Every Week

Jun

08

WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, the Entrepreneurship Institute is open to anyone looking for co-working space, or just somewhere to work that isn't home. Parking is only $1 an hour and we have Wi-Fi, desk space, private meeting rooms, and a podcast room available from 9 AM-5 PM.

Open to Public

Coming Up Next

 

Jun

17

WIN WIN Women Presents: How to Achieve Personal and Professional Excellence

Date: June 17 - June 18

Time: 1am - 5pm

Location: UVU Ballroom

Description:

Join Us for a 2-day Extraordinary Event for EXTRAORDINARY Women - like YOU!

June 17-18: 2-Day Event at Utah Valley University Ballroom : How to Achieve Personal and Professional Excellence

  • What? You will learn how to excel in every area of your life - personally and professionally. You'll enjoy fabulous presentations by experts on HOW to achieve self-mastery, financial abundance (in your life and in your business), better health and fitness, and stronger relationships.  You’ll love the SPEED Mastermind/Coaching at the event, and the amazing entertainment, fun networking, delicious lunch, and prizes galore!! Don't miss this life-changing event presented by the best-of-the-best – WIN WIN Women!
  • When? The WIN WIN Women 2-Day Extraordinary Event Especially for Women: How to Achieve Personal and Professional Excellence will be on June 17 and 18 from 10am to 5:00pm both days (lunch included). 
  • How much? Only $35 for each day of the 2-Day Event or $67 for both days (includes lunch both days). Students FREE with ID.

Questions? Email Events@WinWinWomen.com

Open to Public

Jun

15

Lisa Jones Christensen

The Female Founders Project: Mapping The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Changing How We Model Entrepreneurship in Business School

Date: June 15 - June 15

Time: 5pm - 6pm

Location: KB 102

Description:
The Female Founders Project: Mapping The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Changing How We Model Entrepreneurship in Business SchoolWe need more female founders willing to share the story of their founding journey- all of it. The Female Founders Project works to empower women across campus and across the globe to launch ventures (now or later and in forms that include social or commercial or both).

Refreshments will be provided!

Open to Public

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Event Calendar

KEY

  WE LIFT EVENTS
  CO-WORKING WEDNESDAYS
  GENERAL EI EVENTS
  HOLIDAYS AND IMPORTANT ACADEMIC DATES 
  ENTREPRENEURSHIP LECTURE SERIES 
  COMPETITIONS

August

Date Time Event Name Location
3-Aug-22 12-1 PM WE LIFT Wednesday Event

KB 102

3-Aug-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

10-Aug-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

11-Aug-22   CLASSES END  
17-Aug-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

22-Aug-22   CLASSES BEGIN  
24-Aug-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday KB 102
30-Aug-22 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

31-Aug-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

September

Date Time Event Name

Location

5-Sep-22   LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

 

6-Sep-22 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

7-Sep-22 12-1 PM WE LIFT Wednesday Event

KB 102

7-Sep-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

8-Sep-22 12-1 PM Discover Your Purpose Workshop

KB 102

13-Sep-22 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

14-Sep-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

20-Sep-22 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

21-Sep-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

27-Sep-22 2-3 PM Culture Development Tailored to Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, and Startup Owners

KB 102

27-Sep-22 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

28-Sep-22 9-5 PM We LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

October

Date Time Event Name

Location

4-Oct-22 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

5-Oct-22 12-1 PM WE LIFT Wednesday Event

KB 102

5-Oct-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

10-Oct-22 11-1:30 PM Prototyping From Idea to Manufacturing - Session 1

KB 102

11-Oct-22 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

12-Oct-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

13-Oct-22 3-4 PM EI Event or Workshop

KB 102

17-Oct-22 11-1:30 PM Prototyping From Idea to Manufacturing - Session 2

KB 102

18-Oct-22 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

18-Oct-22 10-2 PM VentureCon: Student Business Trade Show

Hall of Flags

19-Oct-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

20-Oct-22 22-Oct-22 FALL BREAK

 

