2024 UEC WINNERS ANNOUNCED: We announced the winners of the 2024 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge at the final awards and showcase event on March 23, 2024. Find complete results here. [Updated 3-23-24]

Compete for $100,000 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 $100,000 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.

2023-2024 Competition Timeline

  • Application Opens: Sept. 18, 2023
  • Online Information Sessions: Oct. 16, 2023, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Nov. 20, 2023, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Dec. 18, 2023, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Jan. 8, 2024, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Feb. 12, 2024, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 21, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Online Judging (U. of Utah): Feb. 23-March 1, 2024
  • Top 20 Announced: March 4, 2024
  • Top 20 Video Submission Deadline: March 6, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
  • Public Top 20 Video Voting: March 7, 2024, noon to March 22, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
  • Competition Final Event: March 23, 2024 (the Public Showcase & Awards Ceremony is 3:30-5 p.m.)

UEC 2024 Finalists

Here are the finalist teams in the 2024 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. These teams will advance to the final showcase and awards event. They are listed in alphabetical order. Learn more in this finalist press release:

  • Alchemy Herbal Tea (Salt Lake Community College)
  • Bigman Outdoors Seasonings (Snow College)
  • Bleeped (Utah State University)
  • Brokie Studios (Neumont College of Computer Science)
  • Conscious! (University of Utah)
  • GeoTechnical Rock Lab (University of Utah)
  • Gourmet Grazing (Salt Lake Community College)
  • Hannah Camille Events (Weber State University)
  • Honey Haven (Utah Valley University)
  • Iso Retractor (Ensign College)
  • Minnow (Utah Valley University)
  • Mystery Escape City (Southern Utah University)
  • NexHub (Southern Utah University)
  • Noda (Ensign College)
  • Powder Baby Dry Shampoo (Brigham Young University)
  • Red Rock Consulting: NIL Advertisement (Utah Tech)
  • Smarter Cattle (Utah Tech)
  • Spot Parking (Brigham Young University, University of Utah)
  • Stelle (Neumont College of Computer Science)
  • The Port Studio (Snow College)
  • Velocity Boards (Utah State University)



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