Competitions

Held at UVU


GSEA

GSEA

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.

Learn more and apply.

UVU Social Innovation Challenge

UVU Social Innovation Challenge

Participating in the UVU Social Innovation Challenge offers you hands-on experience working to identify and research a social problem and gaps in the solutions market. This is a great place to start if you want to save the world. 

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Big Ideas Challenge

Big Ideas Challenge

What problem can you fix? What can you invent? Who can you help?

Every month we ask students to tell us about their best business ideas. You don't have to be an entrepreneurship or business major to submit your idea!

The best ideas will win $100 to help develop the idea. You can choose to develop it further yourself or hand it over so that others can work with it. So tell us, what's your idea?


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 and apply.

 

 

Outside of UVU


Bench to Bedside

Bench to Bedside

Faculty and students working on STEM-related technology can participate in the I-Corps program and receive up to $3,000 to participate in the customer discovery process of their innovation. The University of Utah I-Corps Site offers 1 cohort a year on a rolling submission application cycle. Each team is supported with an I-Corps grant of up to $3,000 to cover travel and prototyping costs. The program consists of 9 workshops over the fall and spring semester, where teams work to validate the market size, value propositions, and customer segments of their innovations.

Learn more and apply.

Baylor New Venture Competition

Baylor New Venture Competition

The Baylor New Venture Competition on-campus event is a two-day business plan competition and elevator pitch competition promoting student entrepreneurship. The competition showcases student created, managed, and owned ventures. Competitors from accredited universities across the globe receive expert feedback, coaching, and a prize package of cash and crucial in-kind business support services, to launch and grow their ventures.

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Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

The 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.

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Battle of the Brands

Battle of the Brands

As we seek to inspire the next generation of college entrepreneurs, we’ve launched Battle of the Brands to find the top college brands in the nation! Battle of the Brands gives college students the opportunity share their brand with other like-minded individuals in the pursuit of winning a cash prize and brand recognition.

Our goal is to source capital to the winning brands so they can continue building their company after graduation. We are in our second year and need YOUR help spreading the word to college students who have a passion for entrepreneurship and are seeking the opportunity to share their brands!

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RevRoad Entrepreneur Competition

RevRoad Entrepreneur Competition 

$10,000 Grand Prize

Ever needed that extra oomph to get your business going? Do you have a great idea but you don’t know how to get started? RevRoad is sponsoring a competition for you to pitch your idea and get advice from seasoned entrepreneurs. The big thinker with the best idea will win $10,000 to jumpstart their business. The winner could also be invited to become part of the RevRoad Roadie crew for Q2 of 2018.

We’re inviting entrepreneurs all across Utah and Salt Lake counties to bring their ideas to RevRoad via an application online. Applications are due by Feb. 28 of 2018. Start your application below!

Learn more and apply.