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. 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)