24-Oct-22 11-1:30 PM Prototyping From Idea to Manufacturing - Session 3

KB 102

25-Oct-22 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

26-Oct-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

November

Date Time Event Name

Location

1-Nov-22 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

2-Nov-22 12-1 PM WE LIFT Wednesday Event

KB 102

2-Nov-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

8-Nov-22 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

9-Nov-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

11-Nov-22 TBA PoliSHEd Conference

TBA

15-Nov-22 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

16-Nov-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

23-Nov-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

21-Nov-22 26-Nov-22 THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

29-Nov-22 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

30-Nov-22 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

30-Nov-22 4-7 PM Seed For Startups

KB 101ab

December

Date Time Event Name

Location

6-Dec-22 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

6-Dec-22 5:00 PM Innovation Challenge Finals

KB 101ab

7-Dec-22 12-1 PM WE LIFT Wednesday Event

KB 102

7-Dec-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

8-Dec-22   CLASSES END

 

12-Dec - 16-DEC   FINALS

 

14-Dec-22 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

23-Dec-22   UVU HOLIDAY BREAK

 

26-Dec-22   UVU HOLIDAY BREAK

 

January

Date Time Event Name

Location

2-Jan-23   NEW YEARS' DAY

 

4-Jan-23 12-1 PM WE LIFT Wednesday Event

KB 102

4-Jan-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

9-Jan-23   CLASSES BEGIN

 

11-Jan-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

16-Jan-23   MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

 

17-Jan-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

18-Jan-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

19-Jan-23 1-2 PM Discover Your Purpose Workshop

KB 102

24-Jan-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

25-Jan-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

25-Jan-23 10-2 PM Opportunity Quest Finals

KB 405

31-Jan-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

February

Date Time Event Name

Location

1-Feb-23 12-1 PM WE LIFT Wednesday Event

KB 102

1-Feb-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

7-Feb-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

8-Feb-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

14-Feb-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

15-Feb-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

15-Feb 11-1:30 PM Prototyping Workshop Session 1

KB 102

20-Feb-23   PRESIDENTS DAY

 

21-Feb-23 10-2 PM VentureCon: Student Business Trade Show

Hall of Flags

21-Feb-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

22-Feb-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

22-Feb-23 11-1:30 PM Prototyping Workshop Session 3

KB 102

28-Feb-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

March

Date Time Event Name

Location

1-Mar-23 11-1:30 PM Prototyping Workshop Session 3

KB 102

1-Mar-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

6-Mar-23 11-Mar-23 SPRING BREAK

 

8-Mar-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

8-Mar-23 12-1 PM WE LIFT Wednesday Event

KB 102

14-Mar-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

15-Mar-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

16-Mar-23 8-9 AM EI Event or Workshop

KB 102

21-Mar-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

22-Mar-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

28-Mar-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

29-Mar-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

April

Date Time Event Name

Location

4-Apr-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

6-Apr-23 4-5 PM EI Event or Workshop

KB 102

5-Apr-23 12-1 PM WE LIFT Wednesday Event

KB 102

5-Apr-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

11-Apr-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

12-Apr-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

12-Apr-23 4-7 PM Seed For Startups

KB 101ab

18-Apr-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

19-Apr-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

25-Apr-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

KB 101ab

25-Apr-23 5:00 PM Innovation Challenge

KB 101ab, atrium, KB 102

26-Apr-23 9-5 PM WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

26-Apr-23  

CLASSES END

 

28-Apr-23  

FINAL EXAMS

 

May

Date Time

Event Name

Location

3-May-23 12-1 PM

WE LIFT Wednesday Event

KB 102

3-May-23 9-5 PM

WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

4-May-23  

COMMENCEMENT

 

5-May-23 6-May-23

CONVOCATION

 

10-May-23  

CLASSES BEGIN

 

10-May-23 9-5 PM

WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

17-May-23 9-5 PM

WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

24-May-23 9-5 PM

WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

29-May-23  

MEMORIAL DAY

 

31-May-23 9-5 PM

WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

June

Date Time

Event Name

Location

7-Jun-23 12-1 PM

WE LIFT Wednesday Event

KB 102

7-Jun-23 9-5 PM

WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

14-Jun-23 9-5 PM

WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

21-Jun-23 9-5 PM

WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

28-Jun-23 9-5 PM

WE LIFT Co-Working Wednesday

KB 102

 

