Southern Utah Speech PitchSouthern Utah Speed Pitch Helping Rural Business Dreams Come True

The Southern Utah Speed Pitch competition is designed to encourage and support local business ideas and innovations that are in their early stages. The competition is intended to help identify and support high-potential businesses and business ideas. With cash prizes and additional awards, all entrepreneurs who meet the criteria are encouraged to consider entering the competition to have their idea heard, evaluated, and receive feedback from professionals.

The competition is held in conjunction with the Utah Rural Summit, currently the longest running rural development program in the nation, bringing business, education, government, and politicians together to collaborate and innovate.

Official Entry Form
Speed Pitch Competition
Left to Right: LeeAnn and Mike Adams, Kylee Wharton, Derek Dunnel and Dalton Beeson, Governor Herbert, Caleb Nelson, Dallis West, Jake and Jenna, Josh Price

2019 Southern Utah Speed Pitch Winners

First Place Winners, LeeAnn and Mike Adams - Mad Freight
First Place Winners, LeeAnn and Mike Adams - Mad Freight

Governor’s Choice Award: Josh Price - Build-A-Course

Jenna Duncan - Geode Swimwear
Jenna Duncan - Geode Swimwear

Derek Dunnell and Dalton Beeson
Derek Dunnell and Dalton Beeson - Puppy Love


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What You Need to Know

  • Entries must describe a legitimate invention or business that may be lawfully operated in the United States.
  • Entries must be submitted by Midnight, Wednesday, September 30.
  • This Competition is open to legal residents of Iron, Beaver, Garfield, Juab, Millard, Sanpete, Piute, Wayne, Sevier and Kane Counties and all SUU, Southwest Tech and Snow College Students.
  • Applicants may enter individually or in groups, but only one entry per person.

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