Opportunity Quest


Do you have a great idea for a business but aren't sure where to start? The Opportunity Quest Business Model Competition gives you the chance to validate your idea and take it to the next level.

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Competition Overview

The annual Westminster College Opportunity Quest is a business model competition designed to encourage students to venture into the world of entrepreneurship.The competition is a great opportunity for students who have ever considered starting their own business, or who have a business concept in mind, to validate their ideas and determine if they have a real market opportunity.

Participants will work with a team of experienced entrepreneurial leaders who will mentor them through the process of writing a formal executive summary and business plan. The staff at Westminster's Center for Entrepreneurship will also be available to assist teams throughout the process with resources, recommendations, and forums with guest speakers.

$9,000 in Prize Money

The culmination of the competition will give teams an opportunity to pitch their business models to a panel of judges consisting of entrepreneurs and business leaders. Prize money will be given to the top three teams and teams can also win smaller additional awards in unique categories.

The winning team automatically becomes a semifinalist in the Utah Entrepreneurial Challenge (UEC). The UEC is a statewide competition that awards over $100,000 in cash and in-kind services each year.

Eligibility

Opportunity Quest is open to all Westminster undergraduate and graduate students regardless of their major. Non-students can participate as long as one team member is a current Westminster student. Participation in the competition is free. If you don't have a business idea, don't worry; we can pair you with other participants who are looking for dynamic team members.

The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is a statewide business model competition that is open to any college student in Utah. Every year, the UE Challenge awards over $100,000 in cash and in-kind business services to the top finalists in the competition.

Westminster Opportunity Quest's first place team will automatically qualify for a semi-finalist position in the UE Challenge, and all Westminster Opportunity Quest participants can compete in the State competition, but are not required.

Contact

Mary Sanchez
Center for Entrepreneurship Coordinator
cfewestminster@gmail.com
Email to make an appointment.

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Opportunity Quest Winners

1st Place – $5,000

Chang and Chen Violin Shop by Huijie Chenn

2nd Place – $2,000

JIB Products by Brandon Wilkey

Social Category – $2,000 and 3rd Place – $1,000

The Salt Table by Josue Tlapale

Best Presentation – $250 and People's Choice – $500

BluePrint by Jack Maddox

Best Video – $500

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