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 $50,000 in cash prizes, all entrepreneurs who meet the criteria are encouraged to consider entering the competition, especially those who are from rural and Southern Utah.

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collage of photos from 2023 competition

2023 Winners

James Thelin James Thelin, Mega Loaf, $15,000 including Grand Prize and Best Pitch Award

Megan Hutchinson
Megan Hutchinson, Sunnyside Up Pastures, $15,000 including Grand Prize and State Bank Legacy & Values Award

Heidi Kershaw
Heidi Kershaw, Square in the Eye, $10,000 including Audience Choice Award

Jett Strand
Jett Strand, Etched Timber, $8,000 including Best Student Business and Governor’s Choice Award

Caden Matheson
Caden Matheson, PhotoHive, $3,250

Torrie MeidellTorrie Meidell, Dream Acre Flower Farm, $3,000 and mentoring with Brad Bonham

JP TeerlinkJP Teerlink, Parable Devices, $2,000

Kevin RavenbergKevin Ravenberg, Velocity Boards, $1,000

Read this article for more information on the competition and its participants.

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