High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Ages:High School

Categories:Business, Entrepreneurship

Scope:State

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Do you want to explore innovative and creative entrepreneurship? Do you have an idea that could change the world? The High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HSUEC) is your opportunity to showcase your innovation and entrepreneurial spirit and win cash and prizes. HSUEC is the high school counterpart of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, one of the largest collegiate competitions in the country.

Students are encouraged to form teams and create a business proposal based on an innovative idea. The team’s submitted presentation should include the following: a problem, a proposed solution, a targeted audience/customer and a physical prototype. After business ideas have been submitted, the first round of judging will take place online. Finalists, which will be announced online, will be invited to showcase their business ideas at the final event and pitch to a panel of prestigious judges. There is no restriction on the number of teams per school or community that can apply, compete and advance to the final round. Teams may not consist of more than five students, but there is no limit to the number of ideas a team can submit.

A panel of community leaders, college entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, lawyers, bankers, accountants and inventors will judge the student business ideas submitted. Judges will evaluate the submission based on the four business idea components. They will be looking for the following:  
  1. How clearly is a problem or opportunity identified?
  2. Is a solution described to meet the opportunity or solve the identified problem?
  3. Is a customer identified for the proposed solution or idea, and is there a clear amount of how many will be positively impacted by the idea?
  4. How clearly does the prototype illustrate the idea or business?
High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge Awards

Individual Award.

Up to $25,000 in cash and scholarships are awarded.

Website: https://lassonde.utah.edu/hsuec/

Managing Organization: Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute

Contact:

hsuec@utah.edu

Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
All Utah high school students, ages 14-18, are encouraged to compete in HSUEC.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Do you want to explore innovative and creative entrepreneurship? Do you have an idea that could change the world? The High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HSUEC) is your opportunity to showcase your innovation and entrepreneurial spirit and win cash and prizes. HSUEC is the high school counterpart of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, one of the largest collegiate competitions in the country.

Process

Students are encouraged to form teams and create a business proposal based on an innovative idea. The team’s submitted presentation should include the following: a problem, a proposed solution, a targeted audience/customer and a physical prototype. After business ideas have been submitted, the first round of judging will take place online. Finalists, which will be announced online, will be invited to showcase their business ideas at the final event and pitch to a panel of prestigious judges. There is no restriction on the number of teams per school or community that can apply, compete and advance to the final round. Teams may not consist of more than five students, but there is no limit to the number of ideas a team can submit.

Criteria

A panel of community leaders, college entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, lawyers, bankers, accountants and inventors will judge the student business ideas submitted. Judges will evaluate the submission based on the four business idea components. They will be looking for the following:  
  1. How clearly is a problem or opportunity identified?
  2. Is a solution described to meet the opportunity or solve the identified problem?
  3. Is a customer identified for the proposed solution or idea, and is there a clear amount of how many will be positively impacted by the idea?
  4. How clearly does the prototype illustrate the idea or business?

Awards

High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge Awards

Individual Award.

Up to $25,000 in cash and scholarships are awarded.

Participate

Website: https://lassonde.utah.edu/hsuec/

Managing Organization: Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute

Contact:

hsuec@utah.edu

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
All Utah high school students, ages 14-18, are encouraged to compete in HSUEC.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.