Events & Competitions at UVU

WE LIFT Wednesdays

WE LIFT Wednesdays
Join us for workshops every 1st Wednesday morning from 8-9 am and a variety of other fun events in the evenings every 3rd Wednesday from 5-6 pm focused on women entrepreneurs, but open to all.
Learn More

Opportunity Quest

Opportunity Quest
The UVU Opportunity Quest is open to all students across the UVU campus. The competition is designed to foster the students' entrepreneurial mindset through experiential education and to connect them with other entrepreneurs. UVU prides itself on teaching competencies in both managerial and technical skills. Entrepreneurs have a natural inclination toward innovation, achievement, self-determination, and personal resiliency.
Learn More

Seed For Startups

Seed For Startups
With resources available from the UVU Wolverine Fund, the Ross Seed Fund, the Zinn Starter Fund, and the UVU Entrepreneurship Institute, UVU has the resources and tools to help start or fund your new business!
Apply Now

GSEA

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. Nominees compete against their peers from around the world in a series of local and/or national competitions in hopes to qualify for GSEA Finals. Founded in 1998 by Saint Louis University, GSEA is now an Entrepreneurs’ Organization program.
Apply Now

Pitch!

Pitch
Want feedback and exposure for your business idea? Record a video pitch and upload it to FlipGrid where others can browse through and watch.
Upload Your Pitch to FlipGrid

VentureCon

VentureCon: Student Business Trade Show
VentureCon is a one day, four hour trade show where UVU students with businesses will have the opportunity to set up a table and pitch their idea, sell their product, or otherwise work on validating their business concepts. Members of the community are invited to come and support our student businesses by providing them feedback or purchasing the students' products.
Apply For Your Table

Mentoring

"Mentoring"
Are you looking for advising or mentoring for your business? Video chat asynchronously with more than 30 mentors whenever and wherever you have time.
Join Volley

UEC

Utah Entrepreneur Challenge logo
The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is the second phase following UVU's Opportunity Quest and receives applications from all Utah higher education entities.

Reach out to us and let us help you make your application be the best it can be.
Applications Open November 29, 2021

Competition and Funding Awardees

UVU Social Innovation Challenge

Fall 2018 Social Innovation Challenge Winners

Track 3 - Map the System 

Veronica Dean-Reginato, Jessie Sandstrom, Preston Parry, Yelyzaveta Pashchenko, Kenna Blaylock

Veronica Dean-Reginato, Jessie Sandstrom, Preston Parry, Yelyzaveta Pashchenko, Kenna Blaylock shake their opposition's hands

UVU Parking App $3000
UVU Parking App Team Photo
Zip Rider $2000

Zip Rider Team Photo

Assist Campus Safety $1000

Assist Campus Safety Team Photo

UTA Rewards $1000

UTA Rewards Team Photo

Wheel Chair Wheel $500

Wheel Chair Wheels Team Photo

Hydro Lifts $500

Hydro Lifts Team Photo

Spring 2018 Social Innovation Challenge Winners

Dallin McAllister, Steven Robison, Matt Wilcox, Kade Andrus and Sydney Yarro

Dallin McAllister, Steven Robison, Matt Wilcox, Kade Andrus and Sydney Yarro with the Social Innovation Challenge belt.

 

2017 Social Innovation Challenge

First Place, Kevin Shurtleff & Austin Bettridge

Kevin Shurtleff and Austin Bettridge with Mark Seastrand accepting Social Innovation Challenge 1st place prize.

Second Place, Zack Seipert

Zack Seipert accepting 2nd place award for Social Innovation Challenge from Mark Seastrand and Vance Gough.

Third Place, Dalyn Banagas, Kaci Eliason, Steve Lockhart, Hannah Slattery, Skyler White

Team Delta 2 with Vance Gough and Mark Seastrand accepting 3rd place Social Innovation Challenge award.

Opportunity Quest

UVU Opportunity Quest is open to all students across the UVU campus. The competition is designed to foster the students' entrepreneurial mindset through experiential education and to connect them with other entrepreneurs. UVU prides itself on teaching competencies in both managerial and technical skills. Entrepreneurs have a natural inclination toward innovation, achievement, self-determination, and personal resiliency. Enter OQ 2022.

