione Outdoor Gear (BYU)
  • Maple Canyon Adventures (Snow)
  • Mentionables (BYU)
  • Nani Swimwear (USU)
  • Other Half App (Westminster)
  • Piero (BYU)
  • ProLink (UVU)
  • RhinoStasis (Weber)
  • ScreenMemo (SLCC)
  • SonoShield (UofU)
  • Southrail (UofU)
  • Zero Stitch (SUU)

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