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Identify Your Purpose: Business Idea Discovery

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Date: January 20 - January 20

Time: 1pm - 2pm

Location: KB 102

Description:

Join us for an insightful workshop where you will discover how to identify your passion and turn it into your purpose through entrepreneurship.

From music to makeup to martial arts, we’ve seen students come to life when they realize that entrepreneurial skills can help them make a positive impact in the world while pursuing the things that get them most excited. Where will your path lead, and how can you change the world?

Lunch will be served.

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The UVU Entrepreneurship Institute empowers UVU students to start and grow their businesses through experiential opportunities, robust programming, resources and mentorship, and integration with the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem. You can learn to become a successful entrepreneur.

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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

Event Calendar

KEY

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

January

Date Time Event Name

Location

9-Jan-23   CLASSES BEGIN

 

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

KB 102

12-Jan 10-11 AM EI Kickoff and Info Session

 

16-Jan-23   MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

 

17-Jan-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series: Johnny Hanna, CEO of Homie

KB 101ab

17-Jan-23 11:59 PM Utah Entrepreneur Challenge Deadline

 

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

KB 102

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

KB 102

24-Jan-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series: Tristen Amal Ikaika, Founder of Ikaika Studios

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: Amy Chandler and Doug Jackson, My Story Matters & Charity Vision International Founder and CEO

KB 101ab

February

Date Time Event Name

Location

1-Feb-23 12-1 PM WE LIFT Wednesday Event: The Science of Emotional Intelligence with Kristi Holt, Founder of Vibeonix

KB 102

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

KB 102

7-Feb-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series: Scott Paul, Founder of Giddy

KB 101ab

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

KB 102

14-Feb-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series: Aleksa & Nathan Porter, Co-Founders of Wander

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: Jay Edwards, Founder of J Dawgs

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: Kristen Andrus, Chief Culture Officer of Community Champion

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: Panel

KB 102

14-Mar-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series: Natalie Paul, Co-Founder and CEO of dree

KB 101ab

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

KB 102

21-Mar-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series: Curtis J. Morley, Author/Founder of Entrepreneurs Paradox

KB 101ab

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

KB 102

28-Mar-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series: Brad Parker, CEO and Founder of Private Auto

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: Matthew & Daniel Roberts, Founders of Savvi Legal

KB 101ab

5-Apr-23 12-1 PM WE LIFT Wednesday Event: Photo Day

KB 102

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

KB 102

11-Apr-23 11:30 AM Entrepreneurship Lecture Series: Eric Dowdle, Owner and Founder of Dowdle Folk Art

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: Jordan Wright, Co-Founder and CEO of Atomic

KB 101ab

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

KB 102

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

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

 

EI Events at UVU

WE LIFT Wednesdays

WE LIFT Wednesdays
Join us for workshops every 1st Wednesday of the month focused on women entrepreneurs, but open to all.
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!

Learn More

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

Competition Opportunities

Reach out to us for help perfecting your application to any of the competitions below!

RevRoad Entrepreneur Competition

RevRoad Entrepreneur Competition
We invite you to submit your company for the RevRoad Annual Entrepreneur Competition. This will be the entrepreneur pitch-off event you won’t want to miss. Do you have what it takes? Does your company stack up to some of the great Utah unicorns making headlines? Apply and find out.

ELIGIBILITY
 • Company must be based in the United States.
 • Raised less than $1M in funding
 • Application completed by August 13 11:59 PM MT
 • If selected for semifinals, you must attend IN-PERSON.

APPLICATION
 • Fill out the application and upload your pitch deck (plan at least 30 min).
 • You will create an account to save your progress and receive updates.

SCREENINGS
The top contestants will be selected to advance to the semifinal round and notified by September 1, 2022. An internal panel of judges will make the selection.

COMPETITION HELD AT UVU.
Applications Closed

The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

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.

ELIGIBILITY

  • The team must be organized and directed by a student from a college or university in the state of Utah.
  • The founding student must be an active student during both semesters of the competition year.
  • The founding student must be registered for a minimum of nine (9) credit hours during the semester they are participating. The credit hours must be taken as a matriculated, admitted, and degree-seeking student.
  • The student team members must be involved in all aspects of the UEC competition.
  • The team must not have been a top-8 finalist in past Utah Entrepreneur Challenge competitions from previous years. (This eligibility requirement refers exclusively to the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge and does not include Opportunity Quest or any of the events hosted by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute.)
  • There are no restrictions regarding other team members; however, we suggest building a balanced team with a strong combination of finance, marketing, engineering and technology skills.
  • For existing companies:
    • If the company has been registered in any state longer than 24 months as of Sept. 1, 2021, a brief history of the company is required in the application.
    • The cumulative revenue, debt, grant or third-party financing for the company has not exceeded $100,000 prior to Sept. 1, 2021.
    • The company cannot be a franchise.

COMPETITION HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH. 

Learn More

GSEA

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Utah

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.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. You must be enrolled for the current academic year in a university/college as an undergraduate or graduate* student at the time of application. Full-time enrollment is not required; part-time enrollment is acceptable.
  2. You must be the owner, founder or controlling shareholder of your student business. Each company can be represented by only one owner/co-founder - studentpreneur.
  3. Your student business must have been in operation for at least six consecutive months prior to the application.
  4. Your business must have generated US $500 or received US $1000 in investments at the time of application.
  5. You should not have been one of the final round competitors from any previous year’s GSEA Global Finals Competition.
  6. The age cap for participation is 30 years of age.

 

Applications Closed

Bench to Bedside

Bench 2 Bedside
The Bench to Bedside Competition (B2B) is an exciting and vibrant program that introduces students to the fascinating world of medical technology innovation.  

B2B is a multidisciplinary experiential educational program that teaches the impact and the power diversity of thought can bring to the innovation process. The program has grown immensely in scope and quality over the last eight years. We have now engaged over 1,300 students into 300 inter-disciplinary teams that have spawned innovative new health care technologies. More than 65 of these teams have moved forward to commercialize their creations.

Competition Overview

During the seven-month B2B program, student teams form “startup” companies to identify an unmet clinical need and design a technology solution to address the need.  Each team has access to over 100 University Physicians from a broad range of specialties as well as engineering and business professionals from the Salt Lake community to serve as consultants, key opinion leaders, and stakeholders. In that seven-month time period, students will have defined the clinical problem, evaluated the patent landscape, established a regulatory pathway, created a proof of concept prototype, and then develop a go-to-market strategy for commercialization.

The program culminates in April with a formal presentation of team projects at the annual Bench to Bedside Competition. The event draws participation from faculty physicians, residents, industry leaders, venture capital firms, and university leadership. Projects are presented by team members, then evaluated and scored by a VIP panel of judges. Top teams are awarded milestone funding to support further project development.

Eligibility

Undergraduate and Graduate students from all backgrounds can form interdisciplinary-teams to participate in the Bench to Bedside competition. The competition is open to students from any Utah academic institution. Any student who is interested in competing should attend the B2B kick-off and orientation events held in late September.

Interested students do not necessarily need an idea or a team, there will be numerous opportunities for you to meet others and develop ideas as the competition season kicks off. Please click here for the Bench to Bedside Student Registration Guide.

COMPETITION HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH.
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