Startup State Entrepreneur Challenge

Gov. Spencer Cox’s Startup State Entrepreneur Challenge invites all Utah-based entrepreneurial competition winners from the previous calendar year to compete for a finalist position at the One Utah Summit. The top Utah-based companies are selected to present at the Entrepreneur Challenge. Judges, including Gov. Cox, rank them, and summit attendees choose a people’s choice winner.

In 2023, the group of 10 Entrepreneur Challenge semi-finalists received a total of $80,000 in cash prizes.

The Utah Innovation Center and Economic Opportunity office’s Startup Initiative presents the governor’s annual statewide Startup State Entrepreneur Challenge.

We’re seeking Entrepreneur Challenge partners to provide cash for this year’s semi-finalists. Please check out the sponsor kit on our sponsors webpage to learn more.