Opportunity Quest

Opportunity Quest 2013-14 Top 10 Finalists

(in alphabetical order)

AeroGym Fitness System
AlgaePak BioProducts
Consurge Lighting Inc.
J-J Picnic Tables
nanoKEYS
PIF Medical Devices
The Eagle's Nest
The Social Fund
TourMany.com
WOODN Productions LLC

Details

We will be giving away a combined total of $8,000 this year to winners of Opportunity Quest.

  •    1st - $5,000
  •    2nd - $2,000
  •    3rd - $1,000

Opportunity Quest is a business innovation competition open to all students within Utah State University. The competition fosters and promotes business growth at the college and university level by giving students a chance to organize, direct, and present a business idea to a panel of judges. Opportunity Quest provides teams with an educational forum to prepare them for the competition and aid them in the creation and implementation of their business plan.

A cash prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the team judged to have presented the most plausible and promising business executive summary. The first-place team is also automatically entered as a finalist in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. Secondary prizes will also be awarded including cash prizes of $2,000 and $1,000 for 2nd and 3rd place teams respectively.

Opportunity Quest is directed by a student and involves other students as volunteers. The director is advised by a board of corporate professionals, as well as faculty members of Utah State University. The student director manages the day to day operations of the program. The Opportunity Quest competition is designed to further enhance the entrepreneurial desire of students. This tremendous undertaking has been made possible by generous support from sponsors, mentors, judges, and faculty members of Utah State University.

Competition Packet

For more information refer to the competition packet.  If you need help writing your plan, come to the events and workshops.

Download the Competition Packet

Registration

Registration is now closed.

Executive Summary Help

For many students, the one of the most difficult parts about the Opportunity Quest competition is writing the Executive Summary. Mike Glauser has put together a powerpoint titled "Writing a Winning Executive Summary" to help all of us out. 

Download the presentation

Resources

Check out the Resources page for help with developing a business plan and refining your ideas.

2013-14 Schedule of events:

Opportunity Quest Kick-off:

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

Location: Bus 215 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Finance Workshop

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

Location: BUS 215 Time: 6:00 – 7:00

Marketing Workshop

Date: Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013

Location: BUS 320 Time: 6:00 – 7:00

Marketing Workshop

Date: Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013

Location: BUS 215 Time: 6:00 - 7:00

Executive Summary Submission Deadline

Date: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 11:59PM NO LATE SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED

First Round Top 10 Finalist Announced

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

BUS 320, 6PM

Meet Your Mentor

Date: Friday - Saturday, Nov. 22/23, 2013

Final Presentations

Date: Friday, January 17, 2014

Final Awards Banquet

Date: Friday, January 24, 2014