Sign up for the 2019 14th Annual Best Business Idea Competition

The Competition is intended to help identify and support high-potential early-stage businesses and business ideas. With ten cash awards worth more than $3,000, all entrepreneurs who meet the criteria are encouraged to consider entering the competition to have their idea heard and evaluated.


Rules for submission: 

  1. The business must not be generating revenue.
  2. This Competition is open to legal residents of Iron, Beaver, and Garfield Counties, and all SUU students.
  3. Applicants must be available to pitch on December 3rd @ 5:30 PM
  4. Winners are encouraged to keep their businesses and develop their winning ideas in Southern Utah
  5. The following are not eligible: judging and contest agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment, and execution of this contest, including their immediate family members.
  6. Entries must be submitted by midnight on Monday, November 25, 2019. 
  7. Applicants may enter individually or in groups, but only one entry per person. No person may participate in the presentation of more than one idea.
  8. Entries must describe a legitimate invention or business that may be lawfully operated in the United States. Entries must be the original work of the entrant, must not infringe any third-party rights, and may not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations.
  9. SUU assumes all participants and spectators in this contest agree to implied non-disclosure. Proprietary concepts and intellectual property may be protected by a provisional patent or copyright, should the contestant desire. Contestants in this contest will not be penalized for withholding key concepts or intellectual property associated with their business idea.
  10. Rules are subject to change without prior notice

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