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About Opportunity Quest

Opportunity Quest (OQ) is a business model executive summary competition managed by the Entrepreneurship Center and the Snow College Business Department. This competition fosters and promotes business growth at the collegiate level by giving students a chance to write and present the executive summary portion of the business model to a set of judges. Opportunity Quest is designed for students to test a business idea, learn business skills and receive feedback. Ideas may vary from early concept through being an early stage, legally formed entity.

The competition is split into three rounds:

  • Round 1: An executive summary submission — All Snow College students are welcome to apply and must be submitted by October 20, 2020
  • Round 2: Shark Tank — Top 15 teams only (Closed Competition)
  • Round 3: The final in-person presentation — Top 5 teams only (Open to the public)

The top 15 student teams will be chosen for Round 2 based on judging results from the executive summary submission, and only the top five teams advance to Round 3 of OQ. The OQ final event will include a pitch to a panel of judges, with an awards banquet the following week. The judges will determine the winners of various prizes, including the $2,000 grand prize.

The Snow College Opportunity Quest is one of 11 Opportunity Quest competitions hosted around the state of Utah at other colleges and universities. The winners from each of these competitions automatically qualify to the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge top 20 in the spring. Each team in the Snow College Opportunity Quest must have at least one full-time Snow student to participate.

Opportunity Quest is made possible by generous support from sponsors, mentors, judges, and faculty members.