August 15, 2013

Cover Story

CEO of the Year

Utah’s business landscape is rich with professionals who have le...Read More

Featured Articles

Did you go Skiing this winter?

Around Utah


Martin Plaehn

Karen Sendelback

Legal Briefs
Social Media and Employers: Friends or Enemies?

Money Talk
The Case for HSAs

Economic Insight
Time to Show Up

Lessons Learned
Make a Move

In the Lab

Rent to Own

Business Trends
Back from the Dead

Living Well
Artful Inspiration

A Breath of Fresh Air

Worst-Case Scenario

Regional Report
Northern Utah

Measure Up

Industry Outlook
Travel & Tourism



Concept to Company Contest Seeks Consumer Product Ideas

Press Release

August 15, 2013

Salt Lake City —Grow Utah Ventures has announced the kickoff of its Concept to Company Consumer Products innovation contest, which will award $25,000 in cash and services the person with the winning consumer product idea.

 The Consumer Products Concept to Ccompany contest is open to all new consumer product inventions that are tangible and require some degree of manufacturing. The products can be suited for any number of markets, including outdoor recreation, household use, tech gadgets and more.

"One of our often overlooked sectors in Utah is engineering and manufacturing,” said T. Craig Bott, president and CEO of Grow Utah Ventures. "Utah has unique expertise and great capacity in this sector and we are so pleased to dedicate this event to those who innovate and make great products. Anyone with a new product idea, and the drive to build it, should apply."

 From among the applicants, a group of eight finalists will be selected to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of judges Sept. 18. Judges will be company executives, investors, and experts with vast experience building and selling products. Later that day, the general public will also be invited to view the finalists’ ideas and vote on their favorite.

Out of the finalists, three winners will be chosen and awarded prizes. The grand prize winner of the contest will receive $5,000 in cash and $7,500 in services. The two runners-up will each receive $2,500 in cash and $3,750 in services. A "crowd favorite" winner will also be awarded $500 in cash.

The cash prizes will be funded by the NorthFront Business Resource Center and SEED Weber-Davis-Morgan. "The sole purpose of NorthFront and SEED is to support business creation in northern Utah," said Steve Cloward, executive director of the NorthFront Business Resource Center & SEED member. "We strongly support entrepreneurs in Northern Utah and are pleased to commit the prize money to the winners," he added.

Applications for the Consumer Products Concept to Company contest must be received by August 31. The finalists will pitch their ideas on September 18 at a public event at the NorthFront Business Resource Center.

Utah Business Social
UB Events View All
PR Spring ConferenceUtah Business Event
May 7, 2015
Join your Utah colleagues from Utah Business, PRSA & IABC for this important, 1-day event that in...
30 Women to WatchUtah Business Event
May 21, 2015
Utah Business Magazine along with Snell & Wilmer are proud to announce the 18th annual 30 Women T...
CXO of the Year 2015 - NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!Utah Business Event
Jun 25, 2015
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN_______DEADLINE TO ENTER: April 13, 2015 at 10 a.m. Nomination Forms ...
Community Events View All
Mar 30, 2015
LEAD is a way to hit the Re-Start Button: a two-day leadership conference featuring 22 hand-selec...
Introduction to Human Resource Management 5-day Certificate Program
Mar 31, 2015
Brand new for 2015! Our newly redesigned Introduction to Human Resource Management Certificate P...  |  90 South 400 West, Ste 650 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101   |  (801) 568-0114

Advertise with Utah Business

Submit an Event

* indicates required information
* Event Name:
Price (general):
Website (if applicable):
Coordinator's Name:
Coordinator's Email:
Coordinator's Phone:
Venue Name:
Venue Address:
Venue City:
Venue Zip:
Event Capacity:
* Event Description: