Opportunity Quest


Do you have a business idea you would like to test, a project you would like to explore, or an initiative you would like to kick-off, but aren't sure where to start? The Opportunity Quest Competition gives you the chance to validate your idea, present it to leaders in the community and possibly get funding.

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Competition Overview

Participants will work to write and submit a formal executive summary that will be reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Finalists will be required to submit a video and a presentation that explains their idea and will be invited to do a live pitch presentation in front of judges. The top teams will be the recipient of the prize money.

The top winning team will automatically become a semifinalist in the Utah Entrepreneurial Challenge.

Eligibility

Opportunity Quest is open to all Westminster undergraduate and graduate students regardless of their major. You can participate as an individual or as a team. Not all team members need to be students, but the team leader needs to be a current Westminster College student. If you would like to be part of a team but do not have teammates, Opportunity Quest can help you pair up with other students.

The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is a statewide business model competition open to any college student in Utah. Every year, the Utah Entrepreneur 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 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. All Westminster Opportunity Quest participants can compete in the state competition but are not required to do so.

2020–21 Calendar

Competition Timeline

  • Application Opens: Oct. 1, 2020, at noon
  • Application Deadline:  Nov. 29, 2020, at midnight
  • Online Judging:  Dec. 1–10, 2020, at midnight
  • Top 10 Announced: Dec. 14, 2020
  • Top 10 Mentor Sessions: Done by Jan. 17, 2020
  • Top 10 Video Deadline:  Jan. 17, 2020, at midnight
  • Top 10 PowerPoints Due:  Jan. 20, 2020, at midnight
  • Competition Day:  Jan. 22, 2020

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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

ProOat Protein Powder by Max White