Westminster Announces 2015 Opportunity Quest Winners

Feb 17, 2015

Feb. 17, 2015 Digital content studio takes first prize in this year's contest SALT LAKE CITY - Westminster congratulates Hungry Media, LLC, a student-owned and operated digital content studio, as the winner of this year's Opportunity Quest Business Plan Competition. Team leader Zach Falen was presented a $5,000 check during the college's annual awards banquet February 13. For the first time ever, two teams tied for second place during the competition: Urban Yield, a vertical bioponic microgreens producer centrally located in Salt Lake City, and Morning Person, a business that provides clients with a personal wake-up call. Both received cash prizes of $1,500 each. "The judges had such a difficult time breaking the tie for second place that they decided to announce two second-place winners this year," explained Linda Muir, director of Westminster's Center for Entrepreneurship. "The innovation and talent of our student teams during our business plan competition never cease to amaze me." Two additional awards were presented to student teams this year. The People's Choice Award of $500 was given to Morphonauts, a company that creates action figures with interchangeable parts, and the Social Category Award of $2,000 was awarded to Hungry Media, LLC. All finalists will proceed to the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge and compete for $40,000 in prizes. Westminster's Opportunity Quest is a business innovation competition open to all students at the college. The competition fosters and promotes business growth at the college and university level by giving students a chance to organize, direct and present a business idea to a panel of judges. For a complete list of finalists, visit: www.westminstercollege.edu/opportunityquest.

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Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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