State Bank Business Challenge

State Bank Business Challenge

The State Bank Business Challenge will be held as part of this year's One Utah Summit, on the Southern Utah University campus. This Business Challenge is intended to help identify and support high-potential early-stage businesses. With $25,000 in cash prizes plus additional awards, all entrepreneurs who meet the criteria are encouraged to consider entering the competition to have their idea heard and evaluated.

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2022 Winners

Alan Martin Alan Martin,  Audiobiography,  $6500 which included the Judge's Choice Award.

Leland Black
Leland Black,  GilaBox, $5000 which included the People's Choice Award.

Brandon Acajabon
Brandon Champet Acajabon (Senior SUU Student),  INXSON, $3500 which included the Governor's Choice Award.

Joel Dustin
Joel Dustin,  Precision Dropper, $3000

Kelly Ferraro
Kelly Ferraro,  The Glitter Nerd, $2000 and mentoring with Rich Christiansen.

Burke Adams and Phil TuttleBurke Adams & Phil Tuttle,  Antler Tech, $2000 and mentoring with Paul Terry.

Craig RoundyCraig Roundy,  Eco Dripper, $1500

Chelsey DurandChelsey Durand, Yummy Tummy Treats Bakery, $1500

Archive: 2021 2020 2019


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What You Need to Know: 2020 Competition

** This information is subject to change for the next competition**

  • Business must have generated some revenue by the time of entry. Prior year's total revenue must not exceed $200,000
  • Entries must be submitted by Midnight, Monday, September 27th
  • This competition is open to legal residents of Utah and students attending SUU, DSU,Utah State, Southwest Tech, and Snow College Students
  • Applicants may enter individually or in groups, but only one entry per person.

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