New This Year
For the first time, the 2020 Utah Economic Summit, in partnership with Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah, will include a Startup Pitch competition.The UES Startup Pitch is a speed pitch challenge where entrepreneurs pitch a panel of judges their best ideas. After a qualification round at Lassonde, three final contestants present their ideas at the Summit to a panel of experts, including Gov. Herbert, and UES audience members.
All Startup Pitch finalists receive a cash prize and two tickets to the Economic Summit. The people’s choice cash prize comes with bragging rights as the top new venture idea from Gov. Herbert’s 2020 Utah Economic Summit.
Startup Pitch 2020 Timeline
Application Opens: Thursday, Jan. 30
Application Deadline: Friday, May 1
Online Judging Starts: Saturday, May 2
Top 10 Announced: Friday, May 22
Top 10 Pitch Selection Event: Friday, May 29
Final Pitch Event: Thursday, June 18
1st Place = $10,000
2nd Place = $7,500
3rd Place = $5,000
People’s Choice = $5,000 (selected in real-time by UES audience members)