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Win $30,000 in the 2019-20 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Registration for the 2019-20 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is now open. It is open to all students in Utah ages 14 to 18.
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SALT LAKE CITY — Registration for the 2019-20 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is now open.

The statewide business model competition — where teams compete for $30,000 in cash and in-kind prizes, including a $7,000 grand prize — is open to all students in Utah ages 14 to 18. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Online judging starts Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2020.

“The High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge provides an opportunity for students to showcase their creativity as well as their ability to put their ideas into action,” said Sam Hirsch, the student director of the competition. “We encourage all high school students to get involved for a chance to earn prizes, scholarships, and have a great learning experience.”

Last year’s winner, Noisy NICU Cap, a team American Heritage High School, won the grand prize of $7,000 for an idea of a cap that protects newborn babies from the loud sounds experienced in neonatal intensive care units.

To participate, students can visit the event website at https://lassonde.utah.edu/hsuec to view the competition guide and apply online. Students must submit a written business model.

The competition is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, an interdisciplinary division of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, and sponsored by Zions Bank.