2020 UVU Opportunity Quest Winners

First Place, Alessandra Camargo and Alex Camargo

with (from left to right) John Merrill,  Brian Murphy, Amy Caldwell, Peter Jay, Ben Perkins, and Mark SeastrandAlessandra and Alex Camargo being awarded 1st place by 2020 Opportunity Quest judges.

Second Place, Kamel Greene and Bradley Bertola

with (from left to right) John Merrill,  Brian Murphy, Amy Caldwell, Peter Jay, Bradley Bertola, Kamel Greene Ben Perkins, and Mark Seastrand

Bradley Bertola and Kamel Greene accepting 2nd place in 2020 Opportunity Quest with judges.

Third Place, Matthew Perry and Brock Hensen

with (from left to right) John Merrill,  Brian Murphy, Amy Caldwell, Peter Jay, Matthew Perry, Brock Hensen, Ben Perkins, and Mark Seastrand

Matthew Perry and Brock Hensen accepting 3rd place from the 2020 Opportunity Quest judges.

2019 UVU Opportunity Quest Winners

First Place, Ben Perkins

with (from left to right) Trent Christensen, Mark Seastrand, Brian Murphy, Ray Zinn, James Endicott, Ben Perkins, Elizabeth Perkins, Amy Rees Anderson, Jeff Flamm, Carine Clark, Norm Wright

Blue and White Collar, 1st place winner at Opportunity Quest 

Second Place, Mark Sumsion and Morgan Davis

with (from left to right) Trent Christensen, Mark Seastrand, Brian Murphy, Ray Zinn, James Endicott, Mark Sumsion, Morgan Davis, Amy Rees Anderson, Jeff Flamm, Carine Clark, Norm Wright

2nd Place Winners Say More Cards at Opportunity Quest 2019

Third Place, Drew Gunderson

with (from left to right) Trent Christensen, Mark Seastrand, Brian Murphy, Ray Zinn, James Endicott, Drew Gunderson, Amy Rees Anderson, Jeff Flamm, Carine Clark, Norm Wright

3rd Place Winner Drew Gunderson at Opportunity Quest

2018 UVU Opportunity Quest Winners

First Place, Derek Omori, Cameron Adamson, Forest Pfatenhauer

with (from left to right) James Endicott, David Jimenez, Mark Seastrand, Brett Ross, and Greg Smith

2018 Opportunity Quest 1st Place Winners Derek Omori, Cameron Adamson, and Forest Pfatenhauer

Second Place, Mack Bawden

with (from left to right) James Endicott, David Jimenez, Mark Seastrand, Brett Ross, and Greg Smith

2018 Opportunity Quest 2nd place winner Mack Bawden

Third Place, Drew Gunderson (not pictured) and Beau Gunderson

with (from left to right) James Endicott, David Jimenez, Mark Seastrand, Brett Ross, and Greg Smith

2018 Opportunity Quest 3rd Place Winners Drew and Beau Gunderson

Seed Funding Awardees

With resources available from the UVU Wolverine Fund, the Ross Seed Fund, the Zinn Starter Fund, and the UVU Entrepreneurship Institute, UVU has the resources and tools to help start or fund your new business!

Learn more about UVU's Seed Funds.

Seed For Startups Awardees Spring 2020

To be announced!

Seed For Startups Awardees Fall 2019

Kade Andrus, $2000
Derek Omori, $2000
Ben Perkins, $1500
Scott Craven, $500
Jessica Wiarda, $500
Cameron Stack, $350

Seed For Startups Awardees Spring 2019

Andrew Ossola, $1000
Cosette Reeves, $1000
Chandler Joly, $500
Jameson Tanner, $500
Leonardo Fuchs, $500
Tyler Taggert, $500

 

Seed For Startups Awardees Fall 2018

Ashley Brown, $500
Austyn Vickers, $500
Braden Astle, $500
Grant Evans, $1000
Ian Hopper, $500
Jameson Tanner, $1000
Jordan Bagnall, $1000
Michael Claflin, $1000
Stephen Morgan, $500
Tucker Hunsaker, $500