S4 Competition

S4 stands for SUU’s Spring into Summer of Success. It’s our program’s highest-stakes entrepreneurship competition, with the winner bringing home $10,000. The winner is paired with a mentor from SUU’s Entrepreneur Leadership Council for the summer, with the goal of taking a solid business to the next level over the course of the summer.

In contrast to our speed pitch competitions, all students in this competition have income-generating businesses. Rather than a broad complement of judges, the ELC and a small cohort of friends of the program serve as judges.

In the first round, students present to judges the current status of their business, with the intention of determining who has the most developed businesses. For the three selected for the second round, students present their most daunting business challenge—and how they plan on addressing that challenge.

Participation by invitation only.

S4 Competition Flyer


S4 was a huge success for 2021!

Winner
$10,000 Winner, Mirryn Morril - Morr Decor

SUU Student, Mirryn Morril, founder and owner of Morr Decor, won our $10,000 top prize for this year's competition! Morr Decor was a covid-born business! Mirryn was working two full-time jobs when the pandemic hit so as a creative outlet from work she started making stencils for a local Southern Utah baker. Mirryn quickly decided to turn the hobby into a business and started offering stencils to more people... the entire United States! She opened up Morr Decor on Etsy and sales have increased exponentially. Within 4 months Mirryn replaced her income from both jobs and has hit the ground running, creating stencils full time! She now employs 3 additional team members, helping to make stencils, and other baking essentials. In addition, Mirryn was the winner of the SUU Opportunity Quest 2021 and the bootstrap award recipient along with emerging entrepreneur award winner in the Lassonde Entrepreneur Challenge.

Second place
Second Prize Winner of $1300 and $2000 Alan Hall Outstanding Salesperson Award Recipient, Kaelei Corbridge - KJ Event Solutions

SUU Senior, Kaelei Corbridge, founder and owner of KJ Event Solutions, was our $2,000 Alan Hall Outstanding Salesperson award recipient! In addition Kaelei was the S4 runner up, winning an additional $1300. Kaelei “Lives for the memories that cannot be replaced.” A business born from a broken corsage, Kaelei became obsessed with helping others create beautiful moments starting with silk floral arrangements such as corsages, and wedding bouquets. She would expand her business, offering a photo booth, linens and other event decor! Every event is important to Kaelei, and her dream is to help make yours come true! Learn more about KJ Event Solutions and book with Kaelei today!

Additional Awards were given to: Madelyn Tebbs - Madly Done Designs ($525), Braden Mineer - Africa Helping Hands ($425), Austin Spencer - EzFeed ($200), Joseph Thompson - Red Rock Equipment ($125), Abdul Fakhrani - Zarf Coffee ($125).

2020 Winners